Join Ivan, the hero of Russian folklore, on his quest to track down and slay the evil, immortal King Koschei, who sits on a mountain of ill-gotten treasures. According to the folklore, Koschei’s life force is hidden in a needle, that in itself is hidden in an egg that is hidden within a duck and the duck hidden in a hare that is hidden in a chest. Got that?
Your aim will be to unravel all the mysteries to slay the evil king and retrieve the treasures. To help you on your quest you will encounter the witch Baba Yaga who will assist you with reel modifiers and a free spins round that will see you progress through each of the hiding places up to the needle and a x20 win multiplier.
Ivan And The Immortal King is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Bet sizes range from 0.20 to 100 credits. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.29% and a maximum win potential exceeding 5,000 times the stake in the free spins. As with all Quickspin slots, it can be played equally well on mobile or desktop devices.
A lush forest scene is the backdrop to a wooden ornamented game window with intricate pay symbols on the reels and the progression levels on the left, that will come into play in the free spins round. Expecting a dramatic soundtrack, we were surprised to listen to a tranquil tune that is only interrupted by the usual reel noises and win count sounds.
The pay symbols start at the low end with five gems in purple, orange, green, blue and red colours. Five on a line will pay 5x to 6.25x your stake. The premium symbols are a dragon, a wolfhound, the warrior princess Maria who was Ivan’s wife, the immortal king Koschei and Ivan himself. Wild is an intricate golden tile. Pays for a five of a kind increase to 15x and 100x times the stake. The scatters symbol is a blue chest with golden ornaments. In the free spins that changes to a skull on a blue background.
Not being the strongest or smartest, Ivan will need all the help he can on the reels. Baba Yaga is an enigmatic witch, who will appear in a wooden barrel randomly on any spin to cover four adjacent symbols and award one of three reel modifiers.
The free spins feature is triggered when minimum three scatter land anywhere on the reels or are uncovered in the Baba Yaga Surprise. Based on the amount of scatters the free spins round will start at an increasing level and win multiplier.
Three scatters will award 10 free spins and will start at the chest level with a x1 multiplier. Four scatters will trigger 14 free spins and start the round at the hare level with a x2 multiplier while five scatters will award 18 free spins and start the round at the duck level with a x3 multiplier.
During the free spins, progress scatters replace the standard scatters. Every progress scatter will be collected in the meter on the left of the game window. Every three accummulated scatters will activate the next multiplier level and award an extra four spins. The maximum is 30 free spins at which point the win multiplier reaches the top level with x20. Hitting just a single five of a kind of the top symbol on a pay line would award then a mega win of 2,000 times your stake.
Quickspin has done a superb job to bring the classic tale of Ivan And The Immortal King to a set of slot reels. It looks very authentic and the gameplay evolves along the story line. The real big treasures though will only come to light when the top multiplier level is reached in the free spins. The slot is trending towards high variance, hence, some caution on the bet size is recommended.