The Royal Masquerade game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Wild Masquerade is 4%.
The Royal Masquerade game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 10 paylines, playing from left to right, excluding Scatters.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Hooked Nose” mask substituting all symbols except for Scatters.
Scatter – The Scatter symbol is the “Golden” mask.
Wild – The Wild “Hooked Nose” mask offers opportunities for multipliers as well as substituting for other symbols. 3 multiply the bet by 50, 4 multiply the bet by 200 and 5 multiply the bet 1000.
Scatter – Revealing 3 or more of the “Golden” mask symbols will trigger 5 free spins. If a Scatter symbol is revealed during the free spins you will be awarded 2 more, up to a total of 20. Every spin guarantees a win with a potential for up to 500000 coins.
Royal Masquerade is a disappointing offering from Play ‘n Go. If the game had looked like a standard lots game it would have been less of a let-down, but the fact is that Royal Masquerade had the potential to be an exquisite slots game. The theme of the Venetian Masquerade ball has a romance and a mystery that has writers have been drawn to for centuries. It draws our attention, provokes our fascination and creates an air of mystery that fails to come close to making its way onto the reels. Where are secret bonuses? Where are the boxes and chests? This is as simple as a slots game can be disguised under the pretence that it might offer more. The House Edge is also disappointing, meaning that this is a game that it would be best to avoid.