Chain Mail’s action appears to be inspired by a fast food chain which has a medieval theme. You get a very weird combination of symbols here, including horses wearing chain mail, arrows with food on them, a mail bag, a bucket of King’s Fried Chicken, and a pizza with a sword and an axe crossed behind it. As you can see, calling this mix eclectic would not be inappropriate. The slot’s design feels a bit too busy, with big symbols and too many things going on at the same time. It is a game which has 20 lines with 5 reels, and which is capable of paying $15,000 for a really good combination.
Betting & Jackpots
It’s not a game for high rollers, at least based on the maximum bet of $50 which is possible inside. The wager can cover 20 lines, with up to 5 coins for each one. The 100 coins which are used in the maximum bet will have a denomination of up to $0.50.
A 6,000x top reward, which is mentioned on the paytable, is the best prize available, and it can mean 30,000 coins for the player, or $15,000 cash.
The Chain Mail stamp is a symbol which is used as a wild, a substitute which is capable of doubling the value of a win to which it contributes. The wild is required to appear on an active line where the rest of the symbols for a combo are in place, and if that happens it will take the same role as the others and you will get paid. Should wild symbols form their own combo, by appearing from left to right on a line, with two to five symbols, you will receive a prize of 4x to 6,000x.
The Mail Bag scatter will get you a prize, which can be at 2x the bet for three symbols, 20x for four, or 100x for five. The symbols can be present in any position on the reels, it doesn’t matter if they’re on the same line.
A bonus game is part of the slot as well, and the image picked for it is that of a Moat, with a B logo on it. This is a scatter symbol, which you will see appear on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels. From there, when it’s present on all three, it will trigger a bonus game. You are taken to a screen which has five rows of doors to choose from. The picks you make can bring you cash prizes, Princess Roxy or Uncle Mordread. Princess Roxy will reveal all prizes from that row, while Uncle Mordread will end the feature if found.
As I’ve mentioned, the design of Chain Mail is incredibly busy. The word weird also applies to it, something you can’t avoid when a slot mixes fast food with Medieval knights and princesses, with pizza and chocolate bars, plus things like mail bags. The drawing style is more towards a caricature than something realistic, so it tries to get a smile out of you at least.
The game is certainly different, I’ll give it that, and that’s something that you don’t see too often in the slot machine industry.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Chain Mail
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 reels, 9 paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.25
- Maximum Bet ($) 90.00