Playtech Comes Out with New “The Riches of Don Quixote” Online Slot
Playtech takes on the Man from La Mancha Don Quixote, as theme of a new 3-row, 5-column online slot and did an excellent job of doing so. Entitled, “The Riches of Don Quixote” and with 25 fixed paylines, this new slot release presents the classic Spanish novel using a rich blend of patina colors and lilting sounds of an acoustic guitar.
Three of Miguel de Cervantes Saadvedra's Don Quixote de la Mancha characters represent the high-paying reel symbols: the hidalgo himself, his faithful squire and his elusive ladylove, Dulcinea.
The Don Quixote symbol pays the highest, as it awards 1000 coins for a perfect five-of-a-kind payline match.
Two Sets of 2-Tile High Stacked Symbols
One of the attractions of this new Playtech addition is the first-of-its-kind 2-tile high Stacked Symbols. Comprising six regular paying icons appearing in a row, they emerge simultaneously as 2-tile high Stacked Symbols across the screen.
The Morion, a 16th century helmet worn by Spanish conquistadores, Don Quixote's shield and the card symbols for Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q), and Jack (J), randomly appear as a group in two rows in that particular order. Its appearance therefore increase possibilities of creating matched combos with a single spin.
The Windmill Wild and Frozen Windmill Wild Symbols
A Don Quixote theme will not be complete if without the Windmills. After all, they represent the monstrous giants that his deranged mind perceived as enemies to attack and vanquish in order to impress his imaginary ladylove, Dulcinea. In “The Riches of Don Quixote” online slot, Playtech used the windmills as Wild Symbols. Aside from a Wild Symbol's substitution capabilities, the Windmill Wild icon awards the highest combo payout. A set of five-of-a-kind Windmill Wilds in a payline, pays 3,000 coins.
During a set of 10 bet-free spins, a special Frozen Windmill Wild symbol appears in the centremost spot of the third reel. Its appearance will of course, increase a free-spin player's chances of landing on a greater number of payline wins, as it remains frozen in place throughout the free games. Combined with the potential emergence of the 2-tile high set of Stacked Symbols, win possibilities are not too far from becoming actual payouts.
The Free Spins Bonus Game
The most significant win-boosting feature that Playtech used to make “The Riches of Don Quixote” slot highly attractive, are the Progressive Multipliers of the Free-Spins Game. Starting at 2x, it increases by a notch (+1) after every two (2) spins. This denotes that by the 9th and 10th free-spins of the bonus game, payline wins will be 5x the value of the symbol that formed a winning payline combo.
As significant as the Free Spins Bonus game is to a player, the icon used by Playtech to activate the game is also significant to the Don Quixote novel. Don Quixote had an obsession for storybooks. An obsession that caused him to lose grip with reality, and to set off on a knight-errant mission to demonstrate his chivalry. In “The Riches of Don Quixote” slot, the Book icon pose as the Scatter symbol that could set off the Free Spins Game.