We have become accustomed to great graphics from Play’n Go, putting them up there with the likes of NetEnt in terms of overall quality. However, the game maker has truly outdone itself here on Royal Masquerade, which may not be one of the biggest name games in their portfolio but definitely has plenty to offer in its own right. If you are looking for something that simply looks sublime on the high definition screens of the latest mobile devices then you are in the right place, even if the theme itself might be something of an acquired taste. Fortunately, this game is not just a pretty face and there are some lucrative features to play for too.
What to Expect
There is something of a historical slant to the theme on this game but, as noted, it looks bang up to date in terms of the execution. The developer has seemingly attempted to make the game as accessible as possible, primarily through the use of just ten win lines over which to frame the action. A slight early disappointment cropped up when reviewing this game as one of the main draws of playing is the stacked wild card which can land at any time in the base game. We rarely complain about stacked wilds in general, but ten win lines are simply not sufficient for the purposes of picking up decent wins with them as far as we are concerned.
With that said, it becomes clear in the main feature why the number of lines is relatively limited overall. The goal is to land three golden mask scatters at the same time, and this will lead to the award of five spins. That could also strike players as disappointing, as five free spins is not all that much in the grand scheme of things. However, these are not free spins. Instead, they are win spins that do not cost anything to play, and you are guaranteed a win on each and every one of them. The spins are by no means capped at five either, as landing just a single golden mask scatter on one of them will see two more spins being added to the total. In our experience, it is actually pretty rare to only have five spins to play through and while breaking double figures is rare, this is one bonus round that will rarely leave players feeling disappointed.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Overall, we can see why Royal Masquerade has not gone on to become one of the most played games in the Play’n Go range as it is lacking a certain something that other games like 7 Sins and Jade Magician manage to deliver nicely. However, for the right audience, and anyone that can cope with just ten lines, the win spins can make a real difference to any gaming session and this is still a game that warrants closer attention from the right kind of player.