You might not know this, but Malcolm and Lucky have another hobby outside the world of slots. When they're not enjoying a casual game of Cleopatra, the two like nothing more than sitting down and watching the races.
Whether it's flats or jumps, Kerching's dynamic duo are sure to have a keen interest, and it doesn't get much bigger than the Grand National. With that in mind, Malcolm has decided to do a horse racing slots blog with a little twist.
Malcolm and Lucky’s Grand National Slots
M: Lucky mate, have you got your racing shoes on?
L: Why Malc, are we going for a run?
M: No Lucky, it's the Grand National this week, and I want to make sure we're as prepared as we possibly can be.
L: Oh, you’re right lad, I’ve got a few tasty bets lined up myself.
M: Aye Lucky and I’ve got a nice little blog for us to do in the meantime!
L: Let me guess, we’re going to cover all the horse-racing slots on Kerching?
M: Yes and no my presumptuous pal. You are correct that we will be covering all the horse themed slots on Kerching, but there's only one of them, and that wouldn't be much of a list! Instead, I've picked a few of the horses from the event and chosen some games which link to their names. As you know, horses can be named after anything and everything, so expect a fairly eclectic list.
L: Nice one Malc, shall we crack on then?
M: I think we should.
The Actual Horse Racing Game: Scudamore Super Stakes
M: The only game that’s actually about horse-racing on this list and focuses on one of the most famous jockeys in the world.
L: Peter Scudamore
M: Aye, well done lad!
L: I mean, it’s literally in the name
M: Only trying to give you a bit of credit lad! Anyway, considering the theme, you can probably guess the kinds of symbols and images you'll find in this game.
L: Horses and jockeys?
M: Yes Lucky, you’re on fire today!
L: Well symbols and the like are alright, but what is there in the way of bonus features?
M: There are three to speak of Lucky; a random wilds feature, the ‘Bet Slip’ and Peter’s Classic Cup. The first one is pretty self-explanatory. During any spin, two to five wilds will be added to the reels, potentially making new wins for you.
L: Great stuff Malc, what about the other two?
M: The Bet Slip feature is triggered by purchasing a ‘bet slip’. You will then be asked to pick a symbol and then be prompted to choose a number of spins. The game will then monitor how many times that symbol has landed in the set number of spins. If it is the correct number, this figure will turn into a multiplier that will then be applied to your stake. The final bonus is Pete's Classic Cup, and it's a pretty big one.
L: Give us the details Malc.
M: To start, you’ll have to land the scatter symbol on reels one, three and five. A new reel set will appear with a racing track beneath it. You must then pick from four horses, each with its own stake multiplier which affects that horses’ chance of winning. There are two corresponding symbols for each one and, as you land wins, combinations wit5h those symbols in will cause the horse to move forward. If you win, you will receive 5000x, 500x, 100x or 50x your stake depending on which horse you picked. While the biggest reward might be tempting, there is a much lower chance of winning it, so play the game tactically!
L: What a way to start, right Malc?
M: Correctomundo Lucky. Now, let’s move on towards the actual horses themselves!
The Favourite: Tiger Roll- Cats
M: Let’s start with the favourite this year, Tiger Roll. This horse has had a stunning career, winning at Cheltenham Festival in just his second race! Since then he has gone from strength to strength, recording three other wins at Cheltenham and winning last year’s Grand National. He's not just a favourite in terms of ability either as he is something of a cult icon amongst the circuits. The fans love him, and he serves as the inspiration for this entry on the list. His name obviously invoked the image of the Tiger, so what better slot than one which is all about the big cats.
L: Tell me more Malc.
M: Of course, Lucky. Cats is certainly a striking slot. Set amongst the sunny plains of the Savanah, you’ll want to get your paws on some of the generous bonuses on offer here. First off, we have Split Symbols which is a pretty easy feature to wrap your head around. Basically, some symbols will feature two icons instead of win and are worth double in winning combinations of triggering requirements, which can be a great help.
L: What about the last bonus?
M: It’s a Free Spins feature and is triggered when five of the games paw print scatters land on reels 2, 3 and 4. You will then be awarded five free spins initially, with a chance to increase that number if you land additional paw symbols. The payouts are boosted in this mode as well, making it very generous if you’re fortunate.
L: Just like the horse we’ve based it on, this slot sounds like a winner!
M: Aye Lucky, though the others on this list aren’t too shabby either.
The Veteran: Pleasant Company- Cleopatra
M: The runner up to Tiger Roll in this list, and also second best against him in the Grand National last year, Pleasant Company might not have the star appeal of his competitor but is still a great horse none the less. He's a regular on tracks across the country and has carved out a very successful career. Plus, as his name suggests, he's quite nice to be around. Bringing it right back to the slots, do you know who else is Pleasant Company, Lucky?
L: I don’t Malc.
M: It’s the wondrous queen Cleopatra and, lucky for us, she has her own pretty popular slot game! Yes, Cleopatra is one of the biggest games in the biz and for a good reason too. There's only one bonus in the game, but it can be a very rewarding one if you're lucky.
L: I know all about Cleopatra lad, but better go into the nitty-gritty for the uninitiated readers.
M: It's a free spin feature, and you'll have to land the Sphinx scatter symbol at least 2,4 or 5 times anywhere on the reels. This will award a multiplier of 5, 20 or 100 times your stake and grant 15 free spins. Additionally, a 3x multiplier will be applied to all of your spins, so the potential payout could be a big one.
L: Beautiful, what’s up next?
The Each Way: Mall Dini - Football Champions Cup
M: We’re on to the lesser-known competitors now, though any horse involved in the Grand National is great in its own right. Mall Dini hasn’t had any jumps wins but has performed well in most of his races and at Cheltenham so he is very much the each way choice. He shares his name with another sporting icon, albeit one with a lot more silverware. Now I don’t know if Paolo Maldini had any interest in horse racing, but he was rather good with a football, which is handy because the next game is Football Champions Cup.
L: I love a bit of footy Malc, what tricks will I get to show off here then?
M: It’s good that you’re into your football Lucky because this game combines that with your greatest love; bonus features!
L: I like the sound of that Malcolm.
M: Let’s begin with the Free Spins feature, shall we? To trigger it, you will have to land three of the Trophy Scatters on rows two, three and four. You will then be ranted six free spins, but that’s not all. A mini-game will commence where you’ll enter a football tournament against the A.I. Your aim is to spin the wheels to land more red symbols than the opposition.
L: What happens if I win lad?
M: You'll win the match and progress through the tournament. Each time you move up a round, you will be granted six more free spins, and you'll receive a multiplier when you finish the mini-game. This will depend on where you placed, with top spot rewarding a huge 500x.
L: Top quality stuff, what’s the last bonus.
M: It’s the penalty shoot-out challenge and, if you’ve ever watched England play, you’ll know all about these. Basically, you just have to score more than the opposition by finishing your shots and saving the other teams attempts. Emerging victorious will award you with a prize multiplayer, so watch those shots!
The Unfancied: Captain Redbeard- Captain Quid’s Treasure Quest
M: Every race has its underdogs, and the last horse-inspired game we're going to look at is based on one of the less fancied horses. Captain Redbeard has had a few good performances but isn't considered anywhere near the favourites. You could say he's hidden down the pecking order, but what else do you hide Lucky?
L: Uh, I’m not quite sure where you’re going with this Malc.
M: That’s right Lucky, treasure!
L: That’s not what I said Malc…
M: Which gives us a seamless transition into our next slot, Captain Quid’s Treasure Quest!
L: Alright mate, I’ll play along. What’s this slot all about then?
M: Pirates, obviously Lucky. This game is based around the cutthroat world of the high seas and features a fearsome crew of buccaneers willing to do anything for a bit of gold. Considering the theme, expect to see plenty of ships, swords and, of course, the skull and crossbones.
L: I’m intrigued Malc, what are the bonus features like?
M: There’s just the one Lucky, a free spins mode that is triggered when you land three of the Treasure Chest scatters anywhere on the reels. You will be taken to a new screen of the captain’s map, with five islands displayed on it. You begin with two free spins plus a 1x multiplier, before giving you the chance to win more in the mini-game. Here, you will go to each island on the map, trying to find the buried treasure hidden away. If you do, free spins will be added, the multiplier will increase, and you will move to the next island. The round finishes when you reach the final island or if you fail to find the treasure.
L: Exciting Malc, does that just about round us off then?
M: It does pal. All that’s left to say is that every one of the games we’ve mentioned today is available to play on Kerching. If this is your first time with us, make sure you check our promotions page to find our latest welcome offer!
The best way to enjoy games on Kerching is by practising responsible gambling. With this in mind, it’s important that any spin you take in an online slot is completely randomised.