You don’t need to be French, an emperor, or even a power-crazed strategic genius to be drawn to this historically based slot game all about, you guessed it, Napoleon Bonaparte; France’s most famed national figure and General supreme.
Cast your imagination back to the distant world of 1804, when Napoleon was taking Europe by storm in a bloody whirl of conquering battles. This is where you will find yourself plunged into all the blow by blow action from the battle field.
The game is styled to look like a historical scene with stirring background music beating out the rhythm of the action with female vocals lending a dramatic edge to the game play. This is a pretty high tech game when you compare it to more traditional titles like the Stampede slot machine so watch out and do your practice first!
This historical themed slot game throws its player straight into the maelstrom of the battlefield. The background of the reels places you firmly at the centre of the action with an animated cavalry charge headed by the main man of the game’s title, all taking place to the left of the reels through a dense mist of the gunpowder and fog. To the right of the reels is a canon.
The reels themselves are housed in an elaborate golden frame like that for a work of art and it’s here that the 5 reel, 3 row and 20 pay lines historical cracker of a slot can give you your moment in history. It’s one of the best Blueprint games in our opinion.
The icons of play are an infantry solider in a red coat with a bayonet, a massive full-sailed battleship, a dramatic white battle horse and a firing canon. The lower value icons are the Ace through 9 of the card deck in old fashioned font.
The game’s Wild is appropriately enough the glowering face of Emperor Napoleon and this icon substitutes for all icons except the bonus Scatter. This Wild is also worth its weight in gold, manage the feat of landing 5 in a row and you earn a mouth-watering 100,000! The Scatter is a fancy golden ornament.
The game’s Wild comes will an extra boost if you can land wins using this icon- 4 Wilds in your winning combo then you earn up to a x16 multiplier- not to be sniffed at, even by the Boney himself!
This is a game that comes with more than good looks with some useful extras too. In the base game, the war-like Napoleon pops up as an animated shouting figure and this high octane drama makes one of two side features come into play, where Boney adds either Wilds to make for more winning combos or extra Scatters to try to get the main feature under sail.
Getting your hands dirty
Lure three Scatters onto the middle three reels and you’ll unlock the free spins game which kicks off the action with 10 free spin which can keep coming if you can keep landing the necessary 3 Scatters and keep those wins coming.
Streaking to victory
During the bonus feature called the Napoleon Streak, where usefully any winning symbols stick in place and a re-spin is awarded, you can gain an enhanced chance of a win. The military leader sure has a trick or two up his sleeve!
Napoleon Rise of an Empire is a big hitter in the looks and sound department and, with some good features like that easy to trigger free spins feature, those Wild multipliers and the “streak” element there’s plenty here to make sure you’re not just making history, you’re also making a big buck!