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Despite the packed video content in FOTR the Microgaming software ensures that the game operates absolutely smoothly. The software also incorporates the usual customization features like enabling or disabling sound options. Players can increase the speed of the game using the Quick Spin option. The Expert Mode allows for more convenient selection of betting options and offers the standard Auto Play feature.
Easy to Understand (10)
Despite the hype, FOTR is a simple slot game and the payout and rules are clearly explained in the usual manner.
Graphics & Sounds (10)
The graphics are superb and FOTR deserves a score of more than 10. The Cinematic Spins feature adds a new dimension of enjoyment to slots wagering. The use of photographs and movie clips instead of computer graphics and animation is also an advantage. The background music, presumably from the movie, is enjoyable without being intrusive.
Theme and Concept (10)
The branding with The Lord of the Rings movie has been exploited to the hilt. Fans of either the movies or the novels will love FOTR only because it recreates the experience for them. The symbols are characters from the movie and even the moving backgrounds to the reels are clips from the movie. The introductory clip, the styling of the operating buttons and the high value card symbols add to the thematic content.
Game Features (8)
More was expected from this slot game by way of game features. The wild symbol, the scatter symbol and the free spins bonus round are pretty much on par with other games. A bonus game on the second screen becomes a must in a slot game with such an intense theme and branding. The absence of such a game is a big opportunity lost. Also there is no gamble game, which is usually present when there is no bonus game.
Betting Options (8)
The betting ranges are on the lower side. The line bet range varies from 0.01 to 1.00 and the total bet range varies from 0.30 to 30.00. This would keep high rollers away from this excellent slot game.
There is no progressive jackpot offered in FOTR and the fixed jackpot payouts are very small. The largest fixed jackpot payout is only 400 coins. The only saving grace is that there are 243 paylines and this increases the possibility of getting fixed jackpot payouts.