Grand National Race of Champions created by Inspired Gaming gets its inspiration from the most renowned horse race in all of England, The Grand National Race of Champions located in Aintree, Liverpool; which takes place every April. Kudos goes to Inspired Gaming for representing this revered horse racing competition on the reels of their slot machine of the same name. Once the game is loaded, you will immediately see the reels on a backdrop of grassland with the logo of the race above. Everything is backed by a huge photo of thoroughbred horses as they jump over one of the notorious walls in pursuit of victory which adds more thrill to the event.
Grand National Race of Champions: How to Place a Bet
The 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 paylines of The Grand National Race of Champions can be played on all modern devices. You can go ahead and saddle a horse for the national race with just 0.20 staking amount which will no doubt favor the low rollers and prudent gamers alike. It will definitely make the high rollers happy to hear that the stakes can go as high as 250.00 for a spin.
Grand National Race of Champions: Gameplay
In the gameplay, a wild symbol in blue is capable of replacing all other symbols with the exception of the horseshoe bonus. If a break appears in a run of similar symbols and the wild happens to be in the right position to plug up space, it becomes the missing piece and this is counted as a win. Standing alone, the wild does not offer any wins, even when it comes in a full line, it has no monetary worth.
In the same vein, the lucky horseshoe is also worthless when it stands alone but the game providers made it possible for the scatter symbol to activate the free spins when it appears on any visible position. When you land three lucky horseshoes, you will get an award of 8 bonus spins. A total of 16 free games emanate from four horseshoes while up to 30 bonus games come from five horseshoes.
To assist in making the games a bit more rewarding, all the appearing wild symbols will move their reels down, row by row with every free spin. In explanation, a wild have the chance of remaining on the screen for four successive spins if it happens to make its stop on the top rows. If you happen to have more wilds appearing, then your chances of completing more winnings will be tremendously enhanced before the end of the free games. Underneath every reel is a coin symbol which turns over with each free spin and when the five of them land in the same way, revealing the Extra Spins’ side, you will be rewarded with additional eight free games till the current round comes to an end.
Grand National Race of Champions: Game Buttons
The importance of the controls on any slot machine can never be overemphasized, as the all-important game buttons are housed under the umbrella of the controls. The veteran gamers Inspired Gaming are well aware of this need and thus have equipped The Grand National Race of Champions with the necessary buttons to make the general gameplay a whole lot understandable as well as easier. Notable among them are:
- Autoplay – Whenever you feel the desire to relax and watch the reels in motion without interruption, set it automatically with this button and it will spin without stopping and continue till your preset number is reached.
- Spin Button – On the other hand, if you wish to make individual spins, again and again, this button is at your disposal.
- Bet Button - It has two arrows up and down, click on the up arrow with the plus sign to top your bet and when you need to reduce your bet amount, you can leverage on the down arrow with the minus sign.
- Audio Button – This button works to adjust the game sounds which mean to either reduce or increase it as the case may be.
- Paytables Buttons - This reveals a new screen complete with winning combos, their accompanying payouts as well as a summary of all wins.
- Options Button – This button comes in yellow color with the word option inscribed on it. When you hit on it, it reveals the additional tab.
Grand National Race of Champions: Payouts
When you are in the base games, the win lines are formed in a standard way, the wins are paid from the left to the right and at least three similar symbols or more need to make their appearances across reels that are in adjacent positions on a payline.
In order of value, the Grand National logo makes the top of the list as the symbol with the highest payout. With three across a single payline, it pays 100 times your wager. 200 times your bet is on offer when four lands on the same payline and a whopping 500 times will be yours for landing five of a similar symbol on a single payline.
The lower values consist photos of the famed horses like Red Rum, Seagram, Foinavon, Aldaniti, and West Tip. But the lowest of the paying symbols are the playing cards J, Q and K in beautiful colors with payouts of 10 times your bet from three similar symbols. Landing four on a line pays out 20 times while you get 100 times for five similar symbols. The top paying horse among the famous horses is the renowned Red Rum, for three across a payline. It dishes out 80 times, 160 times for four and a total of 400 times when you get five on the same payline.