Knights Life is a 5 reel slot and you are not given the option to alter the paylines as these are fixed at 5, so it really is just a matter of selecting a stake from the selection available before you start spinning. As with most Merkur slots there always seems to be a good stake selection up to €1 and then from that point they increase quite dramatically. You can play for a minimum of €0.05 though, and the maximum stake on this slot is €10.
Your wins can be gambled by trying to guess the colour of the next card, a successful guess will double your current win, alternatively you can choose to take your win to the gamble ladder and see if you can reach the set amount at the top.
CARD GAMBLE ON KNIGHTS LIFE SLOT
GAMBLE LADDER ON KNIGHTS LIFE SLOT
KNIGHTS LIFE FREE SPINS FEATURE
3 HORSES LANDING TO TRIGGER THE FREE SPIN FEATURE ON KNIGHTS LIFE SLOT
10 FREE GAMES AWARDED FOR A 3 SCATTER TRIGGER ON KNIGHTS LIFE
The free spins feature is awarded when 3 or more of the horse scatter symbols land anywhere in view, if you manage to hit 3 you will be rewarded with 10 free spins, 4 will give you 15 spins, and all 5 will give you a massive 30 free spins.
Whilst achieving the 10 free spins can bring you some good wins, due to the nature of this particular feature, starting with 15 can make a big difference as it develops.
MORE WILDS ADDED ON THE REELS AFTER EACH SPIN DURING THE FEATURE ON KNIGHTS LIFE
1 EXTRA SPIN ADDED FOR 2 SCATTER SYMBOLS ON KNIGHTS LIFE FEATURE
At the start of the feature you will notice at the top of each reel there are 3 coloured shields, the colours represent that of the 3 coloured knights, green, orange and blue.
After every spin one shield will activate and that coloured knight will become a wild symbol on that reel, so after 5 free spins the green knight is wild on every reel, after 10 free spins the green and orange knights are wild, and after 15 spins all 3 knights act as an additional wild symbol.
To spice the bonus up even more from the 6th free spin all wins are multiplied by 2 and from the 11th free spin all wins are multiplied by 3. The problem you can face here is that if you only trigger the free spins with 3 scatters then you will get the minimum 10 free spins, and then you run the risk of not getting to the x3 wins where you could hit a monster wild line.
The spins can be re-triggered during the feature, but this time you will also get rewarded with 1 extra game for landing two scatter symbols anywhere in view, as I said previously you can still get a good win from just 10 spins, but to fully unlock the potential of this slot you really do need to see some re-triggers during the feature.
KNIGHTS LIFE SLOT REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
This is definitely one of the more interesting Merkur slots and there is certainly plenty of promise for an epic sized win from the free spins bonus, I've had limited success on this game and whilst managing to get all of the knights wild on the reels, I haven't been lucky enough to either land a re-trigger to give me them few extra spins, or get that one good payline from the spins I've already had.
A great slot from Merkur, but as always be careful when playing slots by this provider if you choose to have a punt, they can go on some real brutal runs of not giving many wins and long spells without seeing the free spin bonus.