Name:  The Green Knight

Developer:  Play n Go

Paylines:  20

Reels:  5

Rows:  3

RTP:  96.27%

Variance:  High

Top Payout:  10,000x


Release Date:  


About This Slot

The Green Knight from Play n Go, available at most new slot sites, is set in a dark forest with twisted trees and eerie green lighting. It’s filled with imagery from Arthurian legend, including medieval knights and maidens, along with axes, armour and magical runes. This is all is inspired by an anonymous 14th century poem, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, which tells the story of Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain, who has to prove his bravery to a mysterious challenger, the Green Knight. Players are taken into the foreboding forest to play a highly volatile game, steeped in chivalry and romance. You’ll find animations showing Gawain waging battle against the enormous Green Knight, while a dramatic orchestral soundtrack adds to the atmosphere.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

The Green Knight has an average RTP of 96.27% and a 10p minimum bet, along with a high volatility rating. This means you’ll find a lot of ups and downs in the gameplay with some lean spells but also some potentially huge wins. It’s a risky play but with the low minimum bet, this means it can also be suitable for lower rollers. The 10,000x stake top payout is great and this can be found from the Progressive Wilds, which can give a 100x Multiplier to the bravest spinners.

Symbols and Graphics

You’ll find plenty of symbols from medieval stories in this slot, including the knight, maiden, suit of armour, horse wearing armour, axe, shield and a series of ancient runes to award the lower payouts. The knight is the best-paying regular symbol awarding 25x stake for 5 of a kind, while the maiden pays up to 12.50x stake and the other picture symbols pay up to 7.5x stake.

The high-paying symbol in the game is the Wild shield, which can award 100x stake for 5 matches on the reels. This can also award some Multipliers which can boost your payouts spectacularly with up to 10,000x stake available.

What We Like

  Medieval theme inspired by Arthurian l
  Progressive Multipliers up to 100x
  Free Spins
  Multiplier Wilds
  High volatility for exciting gameplay

What We Don't Like

  Base game can be uneventful

Gameplay and Features

Wild Symbols

The Wild shields can substitute for all the other symbols in the game to create more potential wins. The Wilds also carry Multipliers, awarding 2x, 5x, 10x, 25x or 100x the payout. It’s also possible to form winning combinations using Wilds with 100x stake for 5 of a kind and up to 10,000x stake if you find 5 100x Multiplier Wilds on the screen at once.

Free Spins

Landing 5 Green Knight Scatter symbols will trigger 5 Free Spins along with a payout of 2.5x, 5x or 100x stake, depending on whether you triggered Free Spins with 3, 4 or 5 symbols. Every spin during Free Spins will receive a Progressive Wild Multiplier. This means you can enjoy a bigger Multiplier on every Free Spin up to the maximum 100x Multiplier on your 5th spin.

Shield Spins

If you land 2 Green Knights appear during Free Spins, you’ll receive 5 Shield Spins on top of your regular Free Spins. This locks your current Multiplier for all the Shield Spins and puts the Free Spins on hold until the end of the feature, after which they will resume.

Our Verdict

The Green Knight is ideal for fans of Arthurian legend, medieval knights, battles and tales of daring and chivalry. It’s also a good spin for players who like strong bonus features, as this is all about the Free Spins and Progressive Wild Multipliers. Although the base game can be slightly pedestrian, this really comes into its own in the features. It’s especially exciting that the bonus features can layer up and the 100x Multiplier can become locked in Shield Spins to give potentially massive rewards. This is a volatile ride with lots of potential and with a 10p minimum bet everyone can have a spin. We love the theme and if you’re a fan of Play n Go’s The Sword and the Grail or NextGen’s 300 Shields, you’ll love this evocative knight’s tale.