Tales of Krakow is an online video slot game from Net Entertainment that has been released in June 2009. This online video slot machine game has 5 reels and 30 pay lines. The theme of Tales of Krakow is inspired by the Polish folklore of the Wawel Dragon.
Relive the legend once again in Net Entertainment’s slot game Tales of Krakow! If you are not familiar with the Polish folklore of the Dragon of Wawel Hill (or simply called the Wawel Dragon) that is the main theme of this slot game, then here is a short story. There was once a dragon who lived in a cave at the foot of Wawel Hill located near the Vistula River. The Wawel Hill is found in Krakow, which was the capital of Poland back in those times. In some versions of the legend, the dragon lived prior to the founding of the city, when the area was occupied only by farmers and country folk. The dragon terrorized Krakow every day, and it could only be appeased if the people sacrificed a young maiden. Every girl in the area was sacrificed except one, the King’s daughter. In desperation, King Krakus promised his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who could slay the dragon. Great warriors from near and far tried to defeat the dragon but failed. One day, a poor cobbler’s apprentice named Skuba set out to slay the dragon. He stuffed a lamb with sulphur and placed it outside the dragon’s cave. The dragon thought it was a harmless lamb, and ate it. After that, the dragon became very thirsty, went to the Vistula River and drank nonstop. The dragon’s stomach, being swollen from drinking more than half of the Vistula River, suddenly exploded. As promised, the King’s daughter married Skuba, and they have lived happily ever after.
Many online slot players would love to play for free first whenever they encounter a new online slot game so that they can find out if they like that game enough to spend real money in it. Therefore, whenever they see that a particular slot game is powered by Net Entertainment, they are certain that they can instantly play that game, without the need to download anything! As ominous and dangerous as it may seem, the Tales of Krakow online video slot is an absolute joy to play at, especially for those who have a fascination or are just plain curious about dragons and folklore. Tales of Krakow features free spins, scatter wins, wild symbols, a maximum cash jackpot of $15,000, a maximum coin jackpot of 30,000, and an awesome bonus game that involves dragon eggs!
Graphics & Sound
Net Entertainment is famed for its quality graphics and realistic sound effects when it comes to their wide array of online video slot machine games. In Tales of Krakow, they have really done a very good job of incorporating a video slot game together with a magical dragon theme. The symbols are drawn in a very detailed manner and even if most of the drawings are in a dark color, you will still play for a long time as it does not strain your eyes. The characters they used have animated programming once you have hit them, such as the Devil Wild Symbol wherein there will be small bats flying around the Devil. The overall graphic design of Tales of Krakow shows many different colors such as blue, green, brown, purple, yellow, orange, red and black.
A continuous gust of wind and the slight rustle of something moving (the Wawel dragon maybe?) that sends chills down your spine is the constant background sound you will hear while playing the Tales of Krakow online slot game. Short and varied celebratory music is programmed whenever you manage to get winning combinations.
The card deck symbols used in the Tales of Krakow online slot game are 10, J, Q, K, and Ace. The regular symbols that you will find in the Tales of Krakow are the Trumpet Player, Boots (with a mouse in between them), and the Elf Princess.
The Wild Symbol is the Devil symbol. The Devil wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except the Scatter symbols) in order to help you complete a winning combination.
In Tales of Krakow, there are 2 Scatter Symbols – the King Boleslaw and the Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbols. Scatter symbols mean that they do not need to appear in a line (on an enabled pay line) for you to win.
• The King Boleslaw scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the 5 reels for you to complete winning combinations, as long as there are 2 or more King Boleslaw scatter symbols that appear. Your winnings are calculated by multiplying the King Boleslaw scatter symbol combination payout (shown in the Paytable) by the total number of coins you’ve bet. If you hit 3 or more King Boleslaw scatter symbols, you will activate the Free Spin bonus game.
• The Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbol can be scattered anywhere on the reels, as long as you get 3 or more of these scatter symbols to appear in consecutive order and on an enabled pay line. If you hit 3 or more Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbols, you will activate the Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game.
Please keep in mind that the Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbols do not give out any winnings; however, these allow you to enter the Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
In the Tales of Krakow online video slot game, there are actually two Bonus Feature games that you can play:
The first Bonus Feature game is the standard one, the Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – it is triggered when you hit 3 or more Scatter Symbols (King Boleslaw) and you are rewarded 12 Free Spins wherein all the winning combinations that you hit during the Free Spin games are tripled! Net Entertainment has made this Free Spin Bonus Feature game more interesting as they will award you another set of 12 Free Spins if you manage to hit another 3 or more King Boleslaw scatter symbols during the Free Spin Bonus Feature game! The extra Free Spins you get are then added to the remaining number of Free Spins. During the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you can be awarded an infinite number of additional free spins! When the Free Spin Bonus game is over, you are then taken back to the regular Tales of Krakow slot game, and all of your Free Spin game wins are added to your total win.
The second one is the Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game. It is triggered when you get 3 or more Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbols in consecutive order and on an active pay line. These Wawel Dragon Bonus scatter symbols are scattered anywhere on the reels. Once activated, you will be then taken to a cave wherein you are presented 11 Dragon Eggs, and you must find the varied Bonus Prizes hidden within them. The Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game ends when you happen to choose an empty Dragon Egg.
Do take note that the Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game can be activated even if you are currently playing the Free Spin Bonus games; however, the Free Spin multiplier does not multiply the winnings that you will win when you are playing the Dragon Egg Bonus Feature game.
Tales of Krakow has 5 reels where you may bet on as many as 30 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 0.50. You may wager from 1 up to 4 coins per line.
People who frequently play online casino games typically love to stay longer on online slot games that have an Autoplay function. Good thing that Tales of Krakow is equipped with one! You can have the game spin automatically for you with the Autoplay function that can be found on the lower left side of their game screen. With the simple setting, just choose a button (from 10 to 1000) which means that those are the total number of spins that will be done automatically for you. With the advanced settings, you can choose to Stop Autoplay on any of the following conditions: on any win, if Free Spins is won, if the bonus game is won, if a single wins exceeds a certain amount you indicate, or if your cash increases or decreases by a certain amount you indicate. After putting in your preferences, just click on the Start button, and the game will automatically spin for you while you just sit back and enjoy playing this dragon-themed adventure-filled online video slot game!