Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole Slots

Rhyming-Reels-Old-King-ColeLike Microgaming has gotten us used to by now, Old King Cole is a slot machine from the Rhyming Reels series, and it’s themed around a nursery rhyme of British origins. The song tells a short story, about an old king that’s merry and which asks for his bowl, a pipe and for the fiddlers to come entertain him. It dates back to the early 18th century. This series of slots can be fun thanks to the unusual themes and the way the symbols are designed.

Old King Cole is a 5 reel slot, 20 paylines total on them, plus a free games feature, a scatter symbol, multipliers of up to 7x and a wild. There is also a $12,500 jackpot to be won.

Features of Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole

Like all the games offered by Microgaming in this series, a wild symbol is present, along with a scatter symbol, free spins and multipliers.

First, the base game wild, which is represented in the game by the Old King Cole Logo. This wild can take the place of any symbol, with the only exception being the Crown Scatter. If it appears in the right spot on a payline where other matching icons are missing just that one symbol to pay you, it will do its job and will be part of the new combo. It can create its own combinations though, as long as two to five wilds land together on a payline, and starting from the left. Up to 2,500x can be won this way.


The King Crown is the scatter symbol in Old King Cole. This is the only symbol that can get you paid without being on an active payline. Scatter symbols have the power to award prizes by being in enough locations at the same time, and it doesn’t even matter where exactly they land. You need up to five of them, but you get a prize even with the minimum of two. Payouts are from 2x to 150x the triggering wager.

Free Games Feature

Though you’re not getting a huge number of free spins, only 12 rounds are offered, you also have multipliers of up to 7x to take advantage of, so it’s a very generous feature.

The requirement is for 3, 4 or 5 Crowns to be present on the reels, and the result will be a feature with free spins. You can also retrigger this round once, with an additional 12 spins.


For the duration of the free spins, the Gold Record becomes a wild as well, so you have two such symbols to take advantage of. They can also substitute for each other, but they can’t help you with the scatter.

Betting options and jackpots

The game’s coins are valued anywhere between $0.01 and $0.50, a maximum of 10 used per line. $5 line bets turn into maximum bets of up to $100, if you choose to wager that much.

The game will reward its players with up to 25,000 coins (2,500x), meaning a cash prize of $12,500.

Design and symbols

Old King Cole is one of the characters found among the symbols of this slot. The rhyme also mentions a bowl, so you have one that is filled with cereals. The pipe that is mentioned by the song is replaced with a hookah here, while the three fiddlers are girls with guitars. You have a background with musical notes on it, a book used as support for the reels and the paytable, plus the same set of playing cards that are so often used in Microgaming titles.


Symbols: Crown (scatter, 150x wager), Gold Record (wild, 1,000x), Logo (2,500x), King (900x), Fiddlers (800x), Hookah (700x), Bowl of cereal (500x), Ace (200x), King (100x), Queen (80x), Jack (50x) and Ten (30x).


Is It Worth Playing?

I loved the big multipliers that can be offered together with the free spins, or the fact that it has two wilds to offer. The multiplier which comes with the top jackpot is not as impressive though.

This Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.