Someone at leading online slot software developer, Microgaming must have a thing for nursery rhymes because the brand has a whole Rhyming Reels series of online video slots devoted to them.

Titles within this series include Rhyming Reels – Jack and Jill, Rhyming Reels – Hearts and Tarts, Rhyming Reels – Georgie Porgie, and now, Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole.

The Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole online video slot features five reels, 20 paylines, free spins, scatters, wilds, a gamble feature, and a 250x top jackpot payout. Apparently this merry old soul called for a lot more than his pipe and fiddlers.

Old King Cole Oozes Seventies Cool

For those unfamiliar with the characteristically bizarre and arbitrary words of the old Celtic rhyme, this is how it goes:

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe in the middle of the night
and he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler had a fine fiddle, and a very fine fiddle had he.
Oh there’s none so rare as can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three.

But Microgaming’s version at of the story is slightly funkier in Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole, which seems to have homed in on the “soul” aspect of the rhyme and has added a 70s funk music vibe to the mix. Instead of the fiddlers three, for example, Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole features an all-female funk rock guitar trio.

Other symbols featured in Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole include a gold record disc, the king’s crown, a purple hubbly-bubbly, the usual playing card symbols, the musical monarch himself, and, inexplicably, a bowl of Cheerios.

Coins, Wagers and Winnings

The old king might have had money to burn but that doesn’t mean the players have to break the bank to enjoy the Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole online video slot. Bets per spin start at a low 0.01 credits and, for more experienced risk takers, go as high as 200.00 credits. Players may wager up to 20 coins per payline in Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole.

The maximum payout in the offing with Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole is 250x the original wager – so betting high can have its perks even if it is a little riskier.

The Wild Symbol Strikes Gold

In Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole, there are two wild logos – the framed gold record and the Old King Cole logo. However, the gold disc and logo only become wild during the free spins rounds. During the base game, they are just standard symbols.

Scattered Crowns for Free Spins

The best thing about the Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole slot, aside from its funked-up theme, is its free spins. These are awarded whenever three or more scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels. Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole then receive 12 free spins and an up-to 7x multiplier on all free spins wins.

The Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole Gamble Feature

A fairly rare online slot feature included in Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole is its gamble option. After each spin, players are given the opportunity to guess the colour or suit of a mystery playing card to either double or quadruple their winnings. However, guessing incorrectly will cost Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole all of their winnings.