In this article we look at the top ten fantasy-themed slots games from the Microgaming stable. There's some old faves and new games for players to try, and on some new players can receive no deposit free spins to try the game for real without deposit.
Starting from 10 to 1, scroll down to see the number one fantasy-themed slot machine today.
10. City of Gold
I'm starting the countdown purposely with a retro-style slot which ticks all the boxes for me. It's called City of Gold and this is a simple 1 payline slot which can be played for 0.25 up to 10.00 per spin. Based on the Mayan legends of cities of Gold, this simple slot will appeal to lovers of slots from a bygone era.
There's 7s, bars and Melons across the reels as well as the biggest prize winner (1,600 coins) the pot of gold and gems symbol. Land three of these across the payline while betting two coins and you'll win the jackpot.
City of Gold won't win any awards for innovation, but if you love your slots fast, fun and simple to play, this is a great place to start.
9. Lucky Leprechaun
When you see a jackpot of 1,000,000 coins up for grabs, you know that a slot has the potential to change your life and the Lucky Leprechaun slot certainly has that.
As the name suggests, the little green fella's of Irish legend play a central role in the theme, but so do many other Irish icons including a fiddle, a pot of gold and of course, three pints of Irish stout.
Play for as little as 0.01 per spin up to 20.00 per spin and with a fantastic free spins bonus round available, during which the 1,000,000 coin jackpot could be won, this is a slot that will have you hoping for a bit of luck of the Irish.
8. Tomb Raider
One of the very first film (and computer game) tie in slots made by Microgaming, the first Tomb Raider slot may have been usurped by a newer (and in many respects, better) game but there's no doubting the original still has enormous pulling power.
This 5-reel, 15 payline game can be played for just 0.01 per spin, or as much as 75.00 coins, meaning it is fabulous for micro stakes gamers, or higher rollers and with a top jackpot of 37,500 coins available, it boasts a mean jackpot too.
Lara Croft is of course in attendance and along with artifacts and other characters and symbols from her adventures, you'll be raiding this slot once again in no time.
7. Magic Spell
It is amazing to think that this popular slot is almost nine years old, but come January 2016, it will be. Magic Spell offers a jackpot of 100,000 coins to be won, with a secondary jackpot of 75,000 coins also available to be won in the magic spell bonus round.
As you can guess from the title of the slot, the theme is magic and it is spelling that word across the reels that triggers the Magic Spell Bonus round and a chance to win that 75,000 coin prize.
The Magic Spell slot doesn't have any free spins, but with a cast of strange animal characters and such a big potential jackpot, almost nine years after its release Magic Spell is still casting its powers over the slot playing public.
One of the newest games in this list is the fabulous Ariana slot. Based on an underwater/mermaid theme, Ariana is the mermaid whom the slot is named after and all the symbols on the reels are linked to her life in the underwater realm.
A big feature of this new slot is Expanding Symbols which sees a full Ariana Mermaid or other full symbol stack appear on the first real, any matching symbols on other reels will also expand to fill the reels, thus giving you the chance to win multiple paylines.
With wins of up to 60,000 coins possible, plus a fabulous free spins round, Ariana is a slot that will certainly tick all the right boxes.
5. Robin Hood Feathers of Fortune
Launched back in 2010, Robin Hood Feathers of Fortune takes the famous legend of Robin and his band of merry men and give it a somewhat feathery twist in that all the characters central to the game, including Robin himself, are birds.
This is initially a bit of a surprise but the slot works superbly well and with Robin Hood as the Wild, it seems only right that he is the one who should bestow the most wealth upon the lucky player.
The slot comes with a fantastic free spins round, where you can win up to 100x your total bet and where all wins are doubled. There's also an Archery Bonus round when you land the bonus symbols on reels one and five which allows you to pick targets for Robin to hit to win you cash.
With 1,215,000 coins to be won, you'll be grabbing your bow and heading to play this popular slot in no time.
4. Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword
If the first Tomb Raider landed at number 8 in our chart, then its successor fully deserves its fourth place billing. Building on the original game, this 30-payline slot is jam packed full of bonus features.
Indeed it is worth listing the bonus features the game has; free spins, a super mode, a global adventure bonus round, a hidden treasure bonus AND a shootout bonus. That is a hell of a lot of action to cram into any slot.
Trigger free spins and not only do you see a multiplier activated (of up to 5x your win) but the free spins round also features Rolling Reels which can further max out your win.
Tomb Raider was great as a slot and Secret of the Sword lifted the genre to a whole new level when it was released, which means the three slots listed above it must be pretty spectacular. Fortunately, they are.
3. Thunderstruck II
The original Thunderstruck slot could easily have made it inside this top ten, but I decided that there was too much similarity between the two to have two games so similar ranked in the same list. (Tomb Raider I felt were two very different games). However there's no doubting that Thunderstruck II is a name that will ring familiar to many slot players.
One of the new breed of 243-ways to win slots, this fantastic slot offers the Great Hall of Spins which as you progress in the game increases the rewards to the player as they unlock the bonus time and time again.
The Wildstorm feature is also well worth mentioning as when triggered it can strike up to five reels turning them all wild.
What really marks Thunderstruck II apart however is the massive 2.4 million coin jackpot that could be won and it is this, along with outstanding playability that makes Thunderstruck II such a fantastic fantasy slot to play.
2. Jurassic Park
It may have taken many years since the film was first released back in 1993, but the groundbreaking Jurassic Park slot was certainly worth the wait.
Based on the dinosaur-themed film of the same name and packed with characters from the movie, this 243-ways to win slot is packed full of features, including several dinosaur themed free spins rounds as well as a randomly triggered T-Rex Alert bonus round which can be triggered at any point in the base game.
With movie clips and digitised sound, not to mention pallax scrolling, this is a slot that pushes slot technology to the limit and then goes that step further. With 1,900,000 coins available to be won Jurassic Park is one slot that you will not want to wait 93 million years to play.
1. Game of Thrones
Is Jon Snow dead or alive? If those words don't mean anything to you then you are one of the few people not bitten by the Game of Thrones bug that has swept the globe. The books and TV series of George R.R. Martins epic tale are compulsive reading and viewing for millions across the globe.
To celebrate this, Microgaming released not one, but two Game of Thrones slot, a 15-payline version and a 243-ways to win version. The slots were essentially the same in many other key respects, simply that players could choose which version they preferred to play.
Complete with the rousing soundtrack to the TV series, the Game of Thrones slot grabs players and doesn't let up. The Sigils of each house are the high symbols across the reels, with the Game of Thrones symbol acting as a Wild stacked across the reels.
There's four free spins round to choose from, one for each of the main houses of the series, Lannister, Baratheon, Stark and Targaryen There's also the dragon egg bonus when you land two scatter symbols but fail to land the third.
With up to 121,000 coins to be won, Game of Thrones captures both the essence of the TV series and what makes a great slot perfectly and it is for that reason it is the best Fantasy slot you can play.
There you go; 10 slots to try out today!