The slot’s design is unquestionably lovely, and quite possibly the best thing about Rising Royals. Unfortunately, that doesn’t bode well for a slot because ultimately players will always choose money over style. But sticking to the subject of looks and theme, this Microgaming slot is offering players the opportunity to step back in time and into 18th century France.
The setting is the Palace of Versailles, where opulence and excess is the name of the game. There are no peasants here, it’s all about the nobility and getting a glimpse of their enviable lifestyle, packed with heavily brocaded dresses, powdered wigs and royal balls.
The palace in question sprawls across your screen and is eventually filled by a 5 x 3 grid that’s bedecked by glittering chandeliers. The symbols are made up of three well-dressed members of nobility; perhaps one is the Sun King himself, but this isn’t specified. The other male has a very distinctive hunch, and I did experience a flash of concern for his obviously compromised posture. The remaining character is a very attractive female, with blonde hair piled high and an aristocratic pout. These are joined by the Rising Royals game logo and a set of A, K, Q, and J symbols.