The quintessential high-society British Tv programme Downton Abbey is the inspiration for this feature-packed slot game. In this enjoyable romp through one of England’s most well-loved fictional families, players get to spin the reels with their favourite characters from Lady Mary Crawley to the Earl of Grantham himself. This very endearing game is played on an exciting combination of two different sets of reels, each in a 3x five grid format. There are 243 pay lines available in this slot. To win, all players must do is match symbols across these various pay lines. Bonuses come in a myriad of offerings from Wilds, to a Pick Me Round, plus three different free spin bonuses. Bets for this game range from £1 to £300 per spin. The maximum win for this game is dependant on the progressive Jackpot feature, of which there are three. The Downton Abbey Slot is a high volatility game straight out of the Manor itself. The return to player percentage is 96%.
Graphics and Theme
Suitably, the Downton Abbey slot’s background is an elegant selection of fine curtains, such as you might find in the study at in the eponymous venue. The symbols are a selection of characters and objects seen frequently in the series. Some are illustrated as dutiful footmen, and others are bowler hats, but no British slot is complete without a cup of tea. All characters are encased in a golden frame as they might appear in family portraits hung in the Abbey itself. The playing dynamics have been made simple to follow, with multicoloured lines linking the winning symbols. The music naturally is a gentle and uplifting weaving of the playful tunes which the show itself might use to back scenes. This is generously interspersed with quotes from the characters to give one the impression of being in the company of the characters themselves.
There are an amazing six bonus features which can be triggered in this game. Each of which with their light-hearted take on various aspects of the show.
The first is called the Upstairs Downstairs feature. To trigger it, players must land the special bell icon in the top position of the middle reel. Once this has been done, it unlocks the top set reels of the board which expand the pay lines to its maximum of 243. If a wild then lands on the bottom set (the original set) when the reels are open, it is copied faithfully in the same position in the top set. The best normal symbols you can hope for are the Carson symbol and the Earl of Grantham symbol. They both grant 0.1, 0.3 or 1x your stake if you manage to land 3,4 or 5 in combination.
The next sweetly named feature is the Call to Service Feature. This is triggered when a bell symbol lands anywhere on reel three on the bottom set of reels. Between 1 and 10, Downton Abbey wild symbols in this feature can be added to random places, which can add up to bigger wins.
Players can also enjoy the Downton Village Flower Show Feature. This feature is unlocked when 5 of the red rose scatters become active across any of the reels, both top and bottom. Once the feature has been triggered, players are given the choice of 30 objects, each of which reveal prizes of up to 50x your stake or alternatively 1 of the three available Jackpot prizes. Additionally, if you land two matching Duty Calls, Reels of Wealth or Manor on the Move symbols, you can also trigger the associated free spins rounds.
And the bonuses don’t stop there. Next is the Duty Calls Free Games feature. You can trigger this as explained from within the Flower Show feature. This will give you ten free spins. Alternatively, you may also trigger this feature by landing ten or more of the associated scatter symbols. This will then award between 1 and 28 free spins. The Call to Service feature is active in this round but is also available to retrigger to get more free spins too.
Penultimately there is the Reels of Wealth Feature, which is again triggered from within the Flower Show feature. In this feature, players are given ten free spins. On any one of them, players could see any or all reels from 1, 2, 4 and 5 turn wild. As with the other features, you can also trigger other features from within this feature also. Retriggers are also available.
Lastly, there is the Manor on the Move Free Games Feature. If you manage to trigger this feature, you will again receive ten free spins. However, in this feature, any wild symbol that lands turn immediately into a sticky roaming wild. These wilds shift to a different position on the reels with each fresh spin. It is possible to unlock the second set of reels from within this feature in addition to benefitting from extra wilds which may come courtesy of the Call to Service Feature. Again, retriggers are also on the cards for this feature.
Game How to Play
All playing options are tidily placed under the three dots symbol, next to your current bet amount. Adjusting your bet is as easy as changing the coin value from within this menu. Also available to change are the upper and lower wining limits, auto-spins and available pay lines. Once you are satisfied with the settings of the game, you may spins the reels automatically or manually. Wins are generated by matching symbols from left to right.
Downton Abbey on Mobile
Downton Abbey can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.