Queenie Slot Review

The Queen of Hearts will have you shouting ‘off with their heads!’ as you journey through the magical world of Wonderland, in Pragmatic Play partner, Wild Streak Gaming’s latest release, Queenie!

Since partnering with Pragmatic Play, we’ve come to know and love Wild Streak Gaming and the slots they create. Wild Streak Gaming are the proud owners of titles such as Big Juan and Gold Party, which if we’re honest are probably their best slots to date. Both Big Juan and Gold Party have shown their true potential and delivered plenty of big wins for ourselves and many players, but has Queenie got the same potential?

The layout and graphics of Queenie are a lot better than Big Juan, but there is still room for improvement. Like Big Juan and Gold Party, Wild Streak Gaming has stuck with putting the main character in the limelight, but unfortunately like the others, the Queen of Hearts doesn’t represent any kind of feature and is purely for decorative purposes. Queenie has a theme that is inspired by the popular childrens book, Alice in Wonderland, but it feels like this theme may have already run its course. Other providers like Relax Gaming and SpinPlay Games have already tackled this theme, so what makes Queenie better than the rest? Queenie is a 5 reel slot that has a thrilling Jackpot Bonus round, Wheel feature and a glorious Free Spins round all waiting to be explored.

Are you ready to venture down the rabbit hole once more and come face to face with the Queen of Hearts? Be careful though, if you win too much you may just lose your head!

Queenie Base Game

Queenie Betting ad Symbols

Queenie has a variety of betitng options for players to choose from. For those of you who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available here is £/€0.25 per spin. For those of you who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€125 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.

The highest paying regular symbol in Queenie is the Queen of Hearts, followed by the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter’s Hat, Crown and Pocket Watch. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine.

The Wild Heart symbol substitutes for all symbols and is only present on reels  2, 3 and 4.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 125
Maximum Win 4,200x
Paylines 243 Ways
Release Date 03/03/2022
RTP 96.51% - 95.44% - 94.56%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.25

Queenie Base Game and Features

Queenie is a 5 reel slot with 243 Ways to win. In order to form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

Queenie is not loaded with features like we’ve seen in other slots, but it does have a Wheel Feature that is similar to iSoftBet’s Hot Spin Hot Link. In additon to this, Queenie also has a Jackpot Bonus round which can only be triggered from the Wheel feature. More on these below.

Wheel Feature

Each time a Wild Heart symbol lands in the base game, there is a random chance of triggering the Wheel feature.

Once the Wheel feature is active, the reel frame will shrink and the Wheel will take center stage. The wheel is loaded with different prizes, these are as follows.

  • Instant Cash Prize – Awards a random Cash Prize value between 8x and 200x your current bet.
  • Multiplier – Awards a random Multiplier between x2 and x100, which is applied to the total win for that spin.
  • Random Wilds – Awards a random number of Wilds to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Jackpot Feature – Triggers the Jackpot Bonus round.
  • Free Spins – Triggers the Free Spins round, awarding between 10 and 100 Free Spins.

Jackpot Bonus Feature

The Jackpot Bonus round has 4 Jackpot Prizes up for grabs, as follows.

  • Grand – Awards 4,000x your current bet.
  • Major – Awards 200x your current bet.
  • Minor – Awards 50x your current bet.
  • Mini – Awards 20x your current bet.

In order to trigger the Jackpot Bonus feature, you will need to land the Jackpot slice on the Wheel.

During the Jackpot Bonus round, you will be greeted with 12 Playing Cards. Pick cards to reveal Jackpot amounts behind them and once you match three of the same, you will be awarded with the corresponding Jackpot Prize.

If a Boost card is revelead, the fixed Jackpot amounts are increased by a random amount, between 5x and 800x your current bet.

Queenie Jackpot Bonus Round

Queenie Free Spins

The only way to trigger the Free Spins round in Queenie is by landing on a Free Spins slice during the Wheel feature. The number of Free Spins is determined by the random number hit on the Wheel slice. The Wheel feature can award anywhere between 10 and 100 Free Spins.

During the Free Spins round, the Wheel feature is present and active. Each time a Wild heart symbol lands, the Wheel feature is guranteed to trigger. The prizes available in the Wheel feature during the Free Spins round, is similar to the prizes available during the base game.

Landing a Free Spins slice on the Wheel feature, retriggers the Free Spins round, awarding a random amount of Free Spins.

If the maximum win capacity of 4,200x is reached, the Free Spins round will immediately end and all remaining Free Spins will be forfeited.

Queenie Free Spins

Queenie Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

This can be purchased for a generous 100x your current bet.

The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases slightly from 96.51% to 96.55%.

Queenie: Our Verdict

When we first came across Wild Streak Gaming’s Big Juan, we were less than impressed by the layout and graphics, so we were cautiously optimistic when it came to Queenie. Its safe to say that Queenie is definitely a step up from its sibling slots in all aspects. It seems that Wild Streak Gaming are upping the ante when it comes to their new releases and we couldn’t be happier. There are some minor cons to Queenie, but these are purely down to the overused theme.

For players who love iSoftBet’s Hot Spin Hot Link, you will certainly appreciate the Wheel feature that Wild Streak Gaming has put together here. There’s plenty of prizes to be had, including a vast amount of Free Spins and a juicy Jackpot Prize or two. The sad reality is that the Free Spins round can only be awarded by the Wheel Feature, and the chance of landing on those particular slices is slim, which may just be enough to put players off.

Statistically, Queenie presents itself with a rather impressive RTP of 96.51%, which is then dashed by a not so impressive maximum win capacity of 4,200x. Although the maximum win capacity is on the lower side to other slots, don’t let this deter you from giving Queenie a go.

Overall, Queenie is a step up from its sibling slots in most ways but still quite a few steps down from being one of the best slots of 2022.