Game of Thrones 243 Ways is the big branded slot by Microgaming based on the hit HBO series.

The TV show has now spawned eight seasons, but there are also two official online slots aligned to the programme.

The original Game of Thrones slot was a fun five-reel game with free spins. Microgaming's 243 ways to win version ups the paylines, and the action with it. Let's grab our shield and sword and take a closer look.

And remember, you can find Game of Thrones 243 Ways in the excellent Betway Casino slots lobby. The game is available to play for free or real cash.

Game of Thrones 243 Ways at a glance

Developer: Microgaming

Paylines: 243

Reels: Five

Rows: Three

Min. Bet: £0.30

Max Bet: £3.00

RTP: 94.86%

Top features: 243 ways to win, free spins, gamble feature

Play 243 ways to win from £0.30 a spin

Game of Thrones 243 Ways utilises Microgaming's familiar payline structure from games such as Immortal Romance.

Instead of set paylines, wins are paid out when you match symbols anywhere on adjacent reels. A set stake is paid out across all available 'win ways'. Stakes can be adjusted from £0.30 to £3.00 per spin.

Game of Thrones' RTP of 94.86 per cent is just a shade lower than the 95.01 per cent return on the regular 15-line version. However, with more ways to win, the chances of hitting winning combos in Game of Thrones 243 Ways are higher.

Find the Game of Thrones logo for wild wins

Now in its eighth season, Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy drama based in the fictional world of Westeros. The iconic theme music is present in the slot, but you won't find any real footage from the TV show as you play.

The main symbols in the game are represented by the flags of the four main families in the show: Baratheon, Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen.

The Baratheon shield is the top paying symbol and awards 1x stake for three of a kind up to just 8.3x stake for five of a kind. The Targaryen shield pays 5x stake for five of a kind.

The low-paying symbols in the game are marked by the J, Q, K and A icons. Three Jacks will pay 1/15x your stake, while five aces pays 2x your total stake.

Look out too for the Game of Thrones logo. This acts as the wild and will substitute all regular symbols except the scatters. Five wilds on adjacent reels will win you a prize worth nearly 20x stake. Wilds can appear stacked on the reels.

Pick one of four free spins bonus features

If you hit three or more iron throne scatters, you will trigger a free spins round. However, this is a bonus feature with a difference. There are four free spins rounds to pick from, each based on a Game of Thrones family and each carrying its own modifier.

You can opt for 8 Baratheon free spins with a 5x multiplier and three-symbol stacks or plump for 10 Lannister free spins with 4x multipliers and four-symbols stacks.

Alternatively, you can choose 14 Stark free spins with 3x multipliers and five-symbol stacks or 18 Targaryen free games with 2x multipliers and giant six-symbol stacks.

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The payouts in Game of Thrones 243 Ways might be lower than in the regular 15-line version of the slot, but this is a great adaptation for fans of the show. 

The free spins bonus is still the best element of Game of Thrones 243 Ways. Do you go for more Targaryen spins but a lower multiplier, or risk it all on 8 Baratheon free games?

Make your decision with Game of Thrones 243 Ways at Betway Casino. You can test the game for free today.