Lady Godiva


Lady Godiva by WMS Gaming

Lady Godiva is a different slot by means of layout, but is pretty standard when it comes to special features. Instead of the usual five reels, Lady Godiva has six reels with four symbols per reel. It also does not have the usual amount of paylines, and instead offers a pretty huge 4096 ways to win. This of course means that the wins are much more frequent than in a regular payline slot, but that they are much smaller as they have been massively diluted.

Penny Slot graphics

Lady Godiva has pretty standard graphics to go with the pretty standard special features. The symbols are all done in slot machine drawing style which means that although they are not cartoony, they are definitely not realistic either. In a world where a player can go online and play a 3D High Definition slot with amazing cut screen scenes, Lady Godiva is lacking. Behind the reels is a pretty picture of green grass and a blue sky. The actual reels are purple with slightly cutesy symbols standing out against the blue and green background.

Fabled Theme

The fable surrounding Lady Godiva has oddly enough set itself in our conscious. In the 11th century in Britain in an area called Coventry lived a baron and his wife. The baron was a rather cruel man, and imposed great taxes on the people of his land. His wife took exception to this, and pleaded for him to be merciful. The baron eventually agreed, on condition that his wife, Lady Godiva, would ride through the streets of Coventry naked. She persuaded all of the people of Coventry to stay indoors during her ride, and thus thwarted her husband. One man however did not stay indoors, and sneaked a peak at the famous naked lady. His name was Thomas, and hence we talk of peeping Tom’s to this day.

The symbols in WMS’s game Lady Godiva are sadly not all theme based. The base ones are from a deck of poker cards, which I guarantee Lady Godiva herself would definitely not recognise. Aside from them however we have other rather random symbols including bizarrely a kitten, a tiara, a rose, a pen and a scroll. WMS have not put a whole lot of effort into the historical accuracy of this slot. The Lady herself appears stacked on the reels, but in a side on profile so as to keep her modesty intact.

Flowery Free Spins and Wild Horses

The horse symbol is not actually the wild, but is instead the scatter. This can appear anywhere on the reels and will activate the free spins round should you find three or more of them. The more horses that you find the more free games will be granted. During the free spins round the wild symbols will appear stacked. This combined with the stacked Lady Godiva symbols can lead to some pretty decent wins which will happen in groups instead of one or two.

The wild symbol is a piece of jewellery which appears on all reels and will substitute for all other symbols in the game except for the horse scatter