Chainmail is the makeover of an older online pokie of the same name. Looking at its popularity Microgaming has recast it in HD graphics and given it modern functionality. The payout table now adjusts to the bet to display absolute payouts. Graphics settings have been added in the customisation options. The character of the online pokie remains the same with its medieval theme infused with a comic touch. It is available on both desktop and mobile platforms.
Chainmail combines the popular medieval theme with means of sending messages. The reels are set on the castle wall. The Chainmail logo on a wax seal is the wild symbol that doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations. It also awards the highest line payout. The other high paying symbols are the princess with a mobile phone (a neat anachronism), the king with an evil glint in his eye, the horse and the old fashioned post box that resembles the castle piece on a chess board. The low paying symbols are the typical Microgaming playing card icons. In the older version modern day junk food items were used. The playing card icons look much neater and sort of fit with the theme. The bonus logo awards scatter payouts and triggers the bonus feature.
There is a single bonus feature in chain mail, but it is very exciting. It gives effect to the concept from the introductory clip of the prince trying to reach the princess and the king trying to prevent him. The bonus feature puts you in the position of the prince. It is triggered by three or more bonus logo symbols landing anywhere on the reels in the same spin. The second screen displays a castle with five tiers of doors and seven doors in each tier. You start from the lowest tiers and pick a door in each tier until you reach the top or until the feature gets prematurely aborted, whichever happens first. Each door can lead to one of four outcomes. Most of them award bonus credits. If you reveal the princess then you are awarded all bonus credits in that tier. If you reveal the king then your bonus game ends but you collect the bonuses won till then. If you reveal the Free Spins logo then you are awarded 10 free spins at doubled payouts. The free spins cannot be retriggered and the bonus feature cannot trigger in the free spins. The king and the free spins start from the third tier.
Chainmail is a 20 paylines online video pokie in which all paylines are enabled by default. The payout table adjusts with the selected bet and displays the final payouts. The total bet starts at AU$1.00 and goes up to AU$500.00. The top scatter payout with maximum total bet is AU$50,000. The top line payout with maximum line bet works out to a whopping AU$250,000. The other line payouts are considerably lower, making Chainmail a high variance online pokie.