We all know the Arthurian Legend in some form or another, we know about Merlin, the wizard that aided King Arthur on his journey and we know about The Lady of the Lake, who bestowed the magical sword, Excalibur, to Arthur.
Well developer Play’n GO has decided to take a crack at making a video slot game based around the legend. It promises to be full of mystery and intrigue just like the legend itself. If you’re a fan of the tale then come along for the ride.
Let’s dive in and see how the developer has managed to adapt the story into a video slot title.
Theme & Symbols
Centring more around Merlin and the Lady of the Lake rather than the King and his Knights of the Roundtable, expect to see imagery focused more around the mystical than the political, which definitely makes for a more fun experience.
The grid is situated in the middle of the lake that the Lady calls home. There are trees on either side of the lake and a sense of calm fills the air like the mist that you can see off in the distance. Unfortunately there isn’t too much that’s special about the background but luckily we didn’t load up the game for the background alone.
The art work and art style is very well done, simply by looking at the symbols that are on display you can get an idea of what the game has in store and what the theme is all about.
The symbols you’ll be seeing most often are playing card values. These represent the low-paying icons in the game. Expect to see J, Q, K and A the most often during your time with the title.
Next up are the high-paying symbols. These are the ones you’ll want to keep your eye out for. They include A Coat of Arms, A Wizard’s Hat, A Wizard’s Staff and Lord Merlin himself.
The Wild icon in the game is represented by The Lady of The Lake and has the ability to substitute for any other common symbol in the game allowing you to land nice combinations.
Finally, the magical sword, Excalibur, represents the Scatter symbol. Landing enough of these will award you with 8 bonus spins. Bonus spins activate special features that we’ll get into in just a little bit.
Betting Options & Features
Lord Merlin And The Lady Of The Lake is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot game developed by Play’n GO. There are a total of 10 fixed paylines and a RTP of 96.20%.
During bonus spins, a random symbol will be chosen on each spin to become a special expanding symbol. Also during bonus spins the Scatter will act as a Wild Scatter, substituting for any other common symbol in the game.
Excalibur Spins trigger when, during bonus spins, two or more Scatter Wilds land. During these spins, the symbol that has been chosen to expand will lock itself in place.
That’s not all, there is also a gamble round that can happen after any winning spin. Should you decide to take part, you’ll be asked to correctly guess either the correct colour or the correct suit of the face down card. Guess correctly and you will earn an extra reward on top of your winnings, guess incorrectly and you’ll lose your winnings.
Come and experience the legend all over again in a way you never have before!