This Avalon II slot is a real blockbuster of a slot from Microgaming, coming in hot with 243 ways-to-win and a whopping 8 different bonus games to take part in! There is a piece of cinematic music, and a beautiful backdrop to be had in this slot, so let’s take a closer look at what you can expect in your search for the Holy Grail.
The 243 ways-to-win mechanics means that you do not have to line up symbols on paylines to create wins. Instead, just having the same symbol on at least two reels (for the three highest paying symbols, three reels for the rest), starting from the left, will count.
That said, there are 12 paying symbols in the game, where the Avalon II symbol is a paying wild, plus the Lady of the Lake expanding wild, and the Grail scatter. The expanding wild can appear on reel 3 and extends to award additional wilds. This wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter.
There’s also a chance that the wizard Merlin appears during gameplay to award a random multiplier or cash prize.
This is a heavy-weight slot game. The game begins with a painted kingdom coming into view, with the reels landing on top of that picture. All high paying symbols are carefully designed and animated to add to the ambiance, and the paytable is meticulously crafted to give the feel of a true fantasy adventure.
At least for us, the game is a bit slow when played with sound. It does have a lot of graphics and sound, so if you have a slow device, we suggest muting the game for a better experience.
However, if you can use the sound, you should, as it is a big part of this game. The soundtrack breathes fantasy throughout, and it fits the game perfectly. The sound of the reels is classic fruit machine sounds, nothing that is overly exciting, but it works well with the game.
The bonus features are undoubtedly the main focus of this slot, as it consists of eight different bonus games! To trigger the bonus, you have to land three or more Grail symbols on the reels. The grail symbol also pays and the amount depends on how many of them land.
Lake of Legend: Reforge Excalibur for up to 15x your bet in winnings.
Misty Vale: 15 Free Spins and a chosen symbol turned wild with a 2x multiplier.
Whispering Woods: Pick 2 out of 5 shields to reveal cash or multipliers.
Forest Falls: 20 Free Spins with Trailing Wilds that slide down the reels on each spin.
Dusky Moors: Match 2 helmets to win a prize. Individual helmets increase the multiplier.
Morgan’s Keep: 20 Free Spins with Rolling Reels that allow for consecutive wins. Consecutive wins increase the multiplier.
Hall of Shadows: Defeat the Black Knight to recover the Holy Grail.
Isle of Avalon: Spin the prize wheel to reveal your win.
As mentioned earlier, this is a massive slot that brings a lot to the table, both in the main game and in the bonus round. The random appearance of Merlin and the expanding wilds in the base game keeps it interesting until the bonus feature is triggered, where the game shows its best side.
Unfortunately, the beautiful exterior also comes with the price of being a bit high-demanding graphics-wise, which might account for a slower gaming experience on some devices. All in all, this is an enjoyable and entertaining slot that will charm regular Canadian players and fantasy-lovers alike.