Time to get the power of Excalibur into your hand with this Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake slot by Play’n GO.
Once upon a time, a young mage set up on his journey to become one of the most powerful wizards in the world, and it all began in the Rise of Merlin slot game.
We meet him once again by the side of the lake, a little old, a little wiser, and seeking the powerful sword that will change history. Needless to say, this sequel is as beautiful as the original Play’n GO game, and we expected nothing less.
Only as it’s a sequel, it needs to be bigger, better, and with more returns. Well, this Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake mobile slot delivers.
The Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake slot has 10 paylines that pay left to right and the sword is the wild and scatter symbol. It can replace any other symbol and it can trigger 8 free spins if you find three of them on the reels.
So far, so standard, so Book of Ra Deluxe review. But then things get a little more interesting because during the free spins any one of the paytable symbols can be chosen to expand and act as a scatter.
Where things start to look a little different is that the sword will choose a different symbol on each spin. More interestingly, if you get just two sword symbols during the free spins, you’ll trigger 2 free spins with whatever symbol locked as the expanding scatter pays.
It adds a little extra layer of excitement knowing that on any spin you could get the Lady of the Lake as the high paying symbol that will pay on all paylines, whether on one or multiple free spins.
It adds an extra layer of excitement, but it also adds an extra layer of frustration. In the Rise of Dead slot, for example, you know at the start of your free spins what you can expect depending on the symbol chosen.
Here, the results are a lot more volatile, mostly because the symbols change on each spin. It’s both a blessing and a curse.
To make up for that frustration, Play’n GO slot studios have decreased the volatility and increased the top win amount. So this is more medium to high than high, and the top win is a huge 10,000x your bet instead of 5,000x.
We think it a decent compromise and allows us to enjoy every spin of this Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake game as the free spins come a little easier, but with the potential to build or destroy kingdoms.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.8% / 96.2%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Random Expanding Scatter|
|Bonus rounds||Excalibur Spins, Wild Scatters|
Wild Scatters: Excalibur is the wild symbol and the scatter. It can replace any other symbol in one of the 10 paylines, and it can trigger free spins.
Free Spins: If you get 3 or more of the mighty Excalibur Scatter it will trigger an initial 8 free spins.
Before the free spins start, a symbol will be chosen to be the expanding symbol which will expand to fill the reels when it lands. A new symbol will be selected for each spin.
This pays like a scatter. So it will expand and doesn't need to be left to right or on a payline to create a win.
Excalibur Spins: Landing two Excalibur swords during Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake bonus game will trigger the nested free spins. Each scatter will give you a free spin, and the symbol chosen in the free spins will lock into place. You can re-trigger this bonus as many times as you keep getting two Excaliburs.
Gamble Feature: You can gamble any win by guessing whether the colour behind the next card in a deck is red or black. You'll get double your money on a correct guess. If you guess on the suit of the card, you'll win 4x your money.
If you guess wrong, you lose all your wins.
Lord Merlin and The Lady of the Lake slot looks beautiful and is great fun to play. It's a great follow up on the original game, simply moving the story along and adding an extra layer to the features.
In essence, this is the Book of Dead mobile slot, only the expanding scatter pay changes on every spin rather than is set at the beginning of the free spins.
If you like the idea we recommend you play. If you're not a fan of then this won't convince you either way.
But you need another reason to play, how about the fact that the top win has been increased from 5,000x to 10,000x your bet max win? That's 10,000 reasons to play for real money right there.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 5, 2021 - Rating