The Rise of Merlin Slot Preview: Release Date, Game Info & More

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 by LuckyMobileSlots

We are getting a brand new Play'n GO slot machine on the 20th of June 2019 and it's a little bit magical. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Rise of Merlin slot game.

New Play'n GO Rise of Merlin Slot Preview
New Play'n GO Rise of Merlin Slot Preview
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Once upon a time, in an Arthurian galaxy far, far, away, lived a young upstart who set on a journey to find his power and become the legendary wizard we know and love.

The Rise of Merlin slot is released on the 20th of June 2019 at all good Play’n GO mobile casinos, and we are excited.

We love what this game studio has created in the past, and this Rise of Merlin mobile slot tick all our boxes, mostly because if you read between the lines, Play’n GO have done something very clever.

What is the Rise of Merlin slot about?

This is set in ancient times before Arthur was even born. What you see here is a younger, stronger, far sexier (in a dad way) Merlin, getting into his power.

Rise of Merlin Online Slot Game
Rise of Merlin Online Slot Game

It looks beautiful. We took a sneak peek at their graphics and animations, and much like all their Fantasy slot such as Dragon Maiden game or the curiously underrated Tower Quest machine, it looks great.

The game is set in a beautiful hall where a flurry of light in the background gives movement to every spin you take.

Merlin is the highest paying symbol on the reels, followed by a fire and ice dragon and then Merlin’s familiar, a pretty Tawny Owl. He is perfecting his craft, and along for the ride you get Ace to 10 low paying symbol.

The Rise of Merlin statistics:

Here are the main points you should know about this new Play’n GO machine:

  • 5×3 reel video slot with 10 paylines
  • Min/Max Bet: 0.10 / 100
  • RTP: 96.58%
  • Magical Orb acts as both a wild and a scatter
  • Wild/Scatter substitutes for all symbols
  • 3 Wild/Scatter trigger 8 free spins
  • One symbol will be chosen to expand and pay like a scatter during the free spin bonus game
  • Win up to 5,000 times your bet
  • Ancient Arthurian Mythical theme

If you are thinking that this is starting to feel vaguely familiar, well… you’re not wrong.

Wait a second… isn’t this just Book of Dead slot?

Congratulations Play’n GO fan! You’ve won the jackpot! Which, in this case, is the satisfaction of being smarter than anyone else out there.

Yes, the Rise of Merlin slot is not an original game. In fact, it’s a copy of the widely popular Book of Dead slot, which is itself a homage to the well-known Book of Ra Deluxe slot machine.

The clue was in the top win of 5,000 times your bet and the expanding scatter wins in the free spins.

And it makes sense. Book of Dead is one of the most popular Play’n GO slot machines around, with so many casinos giving away free spin bonuses on it to get people through the door (Leo Vegas casino is one, for example).

So you can’t really blame Play’n GO from building upon the success of their best machine, especially when it’s so darn good.

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What makes Rise of Merlin game special?

If it’s just a copy, why play on it at all? Why not just stick to the original?

After all, if it’s not broken why fix it? And yes, it can feel a little lazy from the provider to not give you wholly original games, but there are good reasons for it, as long as it’s not done too much.

Here’s why it’s always good to have alternatives to your favourite machines.

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Rise of Merlin Slot Free Spins

1. You may have better luck on another slot

Well, because as much as you may have on favourite machine, it doesn’t mean it will bring you luck every time you play. So you might want to change it up and see if an alternate machine, with similar mechanics, might pay out better this time around.

There is no such thing as a hot or cold slot, but sometimes a machine just isn’t paying and you have to move on. This way you can move on, but still play familiar spins.

Microgaming have done this before with games such as Thunderstruck and the Ladies Nite slot, and NetEnt has jumped on the bandwagon with games like When Pigs Fly using the same maths as the Reel Rush slot.

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2. You may want a change of scenery

Look, we know that Ancient Egyptian slots are one of the most popular themes out there, and there are more Indiana Jones type adventurers on casino reels than there are in movie adaptions.

Which makes it familiar, but a change of scenery can be both fun and necessary.

Because we know that the theme of a slot machine is secondary to how well it plays and pays out, but you can enjoy some themes better than others. And the more imaginative the better.

Granted, Arthurian Legend slots aren’t that rare either, but it’s not a theme that Play’n GO have had to tackle before and it’s a fun addition to their collection.

So we are looking forward to writing a Rise of Merlin slot review on the 20th of June, though we already know it’s going to get some high stars. If you don’t think you can wait, you know there’s one casino where you can find Book of Dead and maybe even get a little bonus on top.

It’s the one and only Leo Vegas casino.

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