In the Avalon 2 slot game it seems as though King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail bore fruit, for he returns in this online slot sequel that proves the legend lives on, and this time he has brought with him graphics that are bang-up-to date and a royal court full of bonuses seemingly concocted by Merlin himself.
You could be forgiven that Arthur had played the original Avalon title in Camelot, such was the quality of the graphics and sound. Avalon II does true justice to the Arthurian legend, using graphics, animations and a sound score that transports us into the magical, mythical world of King Artrhur. Avalon II employs Microgaming’s unique 243 Ways win method across the five reels, rewarding adjacent winning combinations rather than traditional paylines.
While the gameplay is outstanding, it is the bonus features that will ensure this game achieves legendary status for years to come.
The Lady in the Lake is our Wild symbol, expanding in a mystical animation when she lands in Reel 3 and turns the whole reel Wild.
Merlin also comes alive from the reels to appear as a random bonus, conjuring a cash prize or multiplying winning bets up to x4 and non-winning bets up to x20 our total bet.
However, like Arthur himself, it is the legend of the Holy Grail that enchants us throughout this game. Three or more Scattered Grail symbols launches one of eight bonus features – yes, EIGHT! – that draw upon Arthurian legend. Each subsequent trigger of the Grail Bonus will launch a different bonus game.
During the Lake of Legend feature we must reforge Excalibur, with each dice roll providing us with a missing piece of the sword and a multiplier to go alongside it – up to x15 our total bet with an additional x6 if we fully reforge the magical sword. The Misty Vale feature offers 15 free spins and allows us to choose a second Wild symbol from across the game’s characters.
Then, we must choose a path to continue our quest: we must travel through the Whispering Woods, Forest Falls or Dusky Moors, each with its own bonus game, before we reach Morgan’s Keep. There, 20 free spins with Rolling ReelsTM, spur us on to the Hall of Shadows where we must defeat the Black Night.
Finally, we march to the famed Isle of Avalon, where we must spin the Wheel of Avalon to reveal our final fate.
Microgaming have used their gaming panache to develop Avalon II into one of the most playable online slots in the gamersphere. The in-depth bonus rounds and random bonus features build on the gameplay to create a finished game that stands alongside the folklore that it portrays. Legendary.