Swedish game developers Play’n GO take us back to a time of myth and legend in Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake, a sequel to their 2019 title Rise of Merlin and the latest in a fine tradition of magic-themed online slots. Where the first game in the series had our wizardly hero doing battle with dragons in a wintry palace, this entry sets him a different quest – to retrieve the legendary sword Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake. Lord Merlin builds on the solid game-play foundations of its predecessor while changing up the theme and adding enough exciting new features to qualify as a worthy upgrade.
Pros & Cons
- Wide range of bet options.
- Unlimited free spin retriggers.
- Polished presentation.
- High volatility.
- Doesn’t break much new ground.
- Maximum of 10 paylines.
How to Play
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is a five reel slot with up to ten paylines. Use the controls along the bottom of the game board to select the value of each coin, the number of coins you’d like to bet and the number of paylines you’d like to bet along. If you’ve played Play’n GO’s classic Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, you’ll be right at home here. The highly customisable bet settings allow you to bet as little as a penny or as much as £50 per spin. Once you’ve set your bet up to your liking, just click the green Spin button at the bottom right to set the reels rolling. You can also save yourself some clicking by setting up to 100 spins to automatically play using the orange Auto Play button.
Lord Merlin’s reels are brimming with beautifully illustrated symbols evoking ancient legends and mysteries. Even the standard playing card symbols, which will be familiar to all fans of online slots and offer the game’s lowest payouts, are depicted in a flowing, organic style, to look like they’re made of the same wood as Merlin’s staff. Above the playing card symbols on the payout table are Merlin’s Hat, his Crest, and his dragon-tipped Staff. Merlin himself and the Lady of the Lake are the game’s highest paying symbols. The Lady of the Lake has the special distinction of also being a Wild symbol, so she’ll substitute for any other symbol except Scatters. Excalibur – the object of Merlin’s quest – is the game’s Scatter symbol and landing three of these anywhere on the game board will unlock the Free Spins game, where the Excalibur symbol becomes Wild.
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake features a single bonus game with Expanding Symbols, Wild Scatters and re-spins.