The Rise of Merlin slot game is another creation from the Play N Go team. This is a highly volatile video slot which has compelling graphics but just 10 pay lines across its five reels. The game can be played on all formats, whether you want to play it on a desktop, tablet or a smartphone. It has an RTP of 96%, which is pretty low these days.
The setting for the game is the wizard’s chamber where your aim is to get Merlin to rise again like the name of the machine suggests. There are plenty of icons in play around the stunning graphics that are on show. The regular A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols are in play here while there are also dragons, owls and of course Merlin himself. It is Merlin that is the most rewarding symbol, so he is the one to chase. The crystal ball offers up the scatter and wild options in this game.
Betting and winning
Although there are only 10 pay lines on this game, there is still a decent maximum bet size to be had. The least you are required to bet to get stuck into the game is 10p, while the maximum wager that can be had on any one spin is £100. That is where the high volatility comes into play.
You can actually win on this game with just two symbols matched if they are the Merlin icon. Two of them earn you a normal win, while it is 10 times your bet for three, 100 times the stake for four and 500 times the original wager for five on a pay line.
Free spins feature
Every good video slot has a free spins feature and Rise of Merlin is no different in that regard. Indeed this game is all about the free spins action. To activate this feature, it is three or more crystal ball symbols that are needed. You get eight free spins when this happens.
Before the feature starts, one of the regular icons is chosen as your special expanding icon. When you are performing the free spins, you are looking for as many of your picked out symbol as possible to cover the reel.
There is an added bonus to this game as if you get three or more crystal balls during the free spins the feature is repeated. You get another random special symbol chosen. This process is constantly repeated until you run out of free spins without landing the required number of crystal balls. It is unlikely that you fill the reels up with Merlin icons, but if you do you can hit the jackpot that rewards you with 5,000 times your initial stake.
There are many slot games like this one out there, but Rise of Merlin comes with an added volatility that reels in the more daring gamers. The game-play is simple enough to understand and the visuals are excellent, so if taking risks is for you, so is this game.