After a long wait, Microgaming finally released Avalon 2. Clearly a sequel to the popular Avalon, it is based on King Arthur and the legend of the Knights of the Round Table. This slot is a highly polished one and starts off with a rather exciting movie introduction placing the player well and truly into the era and featuring some realistic sound effects. Avalon 2 is a five-reel slot with a huge 243 pay lines with which to secure winnings.
The design is a simple one, set on a grassy field with what appears to be Excalibur bordering the edges. Low-value symbols are easily identified by the standard playing card symbols. The higher values are icons that relate directly to the theme, and feature the Black knight, Morgana, Guinevere, Merlin and of course Arthur. The wild is represented by the Avalon 2 logo and the Lady of the Lake; however, she only appears on the central reel and becomes an expanding wild. Lastly, there is a Holy Grail, which hosts the bonus symbol.
Before fully immersing themselves into the world of Camelot, players should understand a few of the more basic facts of the slot. It is important to note that there are minimum and maximum bets of 1 coin per line. Coin size can vary from 1.5 up to 7.5. There is a 120,000-coin jackpot available but players should note that this is not a progressive one. To round off the statistics, Avalon 2 offers players an
of 97% making it a most profitable game.
Avalon 2 boasts a number of excellent bonuses, the first of which is the Grail Quest feature. This is the main part of this game and is triggered when three or more of the Holy Grail bonus symbols land on the reels. There is then a range of different games that the player must progress through in order to reach the end goal. Each time the bonus feature is activated, the next game will be played.
First, there is the Lake of Legend, which offers ten dice rolls to try to reforge Excalibur. Each roll wins cash prizes. Misty Vale comes next and offers fifteen free spins with a wild of the player’s choice. Choose Your Path gives players a choice between three games: Whispering Woods where the player picks one of five shields to obtain a prize; Forest Falls which offers 20 free spins and trailing wilds; and lastly, Dusky Moors which shows the player a number of helmets and the player must find the matching pair. The next mini feature is Morgan’s Keep and this offers twenty free spins with Rolling Reels. Hall of Shadows comes next and here the player must fight the Black Knight to win prizes. Lastly, there is the Isle of Avalon. This final feature allows the player to spin a wheel and try to land the gold ‘o’ in order to obtain the highest prizes. In addition to all this, there is a Merlin bonus that pops up sporadically and can offer multipliers or cash prizes.