Take a trip into the mysterious world of magic and dragons with Play'N Go's Rise of Merlin, a game that offers you plenty of excitement and also some nice potential winnings. A lot of us have surely heard of the great story of Merlin. He was known to be the greatest and most powerful magician out there, and not to mention his big recognizable hats. This game offers us quite a classic setup with 5 reels, 3 rows with 10 paylines in total. The maximum payout of the game is at 5000 times the stake which is quite generous.
While the volatility is at extremely high, you are for sure guaranteed a bumpy ride. The game’s RTP is set at 96.58% promising some very rewarding outcomes. But the provider left the option for casinos to modify the RTP, so it would be a wise thing to check the value of it before you get into playing. When it comes to the betting range, the provider offered us a variety of options to choose from, with the minimum bet set at 0.10 coins, and the maximum is at 100 coins per spin.
The theme itself is very intriguing and also not that frequently used in the slot industry, making the game interesting from the start. The provider gave the game some interesting mechanics and truly amazing graphics. The game is based on the Book of Ra game style, the style that is well received by the majority of players worldwide.
The background of the game is set inside Merlin's chambers, and the grid itself is framed in gold. Overall, everything fits into place and is quite nicely incorporated. When it comes to the soundtrack, it contributes to the theme a great deal, as it adds some extra excitement and buzz to the game.
When it comes to the symbols, the provider offered us a bunch of them. They go very well together with the theme and include the two dragons, owls, and Merlin himself. Merlin is the most awarding symbol on the board and he can provide you with 500 times the stake for five in a row. There are, of course, the low paid symbols that are represented by the card royals. The wild and scatter symbols are merged into one and they are shown as the crystal ball. This symbol also can provide the same win as the great Merlin, and for five in a line, you will get a 500 times the stake payout.
When it comes to the features, it is all about the crystal ball. As already mentioned the crystal ball represents both the wild and scatter symbol and will provide you with many different ways to get the biggest wins. It will take the place of any other symbol on the grid to form winning combinations, and also provide you with some generous awards for 3, 4, or 5 on a line.
There is also a Free Spins feature which is activated when at least three crystal balls land anywhere on the grid. Then you will get 8 free spins, and also be assigned a random symbol that will expand across the reel every time it lands during the feature.
If you are lucky enough to get three scatters during free spins, you will be rewarded with another 8 free spins and an additional expanding symbol. The free spins can be re-triggered up to 9 times since the game provides us with 9 different symbols. Of course, the best chances for big wins will be with the great Merlin as the expanding symbol, because it is the most rewarding of all. If you manage to fill the screen with Merlin symbols you will be awarded the maximum payout of 5000 times the stake.
The game itself is pretty exciting and well made. From the great graphics, interesting symbols, and quite rewarding features, this game really offers it all. The game is very similar to the famous release Book of Ra, as it provides the same features. Don't let the fact that the game hasn't got any new and exciting features to offer fool you, since the ones that are there deliver some awesome wins and will still manage to entertain you.
The gaming market is full of games that are quite similar to one another, but the provider made sure that the release still has its own charm. Fans of previous similar releases will definitely enjoy this one, as it will be a refreshing change of scenery, thanks to the great and unique theme. With all that in mind the game is quite the promising one and most importantly will have you leaving with full pockets and a smile on your face.