Trumpets blare and the people cheer as Arthur pulls the magic sword out of the stone and thus marks the beginning of the time of chivalry, exciting adventures, and magic! Join the mighty King Arthur and his knights and earn a kingly reward! This is a review of the “Mighty Arthur” video slot by Quickspin.
Arthur was the legendary king of Britain and a very popular character in medieval literature. The roots of his story lie in Welsh and Breton history and mythology, but whether there was a real-life prototype of King Arthur is still a matter of dispute.
The mythical Arthur, an illegitimate son to King Uther, was raised by the wizard Merlin Ambrosius and remained oblivious of his own royal ancestry for a long time. He was finally recognized as the King of Britain when he managed to pull the enchanted sword Excalibur from the stone, a feat that none other than the true heir to the British throne could perform. After he was crowned, Arthur built the castle Camelot where the best, the noblest, and the strongest knights gathered at the famous Round Table. Arthur married the beautiful Guinevere, who, unfortunately, was unfaithful to him: despite being married to the King of Britain, Guinevere gave her heart to Lancelot, the greatest of Arthur’s knights.
The “Mighty Arthur” video slot invites you to travel to the world of epic deeds, magic, and romance described in the timeless Arthurian legends.
“Mighty Arthur” is a 5-reel, 3-line video slot game with 20 betlines and an RTP of 96,94%.
The lower-paying symbols are 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The higher-level symbols are the Holy Grail, the Knight's Helmet, the Book of Magic Spells, the portrait of the Knight, the beautiful red-headed Queen Guinevere, and the Wild symbol framed with two golden dragons. The regular Wild symbol substitutes for any other symbol except the Bonus one and the Artur and Merlin Wild symbols.
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The portrait of Arthur lifting the shining Excalibur above his head is the Expanding Wild symbol. It appears randomly in the base game as well as in the Free Spins bonus game and expands threefold to the neighboring reels transforming them into Wild.
Merlin Random Wilds
The full-length portrait of Merlin Ambrosius, the legendary wizard, is the Merlin Random Wild symbol that fills the entire reel. It can emerge on any reel, in the base or in the Free Spins bonus game. When Merlin steps on the reels, he generates from two to six additional Wilds that are placed on the reels in random positions. The Merlin Random Wild can substitute for any other symbol instead of the Bonus symbol.
Free Spins Bonus
The Bonus symbol that triggers the Free Spins bonus game is Arthur’s heavy golden crown. If three of these Bonus symbols land on the first, third or fifth reel, you get 10 free spins for the bonus game. This bonus feature cannot be retriggered.
Whenever a Wild symbol, be it Random Merlin or Expanding Arthur, appears on your reels in the base game, they can, with a little bit of luck, nudge to a full stack. The same symbols landing during the Free Spins bonus game, are guaranteed to nudge.
“Mighty Arthur” is a wonderful slot to play. The visuals are of high quality, the music is heroic, reminiscent of the earlier movies that described the adventures of the valiant and courteous knights, and the gameplay is smooth and easy to follow. The game has plenty of extra features that increase your chances for a big hit, however, they are not overcomplicated and do not require you to interact with it in an unfamiliar or perplexing way. It thus suits both to those who are still making their first steps in the world of video slots, and those seasoned players who are looking for a pleasant pastime and a rewarding game with no excessive embellishments.
Words: Jelena Schmidt