Avalon slot - Free Play - Game Review
Avalon is a popular video slot from Microgaming, based - of course - around the legendary tale of King Arthur, and the Knights of the Round Table. Avalon is the place where the mythical sword Excalibur was forged, and while it wasn't necessarily steeped in real-life events (it's complete function), that hasn't scared Microgaming away from developing a slot all around the mythical story line...
And in today's review we're going to take a look at Avalon, and what the game offers to players. So, stay tuned if you've not had a chance to play the slot yet!
Now, the game itself a 5-reel 20-pay-line built, and while the graphical side of things is quite basic, it's worth pointing out that the slot benefits from a decent musical soundtrack, which is more-than-enough to keep you entertained as you spin the reels.
The symbols you'll find within the game include a Holy Grail (although it's also possibly just a silver cup), a jewelled ornament, the Avalon coat of arms, alongside a crown. There's also a scatter symbol - which takes the form of a Lady in the Lake image - and the game's wild symbols are represented by an Avalon in the Clouds, and Treasure Chest image.
If you manage to land three, four, or five of the Lady in the Lake scatter symbols you'll trigger the free-spins, and this initially awards you with 12 free-spins.
During the free-spins, a random multiplier between 1X and 7X is applied to any wins - and this ensures that there's a lot more potential to make huge hits!
There's also the added wild present during the free-spins bonus-round, and this helps you make more wins too!
You'll also be glad to know that it IS possible to re-trigger the free-spins by landing yet another 3 4 or 5 of the scatter symbols during the bonus. Doing so awards yet another 12 free-spins, and it's possible to re-trigger the free-spins bonus-round more than once, ensuring for continual and consistent action!
Now, if you're not happy with the result of the free-spins (or simply want to try and win more money), there's also what's known as a game function present. This allows you to have a chance of doubling up your winnings (both from the free-spins bonus-round or wins from the main base-game), and you simply need to click the "gamble" button below the reels after a win to be taken to a new screen, where you can try to double, or quadruple your winnings.
Pros: The Lady in the Lake free-spins is one of the best features Microgaming have made, in terms of win-potential. It's very volatile, but generally speaking, it's worth sticking around for!
Cons: As mentioned the bonus-round is pretty volatile, so don't expect it to appear too regularly.