Rise of Merlin Slot Review + Casinos in United States
|Released||June 20, 2019|
|RTP (return to player)||96.58 %|
|Bet Size||0.01-100 EUR|
Theme and basic information about Rise of Merlin video slot
Rise of Merlin is a slot full of magic and mystery. The theme is pretty simple but not trivial. It describes the story of Merlin’s life who was a wizard and a legendary person, born by mortal mother and turned into an enchanter with supernatural powers, that became the king’s advisor and was killed by the witch after falling in love with her. Consequently, we could see on a screen such attributes this legend as dragons, magic balls, owls and picture of Merlin with a grey beard and captivating vision.
This slot was released in the middle of 2019 by Play’N Go.
Rise of Merlin is a five-reel, three-row and ten (adjustable) pay-lines video slot. So you can manually adjust the number of pay-lines, and set from 1 to 10 pay-lines per one spin. The winning combinations are paid from left beside the scattered combinations that are paid in any order.
Betting mechanics of Rise a Merlin video slot is more complicated than we can usually see in other slots. Speaking about coin size value, you need to press the button “coin value” to set the size from 0,01 cent to 2 euro. The sign “coins” means “coins per line value” and it’s also adjustable, you can set the amount from 1 to 5 coins (per line). The max bet is 100 euro and min bet equals 0,01 cents in the case if the coin value will be 0.01, coins per line - 1 and pay lines - 1.
Slot Symbols in a Rise of Merlin video slot
There are 10 symbols featured in this slot. The highest paying symbol is Merlin, you can win up to 5000 coins by collecting all five pictures with a magician. The same amount of money you’ll get by hitting 5 Wild symbols that also replace all other symbols. The lowest paying symbol is a number “10”, you’ll get only 80 coins for the combination of all 5 symbols. The highest win per line is 5000 coins. Wild symbol looks like a magician ball of purple colour. There is no special Scatter Symbol in this slot, the Wild symbol and Scatter symbol is the only symbol which is a purple magic ball.
Slot bonus features
Three or more Scatter symbols trigger Free spins round, where you can win up to 250000 coins. During the free spins round expanding symbols help you to collect more coins and consequently more money.
Free spin mode could be activated by collecting three or more Scatter symbols:
8 Free Spins +2 coins if you hit 3 symbols
8 Free spins +20 coins if you hit 4 symbols
8 Free spins +200 coins if you hit all 5 possible symbols
In a process of Free spin round you could hit the other combination of (unlimited quantity of such combinations) 3 and more Wild symbols that add 8 more free spins to the left ones.
There is no special Bonus game, but you can “hit a jackpot” during free spins mode.
Slot Special Features
Wild and Scatter symbol is the same symbol
You can add an unlimited number of free spins rounds to the one that is already playing and get up to 250000 coins
After every win (even minimum one) you’ll be asked if you want to gamble or collect the money you won, and if you choose “gamble” you will play in “guess what suit “red” or “black” is it?” or “guess what exactly suit is it?” Hence, you can double or multiply in 4 times (depends on the difficulty “your guess”) your win, but if you make a mistake you’ll lose your winning.
RTP and volatility of Rise of Merlin slot
RTP (return to player) is 96,58% which is a good coefficient, so we can talk about appropriate conditions for players.
Very Important: RTP of Playngo slots may be set at 5 levels: 96, 94, 91, 87 and 84. When you see 96.58%, it means maximum possible RTP. You have to establish RTP of Playngo slots in each online casino individually (here is a guide with screenshots).
Graphics and sound
As for graphics and sound, you can see good quality visuals and hear the deep sound which helps you to be fully involved in the game. There is no intro. Nevertheless, the overall impression about sound and graphics is quite good.
There are some pros I found while playing this slot:
high level of RTP
good quality graphics and sound
a quite unique theme
high maximum of possible winnings
There are cons of this slot:
- high level of volatility (so maybe you won’t be able to keep your money long enough to “hit a jackpot”, but if you keep them you probably will be happy with such a win) there is no multiplier at all.
In conclusion, this slot has a good quality interface and fascinating theme with the stunning underlying story. But the volatility is high, and even though you can take your chances by playing additional rounds and double your winnings, it’s a too small prize to make you satisfied. So it could be quite challenging to wait for a big pay during this game.
My experience of playing this slot was pretty good. Even though I couldn’t “hit a jackpot” I spent time with fun. Especially I liked a “gamble” feature where I guessed the colours and types of suits. And, in general, I was happy to try this slot.