Rise of Merlin is a truly magnificent video slot from Play’N Go; a leading provider in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2005, Play’N Go have created many slots with varying themes, although, Rise of Merlin is one of only three magical themed creations from the Swedish software company. Following in the footsteps of 5x Magic and Street Magic, Rise of Merlin features mesmerising actions which are both jaw-dropping and unbelievable, but this innovative slot also features a hint of mythical mayhem, so don’t be surprised to see dragons on the reels.
Bonus features really pack a punch, but there’s no need to start brandishing a wand around or chanting magical versus, because these bonus features are naturally occurring during the free spins feature. By opting to keep things simple, the creators have developed something truly unique with potential for big wins. Scatters, expanding symbols and wins of up to 250,000 are hiding within the 5x3 reel engine.
Inspiration has been taken from the legendary figure known as Merlin who was best known for being an enchanter or wizard. The stories date back to medieval Welsh poetry, but unlike the history books, Play’N Go’s Merlin has one or two surprises up his sleeve. Featuring 5 reels and 10 adjustable win lines, players can spin the reels in the hope of landing a big mysterious win from as little as 1p a win line – that’s just 10p a spin with all win lines in play. Maximum bets are capped at £100 a spin, although it doesn’t matter how much you plough into each spin, Merlin can conjure up some hearty wins.
For those of you who love to game on the go, you can access Rise of Merlin on any device with an internet facility. Providing you have a reliable internet connection; you can log straight in and start spinning and hopefully winning. Thanks to a sleek interface and immersive gameplay, you’ll be drawn in with every spin of the reels. Animated symbols that come to life are nothing short of a masterpiece. Navigating your way around the reel setup is simple; the loading screen will deliver a brief insight into what to expect when playing, along with a little demo of the free spins feature with its expanding symbols. Press continue to start playing. As magical orbs float around the secluded castle, mythical beasts are waiting to breathe fire into your bankroll. Use the control panel situated to the lower screen to set your bet and number of win lines; although the win lines can be adjusted, we recommend having all 10 in play, as reducing these will also reduce your chances of winning. If you need to adjust your bet, lower the coin value and coins per bet – this will maximise your chances of winning.
Gaming options also include auto play for those who love to sit back and watch the action unfold. Choose whether to play 10, 20, 50, 75 or 100 spins at a time and implement other settings such as; stop on any win, stop if free spins are triggered, stop is a single win exceeds any value up to £2,000, stop if balance increases by up to £20,000 and finally stop if the balance decreases by up to £20,000. Sound and fast play are hiding within the lower left menu on the control bar, which sits right next to the mute sounds option, lightning play option, rules and game history.
Rise of Merlin features an RTP of 96.58%.
Rise of Merlin video slot was released in May 2019.
To play Rise of Merlin on mobile or tablet; simply navigate your way to the game in the lobby and click to start playing. You have two options; play in portrait mode with the reels suspended in mid-air (just like magic) with the control panel and spin button to the lower screen or you can choose to play in landscape mode. Rotate your device and swipe upwards to play in full screen mode. The screen looks ever so slightly different now; the spin button is to the right of the reels, along with the settings menu and the control panel is positioned where it usually is – at the lower of your screen. When you’re happy with your bet amount (this can be set within the menu), spin the reels and away you go.
Paytable – This toggles the display of the paytable and supplies information on the various symbols and how to win. The win lines are also displayed along with a message reminding players that all wins are multiplied by bet staked per line, except for scatters. All wins pay from left to right, except scatters which pay any.
Auto Play - Click the AUTO PLAY button to enable/disable the Auto Play feature. In Auto Play mode, several consecutive game rounds are initiated automatically using your current bet settings. The Auto Play mode is automatically disabled depending on your settings or if your balance becomes too low.
Spin - Starts the round by spinning the reels.
Stop - Stops the reels more quickly.
Fast Play - Toggle on for a significantly faster gameplay.
All payouts are represented as coin values; the higher your bet, the more you can win it’s as simple as that. Symbols that can be found floating around the reels have varying payouts; the low value wins are represented by the card values, paying up to 80 coins for the 10, J and Q and coin values of up to 120 for the K and A.
Medium value symbols are the owl with wins of up to 600 coins and the lilac dragon, also with wins of up to 600 coins. High value symbols are the red dragon with up to 1,600 coins, Merlin himself with a magical top prize of up to 5,000 coins and the crystal ball; this enchanting little symbol can award wins of up to 5,000 coins too!
The key to unlocking colossal wins is via the free spins feature, in a style very similar to that of the Book of Dead – also by Play’N Go. You need the highest paying symbols which is either Merlin or the crystal ball to be chosen and then, these need to expand to fill the entire 5x3 reel set.
You won’t find the biggest offering of bonus features, but what you do have is a desirable free spins feature with some scatter multipliers thrown in for good measure. Three or more scatter symbols (crystal ball symbol) will not only award a multiplier win of up to 200 coins but will also award the fascinating free spins feature. Before the free spins get underway, a special expanding symbol is randomly chosen to help you win more during the feature. Re-trigger the feature to activate up to 9 expanding symbols! If Regardless of the symbol chosen, this is where you can win eye-watering sums of money, but you want to hope Merlin or the crystal ball is selected, because these falling in any position on reels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will result in a slot machine filled entirely of that symbol and that means catastrophic wins.
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If you wish to try your luck with the spellbinding creation that is Rise of Merlin, you can indeed play this at Royal Slots. As ever, head to the games lobby and search for the game by provider or by typing it into the search bar facility. Once loaded, you can find a bet that suits your style of play and start your quest in the search for magical big wins.