Wed, Aug 7, 1:33am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur. In Arthurian legend, the King was said to have obtained the throne by pulling the sword from a stone – an act that could only be performed by the ‘one true king’. This NetEnt designed pokie sticks to the Arthurian tale, with other characters appearing such as Merlin, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Morgana and the Lady of the Lake.
This legend-based online pokie features colourful, cartoon style graphics and added boosts all the way. The holy grail plays an important role, by triggering the free spins bonus. Here are the standout features of this medium variance slot:
The regular wild symbol in the game is represented by Excalibur in the stone, surrounded by magical green lights. This wild will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. The wild is also the highest paying symbol on the reels, worth an impressive 10,000 coins when landing the maximum five in a row.
Even four wilds in a row pay and impressive 2,500 coins, a prize still a long way ahead of all of the standard wins. In addition to paying so well, any time you land a win with a wild in the mix, the pay-out will be doubled.
In addition to the ‘standard’ wild you also have a ‘Golden Wild’ which appears on reel 3 only. Any time you land a win with this symbol, the pay-out is multiplied by 4 – a huge boost to any successful spin.
Look out for the scatter symbol which can appear on all five reels. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll win immediate prizes of 2x, 5x, 25x or 500x your total stake (the top prize matching the pay-out for five wilds in a row). In addition, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will award you with 10, 20 or 30 free spins.
These free spins play out in the same way as the base game, however, there is one huge boost. Every single time you win, a 3x multiplier is applied to the win. When you consider that multipliers are in place for wild wins anyway, the numbers can become big here – the feature would be a very good time to line up the highest paying 5 in a row wins.
During the free spins, 3, 4 or 5 more scatters will award an additional 10, 20 or 30 free spins – these extra spins added to your existing total.
Aside from the high paying wild, King Arthur himself is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 750 coins for the maximum five in a row. Merlin pays 500 coins, the same pay as Lancelot and Guinevere (a combined symbol). The Lady of the Lake and Morgana each pay 250 coins, while a black knight is worth 200 coins. The symbols are completed by regal looking playing card characters ranging from 10 through to the Ace.
The game plays out on a 5×3 grid and has a total of 20 win-lines.
The reels of this NetEnt pokie are surrounded in an ornate golden pattern giving the game that medieval feel. Candelabras each side of the reels light up the black background and only add to the historic theme.
Each of the symbols is designed in the style of an animated cartoon based around the story – Merlin casts his spells, while the Lady of the Lake slowly emerges from the water. The soundtrack matches up to the theme, with a heraldic burst of music any time you land a win.
If you’re someone who enjoys delving into history books, or immersing yourself in myths and legends, Excalibur is an ideal game. The mix of colourful characters helps bring the story to life, while the game play is designed for win boost after win boost. Multipliers are the name of the game in Excalibur, with 2x and 4x wild multipliers in the base and further 3x multipliers in the free spins feature. Line up those big wins with a multiplier in place and you’ll soon be sitting on the casino throne.