If you’re a history buff, Avalon is the mythical island of Arthurian legend where the Excalibur sword was forged, and where Arthur was taken to heal after the Battle of Camlann. But, for slots fans, the Avalon games from industry big beast Microgaming are the top medieval-themed offerings around.
This three-row five-reeler with its 20 adjustable Paylines and 20 potential winning combinations may have been first launched way back in 2006, but in fact, it’s just as much fun to play now as it was then. It takes Arthurian legend as its theme, and your mission is to unlock the king’s secrets.
How to play
Avalon Slot special features
The Avalon symbol serves as the Wild, landing on the reels to substitute all other icons on the Payline, apart from, as usual, the Scatter. It can award up to 200x total bet when five land anywhere on the reels, and if you play with Max Bet, that stacks up to a tidy 40,000-coin payout.
Meanwhile, the Scatter is the Lady of the Lake symbol that’s also the logo for this game. This icon can launch a dozen free spins plus a multiplier of up to 7x.
Another key icon is the treasure chest symbol, which can also work as a Wild during the free spins feature described below, again replacing all icons but not the Scatter to complete winning combos.
When between three and five Lady of the Lake Scatter symbols display on the reels, this launches the free spins feature. Enjoy a dozen free whirls, with the chance to retrigger your freebies in the form of 12 further free spins for three or more Scatters, with each win bagged during the feature is multiplied up to seven times.
After each time you bag a win, you can hit the Gamble button in a bid to double or even quadruple your haul. Double your winnings by correctly guessing whether the card about to be displayed on your screen will be red or black; accurately predict the suit to boost your winnings still further. However, guess wrongly and you’ve blown your winnings.
Return to Player (RTP)
In Avalon Slot, the Return to Player or RTP is 96.01%, so it’s average-to-good, and certainly not the lowest you’ll find.
Avalon may not be bursting at the seams with different games and special features. But once you’ve had your fill of this game, you can try your hand with the sequel, Avalon 2, also from Microgaming, which has more bonus rounds and so on. Give Avalon Slot a whirl in free demo mode before you part with any real money.
The gamble and bonus features certainly keep things interesting, it’s potentially lucrative a nice simple game for beginner players or those just looking for some chilled-out fun. Finally, it’s also suited to a wide range of budgets – have fun!