Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake
Delve into Arthurian legends for a volatile reel journey on the slot from Play’n GO. Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is the sequel to the popular Rise of Merlin, pitting a rejuvenated Merlin against the enchantress Vivian on a 5×3 grid with wild substitutions, a free spins round with random special expanding symbols and Pyramid Spins with a locked expanding symbol that can be indefinitely retriggered can lead to wins of up to 10,000 times your bet.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to €/£/$ 100|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Operator||L&L Europe Ltd|
|Max bet size||€/£/$ 5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||40 X Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 10 flexible pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right. You can delve into Arthurian legends on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (8/10) with a default RTP of 96.20%. Lower RTP settings at 94.20% or 91.20% might be offered, always check the help files to find out which version you will be playing.
Twisting vines encroach a delicate, translucent reel set with a serene lake seen visible in the background, exactly where you would expect to find yourself should you embark on a quest to find the fabled Lady of the Lake. Both, Lord Merlin and Vivian, feature on the reels together with items associated with Arthurian legends.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals 10, J, Q, K and A beautifully crafted from wooden vines with distinct coloured hues – green, turquoise, purple, blue, red- and awarding 10x to 15x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by lion shields, sorcerer hats, magic staffs and Merlin himself, each with matching hue colours in line with the corresponding royal symbol. Hit five on a line to win 75x to 1,000x your stake. The Lady of the Lake is the wild, substituting for all regular pay symbols and also yielding 1,000x your bet for a line of five.
An intricate icon with the mighty Excalibur sword is the scatter in the base game. It will light up during the free spins and Excalibur Spins, turning into a wild scatter. Three, four or five scatters will award a coin win of 1x, 10x and 100x time your bet.
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake Slot Features
Rise of Merlin was the first of its kind to leave the Play’n GO production line that didn’t have words like “Book of, Rich Wilde or Cat Wilde” in their title, yet carried on with the legacy of the game mechanic with special expanding symbols in the free spins. The sequel is following that lead with a rejuvenated Merlin and the addition of Vivian into the gameplay. Betfair and Paddy Power players might recognize the obvious similarities with Cat Wilde and the Lost Chapter, which is an exclusive game at brands from the Flutter Entertainment group.
Landing three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger an initial 8 Free Spins with special expanding symbols, plus award the coins wins as described above. And here is the main difference to the standard “Book of …” mechanic as the special symbol is not fixed for the duration of the round. Instead, the game will randomly select at the start of every free spin one regular pay symbol to act as the special expanding symbol. After potential line wins are paid, it will expand and award a payout for all 10 pay lines even when the symbols are not on adjacent reels. You will need three low-value symbols or two high-value symbols in view on a free spin while expanded Wilds can substitute for the special symbol.
The Excalibur sword scatters will illuminate for the duration of the bonus feature, turning them into Wild Scatters. Any two or more landing on a free spin will trigger the Excalibur Spins. You will get one spin for each triggering scatter. Any further landing during the Excalibur Spins will add +1 spin, no limits.
The regular free spins will be paused until the Excalibur Spins have been played. The kicker that can make a huge difference to your potential winnings is that the selected special expanding symbol on the triggering free spin will be retained for the duration of all Excalibur Spins. The max win is capped at an impressive 10,000 times your bet.
Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is a beautifully crafted slot creation and a deserving sequel to the original that also further diversifies the immensely popular expanding symbol mechanic. The base game is rather volatile as much of the potential is reserved for the free spins which can yield up to 10,000x stake. According to the game sheet, the odds to hit the max win are rather high at just 1:2.37 mullion spins.