Rise of Merlin is a magical slot featuring a younger version of the renowned wizard, developed by Play’n Go. It has 5 reels and 10 paylines, with bets starting at just a penny per payline. Amongst different coloured dragons and the famous Merlin himself, unleash the power of the crystal ball upon the reels for wild wins and free spins in this gorgeous slot game.
See what helped Merlin to reach legendary status in the wizarding world. Upon a background of levitating spell-books, spheres and orbs and bubbles, the ice-blue colour theme running through this game is very attractive.
The design of the game and the intricate features provide a fantastic gaming experience, and that’s before the special features even kick in! If you enjoyed Golden Grimoire, you may like this too. Read on to find out more.
Set Your Stake
You can create a magical concoction of your own when it comes to choosing how to build your bet.
The minimum value is 1p per payline, which can be increased in increments up to £2 a payline. You must then decide how many paylines to play on. There is a maximum of 10, but you can choose any number from 1 to 10. The payline bet will be multiplied by the number of lines in play, creating your coin bet.
If you want to crank it up an extra notch, you can adjust the number of coins to play against each payline. Usually, this is automatically set to 1, because the number you choose will be multiplied by the coin bet. The maximum coins bet is 5, so make sure that all three of your bet components are at the right place for your perfect bet.
Total bets are displayed at the very bottom of the game, and the big green spin button will be waiting for you when you are ready.
The Sword in the Symbols
Well, there isn’t a sword in sight here, but we couldn’t resist. After all, it is Merlin’s legacy!
The higher value symbols in Rise of Merlin include the man himself and three different coloured dragons. With these symbols, you can be rewarded for matching just two of the same symbols on an active payline from left to right. You will see bigger prizes when you land up to five of a kind, though.
Landing Merlin all the way across a payline could award you 5000 times your line bet value. Wow! Even he seems surprised when this happens. So surprised that his eyes and his magic book glow!
The red dragon has top prize payouts up to 1600 times the line bet. The lilac dragon and the owl are equal in value, offering 600 times the line bet for landing five of a kind.
Rise of Merlin’s lower-value symbols are the card values from Ace to 10, with top prizes of 80 to 100 times the line bet.
In the Rise of Merlin slot, you will discover the extent of what a crystal ball can do. Spoiler: it does plenty!
The dazzling crystal ball is multi-functional, but its initial function is that it is the wild symbol.
Wilds can substitute for any of the standard symbols in play to create winning combinations if they land in an opportune position on the reels.
You can also create winning matches from wilds alone; if you land two or more on an active payline as you would with the standard symbols, then you will be rewarded with up to 5000 times your line bet.
The crystal ball also acts as the scatter symbol in Rise of Merlin. Land three or more of them anywhere visible on the reels to win between 2 and 200 times the line bet!
Plus, three or more will also activate the free spins.
One of the standard symbols will be chosen to become the ‘expanding symbol’. It will then cover multiple positions on the reels so that you have more of the same symbols on the reels at once and, hopefully, more opportunities to make the most of your free spins! Youcan trigger up to 9 expanding symbols in one go!
Crystal Clear Gameplay
With the crystal ball creating many extra chances to win in an already exciting slot, we are grateful to Play’n Go for a fantastic production. Yes, there are magic themed slots around every corner, but this one gives us an almost futuristic visual with an old-school character as a young wizard.
The accompanying music is also great, if you like to listen while you play.
The RTP of the Rise of Merlin slot is approximately 96% and it has a high variance.
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