Avalon 2 from Microgaming
Avalon 2 is the sequel to the hugely popular Microgaming slot, Avalon. In this version however we have a slightly different layout, and of course updated graphics. Microgaming has also introduced its popular 243 way to win system into Avalon 2. The slot has the regular 5 reels, and a nice wager range of 0.01 to 0.05 coins.
Avalon 2 Graphics and Theme
The theme to this slot is a fantasy one based on the legend of King Arthur. Avalon was the island that Arthur was buried on and is intrinsically liked to his story. Avalon 2 the slot is all about good versus evil, and the quest to find the Holy Grail. The graphics are superb, making the whole slot feel almost like Lord of the Rings. The only let down is the deck of cards symbols, as pretty as they are. The rest of the symbols are beautifully designed, and include things like Queen Guinevere, the Holy Grail, Merlin, a knight of the round table and of course King Arthur himself. The background to the reels is dark, but again very well designed to add to the ambiance.
This game is full of special features. There are no less than 8 separate parts to the bonus round and two randomly triggered features in the base game. The first random feature is the Merlin feature where the old wizard wanders randomly onto your reels. He either awards a cash prize or a multiplier depending on his mood. On a non winning spin Merlin will award from 4x to 20x, and a winning spin it’s a bit less at 2x to 4x. The second random feature is the Expanding wild that appears on the middle reel.
Grail Bonus Feature
This is where it’s all at with Avalon 2. There are eight different parts to this bonus feature. The Grail Bonus feature is triggered by finding three or more grail symbols anywhere on the reels, which will set you off on your Quest to retrieve the Grail and return it to Camelot. Triggering the Grail feature a certain number of times results in different bonus games.
The first of the Grail features is the Lake of Legend Bonus game. Here you roll the dice to try and reassemble Excalibur, Arthur’s famous sword. The dice will reveal a number that may or may not match with a number on one of Excalibur’s pieces. The number you get is equal to the multiplier that is paid out. You have a total of ten dice rolls, and should you manage to reforge the sword, you will win 15x your stake on top of your previous wins.
The second feature is the Misty Vales. Here you get to choose one of the high end symbols to act like a wild, and use it in conjunction with 15 free spins.
The Whispering Wood is a pick me feature. You choose from five shields each hiding a multiplier from 10x up to 160x.
The Forest Falls bonus gives you free spins a trailing wild and a 1 x multiplier.
Dusky Moors is a feature where you need to match two helms of the same type. This round continues letting you pick until this happens. Each helm hides a multiplier.
Morgan’s Keep gives you 20 free spins with rolling reels and a multiplier.
Hall of Shadows lets you attack the Black Knight for various cash prizes.
Finally the Isle of Avalon features four wheels that award you with different multipliers.