Magical slot retells Arthurian legend
Play’n Go has released Rise of Merlin, a five-reel slot based around the wizard of Arthurian legend. The slot will revolve around a younger, less experienced Merlin, focusing on his early life as a budding magician. Just coming into his powers, the story is a powerful look at a rarely explored chapter in legend. Set on a 5×3 grid, players can accumulate wins in the base game by matching 3 or more symbols on any of the games ten winning paylines.
The game also retains all the familiar characters in Arthurian legend - featuring magical creatures, including a great dragon and Archimedes the owl.
Uniquely the game’s Scatter symbol (Merlin’s magical crystal orb) doubles up as its Wild, meaning it will always be in play and will substitute for all other symbols in the game.
The game also sees the return of one of Play’n Go’s “Gamble” feature. This allows players to double or even quadruple their winnings by selecting the right colour or the right suit, respectively, of a facedown card on the screen.
CEO Johan Törnqvist said: “We’ve released games based around many popular ideas and themes; for instance Ancient Egypt, Vikings and space aliens. However, we make sure that the game suits the theme, rather than just trying to jump on something popular for an initial buzz and, if you look at games like Legacy of Egypt and Viking Runecraft, you’ll see that our stance has worked.
“Rise of Merlin is an exciting game with great features to enjoy, and the theme of the game only adds to the player’s enjoyment, and that’s what we want.”