Microgaming's Avalon Video Slot Review

August 13, 2012

 

The legends surrounding King Arthur are some of the most well-known stories in the western world. These legends and the characters in them have been used for all types of different media, but Microgaming has turned them into an excellent online slot called Avalon. Avalon is known for being the final resting place of King Arthur, and it makes an excellent title for a game that is based on the legends built around this man.

On the most basic level, Avalon is a five-reel video slot that uses the popular video slot format with 20 paylines. This format gives players several different ways to win on each spin, and that speeds up the action a nice amount when compared to classic slots with as few as one payline across the reels. You can wager with coin sizes of anywhere from $0.01 to $0.50 per spin, and you can bet anywhere from one to 10 coins on each payline. Therefore, the minimum bet on Avalon is $0.20 per spin, and the maximum bet is a whooping $100. Avalon is a game that is great for low stakes players, but it also has bet sizes that go high enough to cater to high stakes players.

One of the cool parts about Avalon is that it has one of the lowest volatility of any online video slot. What this means is that your swings are going to be lower because you'll pick up more small and medium prizes than you do in most other games. What compensates for this fact is that the top prizes are much less likely. For example, if you get five of the Avalon wild symbol in this game, then you'll get a 3,000x payout. However, during the free spins, your wins have a multiplier, so you can get a much bigger win sometimes.

The Lady of the Lake symbol is a scatter symbol in Avalon. If you get three or more of the scatter symbol in this game, then you're rewarded with a set of 12 free spins. There is a random multiplier on each free spin from between two and seven, so you could get up to a 21,000x payout if you hit five of the Avalon wild symbols on the same payline during your free spins. On top of this, you can also try to double your winnings with the gamble feature that Microgaming has made extremely popular with its video slots.