Avalon 2 – Quest for The Grail Slots Review
Such was the success of ‘Avalon’ that Microgaming produced a sequel. It’s not always the case that sequels prove to be better than the original but that’s definitely the case here.
Microgaming have been producing some great slots game for a fair while now and their games can be seen on many an online casino. We’re back in the days of King Arthur and this time he needs to find the Holy Grail and bring it back to Avalon. There’s no Monty Python influences here, this is deadly serious stuff as indicated by the powerful background music.
The introduction indicates how awesome this game is. The map containing brief details of the bonus rounds does look a bit like that used in Game of Thrones.
This is a 3D five reel game with 243 different ways to get a winning combination. You can play it from £0.30 up to £7.50. Symbols include King Arthur, Queen Guinivere, Morgan, a goblet, the Lady of the Lake and the 9 to Ace playing cards which is a bit of a waste really but at least Jack-King and Queen have been given a regal look.
The wild symbol here is the goblet and this will multiply your win and can pay out regardless of what position it ends up in.
As well as the many bonus games there’s also the Merlin feature. He can turn up at any time and that includes after a non-winning spin where it can give you a cash prize. If he appears after you’ve just had a winning combination then you get a multiplier too.The Lady of the Lake can also help you get additional wins when she becomes an expanding wild on reel three.
All the control buttons are down the bottom of the screen and there’s no problem playing this game, so you can concentrate on finding that Holy Grail.
The main feature in this game is the Grail Bonus which has no less than eight bonus games contained in it. To get into this treasure trove of bonus games you need to get three or more of the Grail symbols anywhere on the reels. Now it’s time to take a profitable journey through the kingdom as you search for the Grail in order to take it back to Avalon.
The Lake of Legend Bonus all comes down to the roll of a dice as you attempt to put together the segments that make up Excalibur. If the number on the dice and the sword fragment number match then you’re on the way to getting some tasty multipliers
Up next is the Misty Value Bonus feature and you need to choose a symbol to be wild during your 15 free spins. This will have a 2x multiplier during the free spins. Once the free spins are over you get to choose what the next bonus round is going to be. This is between the Whispering Woods Bonus feature which is a pick ’em round with one shield to be chosen with each having hidden multipliers starting at 10x and going all the way up to 160x your stake. Or you could go for the Forest Falls Bonus which is another free spins round. This one has 20 free spins with a 1x multiplier and a Trailing Wild which expands downwards when landing on either of the first two rows.
The fifth is the Dusky Moors Bonus feature where there’s 12 items to be seen. You keep making choices until you get two helms of the same type. These helms have multipliers that start off at 6x and go all the way up to 20x.
The bonus rounds keep on coming and there’s the Morgan’s Keep Bonus feature which is another free spins round with a 2x multiplier and each consecutive win you get increases the multiplier by 1x up to a high of 6x.
The Hall of Shadows Bonus has lots of cash prizes available as long as you successfully block or attack. Simply choose the best moves that will either attack the Black Knight or block his attempt to take your head off as you try to get the Grail.
Finally there’s the Isle of Avalon Bonus feature in which you have to spin a wheel hoping to get a big multiplier. There’s four wheels and you need a zero on the third one in order to be able to unlock the fourth. Add together the numbers on the wheels and that’s your multiplier.
Phew, that’s a lot to work out isn’t it? It’s really a good idea to have a thorough look through the paytable and have some free spins before putting your online balance at risk.
The 3D graphics look great in this game as the characters we’ve grown to love from the first game are brought to life. The huge number of bonus features really make this an epic slots game from Microgaming.