Avalon is a video slots game designed and developed by Microgaming, one of the world’s top software manufacturers. The game offers players five reels, three rows, and twenty pay lines to play on. It has a medieval theme and is based on the legend of King Arthur.
The King Arthur Theme
The medieval theme of the Avalon slots game plants players firmly into the legend of King Arthur. According to the legend of King Arthur, Avalon is the place where King Arthur’s sword was made. It is also the place he was taken to for healing after the Battle of Camlann. Avalon itself forms the backdrop to the video slots game, and the theme is deeply embedded in the whole look and feel of the game.
The symbols themselves also come from the legend of King Arthur and, apart from the standard poker value card symbols, the more theme-specific symbols include the coat of arms, the crown, goblets, treasure chests, brooch, Lady of the Lake, and the misty castle. The poker value card symbols include the ten, jack, queen, king, and the aces.
The Two Wild Symbols
The Avalon video slots game includes two wild symbols. The first one is the Avalon symbol. This Avalon wild symbol can substitute any of the other symbols, apart from the Lady of the Lake symbol. The second one is the treasure chest symbol. The treasure chest wild symbol can also substitute any of the other symbols, except for the Lady of the Lake symbol, but only comes into play during the free spins feature.
Both of these wild symbols, in their ability to substitute other symbols, help players complete winning combinations and receive the highest possible payouts.
The wild symbols are also the highest paying symbols, and landing five of these on an active pay line at the maximum bet will reward players with a payout of up to thirty thousand coins.
The Lady of the Lake Scatter
The Lady of the Lake symbol is the Avalon online slots game scatter symbol. This symbol is responsible for triggering the free spins feature.
If players land three or more Lady of the Lake scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, this will immediately trigger the free spins bonus round. Players will receive twelve initial free spins. All wins made during the free spins bonus round will receive a multiplier of seven.
It is during this free spins bonus round that the treasure chest symbol will also become a wild symbol. Both the Avalon symbol and the treasure chest symbols, then, will act as wilds, increasing players’ chances of winning.
If players manage to land another three or more Lady of the Lake scatter symbols during the free spins bonus round, they will be able to receive another twelve free spins.
The scatter symbols also act as winning symbols in themselves, and players will be rewarded with a payout if they manage to land at least two Lady of the Lake scatter symbols.