Avalon 2 Slots Review
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Let’s put it this way, Avalon 2 ”The Quest for the Grail” is without a doubt Microgaming’s crowning achievement for the year so far. It is the sequel to the very popular Avalon 1. This non-progressive slots offers a truckload of free spins, scatters, wilds, jaw-dropping 3D animations and a total jackpot payout of 2,400,000 coins.
Upon closer inspection you’ll see that the graphics are way superior than its predecessor. The symbols that grace the reels are King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, The Lady of the Lake, Grail, Morgan as well as card symbols 10 to Ace.
Avalon 1 has 5 reels and 20 paylines whilst Avalon 2 boasts 5 reels and offers you 243 ways to win. With its medieval theme the slots will take you on an epic journey filled with adventure and rewards like never before. Avalon 2 is reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings. You must assist our hero, King Arthur on a dangerous quest to bring back the grail to Avalon.
In the base game there are two features that can be randomly triggered, but it is the game’s 8 Grail Bonus features that carries the day for me. As you progress on your journey you will unlock each of the bonus games. The Merlin feature offers a cash prize or a multiplier of 20 times your original stake. Not bad at all. Each of the 8 bonus games offers three free spins rounds. If you manage to land three scatter symbols it triggers the next bonus round. Upon completion of each stage you will return to the base game.
Of the 8 bonus games I like ”The Forest Fall” the most. Here you’ll receive 20 free spins with falling wilds. When the Avalon 2 wild appears on the first or second reel it acts as a trailing wild that covers the entire reel. The ”Morgan’s Keep” bonus round awards 20 free spins with rolling reels. Repeated wins will increase the value of the multiplier by as many as 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or even 6x. In the ”Hall of Shadows” bonus game you must defeat the black knight to recover the grail. Each successful strike rewards you with a cash prize. When the mystical white knight appears, you must pick two shields.
This game will suit the pockets of low and medium rollers. Players can wager from as little as 30 cents per spin up to $7,50.
If you unlock ”The Lake of Legend” bonus round, you get the opportunity to restore Excalibur by rolling the dice. A corresponding multiplier is awarded by each roll of the dice. If you succeed in restoring Excalibur in 10 dice rolls you will receive 15 times the total bet.
In summary. The world’s premier software provider, Microgaming has set the benchmark yet again with Avalon 2. With its superior game graphics, 8 bonus rounds and 243 winning ways to win Avalon 2 is going to be a tough act to follow. With two years in the making, Microgaming could have at least added a progressive jackpot and a gamble feature. Presently the game offers a return of 96% to the player.[addtoany]