Avalon II The Quest For The Grail is the sequel to a medieval –themed slot that revolves around the legend of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. If you have played the original version, then you are in for a big surprise with the successor, whereas if you haven’t we advise you not to bother. Unlike its older sibling Avalon II is full of surprises both in the game play and in the theme. It seems that Microgaming realized the huge potential the legend of King Arthur has and this time they used it to the fullest.
Within the setting of 5 reels and 243 ways to win, you will find even 8 Bonus features (yes, you have read well) and two in-play features. This time the full range of characters including Arthur himself will appear, accompanied by Merlin, Guinevere, Lady of the Lake and the Black Knight. As always playing cards act as low-paying symbols. Holy Grail functions as the Scatter while the Avalon logo is the Wild.
When you find the Holy Grail it will mean that the top prize of 120,000 coins is near. Many different paths and battles will be before you and only if you persevere, will you get your place at the round table. When you land at least 3 Holy Grails you stand to win one of the 8 Bonus games, but similarly to Immortal Romance this works in levels. Basically, you will unlock the net bonus game after a certain number of triggers.
First you have to reforge the Excalibur in Lake of Legend feature. This is achieved by rolling the dice where each roll awards a multiplier. The next stop is Misty Vale where you are granted 15 Free Spins with the possibility to pick one symbol to be your Wild throughout the game. When you get to the forest you will get a choice between Forest Falls, a game of 20 Free Spins with wilds that leave their trail on the reels or Whispering Woods where you meet the generous White Knight who awards a multiplier of up to 160x.
Next up is Dusky Moors where you are looking for two matching helmets in order to get up to 8x multiplier. When you get to Morgan’s Keep you are awarded 20 Free Spins with rolling reels where each subsequent win increases the multiplier. Right before the end, in the Hall of Shadows you meet the Black Knight and must fight him to retrieve the grail. Each strike at the Black Knight is a cash prize. Finally, the journey ends at the Isle of Avalon where four wheels of fortune await with multipliers of your stake.
As you can see Avalon II is a real medieval adventure that will keep you playing for hours until you unlock all the features. Fear not you will have plenty of support on your quest. At any time in the game Merlin can appear to award a multiplier of up to 20x your stake on a non-winning spin, or up to 4x your win on a winning spin. Microgaming hasn’t forgotten about the Lady of the Lake, but they have given her a role of the random expanding Wild that appears on reel 3.
Avalon II is what the original Avalon should have looked like: full of adventure, promising high rewards at a betting range of only $0.30 - $7.5. Microgaming have seen their mistake and rectified it gloriously.