Rise of Merlin is a fantasy-themed 5x3-reel slot. This game is more suitable for more advanced players since it has a pretty complicated control/menu and a 5,000x max-win multiplier, along with its high volatility. However, its high RTP and nice animations will still be appealing for slots lovers.
- RTP (default high): 96.58%
- Volatility: High
- Max-Win: 5,000x
- Release date: 17/06/2019
Who doesn’t know Merlin? He is the legendary wizard in King Arthur’s universe. Released in 2019, Rise of Merlin uses the infamous “Book of Dead” mechanics, a.k.a symbol change mechanics. Collect three or more scatter symbols (the crystal ball symbol), and you will receive eight free spins. The main difference is the “multi chance,” or the ability to change more than one symbol (up to all nine symbols). As a result, users only get eight free spins compared to 10 free spins on the typical Book of Dead-like slots.
This slot has a relatively high RTP compared to the 96.50% average on Play’n GO slots. With the high RTP and moderate Max-Win of 5,000x, this slot is excellent for intermediate-level slot players. You need to prepare a decent amount of bankroll to get the best experience since, on a bad day, you will find it difficult to trigger one bonus round, let alone retrigger the free spins.
The notable downside is that there are many similar slots with the same mechanics, a few examples: Book of Dead, Legacy of Dead, Return of The Dead, etc. But still, this slot is worth playing.