Merlin's Riches Slots
Think of Merlin and you'll likely think of King Arthur as well. The Lady of the Lake may not be too far behind either. There's obviously plenty of appeal there when it comes to developing a slot game around that theme, so when we spotted Merlin's Riches, we wanted to take a closer look. The result of that is presented to you below. Let's see what this game involves.
Which game studio created Merlin's Riches?
Spin Logic Gaming is behind this one, and if that name doesn't seem familiar, you might know Realtime Gaming instead. They both point to the same creator, albeit with different names for various parts of the globe.
Demo access is there as usual
And we were glad to see it, as it meant we could easily play the game and review it for you here without spending a dime doing so.
No need to present you with a theme reveal
Merlin is the key character here, but you'll see all other parts of the story coming into play too.
Does this slot have a good design?
Yes, and they've taken the time to make sure the background looks as appealing as the reels. It certainly sets the tone for the theme.
Merlin's Riches: What can we expect from the game?
There are five reels, but each one has four icons rather than three. You won't find any progressive prizes in action anywhere though.
If you were wondering whether Merlin might show up as a wild symbol, well done… you got that part spot on. He works as an expanding wild as well, and can land on any reel.
The scatter role is taken by a dragon, although you may find another scatter as well. The dragon is a free spin icon while the other one is a bonus scatter.
How many paylines are in play?
The game offers a set of 25 lines, and they're all fixed. This means you'll need to bet on them all each time.
Plenty of range on offer in the betting stakes
The game has bets going from 25 cents to $25, so most players should spot a value that works well for them there.
Paytable info for Merlin's Riches
The game has lots of details involved, so a quick glance at the paytable before you begin is a smart thing to do. You can also see what you make of the prize amounts.
Bonus scatters and what they'll reveal
Let's look at this scatter first. Finding three or more will reveal the bonus game. This takes place on a 5 x 3 set of reels rather than the main set. The reels can produce a 1-spin symbol, giving you another spin. They can also produce blank spots or bonus symbols. This bonus round gives you a chance to progress through different levels, and you need five bonus icons to get to the next one. The further you go, the better the prize potential. Whenever you finish, you'll end up with at least 3x the bet that triggered this feature. You could get up to 500x though.
Free spins come via the dragon
Find three of those and they'll grace you with 10 free spins. These include stacked wilds, and you're guaranteed to see at least one per spin and maybe up to three. You can trigger another set of spins with three more dragons as well.
RTP info for this slot game
There were no details on this percentage, so we guess you might need to find out from the casino rather than relying on the game.
Does Merlin's Riches get a high score?
We're giving it 8.5 points out of 10, thanks to the two scatters, the bonus and free spin rounds, and the expanding wilds. There is a lot to appreciate here, along with an excellent take on the popular theme of course.
What is the value of the top prize?
A quick look at the paytable tells us that this comes in at 2,000x your bet - but that's on a single line, not in a single spin.
Play for practice purposes first
This will give you more information about the game, especially if you play long enough to get those free spins and find a path into the bonus round too.
You can then decide whether you want to go ahead and play for real
There is a lot to like about Merlin's Riches, and it's a great theme we don't see often enough. With a quarter as the starting bet, it looks set to appeal to a lot of players as well. Might that include you?
Mobile availability for Merlin's Riches
You can seek those riches from the lead character on Android or iOS if you prefer. It could be a better way to appreciate the game, thanks to those touchscreen controls.