We Take on the Classic Theme of Fire, Ice and Wizardry as Merlin Battles the Ice Queen Morgana!
Great news Merlin is back, and this time he's armed with fireballs! The Rise of Merlin slot was one of Play'n GO's best and most popular "Book-style" slots. Read on to see if this release has done justice to the predecessor slot.
This time around, we join his battle in the Merlin and the Ice Queen Morgana slot. Morgana was a previous apprentice to Merlin, has now gone rogue, the now titled Ice Queen has claimed a frozen land as her own, and Merlin must do battle in a classic tale of fire and ice.
You can expect to see this slot on general release on the 25th of November 2021, and from our initial playtests, Book style slot fans may want to add this to their diary as one to seek out on release day!
Typical "Book Style" payouts with a few new Wild Reel/Multipliers additions tick the volatility and potential boxes, and a max win of 20,000x stake is considerably more than a vanilla book slot, so plenty worth checking out.
Merlin and the Ice Queen Morgana - Base Gameplay
The base gameplay in the Merlin and the Ice Queen Morgana takes place on a standard 5x3 reel set. The payline structure is a regular ten paylines which is the standard for a Book slot. This isn't a fixed payline machine either. You have the option of playing with even fewer paylines if that's your style (1-10 active paylines).
The paytable reflects this with the top premium Explorer symbol (Merlin) paying a 250x stake win. This is slightly lower than a Vanilla book slot (500x), but for a good reason.
Ice Queen Morgana
On this machine, the Ice Queen Morgana features heavily in both the base game and bonus rounds. These additional symbols act as wilds, but landing a full stack of them on the reels provides a multiplier value that can be as high as 8x.
The Ice Queen will also act as an expanding symbol during the bonus round boosting wins with additional symbols and multipliers.
Apart from this, however, you have a reasonably vanilla book slot. The Merlin Staff acts as the Scatter/Wild symbol and is the crucial symbol required to trigger the free spins. In the bonus round, the addition of Expanding symbols comes into play, where this machine's most significant win potential is to be found.
Having said that, though, in our playtests, we did manage to score some massive base game hits thanks to the Morgana Wild, Scatter/Wilds and the top paying Merlin symbols landing on active paylines (see screenshots below).