Merlin's Riches Slots
Everyone's heard of Merlin, right? He seems the right kind of guy to have in a slot game too, thanks to his fame and the potential drama that surrounds it. So, what did we make of the Merlin's Riches slot game? We've played it already and we've come back here to write our full slot review for you. Are you ready for the answers?
Developer information revealed
This is a Spin Logic Gaming title, confirmed by the copyright notice at the bottom of the paytable.
The demo provides you with a good testing ground
No matter how good a slot game looks, you never can tell whether it's going to deliver what it intends to. Fortunately, Merlin's Riches comes with a practice game you can load to test however you wish.
We bet you've worked out the theme already
Since Merlin is name-checked in the title, it gives it away, doesn't it?
Should you get excited about the game design?
We think so, as the background clearly sets the scene for the game. Clouds flit past in a blue sky, while a castle sits atop a rocky outcrop. And that's just on one side of the reels - on the other, you'll see a waterfall spilling over a mountaintop.
Let's see how to play the Merlin's Riches slot game
The game offers five reels, but you'll spot four symbols on each of those this time. There's no progressive in sight, so it's a matter of playing for the paytable prizes.
Discovering Merlin acting as a wild is hardly a surprise, but it's great to see he appears as a full height symbol. If he appears during the base game, he'll expand to cover that entire reel.
There are two scatters involved as well. One features a dragon and has a free games label. The other is a bonus scatter.
How many paylines are presented in Merlin's Riches?
There are 25 fixed lines in this game.
Choosing which bets to play with
Your starting bet is a quarter, but you can use the plus button to the side of the spin button to adjust that upward if you like. The highest you can go is $25 per spin.
Is it easy to find the game's paytable?
Yes, it appears once you hit the info button, which you'll find to the left side of the game's control panel. You can then scroll or swipe to see all the information on the extended page.
The bonus feature comes from one scatter
Yep, find three or more bonus icons to enter this feature. You'll see the reel set change to the standard 5 x 3 one before this begins. You then receive three bonus spins of the reels.
The reels work with different symbols in this round. You might spot a 1 spin symbol, which means you get another spin. Alternatively, you might see an empty space. Finally, there could be a bonus symbol present. The game offers different bonus levels that determine your final prize from the round. These go from 3x your bet up to 500x your bet.
You must collect five bonus icons to advance by one level. So, the idea is to get as many of those as you can, while also picking up extra spins to improve your chances.
Free spins from the other scatter
Three dragon scatters anywhere in one spin of the base game will reveal 10 free games for you to play. The good news is that you can retrigger these while playing your free games, so watch for more dragons to appear. You also receive one, two, or three stacked wild symbols on every spin, appearing randomly over the five reels.
There is no confirmed RTP value for Merlin's Riches
We know many games from Spin Logic come in at around the 95% mark, but this is not certain for this slot. You may find different RTPs at different casinos.
Our rating for Merlin's Riches
It's clear that the best potential lies within the bonus round if you can get there. You can buy your way through to the free spins if you wish, although we'd only suggest doing that in the demo game. Don't pay to play it for real as you may not get back the cost of doing so. You can't test the bonus round like this though. That said, there's a lot of potential in this game, so it's worth 8.5 out of 10 for us.
What's the winning potential for Merlin's Riches?
According to the paytable details, the most you can get on a single spin is 2,000x your bet… although that is per line, so you could net more than that if things work out for you.
Demo play is the ideal introduction
We think Merlin's Riches is going to win a lot of fans, but what do you think? You'll find the answer in the demo game.
Play for real wherever you see Spin Logic slot games
These also appear under the RTG banner in some parts of the world, so if that applies to you, check out Merlin's Riches in those casinos instead.
Mobile action is great to see
No need to fire up your computer - you can play this game on a tablet or smartphone instead if you wish.