Quickspin seems to think that their wild reel tease feature is the best thing to ever happen to slots, which is why they will now add it to every game ever released after Sakura
All jokes aside, it is an interesting feature but aren’t they over doing it a bit now? It worked great on Sakura, yes. They tried a bit of a different approach with it on Sticky Bandits and here comes yet another version of it with the release of Mighty Arthur.
We have to say first of all however that Mighty Arthur is a very fine looking slot. This is something Quickspin is very good at so we weren’t surprised. Their games may not cater to everyone being low varience, but they’re fun to play no doubt, and this one is no exception. In fact, Mighty Arthur turns out to be the best title to come out of their factory since the release of Sakura in our opinion.
The game is based on the folklore of the legendary British medieval leader King Arthur and the sword Excalibur. According to the legend, the sword has magical powers and can only be pulled from the stone by the rightwise king.
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Mighty Arthur has a fairly basic layout of 5 reels and 20 paylines. After growing a bit sick of complicated games such as Reactoonz and Moon Princess, it’s quite nice to see a “back to the basics” kind of game.
Minimum bet is 0.20€ and goes all the way up to a max bet of 100€. The symbols on the reels include medieval style A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, goblets, helmets, spellbooks, King Arthur, a beautiful red-haired queen and a standard wild. The interesting thing about the game are the random features, which makes this game interesting in both base game and bonus game.
Merlin Random Wilds feature which comes into play in both the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature. When the Merlin wild appears on any of the 5 reels, it can generate between 2 and 6 additional wild symbols which are then added randomly on the reels. You can get Merlin on multiple reels to fill the screen up with wilds. In the base game however, there is no guarantee that the Merlin Wild will generate any wilds and can tease you much in the same way as the wild reels on Sakura. In the bonus game on the other hand, you are guaranteed to see wilds generated when landing the Merlin.
Arthur Wild symbol – when it appears on reel 3 in the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature, it will expand to adjacent reels making them fully wild. You are then guaranteed to get a winning combination. This is known as the Arthur Expanding Symbol feature.
The Arthur Wild Feature
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The Bonus is triggered by landing the scatter symbol simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. This will reward you with 10 free spins. The Bonus scatter doesn’t appear during the feature which means you cannot retrigger the feature which is a bit of a let down.
However, and as mentioned, both the Arthur and Merlin wilds can appear to give you a 3 reel Arthur wild on the middle 3 reels and up to 6 extra wilds on the reels – this can occur on each free spin. It is fully possible to get a full screen of wilds.
The game is quite entertaining even if you’re not really into the lower varience part of the spectrum. It’s a little bit ridiculous that a 100x win is celebrated as an “Epic” win, but that’s what you get when playing these types of slots. Max win on any single spin is 621 times the stake so there is some potential after all, and the RTP is 96.94% which is very good.
The random features are really appreciated and keeps things interesting even in the base game.
Mighty Arthur is available on most casinos we list.