The original Avalon online pokie has been a popular pick ever since it was released and now Microgaming have taken things up a notch with the release of Avalon II. The Arthurian legend theme continues and this time you have a Quest for the Grail bonus which includes eight different features.
You can play all ways on Avalon II for as little as 30 cents per spin or as much as $7.50. Minimum bet for all ways is 30 credits and you can choose to bet up to 5 credits per way. Credit size options are 1c, 2c and 5c.
Stacked Wild Symbols
The Avalon II logos are wild and appear stacked on all reels. Getting five on a way pays 2,000 credits or 10,000 credits if you're playing the max of 5 credits per way. As the wilds are stacked you can get a whole screen of wilds and the top jackpot on all 243 ways which pays 2,430,000. This can be increased even further if Merlin appears after the win.
Merlin Random Bonuses
During regular play Merlin can appear at any time and award either an instant prize of of up to 10X your total bet or a multiplier for the win that is on the screen. The highest multiplier is X4 so if you get this with a full screen of wilds you're looking at a huge 9,720,000 jackpot.
Lady of the Lake Expanding Wild
The Lady of the Lake symbol appears on the middle reel only and expands to fill the whole reel if a winning combination will be formed. This can work out particularly well if you have a five of a kind as you will then get the five of a kind pay three times.
The Quest for the Grail
Avalon II has eight different features that are part of the Quest for the Grail bonus where you can win up to 2,400,000 credits. Each time you get three or more scattered Grail symbols you move on to the next stage of the quest.
Each stage of the quest offers something different which keeps things interesting. The details of each bonus are below (Watch the video above for preview of each stage).
Stage 1 - Lake of Legend
The aim of this feature is to reforge Excalibur. Each part of the sword has a number from 1 to 6 and you get 10 rolls of the dice to collect all six. Each roll awards a multiplier of your total bet and completing the sword gives you an extra 15X bet bonus win.
Stage 2 - Misty Vale Free Spins
Win 15 free spins where you get to choose one high paying symbol to become an extra wild. If your selected extra wild is part of any win during the free games the win is doubled. The free games cannot be re-triggered which is a bit disappointing.
Stage 3 - Whispering Woods or Forest Falls
When you reach stage three you have a choice of either Whispering Woods (Pick bonus) or Forest Falls (Free Spins).
Whispering Woods is a pick style bonus where you select a Shield to be awarded a random prize. If you're not happy with your win you can select again up to two times.
Forest Falls is a free spins feature with Trailing Wilds. You get 20 free games where any wild that appears on the top or middle reel positions is held for the next spin and the wild expands below the symbol.
Stage 4 - Dusky Moors
This feature is a "Match 2" style bonus where you need to match two helmets to win. You want to take as long as possible to make the match as each unsuccessful match increases the multiplier for all wins up to X8.
Stage 5 - Morgan's Keep
This feature awards 20 free spins with Rolling Reels. At the end of any winning spin the winning symbols are removed and new symbols drop into place. For each cascade the multiplier increases by X1 up to X6 so you can get some big wins if you manage to get a lot of consecutive cascades.
Stage 6 - Hall of Shadows
The Hall of Shadows is the location for a battle with the Black Knight where you can recover the Grail. Select a location to block the Black Knight's attack and then select a location to attack. Defeat the Black Knight and you recover the Grail and get an extra bonus win.
Stage 7 - Isle of Avalon
The final stage in the Quest for the Grail is a wheel style bonus where you can win up to 5,999 times your way bet. Click Spin to start the wheels turning and wait to see what your multiplier is. If you land on the "0" on the outer wheel another wheel is unlocked which boosts the win into the thousands times way bet.