Excalibur Online Video Slot
Excalibur is a Video Slot game from the NetEnt team, and is centred on the legendary sword of King Arthur. The theme of the king’s medieval adventures is carried through in every aspect of the game’s design. The golden reels are decorated with ornately Celtic patterns, and the lower-value regular reel symbols are the A, K, Q, J and 10, all set in their own stately coat of arms.
The higher-value regular symbols are all characters from the tales of Camelot, including images of Lancelot and Guinevere, the Lady of the Lake, Morgana, Mordred, Merlin and King Arthur himself. Realistic Slots-machine sounds make the game more immersive for players as the reels are turning, while heroic melodies and special animations help to celebrate every win.
Facts and Figures
The game features 5 reels and up to 20 paylines, which can be played for free to practice and develop skills, and for up to 4 coins per active payline when being played for real money. Coin values range from 0.01 to 1, and spinners can use US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros or Pounds to play.
The top Jackpot in the regular Excalibur game is 10,000 credits per line bet, with a theoretical RTP of 95.1%. The highest winning combination on each line, according to the payout table, is the one that is awarded to players who are using real money.
There are several settings that players can adjust to personalise their Excalibur experience even more. The volume level can be changed and sounds can even be turned off, and it’s also possible for players to view their recent game history. Being able to polish playing skills for free is especially important with this game, as it offers players the option of activating a Skill Stop Feature. This allows players to control when the reels stop, and with practice can help them create more paying symbol combinations.
The most common Wild Symbol in the game is the Excalibur Sword, which can substitute for any regular reel icon to make up paying configurations and acts as a 2x Multiplier when it does so. Multiple Sword symbols on an active payline create their own rewards, as detailed in the game’s payout table. There is also a Gold Excalibur Wild Symbol, which appears on Reel 3 only and behaves in the same way as the other Sword. When it forms part of winning combinations, the payouts are multiplied by 4.
The only icon that the Wilds can’t stand in for is the Golden Chalice Scatter Symbol. These can appear scattered anywhere across the reels, not just on activated paylines, and as long as 2 or more appear they will trigger wins. When 3 or more appear the game’s Free Spin Bonus Round is triggered, and players are awarded 10 free spins. All winning combinations that are made during the Free Spins round are tripled, and the bets and paylines are kept the same as they were in the game that initiated the Bonus Round. The round can be indefinitely retriggered by more simultaneous appearances of at least 3 Chalices, and when it is finally over, players are returned to the main game.