Rise of Merlin is very similar to Legacy of Dead by Play‘n Go since it comes with a special expanding symbol in the Free Spins feature. Players can get up to 9 special expanding symbols.
The game has a decent max win of 5,000x your total stake and we aren't complaining about a good regular payout ranging between 5x - 1,600x. A top regular win of 1,600x is higher than most slots we have reviewed. So a round of applause in this context. Even the low-paying symbols have a 5x multiplier associated with them. Overall with an RTP of 96.50%, this game could have a favorable win, especially since the overall gameplay is great. It’s certainly worth giving the Rise of Merlin demo a try first to see if it’s a slot that you will like. Of course, players need to play the Rise of Merlin real money to enjoy actual payouts and withdrawals.
RTP and Payouts of Rise of Merlin
The Rise of Merlin RTP is 96.58%. Which is quite high though the volatility might cause a problem.
The highest-paying symbol is the Merlin yielding a range of 10x - 5,000x from 2- 5 symbols, and the next highest-paying symbol is the Red Dragon yielding a range of 5x - 1,600x from 2- 5 symbols. Then the next highest paying symbols are the White Dragon and the Owl, both yielding a range of 5x - 600x respectively from 2- 5 symbols.
The lowest paying symbols are A and K having a range of 5x - 120x from 3- 5 symbols each. The next lowest paying symbols are Q, J, and 10 yielding 5x - 80x from 3- 5 symbols each. The Rise of Merlin demo can be played on all devices including mobiles, desktops, laptops, computers as well as tablets.
Rise of Merlin Bonus Features
Rise of Merlin has two bonus features. Firstly, the main Free Spins feature can be triggered by landing 3 scatters anywhere on the reels. The second is a Gamble or Collect feature which grants a winning combination during the base game.
Free Spins Feature
3 scatter initially grants 8 free spins. Before the free spin, one regular symbol randomly becomes the special expanding symbol. This excludes wilds and scatters. 3 or more wilds or scatters can grant upto 8 additional free spins. Furthermore, an additional special expanding symbol is chosen randomly, so you’ll have 2 of them in play for a further 8 free spins.
This feature can be re-triggered. Each retrigger gives you 1 more special expanding symbol with up to 9 possible spins.
Gamble or Collect Feature
Either you continue your gambling spree or take a risky guess to double or quadruple your earnings so far. There will be a deck of cards in front of you and all you need to do is guess the suit’s color.
Guessing the color correctly will pay 2x, whereas a correct suit guess pays 4x. This feature is also available to those playing the Rise of Merlin free game.
Max Win and Top Multiplier
The game provides a max multiplier of 5,000x at max bet while availing bonus features and getting the highest paying symbol of Merlin or the Wild symbol. The top regular payout stands at 1,600x with an additional 4x during the 'Gamble or Collect Feature'.