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Avalon is a 5-reel, 20-payline, 200-coin video slot machine from Microgaming, available for play on mobile devices through flash play. The game is based around the legned of King Arthur and the mystical land of Avalon.
The main symbols are represented by the haunting image of the castle of Avalon as the wild symbol, and the Lady of the Lake as the scatter symbol. The rest of the symbols are represented by images befitting the medieval nature of the setting; there are treasure chests, goblets, jewels, and corwns for the King and Queen symbols. The images are sharp and bright, though the scatter and wild symbols are somewhat forlorn looking, hinting at the tragic nature of Avalon's tale. The music is also rather forlorn, and may not appeal to gamers who prefer a little more uptempo vibe while they spin away.
Avalon contains a free spins bonus game that is activated upon getting three Lady of the Lake (scatter) symbols on any line. In this mode you're granted 12 free spins with a multiplier value of as high as 7X. Furthermore, you can gain additional free spins during the bonus game, which will be added to your total. In addition to all wins being multiplied by the multiplier figure, the chest symbol also acts as a wild symbol in this mode, and can create additional winning combinations. Otherwise the lines and winning combinations are the same as in the standard mode.
Avalon features an expert mode that adds some additional features to the game. First is the Spin 5X/Spin 10X feature. By utilizing these, players can automically perform 5 or 10 consecutive spins without having to re-spin each time. Taking that even further is Autoplay, which allows you to effectively let the game play itself until you intervene. The expert mode can be toggled on or off on the game console at any time.
Lastly Avalon includes a gamble feature that lets you place further wagers if you desire after every winning spin. By guessing the correct color of the card in question, you double your winnings. Guess the correct suit and you quadruple them. Guess incorrectly and, well, there goes your winnings. The gamble feature can only be activated on wins up to a certain amount.
Avalon is a relatively no-frills affair as far as video slots go, without much in the way of innovative play. What it does offer however are real chances to get on a roll with free spins and rack up some serious coins; which would surely make Avalon's treasurer proud. If the theme and aesthetics are to your liking, it's certainly worth giving a spin.