Introduction to Avalon II
Charged by Avalon to locate the Holy Grail and return it to its rightful home, join King Arthur on his quest to uncover this mysterious, magical item. Joined by well-known characters including the lovely Queen Guinevere, the Lady Morgana, the magical wizard and Arthur’s guide, Merlin, and avoid the wrath of the evil Dark Knight who will stop at nothing to prevent King Arthur prevailing in his quest.
With two randomly triggering special features, free spins bonus rounds, expanding wilds and a massive EIGHT bonus rounds, you’ll be on the edge of your seat when playing this hugely immersive video story slot by Microgaming.
Review / First Impressions
One of the first things to strike us when we came to play Avalon II was the beauty of the loading page. Set in the stunning moors of Camelot, the game immediately immerses you in the settings of our hero’s home. Adding to the suspense and magic of the game is an atmospheric soundtrack perfectly fitting in with the theme of the game!
Once the page has loaded, you’ll see a screen highlighting the bonus rounds and new features which weren’t included in the original Avalon. This is a nice touch reminding players this is a new, upgraded version with even more special features.
The graphics are lovely, and the animations involved in the higher paying symbols really add to the suspense. We were thrilled with the randomly triggering features and managed to hit quite a few Lady of the Lake expanding wilds, plus a number of appearances from the ever-helpful magician, Merlin.
Our only criticism would be that it took a long time to unlock any of the free spins bonus rounds, which was a shame as we were excited to play these and get properly involved in the story. Then again, what slots player has ever not wanted to experience more of the bonus rounds? And their exclusivity just adds to how much we want them and the excitement when they do trigger.
We were also pretty happy that, although the huge number of bonus features made the game look quite complicated at first, as soon as we sat down to play it became very clear that this is actually an incredibly easy slot to get the hang of, and every single one of the features add something special without making the game too complicated.
Payout Ratio (or RTP) of Avalon II Slot
Avalon II has a respectable Return to Player (RTP) ratio of 97%. This means that for every $100 wagered, you can expect the game to pay out approximately $97, although individual gameplay will vary.
Avalon II Slot Graphics
We’ve already mentioned the absolutely beautiful background in Avalon II and the character-building animations, so there’s not a huge amount left to say on the graphics here other than to applaud Microgaming for yet another fantastically created online slot.
How to Play Avalon II Slots
Once you’ve loaded up Avalon II, the first thing that you’ll need to do is select your bet level. You can do this at the bottom of the screen by clicking on the ‘Bet’ button. Here, you’ll be able to choose your ‘coin size’ and number of ‘coins’ you wish to bet on each spin.
Your ‘Spin’ button is located in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen in a rather regal dark red colour. Click on this button to spin the reels once, or select the blue ‘Auto Play’ button to the left of your ‘Bet’ to allow the game to spin for you. The default parameters of this allow between 10 to 100 automatic spins, or you can elect to have the game keep spinning until you tell it to stop, or for a custom period.
At the very bottom of the screen you’ll see a small button entitled ‘Options’. Here, you can set up your graphic settings, sound settings, how you want your bet to show and if you wish to enable the Quickspin function for expedited spins.
Avalon II Game Volatility
Avalon II is a medium variance slot, and Microgaming casino games offer fairly standard variance and probably what’s expected for a game with such a high RTP, and huge number of bonus features. With a medium variance slot, you can usually expect to receive small payouts relatively frequently, with larger payouts a bit more elusive, but certainly worth the wait.
How To Win at Avalon II Slots
To win at Avalon II, you simply need to find matching combinations of symbols across a payline starting at the far left reel, although there are a few exceptions to this.
The first symbols we’ll look at are the lower paying playing card symbols, all rightfully kitted out in a metallic, regal style fitting with the game’s theme. The 9 and the 10 card symbols will play 0.04 coins, 0.10 coins or 0.60 coins for matching 3, 4 or 5 respectively. The J and Q cards will award you with 0.06, 0.15 and 0.80 for 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols. The highest paying card symbols are the K and A, which will give you 0.08 coins for 3 matching symbols, 0.30 for 4 and 1.00 for all 5.
Once you’ve got through the playing card symbols, it’s time to meet your companions for your quest to find the Holy Grail. Starting things off is the evil Black Knight, King Arthur’s nemesis who will attempt to thwart your quest. Catch him before he’s able to cause any trouble and you’ll be rewarded with 0.10, 0.60 or 2.00 coins for finding 3, 4 or 5 of his symbols along a payline.
Morgana is the next highest paying symbol, as she will wield her strength to help you on your quest. Find 3, 4 or 5 Morgana symbols to win 0.15, 0.60 or 4.00 coins. The loving Queen Guinevere, ever at King Arthur’s side, will offer 0.20, 0.80 or 6.00 coins for 3, 4 or 5 of her symbols along a payline.
The next symbol is the magical Merlin. You need only find 2 Merlin symbols to start receiving prizes of 0.02, 0.30, 1.00 and 8.00. In addition to this, Merlin can randomly appear in front of your reels, carving ancient, magical ruins to uncover a random prize or multiplier to help you on your quest and maximise your winnings.
Naturally, King Arthur himself is the highest paying standard symbol, as he is the hero of our tale. Find 2, 3, 4 or 5 of his symbols to win 0.02, 0.40, 1.50 or 10.00 coins.
You’re also going to want to keep an eye out for the game’s logo, as this acts as the wild symbol in the game and is able to stand in for any symbol other than the scatter. It will also award you with 0.05, 1.00, 5.00 or 20.00 coins for matching 2 - 5 of these symbols on a payline.
The Holy Grail itself also features as the scatter symbol in this game; find three or more on a single spin and unlock the Grail Bonus rounds. You’ll also win coins of 0.30, 1.50, 6.00 and 30.00 for finding 2 - 5 Holy Grail symbols anywhere on a single spin.
Avalon II Bonus Features
You’ll find 2 main bonus features in the base game of Avalon II. Firstly, keep an eye out for Merlin who will randomly appear in the corner of your screen to award you special prizes and multipliers at any time. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for the beautiful Lady of the Lake, who appears as an expanding wild on reel 3.
Find 3 or more Holy Grail symbols to unlock the game’s 8 bonus rounds. Make your way through the challenges with King Arthur and prove you’re worthy of the Holy Grail and Avalon’s rewards.
The first bonus feature you’ll come up against is the Lake of Legend. This is a dice roll game in which you must roll the dice 10 times and try to reforge Excalibur by matching the numbers on the dice with the numbered parts of the sword, you’ll also receive the corresponding number as a multiplier. Successfully rebuild Excalibur to win 15x your stake on top of any previous wins, plus 6x your stake for any unused rolls of the dice.
The second bonus feature is the Misty Value bonus feature. Here, you’ll be awarded 15 free spins and a 1x multiplier. Choose any of the higher paying symbols to act as an extra wild during this feature and they’ll also give you a 2x multiplier when involved in a winning combination. During the Misty Value bonus round, you can also choose between the fourth and fifth bonus features as follows:
The Whispering Woods bonus allows you to pick a shield from 5 available on the screen to uncover an additional multiplier. Or, you can choose the Forest Falls bonus with 20 free spins, a 1x multiplier and the Avalon II logo as a trailing wild which turns sticky for 1 turn.
The fifth of the eight possible bonus features will take you to the Dusky Moors. Here, you will be presented with 12 items. Match 2 to increase your multiplier for the bonus round up to 20x.
The next bonus is Morgan’s Keep, where you’ll be given 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier and Rolling Reels to increase the multiplier for every consecutive win.
After you’ve passed through Morgan’s Keep, you’ll have to face the Black Knight at the Hall of Shadows bonus. Parry or block the Black Knight in an epic battle to win the Holy Grail and take it to the next step, the Isle of Avalon, which is also the eighth and final bonus round.
When you finally reach the Isle of Avalon bonus round, you must spin the wheel to try and hit the highest possible multiplier and advance to the next wheel. There are 4 wheels in total, but the fourth is incredibly lucrative and only those who spin a 0 on the third wheel will get there.
Free Spins on Avalon II Slot
Finding 3 or more Holy Grail scatter symbols will unlock the 8 bonus rounds in this game. As we’re undertaking a quest, these will need to be completed in order to unlock the next round as you explore Camelot looking for the Grail. Three of the bonus rounds include free spins, these are Misty Value, Forest Falls and Morgan’s Keep. The other bonus rounds include games of dice, hidden symbols and an epic battle between good and evil, making Avalon II that little bit more than just your standard online slot.
Avalon II Slot On Mobile - Android, iPhones and Tablets
Although Avalon II was designed for desktop use, it is fully compatible with mobile and tablet devices, so you can play on your iOS or Android device at home, in the office, on the bus on your own quest to retrieve a magical or long-forgotten item.
Games you might enjoy if you like Avalon II
Another fantastic sequel in the Microgaming catalogue is Thunderstruck II, an epic tale of Norse Gods Thor, Valkyrie, Loki and Odin. Similarly to Avalon II, you’ll find more than a standard slot machine with Thunderstruck II and you can even reserve your position in the game to continue playing in a later session almost like a video game.
Avalon II FAQs
Is Avalon II available to play for real money in New Zealand?
Yes, although here at Online Slots NZ we only offer free versions of your favourite online slots but you can sign up to an online casino to play (and hopefully win) real money with Avalon II.
Can I play Avalon II in NZ$?
Absolutely. Most online casinos will accept NZ$ as currency, simply select this when registering.
Which NZ Casinos offer Avalon II?
You can find Avalon II at almost any online casino offering Microgaming slots, so you should have plenty of choice when it comes to finding an NZ casino. One of our favourites is Jackpot City Casino login to find a huge range of online slots from some of the most popular names in online gaming.
Does Avalon II have a Free Spins feature?
Yes, 3 of the bonus rounds will provide you with free spins.
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|Game Name:||Avalon II|
|Themes:||Action & Adventure, Mythology, Fantasy, Dragons, History|
|Features:||Bonus Games Free Spins Wild Symbols Multipliers Scatter Symbols|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.3|