Avalon II, The Quest for the Grail is the sequel to the successful Avalon online video slot game by Microgaming. In building on the medieval theme of King Arthur and the mythical island of Avalon, the sequel is all about King Arthur’s hunt for the Holy Grail. Everything in this game has been improved on and expanded. The graphics have upgraded to cinema quality 3D with the animations and sound effects following suit. Even the background track features a full orchestra with crystal clear sound.
King Arthur Returns
The slot machine in Avalon II has also received an upgrade. The old 5-reel 20 payline slot has been replaced with Microgaming’s 243 ways to win slot setup. The wild symbol has become an expanding wild, there is an added multiplier symbol and the game also features an impressive 8 level bonus game. On the reels, players will find the familiar medieval themed symbols including the lady of the lake, a goblet, a knight, Merlin the Wizard as well as the Grail.
Expanding Wild Symbol
The wild symbol in Avalon II remains the Lady of the Lake. In this game, the Lady becomes an expanding wild and drops down to cover the entire reel to create more winning combinations. As with the first game, in this game the wild symbol can substitute for all other standard symbols to create a winning combination with the exception of the Holy Grail scatter symbol and the Merlin symbol.
Grail Scatter Symbol
The Scatter symbol in Avalon II is the Holy Grail symbol. This is arguably the most important symbol of the game. The scatter symbol instantly multiplies your wins and pays in any position on the reels. The scatter symbol is also the key to triggering the 8-level Grail bonus round which can lead to some big payouts.
8-Level Grail Bonus
To trigger the Grail bonus feature, players must land 3 or more Grail symbols anywhere on the reels. Once triggered, players will go on a journey to retrieve the Grail and return it to Avalon. On the first trigger, players will enter the Lake of Legends bonus round. In this bonus round, players must try to complete Excalibur by re-forging the sword fragments.
On the Second trigger, players enter the Misty Vale bonus round where they will receive 15 free spins and can choose and extra wild symbol during the free spin round.
On the third trigger in Avalon II, players enter the Whispering Woods bonus round. Here they will meet the mystical white night who gives them five shields to choose from. Each shield holds instant coin prizes of different values.
On the Fourth trigger, players enter the Forrest Falls bonus round where they will receive 20 free spins. During the free spins round, a “trailing wild” symbol will also appear on the reels holding the entire reel wild during play.
On the Fifth trigger, players enter the Dusky Moors bonus round. In this bonus round, players must match two moors to receive instant coin prizes when they play here.
On the Sixth trigger, players will enter the Morgan’s Keep bonus round. Players will receive 20 free spins with a 2 x multiplier. In this bonus round, every consecutive win increases the multiplier up to 6 times.
On the seventh trigger, players enter the Hall of Shadows bonus round. In this round, players must defeat the Black knight and retrieve the Grail and receive a coin prize.
On the Eight trigger, players enter the Isle of Avalon bonus round, where they can spin the Wheel of Avalon to win the biggest coin prize in the game as well as the highest multiplier.