No new additions to the Book formula; completely rehashed
RTP is below the 96% average
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The story of Merlin may be part of British myth, but it’s popular all across the world! In many ways, Merlin is seen as the most iconic sorcerer to exist. Which makes him the perfect face of any slot that wants to focus on the study of magic!
So come join us as we enter the laboratory of history’s most famous wizard. He probably won’t mind if we take a peek into his book, right?
Book of Merlin Slot Review
For those of you bold enough to pilfer the elder mage’s belongings, you’ll find a five-reel board with ten fixed paylines. You’ll be teleported to his inner sanctum, where Merlin carries out all of his experiments. Floating books and candles can be seen all over the room. On the bottom right, you’ll see all sorts of potions brewing. And on the left, you’ll see a magical quill writing and filling in the details of whatever experiment the sorcerer is running.
Unfortunately, the magic does not extend to this game’s symbol designs. We’re treated to rather standard playing card royals, which don’t look magical at all! Other icons include potions, magical lockets, a wizard’s staff, and Merlin himself! Keep an eye out for the Book, which is both the Wild and Scatter.
Said book is used to activate this release’s only special feature. Collecting three or more of these symbols is enough to get ten free spins, and a progressively increasing coin payout. During free spins, one icon will be chosen to become a special expanding symbol. That icon will then transform from just another filler on the board to the engine behind every big win you’ll ever receive in Book of Merlin!
How to Play Book of Merlin
You play this slot on a 5×3 board with 10 fixed paylines. To win, players must collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All wins must follow one of the currently active paylines, or else the cash prize won’t be awarded to the punter. The jackpot for this game is 5000x your total stake, offering an excellent top prize!
There aren’t many special features available for this 1×2 Gaming release. So let’s take a detailed look at each one and see how they work!
Collect three or more Wild-Scatters in any position to win ten free spins. You also get a coin prize, which increases the more Wild-Scatters activate the bonus. The maximum you can get is 2000 coins for a five-of-a-kind Wild Scatter win.
Special Expanding Symbol:
Before the free spins start being played, a single icon is chosen to become the special expanding symbol. This icon will expand anytime it appears on the board. Any symbol can become the special expanding icon, except for the Wild-Scatter itself. As the name suggests, the symbol will expand to cover any reels it is a part of. Furthermore, the icon counts as a Scatter, meaning it doesn’t have to follow a payline. It will pay from any position, so long as there are enough symbols on the board.
We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent playing this slot. The graphics are easily one of the best 1×2 Gaming has ever put on the market. The animations are stellar, and the background looks cool. Our main issue comes with the gameplay. It’s a repeat of the multiple Book games we’ve seen on the market following the success of Novomatic’s Book of Ra. It’s a successful release, though we’d like to see some more originality from the developer.