Excalibur Video Slot by NetEnt
Excalibur is a popular online video slot game designed and produced by Net Entertainment. The game is based on the Legend of King Arthur who pulled the famous Excalibur sword from the stone to claim his rightful place as king of the Camelot. The backdrop to the game is a simple black screen with two burning candles either side of the reels. The main set of reels is framed in an ornate gold design highlighting the colourful symbols within. The graphics are decent and are accompanied by medieval style music playing lightly in the background.
King Arthur Medieval Video Slot
Behind the medieval theme, Excalibur is based on the classic slot setup of 5 spinning reels with three rows and a total of 20 paylines. At the start of the game and before each spin, players can select the number of paylines they would like to play from 1 up to 20. The game also features a bet multiplier which can increase the bet by 4x. In addition to the main slot setup, the game also features a two types of Wild symbols, Scatter symbols and a free spins bonus round. The highest paying non-bonus symbol of the game is King Arthur himself. Finding all five across the reels will pay out 750 coins on a standard bet.
After King Arthur, the next highest paying symbol is the wizard Merlin reading from a book of spells. After Merlin is an image of Lancelot and Guinevere followed by the mysterious lady of the lake. She is followed by the black sorceress and finally the black knight. For the lower paying symbols, NetEnt have used the classic playing card symbols from 10 to ace. These have been emblazoned onto knights shields to blend into the medieval theme.
Wild Symbol and Golden Wild
The Wild symbol in Excalibur is the famous sword itself. As a Wild symbol, it can be used to substitute for any of the other non-bonus symbols in order to form a winning combination on one of the active paylines. The only two symbols the Wild cannot substitute for are the Golden Wild and the Scatter symbol. When the Wild does complete a winning combination, the resultant win will be doubled.
Excalibur also features a second Wild symbol which is called a Golden Wild. This is the same image but drenched in a golden light. The only difference between the golden Wild and the Standard Wild is the multiplier attached. When a Golden Wild completes a line win, the resultant win will automatically be quadrupled.
Free Spins Bonus Round
The Scatter symbol in Excalibur is the golden chalice. This symbol pays out in any position on the reels and it is the key to unlocking the free spins bonus round. To trigger the free spins round, players must land 3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the five reels. The more Scatters that trigger the round, the more free spins are awarded. 3 Scatters awards 10 free spins while 4 Scatters awards 20 free spins. If players manage to land all 5 Scatter symbols across the reels, this will result in the highest payout of 30 free spins.