Arthur’s Quest 2 Slots
The legend of King Arthur has spawned many books, films and television series over the years, making characters such as Guinevere, Merlin and the King himself household names. You’ll also find a number of online slots with the same theme such is the popularity of the tales of Camelot, so popular in fact that Amaya have produced two.
This sequel to Arthur’s Quest is a big step up from the original in terms of visuals, while the gameplay remains virtually the same – with three different features built around the three central characters in the King Arthur stories.
How to Win on Arthur’s Quest 2
The three highest paying symbols in this historical slot are King Arthur’s sword, a set of lances and two daggers. You’ll trigger a win when hitting one or more of these symbols from left to right on a win line, while they offer prizes of 2,500, 1,000 and 500 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. The sword is actually a wild too, although not in the traditional sense where it will substitute for all symbols, this wild only replacing the other two weapons.
The other standard symbols on the reels are the playing card letters and numbers 10, J, Q, K and A. Unlike the three weapons, you’ll need to land at least three of these in a row to gain a win, with the top prizes ranging from 250 coins for five Aces, through to 50 coins for five 10s.
Three other symbols found on the reels are King Arthur, Guinevere and Merlin and each of these activates their own personal bonus rounds when you land them on three adjacent reels.
King Arthur Bonus – You’ll be taken to a separate screen where you’ll find a number of swords in a stone, Excalibur style. You’ll pick the swords in turn and reveal multipliers, continuing until you hit the ‘finish’ symbol. However, if you hit ‘finish’ with your first pick, you’ll collect all of the multipliers.
Merlin Bonus – This round sees you looking at a magical spell book, with four spells visible. Simply pick one of the four spells and reveal a magical multiplier.
Guinevere Bonus – Here you’ll see a small pond with a dragonfly with a particular liking for eating flies. In this round you’ll simply sit back and watch, before the prize is revealed.
Design and Setup
If you’ve played the original King Arthur slot, you’ll realize this is a big step up from the first version, where incredibly basic graphics were the order of the day. Here, the design of the symbols, in particular Arthur, Guinevere and Merlin are much better, King Arthur actually looking like a king, which is a bonus! The backdrop to the reels is much richer too, with trees and bushes prominent, with Camelot standing tall in the backdrop. The playing card symbols are nicely designed as well, adding much color to the reels, while also adding a regal touch to the slot.
Although better than the original visually, the slot is still a little basic in comparison to some of the slots found online today, but it is certainly a huge step in the right direction. Like the original, the accompanying sound during the base game is very basic indeed, although this does improve during the three features.
Arthur’s Quest is a five reel slot with a set number of 9 win lines, although you can choose to bet 9, 18, 27, 36 or 45 credits at each spin. The minimum stake for each is just 1c, ranging all the way through to $5. Hit the ‘spin’ button to spin the reels with your chosen settings, while ‘Bet Max’ will see the reels spin for the maximum 45 credits.
The game does have an auto play option, which is a nice touch, however to set the number of spins you’ll have to click the ‘+’ button the appropriate number of times, which does seem a little self-defeating.
If you were given the option of playing this version or the original, there really is no comparison and this slot wins every time. However, the slot is still a little basic in places and it might have been nice to have had one or two differences in terms of gameplay to the original. Nevertheless, with 3 different bonus features and the high paying weapon symbols with unique of the wild symbol, the game does have some appeal, while the fast playing nature is another reason to give it a spin or two.