Merlin's Magic Respins sees the famous sorcerer from the legends of King Arthur take to the big screen in his very own slot from NextGen Gaming. In fact, it's the sequel to the Merlin's Millions online slot, but whether you've played the original or not, we're confident that you'll find Merlin's Magic Respins to be an utterly enchanting game that you'll want to return to time and again. Using five reels and fifty paylines, the slot magically transports you to the Arthurian Isle of Avalon where Merlin has the power to create stacked wilds on the reels and perform free re-spins. And, if you choose to use the Superbet option, you'll benefit from even more stacked wild symbols and re-spins.
More about the Software Provider
The story of NextGen Gaming begins in Australia where the company was founded in 1999. NextGen Gaming currently sits under the NYX Gaming Group where it continues to make online slots that fascinate and inspire players. NextGen has earned a reputation for being one of most innovative software designers in the online casino industry. It's enjoyed particular success with online slots such as Foxin' Wins, Medusa II, and A While on the Nile. Plus, it has recently started re-releasing some of its most popular slots in a mobile-friendly format.
Appearance and Sound Effects
According to the legends, King Arthur's castle on the mystical Isle of Avalon is where the magician, Merlin, spent much of his time. So, it's the castle that forms the setting for the Merlin's Magic Respins slot – in particular, the wizard's chamber - which is bedecked with curtains made from a rich fabric containing moons and stars. In the background, strange potions send plumes of coloured smoke up towards the ceiling, and piles of spell books lie strewn across the tables and floor. Even the Sword in the Stone makes an appearance in the bottom-right of the screen where it tries to wriggle itself free every few seconds. And, Merlin himself can be found standing to the left-hand side of the reels, where he waits for something magical to occur, but if you fail to press the Spin button frequently enough, he taps on your computer screen and waves at you to try and attract your attention.
A fast-paced instrumental soundtrack with bells and triangles makes the sorcery theme even more vivid while you're playing.
There are a multitude of strange and wonderful symbols that can be used to create winning combinations across the game's fifty paylines. They include spell books, goblets, scrolls, Merlin, a gold cauldron, a telescope, and five playing card symbols.
Bonuses and Special Features
In Merlin's Magic Respins, the wizard acts as the wild symbol. He appears stacked on Reels 2, 3 and 4 (except in the Wild Respins Feature), and can substitute for any symbol except the scatter. You trigger the Wild Respins Feature when a full stack of wild symbols appears on any of the three middle reels, and it holds the wild reel/reels in place while the others are re-spun. Any new full stack of wilds that appears awards an additional re-spin with the wild reel/reels held in place, and during the feature, wilds can land on all five reels.
The optional Superbet setting can be found at the bottom-right of the game screen where it forms part of the Sword in the Stone. There are five different levels to choose from, and the higher the level you choose, the more Wild Respins and bigger prizes you unlock. Each time that the Wild Respins Feature is initiated, you'll be awarded the following number of wild re-spins:
Level 1 (which costs an extra 50 coins) = 1;
Level 2 (which costs an extra 100 coins) = 2;
Level 3 (which costs an extra 200 coins) = 3;
Level 4 (which costs an extra 250 coins) = 4;
Level 5 (which costs an extra 300 coins) = 5.
Merlin's Magic Respins also has a Free Games Bonus, which is triggered by three scatters anywhere in view. N.B., the scatter is the Gold Cauldron, which can only appear on the middle three reels. The Free Games Bonus gives you seven free spins, and during the feature, Merlin turns random symbols and even entire reels wild.
Merlin's Magic Respins uses five reels, four rows of symbols, and fifty fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 92.533% and 95.323%. The game lets you create winning combinations using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Merlin's Magic Respins builds on the success of NextGen Gaming's Merlin's Millions slot, and continues the wizard's adventure while inviting players to step back in time to the lands of King Arthur where they can play for magical wins of up to 50,000 coins. The Free Games Bonus and Wild Respins Feature provide plenty of excitement not to mention winning opportunities, and if you choose to make use of the Superbet option, you can send the RTP (Theoretical Return to Player) soaring up to 95.323% from 92.533%!