King Arthur, powered by Mirogaming, is an online casino slot game available for desktop computer, mobile phone and tablet. As the name suggests, it features a theme based around the legendary king of Camelot, famous for having strange ideas about tables with no corners. This theme is well realised, including animated symbols and suitably grandiose music, but one can’t help but notice that everything looks a little low detail by modern standards.
To be fair, the game is many years old now, and on a mobile phone screen the low resolution sprites are far less noticeable, but in comparison to other games King Arthur simply doesn’t hold up visually. On the other hand, the five reel, twenty play line system is still solid and enjoyable, so there is really no reason a person not obsessed with cutting edge technology should not still find an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Note that play lines are also manually adjustable in this game, offering a strategic aspect that some modern games tend to lack.
So in this aspect the game may even be considered ahead of a few modern games, as far as strategic game play goes.
All the expected characters from the King Arthur story are present and accounted for. The well loved wizard Merlin, his pointy hat and white beard prominently on display, is one of the most valuable symbols in the game, paying out a good amount if matched with himself the maximum of five times. King Arthur is the most valuable symbol, paying a huge amount if matched five times, and also doubling as a special wild symbol.
The Holy Grail is a lower value symbol, but may be match two times for a small payout, and the Lady of Lake the least valuable picture symbol. The remaining symbols in the game at online or mobile casino include the ten, jack, queen, king, and ace of playing cards, which offer little in the way of big payouts when players enjoying the slot.
As already mentioned, the King Arthur symbol is a special wild symbol. He may match with any other symbol to create a matching sequence, but has the added effect that any sequence made with him will payout double the normal amount. This makes him one king that the player will hope to see as often as possible. The most important symbol in the game, however, is not the king, as would be expected, but rather the scatter symbol, represented by the famous sword Excalibur.
The Excalibur symbol will trigger a mini-game if matching at least three times, during which the player must test their strength and see how many swords they can pull from stone. Each sword pulled will add to a payout amount, which will be added to the account balance when the player selects a sword they are unable to extract. Note that the payout amounts during this bonus sequence are directly related to the initial bet made before the spin was taken. This means, of course, that bonus games are more valuable the higher the amount the player bets.