Excalibur is an online slot game created by casino software provider Net Entertainment. The game features 5 reels and 20 paylines in a Dark Ages theme that tells the story of King Arthur, Guinevere, the wizard Merlin and the legendary sword Excalibur. As the legend goes, these individuals all play their part in an adventurous quest to find the Holy Grail while encountering various challenges and characters along the way, the story of which has been told and loved for many centuries.
The game also includes special online slot game features like two unique Excalibur wild symbols, scatter symbols, win multipliers and free spins bonus games.
Excalibur Look and Feel
The graphics of Excalibur online slots are designed to complement the mystical medieval English theme of the game. The game is set on an ornate and intricately designed golden Celtic pay table illuminated by candles on either side of the screen, and some of the game symbols have been fashioned to resemble shields. Each shield is unique in colour and topped with a visor, a regal-looking eagle, a pink rose or a golden crown to match the playing card symbol it depicts.
The character symbols each feature an individual who is part of the mythical quest of King Arthur, and are richly coloured and designed to exude a magical feel. Despite their simple 2-dimensional style, these icons are detailed and striking. Also accompanying the game play is a cheerful Old English soundtrack akin to those that minstrels played around castles during the medieval era.
The reel symbols in Excalibur range from colourful shields depicting card symbols to a variety of characters featuring in the legend of King Arthur, including Morgana, the Lady in the Lake, the Black Knight, Sir Lancelot, Uther Pendragon, the Lady Guinevere, Merlin and King Arthur himself. Each symbol has a different main colour and is thus easily discernible to players.
Regular and Golden Excalibur Wilds
There are two unique wild features in Excalibur. The regular Excalibur wild symbol features the famous sword, and the symbol appears randomly during the game on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5. This regular wild symbol can substitute all symbols except for the scatter, and doubles any wins it contributes to. The wild symbol is also the jackpot paying symbol, and 5 of these symbols on an active payline will pay out a jackpot of 10,000 coins.
The second wild feature is the Golden Excalibur wild, and can also substitute all symbols except for the scatter. The Golden Excalibur wild appears only on the centre game reel and will quadruple any wins it contributes to during the game.
Scatter Symbols and Free Spins Feature
The Holy Grail symbol is Excalibur’s scatter symbol. 3 or more of these scatter symbols dropping on to the pay table will activate the free spins bonus feature. 3 Holy Grail scatter symbols will award players with 10 free spins, 4 scatters will award players 20 free spins and 5 scatters appearing on the reels will see players receiving 30 free spins during the free spins feature. Additional free spins can also be won during the feature if 3 more Holy Grail scatter symbols appear on the reels.