The medieval-themed video slot Book of King Arthur is based on the book genre of casino games typically associated with Egyptian themes. Book of King Arthur is brought to you by the Swedish-based international team at Just for the Win Studio and can be played on the Microgaming platform across all devices.
Book of King Arthur has a Camelot theme, so think lutes, recorders, and timbrels for music with a lilting and pleasant albeit stereotypical sound. The low-pay symbols are the royals ten through ace, totally fitting the theme here for once rather than simply being the mainstay of low-pays.
The Book of King Arthur high-pay symbols are richly coloured and detailed with King Arthur himself, the holy grail, the sword Excaliber, and a shield. The Book of King Arthur is red and gold with a golden dragon on the cover. The background comprises stately pillars, large partly open doors, and a red carpet presumably leading to the throne room.
Book of King Arthur is a 5×3 video slot with ten paylines. The game has high volatility and a respectable RTP on par with most of these games at 96.10%. The maximum win is 5,000x the stake.
The minimum bet for slot is low enough to get nervous players started at 0.20, and the highest bet is 50.00. The boost function, described below, allows you to double your bet and play with expanding wilds if you’re feeling lucky.
- The Book of King Arthur symbol is both the Wild and the Scatter. It awards ten free spins if you land three and can substitute for any other symbol. The book also offers a payout of 2x, 20x, or 200x the bet if you land 3, 4, or 5, respectively.
- The fabled Round Table acts as the bonus wheel during the free spin round, with the spin determining which pay symbol will become the expanding special symbol. The free spin feature can be retriggered indefinitely.
- The Book of King Arthur boost feature allows you to double your bet in the base game for a maximum of 100.00, and this makes the wild/scatter book symbol expand to fill the reel when it lands.
- Buy Free Spins feature guarantees you three scatters on the next spin if you’re willing to part with 80x the current stake. This bonus cannot be combined with the boost feature.
We found Book of King Arthur pretty ho-hum until we bought the free spin. The expanding pay symbol leads to bigger wins, and we retriggered the free spins a couple of times, making it well worth the money we paid for the bonus. We also tried the boost function, but it didn’t make a significant difference in the base game and didn’t increase the excitement despite doubling our wager.
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If the “Book of” category of games appeals to you, then you will likely enjoy slot, especially given the change in theme from the usual. The game is pretty, and fans of medieval-themed games or Camelot, in particular, will appreciate the attention to detail here.
If you can afford it, the ability to buy free spins makes slot worth trying. The boost feature is also expensive but may pay off dividends, and either of these is an improvement upon the base game, which is fine, but nothing to write home about.