UK-based online and mobile casino software provider iSoftBet has enhanced its player-favorite Twisted Tales slot series, having added Merlins’s Revenge Megaways to the popular collection. The action-packed follow-up to the fantasy-themed title Morgana Megaways released in August 2020 is inspired by one of history’s most famous wizards as the talented developer puts its own spin on the Arthurian story.
A backdrop of what must be Camelot has the legendary sword in the stone positioned to the right of the 6-reel, 2-7-row game grid, with the high volatility game powered by Big Time Gaming‘s (BTG) Megaways engine, which is capable of producing up to 117,649 ways to win.
The game’s RTP is 96.0 percent and wins are formed by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the far left side. When winning combinations hit, a cascades mechanic is triggered, removing winning symbols from the reels and replacing them with symbols that drop down from above. Low pays are 9-A card icons and are worth 0.5 – 1x the bet, while Merlin and the other high pay symbols are worth 1.5 to 10 times the stake for six-of-a-kind. Wilds, meanwhile, substitute for all symbols except Bonus or Mystery symbols, and land on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
During base gameplay, a pair of modifiers – Merlin’s Magic, which activates on any non-winning paid spin, and awards either a winning outcome or Bonus trigger – and Max Megaways. This modifier can be randomly triggered during any paid spin, and causes the reels to land the max 117,649 Megaways available. Mystery Symbols can appear in the base game and bonus game, and transform into the same regular paid symbol when they hit.
Merlin’s Free Spins:
Landing at least three Sword Scatter symbols will trigger Free Spins, with 3, 4, 5, or 6 awarding 8, 10, 14, or 20 free spins, respectively. Before the free spins round starts, players can choose to spin a gamble wheel to possibly win up to 20 spins. Those who land on the green WIN segment of the wheel, are awarded one additional free spin while landing on the red LOSE segment and you lose the entire Free Spsin Bonus and back to the base game you go.
During free spins, players collect symbols to award even more Free Spins and increase the minimum Megaways, for potentially lucrative rewards. Any required special symbol that appears is collected; it doesn’t have to be a part of a winning combination in order to be collected.
Collecting all the required symbols changes the level to the next highest symbol. The collection happens in progressive order, starting with the lowest pay symbol to the highest.
Depending on the jurisdiction you’re in and the online casino you’re playing at, choosing the bonus buy allows you to go directly to Free Spins round for the cost of 80x your stake. Opting in could potentially result in landing all six scatters, which would award 20 free spins, sans the need to gamble for it.
Another Magical Hit:
Commenting on the new title, Mark Claxton, Head of Games for iSoftBet, said in a company blog that their “journey into Arthurian legend” continues in their latest launch, Merlin’s Revenge Megaways.
“With a darker take on one of history’s most famous wizards, as well as the Symbol Collect, which adds prolonged excitement during Free Spins, we are confident this is another magical hit in our portfolio.”
The new release is the most recent addition to the British online games supplier and content aggregator’s Twisted Tales series, joining Musketeer Megaways, launched on May 26 and inspired The Three Musketeers, the famous novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas in 1844.