For a long time, Avalon was one of the most played Microgaming slot machines ever devised. Even the release of its far more glamorous sequel couldn’t lure too many of its original players away.
Today, over a decade since it first appeared in the online casino world, Avalon continues to be one of Microgaming’s flagship slots, and it hasn’t aged too badly, either.
Look and feel
As we’ve just said, Avalon doesn’t look too bad, given its age. It contains high playing card symbols which are still recycled in many more modern Microgaming slot machine titles, as well as thematic symbols such as cups, gemstones, crowns, and of course, the Lady of the Lake.
This Arthurian themed slot machine game still looks and plays a great deal better than many of its more modern, similarly themed casino games and that is impressive.
Avalon only offers up 20 paylines, but players do have the option of altering the number of lines which feature in their game.
Players can also alter their bets (although admittedly, not as comfortably as some other titles), allowing them to wager anything from a base minimum of 1p per line per spin, up to a capped maximum of £200 per spin.
Avalon’s non-progressive jackpot is worth 3,000x your total bet, which is impressive even today.
Avalon doesn’t quite contain so many of the features we are used to seeing in Microgaming developed slots, but it still has it where it counts.
The Lady in the Lake acts as a scatter icon, and if 3 or more of these legendary character icons appear anywhere on the reels during a single spin, a free spins bonus will be triggered.
During this feature, Avalon and treasure chest symbols both act as wild symbols. The feature offers up 12 free spins, with multipliers worth up to 7x present in the bonus. The feature can also be retriggered.
This aged slot also contains a gamble feature, which can be triggered after any winning spin. Players will get the chance to double or quadruple their winnings in this basic feature, although we wouldn’t recommend it since you only stand a 50% chance of success or less.