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Avalon 2 by Quickfire powered by Microgaming

Avalon 2  by Quickfire powered by MicrogamingThe legend around the mystic island continues to arouse emotions fascinating every generation. The kernel of the story could be true, with all plausible but curious old times events, showing the Celtic historical past with its bygone glory and uncertainties. Celtic Mythology is the most recognizable individual, King Arthur, surrounded and zealously embraced by a cluster of devotees/followers. Merlin, Morgaine, Lady of the Lake and the Excalibur, Viviane, Guinevere, Lancelot, Mordred, all partakers in the epic story. 

Let your imagination free and play the Avalon 2 slot machine by Microgaming Company, where most of the above historical/fictional characters are joined in the Quest for the Grail. 

With its theoretical RTP of 95.92%medium variance, this slot is under the industry's typical norm; moreover, the maximum payout is limited to 120 000 coins.  But once you launch the game, you will be immediately immersed in the medieval tale. Start by spinning for free in the DEMO version on our site.

Personal testers’ opinion

Even today's standards, this 243 pay lines game stands out with its design, graphics, animations, sounds, and overall appearances, despite being classified as virtually olden (released in 2014). The excellent craftsmanship of the developer’s team is undeniable, making impressions on every player with the remarkable/unforgettable presentation of this online machine. Having expressed our accolade, we will now move to the game's generosity, which is not as superb as the above admirations.

The RTP of the game is under the desired level of 96%, which the players are used to with all the contemporary slots. Moreover, statistically, the slot shows triggering the bonus round only every 202nd spin (0.49%), which is almost half of the frequency expected by a provider of Microgaming’s status. That will say that the ultimate goal- the bonus games (possibly moving from one bonus to another from the map) are very rarely initiated, but for them is reserved 25% of the whole prize pool. Then no wonder that despite the huge variety of bonus games (8 different ones), the players will probably obtain good wins from the base game rather than from many bonus rounds. That exact situation occurred to us while testing. We reached around 400x total bets during the main spins, while the average win from different bonuses we’ve managed to pass was only in the range of 40x-50x the bet. Regarding the wagering requirements- the slot scored an index of 4.84 (out of 10) and deserved neutral comments.

Review and recommendations by the testing team

  • The paytable seems cheap for achieving big wins, considering that the low-valued symbols make any combinations most of the time. The long-empty streaks with occasional payouts (regularly smaller than the bet size) show that this is not a suitable machine to cover the wagering requirements. If you are a bonus hunter, remember there is no reason to stretch your game session, as full balance recovery is not likely, even with the Lady of the Lake (expanding Wilds) and Merlin (Cash prize or multiplier) randomly appearing in the base game.
  • Playing with real money, you should also be extremely cautious, considering the possibility of depleting your resources in a long distance. Avalon 2 is one of those money-grabbing slots that can swallow your entire capital very easily. 2 Scatters pays is good news, and here it occurs very often. 3 Scatters, on the other hand, is one super difficult to get bonus triggering formation.
  • Therefore we reckon that Avalon 2 is a game mostly for entertainment, rather than for gainful play, despite the super huge potential, for a Medium Variance game.

Hidden parameters and settings of Avalon 2 slot (data from the testing team)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically, every 202nd spin (0,49%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 39,21%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 75% in the usual spins and 25% in the bonus feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 402x.
  • The maximum winning from the bonus was 49x.
  • Volatility is 6,19 out of 20 (average).
  • Cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 4,84 out of 10.
  • RTP of 95.92% does not allow getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.

Bonus Features

During the base game

  • Merlin - randomly appears on the reels during the base game, bringing cash prizes or multipliers.
  • Lady of the Lake- appearing on reel 3 during the base game, will randomly expand, providing extra winning chances.

Grail Bonus

Avalon 2 offers a sublime collection of bonus games- each of them intriguing and highly unique. Each time you get a bonus, you will progress in the next-level adventure feature, unlocking new bonuses.

Land 3, 4, or 5 Holy Grail symbols, and the bonus round begins.

  • 1) Lake of Legend

This is throwing a dice game with increasing Multiplier (from x1 to x6). For each Excalibur’s sliver that you manage to place together, you are rewarded, plus if completing the whole sword, you will receive an additional Multiplier of x15 total stakes.

  • 2) Misty Vale

If you advanced to level 2, you would have to select a special symbol to become extra Wild, and you will be rewarded with 15 Free Spins. Wins with your extra Wild in it will deliver double payout.

  • 3) Whispering Woods

You have 3 picks to select 5 shields, hiding Coin prizes behind (where the highest can carry a value of 160x your current stake).

  • 4) Forest Falls

At this level, you will be rewarded with 20 Free Spins with Trailing Wilds (staked Wilds on reel 1 and 2, remaining in their places till the end of the level).

  • 5) Dusky Moors

You will have to uncover a pair of matching helmets in-between 12 objects during this level, which will reward you on every step with a progressive Multiplier. 

  • 6) Morgan's Keep

You are rewarded with 20 Free Spins, plus Rolling Reels feature (avalanche), with Multiplier, up to 6x.

  • 7) Hall of Shadows

At this level, you will face the Black Knight in a fight for the Holy Grail. It would be best to choose the correct action: offensive or defensive, which will reward you with a cash prize.

  • 8) The Isle of Avalon

At this point, you will have to turn 3 wheels, rewarding sizeable Multiplier, and if hitting ‘0’ on the 3rd wheel, Avalon will open the 4th wheel, rewarding you with the unbelievable 4 digit Multiplier!

Settings

  • Number of reels - 5
  • Number of lines - 243 (wins all ways from left to right)
  • Cost of one coin - from 0.01 to 0.05
  • Number of coins per spin - 1-5
  • The size range of rates - from 0.30 to 7.50
  • Maximum winning - 120,000 coins.
  • Wild symbol - yes (an inscription with the name of the slot and Lady of The Lake).
  • Scatter - yes (Holy Grail)
  • Free spins - yes (15 free spins with an additional wild symbol triggered in a multilevel bonus game).
  • Bonus game - yes (8-level bonus game in which it is possible to receive the additional winnings, multipliers and free spins).
  • The expected percentage of the payment (RTP) in the Avalon 2 slot - 95.92%

How to win at the Avalon 2 slot machine? (Conclusion)

  • We will start our recommendation section with the most valuable advice: to test the game in the DEMO free mode before placing real money deposits.
  • We do not recommend Avalon 2 slot machine to the bonus hunters, as we witnessed it is incapable of supporting the balance in long sessions, which gives no chance to complete the wagering requirements.
  • We lean towards neutral recommendations when playing with real money since the slot seems created for entertainment rather than paying out big wins. 
  • It has been spotted that the slot temporarily renders better payouts by breaking the rolling sequence: by clicking Quick Spin + Abrupt Stop and a normal spin in between them. Plus, it has been analyzed that playing at the same bet rate gives a better probability of launching the bonus games.
  • Remember, the RTP of this slot is not so player-friendly, i.e. if you managed to increase your funds by some 30%, 40%, you should quit your real money session and enjoy the game in fun credits mode or go to another slot. Via the same logic of thinking when losing 1/3rd of your initial balance is another good moment to terminate your session.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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