Excalibur Slot by NetEnt Review
The Excalibur 5-reel slot by NetEnt with 20 paylines is available at NeonSlots in its free demo that you can play for fun. Winning combinations are made by 11 pictures and playing card symbols. You will come across two Wilds and the Scatter that triggers free spins.
Excalibur Slot Bonuses
The slot comes with several bonuses that can be activated by landing the Wilds and the Scatters. The regular Wild symbol looks like a sword hilt (handle) against a green background. It substitutes for all symbols except for the Scatter and the Golden Wild and contributes to complete the winning combinations. Also, the Wild symbol doubles the payouts for the combinations that it complements.
Golden Wild is the same sword picture but shown fully in golden colour. Just like the first one, this symbol also takes part in producing the winning combos and quadruples the payouts for regular combos that it complements.
Scatter is a golden chalice. Three or more Scatters landed anywhere on the reels trigger a series of free spins. You will get 10 free spins for 3 Scatters, 20 for four, and 30 for 5. Also, your winnings during the free spins will be tripled. You will not be able to earn any extra free spins.
Symbols and Payouts in the Excalibur Slot
To form a winning combination in the Excalibur online slot, you need to land 3 (sometimes 2) identical pictures on an active payline. This combination should be arranged consistently, starting with the leftmost reel.
The total number of symbols featured in the game is 14. We can divide them into three groups: pictures, playing cards and special symbols. While producing the combinations of 2, 3, 4 or 5 pictures the appropriate factor will be multiplied by your bet level. Playing card combinations will be landing on the reels more frequently. They will pay the lowest rewards:
- 10 - x5, x25 and x100
- J, Q and K - x5, x25 and x125
- A - x5, x50 and x150
The symbols featured in the slot are represented by various characters from the legend of King Arthur. They will pay significantly larger amounts with the following multipliers:
- Dark Knight - x10, x50 and x200
- Two different pictures of witches - x10, x75 and x250
- A couple in love - x15, x100 and x500
- Merlin the wizard - x25, x100 and x500
- King Arthur - x3 (for 2 pictures), x25, x100 and x750
The game features a total of three special symbols, which are two Wilds and one Scatter. The regular Wild forms its own combinations starting with 2 symbols and pays the highest rewards in the slot: x10, x250, x2,500 and x10,000.
The Scatter symbol also earns you some payouts by multiplying your total bet per spin (the figure shown in the Bet window). If you land two or more Scatters anywhere on the reels, these are the rewards that you will get: x2, x5, x25 and x500.
Excalibur Control Panel
The control panel in the Excalibur slot by NetEnt is located in the bottom of the game screen. This is where you can adjust your bet size, keep track of your balance and launch the spins.
You will initially be given 5,000 credits at the beginning of the game. The current amount of credits is displayed on a black line in the bottom of the game screen. Right next to your in-game balance you will see the Bet and the Win sections that will be displaying your bet size and your winnings in credits. You can see a black line above the control panel. This line displays your bet in coins and consists of the following items:
- Bet level - your bet per line from 1 to 4 coins
- Bet lines - the number of active paylines from 1 to 20
- Coins - your balance in coins
- Coin value - your coin value from 0.01 to 0.20 credits
All values except for the Coins can be adjusted by using the appropriate green buttons. Once you have set your values to the desired level, you can see the final amount of your total bet per spin in the Bet window.
To launch the reels, hit the round button with an arrow in the centre of the control panel. By clicking on it again you will bring the reels to an instant stop. You can also click Max Bet to launch the reels with the values in the Bet level and the Bet lines sections set to their maximum.
After each successful spin your winnings will be displayed in the Win window. To open the paytable, click in the Paytable button in the lower left corner. This is where you can read the description of the bonuses that the slot has to offer.
Besides the buttons on the control panel, the game also provides some extra switches. For example, you can choose the number of paylines not only by using the Bet Line button, but also by clicking on the colourful triangles next to the reels. Each number displays the number of paylines to be played after you make your selection. You can view certain tips about the bonus symbols next to the Paytable button. 4 small buttons with appropriate icons are located in the lower left corner:
- The wrench - opens the Game Settings windows, where you can enable/disable the sound effects and music playing in the background
- The speaker - turns the sound on or off
- The question mark - opens the slot's guidelines
- Auto - launches the autospin mode with custom settings
Excalibur Game Currency
An interesting option is setting your coin value in the Coin section. Since the bets are made in coins, the balance in credits will automatically be converted and will amount to 500,000 coins at the lowest denomination. Accordingly, you will be able to make many bets but earn very low payouts in credits.
With the maximum coin value you will have 25,000 coins in your balance, and the winnings will increase 20 times. This change of the coin value is called denomination.
The 5-reel Excalibur video slot is themed to history and tales about King Arthur and his mythical sword. As the story recounts, Arthur obtained his sword with the help of Merlin the wizard and the Lady of the Lake in exchange for a further service. All three mythological characters and the sword are depicted as symbols in this NetEnt's slot.
The slot lets you play the game with medium variance (payout frequency), it comes with 2 Wilds and one Scatter that earns you some free spins. The bonus multipliers are the extra advantage that you can earn by landing all three special symbols. The slot features no gambling round or any active bonus games.