The legend of King Arthur has for centuries captured the imagination of people interested in valiant knights, scary dragons and mysterious wizards. Play ‘N Go have decided that it was time that this theme was brought to life in the form of a slot game. The Rise of Merlin sees Arthur’s wizard take centre stage, in this enjoyable and well designed slot game.

Like many of Play ‘N Go’s previous games, the Rise of Merlin slot game has a great background, and well drawn characters and symbols. More importantly, however, is it has some great bonus features, giving players the opportunities to win some great prizes. In this Rise of Merlin review, we’ll discuss these feature bonuses, as well as the RTP, and quite simply how the game is played.


The Rise of Merlin slot game is set up in a standard 3×5 grid, with ten different paylines. The minimum bet per spin is as low as 0.10 coins, with the maximum going all the way up to 100 coins. So it really caters for both the newer slot player and those with much greater experience.

There are the standard playing card symbols that have lower value, which are the 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. You have to land at least three of these to trigger a payout, with five King or Aces being worth X120 of your original stake.

The Merlin based symbols are the ones that carry a much higher value. They are the Owl, a white Dragon, a Red Dragon, a Crystal Ball and Merlin himself. Landing two Merlin symbols is worth X10, three X100, four X1000 and five symbols rewards players with X5000 their original stake. It is very tricky to achieve, but the reward is certainly worth it.

Bonus Features

We won’t make you wait any longer in this Rise of Merlin game review before getting to the feature bonuses. The Crystal Ball works as the Wild symbol, so will help make winning combinations by replacing other regular symbols. It is also the Scatter, so landing three of them will reward players with eight free spins.

At the beginning of the free spins, a symbol will be picked at random. When it appears, it will expand across the whole of the reel it lands on, which will make it much easier to make winning combinations.

Rise of Merlin Free Play

If this all seems a bit confusing to you, then not to worry. There is a Rise of Merlin free play version of the game, which is aimed at either players who don’t have much slot game experience, or just want to play the game for fun without risking any of their own money.


The return to player rate for the Rise of Merlin slot game is 94.51%

Our Rise Of Merlin Review

Play ‘N Go have treated us to another simple, yet enjoyable slot game. Rise of Merlin is a lot of fun, so we think you should have a go as soon as you can.