Play ‘n GO have gained a reputation for creating fun and exciting pokies since the company launched in 2005. On August 6th, 2019, Play ‘n GO launched a fantastic new game called The Sword and the Grail.
The Sword and the Grail is based around the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and is the company’s second King Arthur-related pokies game in as many months after Play ‘n Go created Rise of Merlin in June.
Where Rise of Merlin focussed on the legendary wizard and mythology, The Sword and the Grail is very much about the legend of King Arthur and his court. This game features all your favorite characters from King Arthur himself, his loyal wizard Merin, Lady Guinevere, and the most trusted of knights, the one and only Sir Lancelot.
The name of this pokies machine refer to its Scatter and Wild symbols. They are based on too of the biggest legends of King Arthur mythology: the Holy Grail and The Sword in the Stone.
Players are challenged to rise from the rank of a lowly squire up to the King of Knights in The Sword and the Grail’s Free Spins bonus game. Climb those ranks by collecting swords and increasing the prize multipliers. Get to the top and some massive payouts are available.
The Sword and the Grail Key Info
This five-reel video pokie features 20 paylines that are fixed, meaning you have 20 chances to win on every spin so it should be great fun to play. Play ‘n GO state The Sword and the Grail’s Return To Player (RTP) average is 96 percent and they rate the volatility as 10, or very high in the scale used by the company.
High volatility pokies may not be for everyone because they can often see the player endure long dry spells with occasional big wins thrown in. These games can also feature a large number of big wins in a short period of time, too, which is what makes them popular with a large section of pokies players.
It is possible to win up to 100,000 times your stake in The Sword and the Grail, which should make this very popular with those who seek out large payouts.
The Sword and the Grail in Action
Like most Play ‘n GO pokies, The Sword and the Grail is easy to learn how to play and anyone sitting down to enjoy this pokies machine will be up and running in no time at all.
You need to match three symbols across the 20 paylines to earn a win. These symbols feature King Arthur, Merlin, Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere. Should you manage to find the Holy Grail, the game’s Wild, it will substitute for any card except the Scatter, making bigger wins possible. Sometimes, the Holy Grail is found with a magical multiplier, making any winning combination multiplied.
The game’s Scatter is the sword of King Arthur, the Excalibur. A free spins mode is activated when three swords land on the reel. It is here where you are challenged to become a King of Knights after starting as a mere squire.
Everyone starts with five free spins when the free spins bonus round is triggered. There are four stages to the bonus game and you need to collect enough swords to progress to the next stage. Moving to the next stage gives you another five free spins and a multiplier for any Wilds that appear.
Stage one starts with a x2 multiplier, which increases to a x5 on Stage 2. Stage 3 increases this multiplier to x10 where if you manage to collect 18 swords you move to Stage 4 with a huge x100 multiplier on your Wilds!
What Play ‘n GO Say About The Game
CEO of Play ‘n GO, Johan Tornqvist, feels this progressive element will be highly entertaining to the players of The Sword and the Grail.
“The great thing about the Sword and the Grail is its challenging aspect. Winning is one thing, but you also have the chance to conquer the game by becoming the King of the Knights! Players are going to want to achieve that title and they’ll have lots of fun doing it so, let the games begin.”