Merlins Moneyburst Slot Machine
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If you’re in search of a slot with unusual grid, where you need to land unusual winning combos, welcome to NextGen’s Merlin's Moneyburst slot. You get a 2x2 plus 3x4 reel sets, each requiring different symbols to land to make a winning combo. As the title implies, is a wizard-themed slot, presented with cartoony graphics and busy gameplay but one that is highly rewarding.
The game is packed with features. But first things first: the Wild. It is the Merlin symbol which substitutes for all symbols (except for the Claw Scatter) and gives you an 83.33x the stake payout.
Merlin’s Held Respins is one of the features you can trigger which will reward you with 5 Respins if you land matching symbols in the 2x2 reel. This is when those symbols get held, and the 3x4 reels respin. If during the Respins Merlin lands, it will start transforming regular symbols into Wild at random. Should you land 3 Scatters during the Respins, you will get 5 extra Respins added to your total.
Merlin’s Free Games is the next feature. Land 3 Scatters on the 3rd, 4th and 5th reel and you get 10 Free Spins, where Merlin may appear randomly and add Stacked Wilds on those reels. You can retrigger the feature and get 10 additional Free Spins. Merlin's Held Respins can also be triggered here.
Merlin’s Wild Spins is the last special feature you will benefit from and the most rewarding one. Land matching symbols on the 2x2 reels along with 3 Scatters on the 3x4 reels and you will trigger it. Once you’re in, the symbols on the 2x2 formation become Wilds and Merlin appears and adds Stacked Wilds on the 3x4 reels. This feature is also retriggerable.
But don’t despair. The fun doesn’t stop here. The developer has also offered the SuperBet feature where you can play with bigger bets and higher volatility and RTP. There are 5 Bet Levels, each bringing its boosts:
- L1 - $0.60 to $15.00 – You get a 95.75% RTP and any winning combo with a Wild gives you 2x Multiplier boost
- L2 - $1.00 to $25.00 - You get a 96.00% RTP and any winning combo with a Wild gives you 4x Multiplier boost
- L3 - $1.50 to $37.50 - You get a 96.25% RTP and any winning combo with a Wild gives you 6x Multiplier boost
- L4 - $2.00 to $50.00 - You get a 96.50% RTP and any winning combo with a Wild gives you 8x Multiplier boost
- L5 - $2.50 to $62.50 - You get a 96.75% RTP and any winning combo with a Wild gives you 10x Multiplier boost
Theme & Design
As mentioned, NextGen has used cartoony graphics to tell you Merlin’s story in this slot. You will see the enchanted forest in the background, of course, and plenty of magical symbols on the reels.
You will see Potion Bottles, Money Bags, and Time Glasses as the medium-value symbols, and the Spell Book as the high-value one. Merlin is the most rewarding one, and the most important symbol in the slot as you’ve noticed. The A through 10 playing card Royals are the lowest-paying symbols, and they are personified here, as they have little curious eyes.
Wagering & Paylines
The slot, as mentioned, has an unconventional grid, so on the left, you can see the 2 reels with 2 symbols and on the right side the 3 reels displaying 4 symbols each. For this unusual grid, you get 60 paylines and a betting range that starts at $0.30 and goes up to $62.50. The RTP varies as the SuperBet feature is offered, and goes from 95.50% without the SuperBet and to 96.75% with the SuperBet active.
When it comes to payouts, you get 8.33x the stake for 5 Spell Book symbols on the reels and 83.33x the stake for 5 Merlin symbols. Now, with the SuperBet, each winning combo with the Merlin Wild gives you a Multiplier from 2x to 10x. If you start calculating all the payouts, Multipliers, Free Spins and Respins, Stacked Wilds, the Wild Spins feature and the SuperBet, the maximum payout can go beyond 10,000x the stake. For the max bet, this means that you can win more than $625,000.00. Now that’s a magical payout, isn’t it?
Merlin’s Moneyburst does justice to its title. With all its features and Multipliers, along with the SuperBet, the slot can deliver a whole lot of money. Over 10,000x the stake, to be more precise. Wait no more and join the magical experience of winning more than $625,000.00 in just a few cost-effective spins. You’ll have a great gaming time!