Xcalibur is a Microgaming slot that is influenced by the legends of Camelot, and specifically by the one which tells the story of the sword Excalibur. The sword was supposedly half buried in stone, and nobody could pull it out, that is until King Arthur came around to try it. The graphics don’t make it look like a recent release, but the slot manages to put forward 50 lines on the 5 reels, and it can give you scatter symbols, bonus games, wilds and free games.
Betting and Prizes
With 1 to 50 lines which can be made active for each round, the game will need a similar number of coins to be used in the wager. You decide the value of that line bet, and you can take it from a minimum of $0.01 to a value of up to $0.25. The result, is a wager of up to $12.50 for each spin.
Rewards here will bring up to 100 times the total bet, which can mean $1,250 through the scatter symbol. The regular combinations pay up to $250.
Xcalibur Slot Features
As features go, Xcalibur’s are pretty typical for the industry. The list starts with a wild symbol that is capable of substituting for all regular symbols. This is an expanding wild, so it takes over an entire reel when it makes its appearance. It doesn’t replace bonus or scatter icons, and it doesn’t form its own combinations. The image of Excalibur is shown in this symbol. Wilds are capable of appearing only on the reels 1, 3 and 5.
Next, let’s take a look at the scatter, which shows us a profile of Merlin. The game will reward you whenever you have 3 or more symbols like this, in any position. You can win 3x, 20x or 100x the bet, plus you gain access to 12 free spins. 2x multipliers apply to all wins from the free games. You can’t retrigger them unfortunately.
The final feature triggers if the Key icon is on the reels 2, 3 and 4, in any scattered position. A new screen will load up, with 8 doors to choose from. You can continue to get prizes from these doors, until you find one that gives you the Collect message. 1x to 10x the total bet is offered by each door you open.
Theme & Design
The graphics of Xcalibur slot are not too basic, but they don’t appear to be modern either. The slot includes images of King Arthur, of Genevieve, Merlin, the sword, along with shields, dragons and helmets. The poker cards are there as well, done in a way that makes them fit for use in a circus.
Xcalibur will give you a normal range of features, adequate prizes and a good back story. It’s not the best game with a theme inspired by Camelot though, not even close.