Slot Review: Arthur's Fortune by Yggdrasil GamingPublished March 2, 2021 by Elana K
Arthur's Fortune from Yggdrasil is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot that features wild transformations, bonus symbols, multipliers, and free spins.
Arthur’s Fortune, from the Swedish developer Yggdrasil, is a well-executed slot from start to finish. The theme of King Arthur is a familiar one, but unlike the tumultuous Middle Ages, this slot is rather calm. There is a castle in the far background and tents on a grassy field, while the soundtrack is reminiscent of a minstrel strumming dreamily. Features include wild transformations, bonus symbols, multipliers, and free spins. It can be played at Yggdrasil casinos, online and on mobile.
Arthur’s Fortune is a 5-reel, 3-row, 20-payline slot that’s playable on all devices. Bets range from .04€ - 100€, quite a large range, making it suitable for low- and high-rollers alike. The game is fairly high variance with an RTP of 96.2%, but the hit rate of 22.17% is quite reasonable. Wins are scored when 3 or more matching symbols line up on a payline.
Symbols include 10-A royals and higher-paying knights of different colors, Guinevere, and King Arthur. King Arthur is the highest paying standard symbol and awards 25x the stake when 5 land in combination. The wild, which also acts as a scatter, awards 27.5x the stake when 5 land.
There is also a Merlin’s orb bonus symbol that can appear at random during the base game or Free Spins round. During the base game, the orb can award a multiplier of up to 25x the stake or up to 14 free spins + 3 wild symbol conversions (see below). If the orb lands during the Free Spins round, players can win up to a 50x multiplier and up to 14 free spins.
During the base game, the Wild Transformation can be randomly triggered, which turns up to 10 symbols wild on 1 spin. A spinning wheel above the wheels determines which symbols get turned wild.
The Free Spins round is triggered when 3 or more scatters land on the reels. Not only are free spins awarded, but wild conversions are too. 3 scatters awards 7 free spins + 1 symbol conversion, 4 scatters award 10 free spins + 2 symbol conversions, and 5 scatters award 14 free spins and 3 symbol conversions. All conversions last for the entire Free Spins round.
Also during this round, when 2 or more scatters land, players get more free spins and wild symbol conversions, up to 4 additional free spins and 4 additional symbol conversions.
Arthur’s Fortune from Yggdrasil features a popular theme, lovely visuals and audio, and enough features to keep players enthralled. The free spins and wild transformations are especially riveting since they can be triggered and retriggered for some generous wins. The max win of the game is 10,850x, a nice takeaway from the fortunes of King Arthur.