Perhaps the most famous sword that has ever graced the hands of a warrior – the Excalibur. As far as ancient tales go, Excalibur once belonged to the great King Arthur. The Arthurian legend is a mix of reality and fiction, so who knows, perhaps the sword is still hidden somewhere to this day. Snowborn have their own tale to tell, in their own Legend of the Sword. The Arthurian fans are probably grinning again, as the first look of Diamonds of the Realm is still fresh in our minds. In comes another contestant.
For Microgaming partners, there is a hot new trend, which was sparked by 9 Masks of Fire. This new style of gameplay has been implemented on loads of Microgaming related slots and Legend of the Sword is another example. It’s still early to say if this is good news or not, maybe it depends on your preference. Only ones deemed worthy can pull the sword out of the stone. If you believe you got what it takes, then step up and claim what is rightfully yours. Together with the sword, you might take home a payout of 10,000x. Seems simple enough, right?
Legend of the Sword Slot Review
Game Layout: 5 Reels x 5 Rows
yes (2) Excalibur Collection, Camelot Free Spins
Bonus features: yes (2) Excalibur Collection, Camelot Free Spins Release date: 5th of October 2021
Gameplay and Payouts
Legend of Arthur is filled with heroes and their glorious deeds, so you need a slot that can reflect all that. Legend of the Sword does it well because it truly feels like a mystical tale, ancient and legendary. It comes with wonderful music and impressive visuals. The sword itself is seen on the left side, pierced into the stone. Far in the distance, we see a castle, which could be the famous Camelot. The rest of the game portrays the beautiful woodlands. The 5x5 game layout is laid out on a piece of parchment, which improves the overall immersion. Legend of the Sword is really atmospheric and moody, which is just great to see.
It is a pretty big layout, so there are a lot of paylines, 3,125 to be exact. Players need to manoeuvre various symbol combinations to score one of the possible wins. To make a successful combination, you will need at least 3 matching symbols, which are the following. Low-value ones are 4 card suits while high symbols are four medieval objects. The shield and the helmet are equally valued, after them comes the goblet, which is followed by the crown, the most valuable regular symbol. Legend of the Sword also contains various special symbols.
Such an epic legend deserves some powerful payouts and thankfully enough, Legend of the Sword delivers. On average every third spin results in a win. The best win can be 10,000x, although that happens with a little help of bonus features. Continuing with the good stats, we got 96.12% RTP. Legend of the Sword is, of course, a high volatility slot. The bet range is a bit peculiar, starting from 0.20 and ending with 24. Other than that, Snowborn have provided an adequate game and payout model.
The 9 Masks of Fire set a trend, where scatters pay out different amounts of prize money. Legend of the Sword goes down the same path, as Excalibur scatters can provide some juicy instant wins. To get any sort of payout, you will need at least 5 scatters, which provides just 2x. Each additional scatter gradually scales the payouts to 5x, 10x, 100x, 1,000x and finally 10,000x for 10 scatters.
Named after the famous castle, next up we got the Camelot Free Spins. Land 3 Free Spins symbols to gain access to this feature. Hold and Win type of bonuses have lately been really popular, so we also get something similar on the Legend of the Sword slot. Players begin with 3 spins, which reset with each newly acquired Excalibur Scatter. Each Scatter also increases the multiplier by 1x. When the Free Spins feature concludes, all collected scatters are summed up and a win is paid, according to the paytable.
Who would have thought that 9 Masks of Fire would set in motion a whole new trend for Microgaming partners. Snowborn Games have been on this idea train for a while now, as Legend of the Sword is not their first slot, using this scatter model. We suppose it all comes down to preference. If you’re a slot traditionalist, then you’d rather have some regular Free Spins if you’re a bit more revolutionary, then this scatter model might be your new passion, although for how long this idea will be considered new because it feels like we’ve had it around for a good while now. Other than that, Legend of the Sword is a very enjoyable game with a nice potential, definitely a good addition to the Arthurian list of games.