Back in the day, the world was besieged by dragons, maidens needed rescuing pretty much on a daily basis, and NetEnt's slots were not regarded as being very good. This was in the ancient times of 2008. Fast forward several years and now the only dragons you'll see will probably be in Game of Thrones, maidens generally prefer to take care of themselves, and NetEnt's slots are among the most enchanting in the land. This slot is based on the Arthurian legend centred around Excalibur, King Arthur's mighty sword. According to whichever myth you believe, Arthur either pulled Excalibur out of a large stone in which it had been thrust, or was presented it by 'The Lady in The Lake'.
The symbols used in this game are all suitably medieval, aside from, perhaps, playing card values ten to ace, although even they are presented in nicely-coloured shields. You will also find The Black Knight, Merlin, a bewitching sorceress, and even The Lady in The Lake herself pops up for an appearance.
You can choose the size of your coin from 0.01 to 1.00, and the number of coins you wish to risk each spin, from one to four. There are twenty possible winning pay lines in total, and all are selectable. Your final wager-per-spin is your coin size multiplied by the number of coins multiplied by the number of lines you want in play. When you're happy with your settings, hit the spin button to set the medieval magic in motion!
Payout & bonus rounds
You'll find gold in the payouts that the Excalibur Slot has to offer. You can double your money just by landing two tens in sequence on an active pay line from the left-hand reel. The jackpot in normal play is for five of whom we presume is the good King Arthur himself. He wins you a right royal 750x your stake-per-line.
Excalibur will carve you up some wins as it acts as the wild symbol in this game. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the golden wild symbol and the scatter. Any win containing a wild symbol is doubled.
A golden chalice acts as the scatter symbol in this slot, and you only need two anywhere on the reels to win you a prize. If you land three or more, you win free spins! You win ten for three scatter symbols, twenty for four and thirty for five. All wins during free spins are tripled. You can re-trigger free spins during your bonus games, but additional spins lose the 3x multiplier.
The golden wild symbol appears on the central reel only, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter. Any win containing a golden wild symbol is quadrupled!
This is a bit of a blast from the medieval past for NetEnt, who have since gone on to produce some magical '3D' online slots games. Excalibur now seems something of a blunt affair, and slots like this just don't cut it any more. It's worth a spin for nostalgia's sake at least, or if you don't like your slots over-burdened with bonus features. Why not grab yourself a slice of this legendary online slots game from NetEnt?