Merlins Money burst

Merlin's Money Burst

Merlin’s Money Burst is one of several UK slots in NextGen Gaming’s Merlin-inspired series. Like Merlin’s Magic Re-Spins and perhaps more surprisingly, the misleadingly titled Merlin’s Millions, this release is a non-progressive jackpot. Truth be told, Merlin’s Money Burst has as much to do with Arthurian legend has its predecessors, which is not very much at all. However, that doesn’t detract from the 3D slot’s gameplay.

This NextGen Gaming slot features 5 reels, upon which are 60 paylines. Those lines are fixed into place, but players can get away with dirt cheap bets here. Minimum stakes cost as little as 30p a spin, which isn’t shabby when you’re looking at 30 lines. Capped maximum bets are set to just £7.50 a turn, which is a steal. For those bets, players are looking at non-progressive prizes which are worth over 60x a total bet. The slot’s RTP rate can also be adjusted, depending on whether players opt to play with the game’s side-bet feature.

Special features

Merlin himself appears as the game’s wild symbol. He can substitute for all standard paying icons but cannot replace scatters. If the optional side-bet is active, players can add multipliers to those wilds. Without the side-bet, wilds offer no multipliers. However, with stakes worth 2x, 3x, 5x, 6x or 8x a total bet, players can bag 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x or 10x wild multipliers. The more you wager with the side-bet, the higher the return to player rises.

If matching symbols appear on the first and second reels, the symbols will be held while a re-spin is handed out. During this re-spin, Merlin may mysteriously add up to 6 extra wilds to the reels.

Bonus features

Two free spins features can be nabbed in this game. If three red gemstone scatters appear on the third, fourth and fifth reels, players will bag 10 free games. This is the basic free spin bonus, and it can be retriggered. During the round, Merlin may add up to 9 wild symbols onto the reels at random.

A second free spin bonus (Wild Spins) is triggered if players land matching icons on the first and second reels (as with the re-spin round), as well as three scatters on the other three reels. A total of 10 free spins are offered. However, if the symbols on the first two reels happen to be wild icons, then the game will offer 20 spins instead. Once more, Merlin can add wilds to the reels at random during this round. Coupled with the frozen wilds on the first and second reels, this is easily the most profitable feature in Merlin’s Money Burst.

Overview

Merlin’s Money Burst could be the most prosperous of all three slots in this NextGen Gaming trilogy. Any player who enjoyed the previous two games will find this one exceeds those release. If you haven’t tried them before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you first sit down to play the Merlin’s Money Burst slot.