The Sword and The Grail Slot
'Released in August 2019 by Swedish developers Play'n GO, The Sword and the Grail slot has a medieval theme and is based on the mythological King Arthur of Camelot and his Knights of the Round Table
According to the game provider, this rates 10/10 for volatility and delivers wins of up to 10,000 times the bet size. Played on a standard 5x3 reel set, The Sword and the Grail has 20 fixed paylines and comes with an RTP of 96.53%.
Not overburdened with features, the biggest wins are almost exclusively the domain of the free spins bonus round which boasts increasing win multipliers up to a maximum of 100x. Equally huge win multipliers are possible in the base game, however, so the potential is certainly there.
The Sword and the Grail slot is available to play for free or with real money now, at participating casinos from €0.20 to €100 per spin.
Design & Symbols
Play'n GO are renowned for their great design work, and The Sword and the Grail is a shining example of their prowess in this particular field. This is a stunning looking game. The base game plays against the backdrop of the famed round table (bereft of Knights on this occasion, unfortunately) in a circular room high up in the castle of Camelot.
The room is illuminated by fire pits either side of the gameboard. King Arthur’s banners line the wall behind supporting stone columns, and his coat of arms can be seen on the stained glass windows. The gameboard’s translucent reels allow you to see most of the scenery whilst spinning the reels. The gameplay is accompanied by an urgent, intense, soundtrack which adds a little tension to proceedings.
Low-value symbols are ancient metal coins inscribed with the royal card values 10-A. The higher value symbols are represented by detailed portrayals of Merlin the Wizard, Sir Lancelot, Lady Guinevere, and King Arthur. The King is the most valuable regular symbol with 5 on a pay line worth 25x the bet size. The wild is the Golden Grail, and the scatter symbol is King Arthur’s Excalibur sword.
- Base Game Wild Multipliers
- Four Stage Free Spins with Progressive Wild Multipliers
Throughout the base game, the Golden Holy Grail wilds can appear with an attached win multiplier. The possible win multipliers in order of most to least likely (other than the standard 1x) are 2x, 5x, 10x, and 100x.
Free Spins Feature
Land 3 or more scatters to activate the four-stage free spins round. Landing scatters during free spins progresses you along a meter. Every five scatters collected unlocks a new stage in the free spins round, and each new stage increases the win multiplier on the wild symbol and adds five more free spins. Reach the fourth and final stage for five free spins, each with 100x wild multipliers on the reels. The initial number of scatters landed to trigger the free spins is immediately added to your total, meaning you’ll start with a minimum of 3 scatters already on the meter. Stage 1 comes with a 2x multiplier for wilds which rises to 5x, 10x, then 100x for stages 2, 3, and 4.
The Sword and the Grail Summary
It’s hard not to like this slot by Play'n GO. It looks great, has a dynamic and exciting feature, and offers plenty of potentials. It is, however, something of a rip off of NextGen’s classic 300 Shields and its sequel 300 Shield Extreme. The four-stage free spins round with increasing wild multipliers is taken straight from the NextGen slot, and this is the game’s only bonus game. Still, it has to be said that Play'n GO are pretty damned good at taking other developers slots and making them their own (think Book of Dead). The Sword and the Grail may not be completely original, but it’s still a damn fine slot! Go ahead and play the sword today!