A couple of months back, we featured a story here at Mr Gamez noting that Microgaming was hard at work on refreshing Avalon, one of their most popular slots of all time. The news was met with almost unheard of excitement among players who had effectively ‘grown up’ with Avalon, which has proven to be one of the most endearing online slots of all time and a core part of Microgaming’s on-going success.
The King Arthur theme was and remains hugely enjoyable and while the gameplay is as modern as ever, even today, the fact remains that, having been launched in 2006, Avalon was looking more than a little dated. With so many newly released slots pulling miles ahead in the visual stakes, even this bona fide legend was losing pace in the race to immerse players, and it was time for a change. That time is now, with February’s official Microgaming release, as part of their monthly schedule, coming in the form of Avalon 2: The Quest for the Grail.
The theme remains largely the same, as the subtitle of the game would suggest. However, when it comes to graphics and immersion, this is an entirely different animal. Gone are the static and somewhat bland symbols. Now, from the Black Knight and the Grail to Arthur himself, they each explode into life when forming part of a winning combination, using the latest animation techniques. The game also boasts the latest feature technology, including 243 ways to win, compared to the twenty win lines of the original, together with rolling reels and the rarely seen trailing wilds.
The new release builds on the success not only of the original Avalon slot, but also the mobile release that hit phones and tablets in 2010, and the multiplayer tournament version that was unleashed at the leading Microgaming casinos last year.
Speaking on the game’s launch, Roger Raatgever, CEO at Microgaming, commented: “Avalon has been a top performing game for us since its launch; the slot has a huge and very loyal fan base. At Microgaming we’re very proud of the mix we have in our portfolio of licenced brands including The Dark Knight Rises and Playboy, and iconic brands that we have created ourselves, such as Thunderstruck and Avalon. Avalon 2 takes the Avalon brand to a whole new level; we are delighted with the end product, it really is a work of art.”
Raatgever is certainly onto something, as the games he mentioned are among the most popular video slots here at Mr Gamez. You can check out The Dark Knight Rises, Avalon, Playboy and Thunderstruck right here on the site with no deposit required, with Avalon 2 coming soon. If you can’t wait to sink your teeth into the game then you’ll find it loaded up and ready to go at All Slots and Platinum Play, two of the very best Microgaming partner casinos in the world.