Lady Merlin Lightning Chase
As interesting and innovative as Lady Merlin’s Boom+ function is, one can’t help but feel like it is also quite useless. While the concept works on pen and paper, the end result shows that the game really isn’t worth playing unless the Boom+ function is activated. Rather than offering two balanced choices, players will either activate the mechanic to enjoy the game in all its glory or make do with an inadequate version that really isn’t worth anyone’s time.
- Re-Spins in base game with Collectable symbols
- Free Spins with Wild Multipliers
- Max win amount of 25,600x
- Boom+ feature feels unnecessary, especially when all the game’s goodies come with it switched on. The alternative is not really a decent option
- No Free Spins unless you’re playing with Boom+.
Relax Gaming brings a modern take on the legendary wizard, re-incarnating him in a younger, female version of himself. The magic in this slot comes mainly from its Boom+ function which promises to shake things up in terms of both features and math model.
Thematically, Lady Merlin opts for a more gothic, cartoon style. It looks ominous enough to inspire a sense of mystery and intrigue, while also keeping things light with its specific art style.
But can this slot conjure enough tricks to win over hordes of slot players? Check out our full slot review below to find out!
|SLOT FEATURES||Boom+, Re-Spins, Wild Symbols, Free Spins|
|GAME PROVIDER||Relax Gaming|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3-4-3-4-3 Rows and 243 Paylines|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||95.69-95.95%|
Perhaps the most important feature in Lady Merlin is the Boom+ function. It’s quite an unusual mechanic in video slots, but it offers players the option to choose between two very different versions of the game. These changes affect both features and math model in the game. The differences are as follows:
- Boom+ Off
- RTP: 95.69%
- Volatility: Medium
- Bet amounts: 0.25/5
- Wild Symbols: Substitute only paying symbols
- Free Spins: No
- Boom+ On
- RTP: 95.95%
- Volatility: Medium-High
- Bet amounts: 0.40/8
- Wild Symbols: Substitute paying symbols, Scatter symbols and Collect symbols
- Free Spins: Yes
Wild symbols substitute themselves for any paying symbol that can form part of a winning combination. They also carry their very own multiplier which is x2 in the base game and increases further once you enter free spins. Additionally, should Boom+ be active, Wild symbols also step in for both Collect and Scatter symbols, improving their general functionality.
By landing 3 Scatter symbols, players can then enter the game’s free spins segment. It’s worth mentioning that Scatter symbols and the Free Spins they unlock are only available when Boom+ is active.
With 3 Scatters in hand, players receive 10 Free Spins. Here, any Wild symbols that land increase your bonus rounds tally and your wild multiplier by +1. Otherwise, the gameplay is identical to that in the base game.
To trigger the game’s re-spins, players will have to rely on Lightning Coil symbols. When any lightning coils land with a Collect symbol, their respective values are collected and awarded to the player. Additionally, landing 6 Lightning Coils in one go will trigger 3 re-spins. Triggering symbols are locked in place and if more Lightning Coil symbols land during re-spins, they are also locked in and the spin tally is reset to 3. Collect symbols are once again responsible for picking up the symbol’s values.
Lady Merlin has a maximum win cap of 25,600x which can leave players with a decent prize, but there are no dedicated jackpot prizes to chase here.
Both Volatility and RTP depend on whether Boom+ is active or not. When switched off, volatility is medium and RTP set to 95.69%. If Boom+ is active, though, volatility is bumped up to a medium-high setting and RTP is increased to 95.95%.
Try out Lady Merlin Lightning Chase yourself at Dream Vegas or any other Relax Gaming licensed casino.
The young sorceress’ experience can be enjoyed on the go, thanks to the game’s full compatibility with mobile devices. Work your magic on your favourite Android or iOS device, with no concessions made to both the slot’s visuals and features.