Quickspin’s Mighty Arthur is based on the legendary English king and he takes centre stage in this 5 reel, 20 payline video slot. Goodies on offer include expanding wilds that can fill 3 whole reels, tricks from Merlin which add up to 6 extras wilds on the reels and a free spins round with both wild features in play. Stakes range from between 20p and £100 per spin.

High spec design is usually a given with games from Quickspin and Mighty Arthur impresses on that score. The reels are set against a woodland backdrop and include mediaeval A to 10 symbols alongside goblets, books of spells and armour helmets. They’re joined by a bearded warrior and Lady Guinevere. She is the top standard symbols, paying up to 7.5 times your stake per payline.

There’s also a standard wild that also offers awards of up to 7.5 times your bet. The wilds are key to all the best action on offer in Mighty Arthur:

Arthur Expanding Symbol feature – the Arthur wild symbol can hit on the middle reel only. When it fills the whole of that reels, it expands to turn all of reels 2 and 4 wild too. A new payout calculation is then made with the colossal 3×3 wild front and centre.

Merlin Random Wilds feature – the bearded magician can land on all 5 reels. With a wave of his wand, Merlin can add between 2 and 6 extra wilds to the reels. A new calculation is made with the extra wilds in position.

The only symbol we haven’t mentioned yet is the bonus symbol – when this hits on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin, you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature and with it 10 free spins. Re-triggers aren’t on offer here but the Arthur and Merlin wild features can both hit to potentially spectacular effect.

As you’d expect, Mighty Arthur looks terrific. The soundtrack is a bit weird though. We thought King Arthur was from the West Country rather than Arabia. The features offer plenty of action too. Both the wild extras offer some very decent potential, especially if you land them in the free spins round. Get lucky there and this Arthur can be Mighty indeed as you could a screen full of wilds.

Saying that, you will only take home 150 times your stake for a fully wild screen – it’s low variance and rather disappointing. I would much rather take my chances with the volatile Black Knight II by WMS or Prissy Princess by Play ‘N Go.