Avalon II Slot – Microgaming

February 5th 2014: that’s the date for the launch of Microgaming‘s eagerly anticipated Avalon II slot, a game that’s been touted since January 2013 and a follow-up to their popular Avalon slot game.

Avalon 2 leans heavily on Microgaming’s new 243-payline model with more than a passing nod to the now defunct Lord Of The Rings slot that was very popular with players. Where Avalon 2 differs is in the number of features available and the fact that, like other recent Microgaming 243-liners including Thunderstruck 2, Playboy and Immortal Romance, these features have to be unlocked.

It’s early days and I haven’t had a chance to do more than give Avalon 2 a cursory glance right now but it is available at Microgaming casino operators along with the original and the other games mentioned above. I’ll be back to update this review in February when I have had a chance to give the game a proper run for (my!) money.

 

UPDATE: December 6th 2014: I played this game a fair bit now and have to say while it is OK, it isn’t as good as some of Microgaming’s newer releases such as Jurassic Park or even Game Of Thrones to be honest. It’s quite lowish variance and the inability to choose bonus features which just cycle round is a bit boring, especially if the next one on the list is a poor bonus.

My views are probably seconded by a colleague who has just published a Best Online Slots of 2014 review andĀ Avalon II doesn’t even get a mention. A shame really because with the demise of the popularĀ Lord Of The Rings slots, this would have been a good chance to issue a suitable replacement.