Told around ancient fires, painted on cave walls, carved in stone, and written down in illuminated manuscripts, myths and legends have enthralled us for millennia. Our storytelling mediums may have changed, but every generation continues to bring these old tales to life.
Every year, Hollywood seems to bring us a new blockbuster epic that glams up gods, goddesses, heroes, and villains, and Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code proved once and for all that the legend of the Holy Grail can still hold a captive audience.
It’s easy to see why myths and legends are still so popular in the modern day, even after science has proved the changing of the seasons has nothing to do with kidnapped goddesses. These old stories provide prototypes for just about every story told since those days.
Not only that, they also offer a blueprint of some of the most basic human experiences.
The various versions of the Grail Quest, with their tales of chivalry, sorcery and everything in between, not only make for good reads; they also make for great film scripts and action-packed casino games.
Microgaming’s Avalon and Avalon II are two video slots inspired by the centuries-old Arthurian Grail Romances, and are sure to be enjoyed by fans of the sword and sorcery genre.
The first Avalon game features five reels and 20 paylines, along with characters and symbols from the legends. Among these are the Lady of the Lake, the Grail, the Isle of Avalon, a crown, and a jewelled brooch.
The game’s special features include a scatter and two wild symbols; a free spins bonus game, a gamble option, and various animations.
Picking up where the first game left off, Avalon II introduces more characters in addition to the Lady of the Lake, including Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Merlin, Morgan, and the Black Knight. Further expansions in gameplay include 243 ways to win instead of 20 paylines, an expanding wild symbol, random prizes and multipliers, and a bonus game that gets to grips with the theme of the quest.
The game will take you on an epic journey to sites such as the Lake of Legend, the Misty Vale, and the Hall of Shadows.
Both of these games, along with others inspired by myths and legends, are available at Casino Epoca.