If you're looking to join the Knights of the Round Table to try and rule over England, then Play'n Go has a game for you. The company's The Sword and the Grail slot takes you to King Arthur's castle where you'll take in some action for a chance to become a legend, while taking home some of his highness' loot.
The Sword and the Grail is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that's set in front of the Round Table of Arthurian legend. The game's icons are well-designed with low paying icons being made up of coins with the Jack, Queen, King, and Ace icons pressed onto them. The other icons include a knight, wizard, princess, and King Arthur himself. There is also the sword in the stone as well as a gold goblet, which have special aspects tied to them. The artwork here is excellent, better than most recent efforts by Play'n Go.
The game's features are rich, and include wilds, scatters, free spins, multiplying wilds, and a multi-stage free spins round. The free spins are triggered by landing three or more of the sword in the stone scatter symbols. There are in fact four stages to the free spins round, with each stage featuring a grail multiplier wild symbol that increase at each stage, from 2x, 5x, 10x, through to 100x in stage four. You advance through each stage by landing more of the sword scatter symbols during the free spins round. The grail wild symbol can also act as a multiplier wild with one of those values during normal spins, though this is not guaranteed.
The reel layout and feature set give The Sword and the Grail a default theoretical return to player percentage of 96.5%, which is roughly what the majority of Play'n Go slots strive to hit. As with all Play'n Go slots though, there are multiple configurations for this slot, with the lowest RTP available being 84.6%. Always check the RTP value using the help file and avoid playing the reduced versions at all costs.
This game is playable on both desktop and mobile devices, and the game plays equally great on both platforms. The graphics are identical as well, and gameplay is smooth on the fast-moving reels when you press spin. I don't have a preference of one of the other, but I will say my fat thumbs seemed to hit the information button a lot on my iPhone. Without a doubt, this is a high-quality internet slot, and I recommend you give it a shot, even if you're not into medieval folklore.