Merlins Money Burst

Slot Info

Title: Merlin’s Money Burst

Category: Video Slot

Theme: Magic

Provider: NextGen Gaming

Release: June 2019

RTP: 96.75%

Volatility: High

Layout: 5x4

Reels: 5

Rows: 4

Pay Lines: 60

Min & Max Bet: $0.3 up to$37.50

Max Win: 37,500 Coins

Features: Gamble Feature, Free Spins, Multiplier, Scatter symbol, and Wild symbol

Devices: Mobile, Tablet and Desktop


Slot Overview

The famous legend Merlin, the magician, has been immortalized in poems, stories, and films over the past years. Inspired by this legendary figure, the developers at NextGen Gaming released a video slot dubbed Merlin’s Money Burst, a sequel of Merlin’s Millions. This video slot has five reels, four rows, and 60 fixed win lines which pay left to right. You can wager a minimum of $0.3 up to a maximum of $37.50 per spin. What is exciting about this video slot is that it is packed with three Money Bursting features to be won. To add on, Merlin’s Money Bursting video slot comes with the Wild symbol, Scatter symbol, SuperBet feature, and free spins to boost your chance of landing massive wins. This video slot is built with the latest cutting edge technology, which enables it to be compatible with all devices, including smartphones, tablet, and personal computers. With a solid theoretical return to player of 96.75% and a high volatility level, Merlin’s Money Bursting video slot is suitable for all players looking for a fun and high payouts.


Theme and Symbols

Step into the enchanted forest in Merlin’s Money Bursting video slot where Merlin is waiting to surprise you will get decent payouts. What makes this video slot stand out from its predecessor are the stunning graphics, beautiful animations, and vibrant cartoonish symbols. The reels are set against a transparent backdrop to let you view the enchanted forest. This slot features a number of symbols including the Book of Spell, an Hourglass, a Coin Purse, and Magic Potion. You will also find the traditional playing card symbols A, K, Q, J and 10 decorated with popping eyes. The developer has incorporated relaxing background music with different nature sound effects, which adds vibe to this video slot.


Gameplay and Control Settings

Merlin’s Money Burst slot is designed for players with all experiences and budgets. Before you start your adventure with Merlin, you need to choose whether or not to use the SuperBet bonus feature. With this feature, you can activate up 10x multiplier that boosts your payout. It also increases the theoretical return to player to 96.75% from 95.5%.

Additionally, this video slot comes with three bonus features, including re-spins, free spins, and wild spins. However, this video slot has a slightly different layout featuring five reels and a 2-2-4-4-4 reels layout and 60 pay lines. All symbols pay from the leftmost to rightmost reel except the Scatter which pays in any position. The betting range starts from $0.30 per spin and increases all the way to $62.5 depending on whether or not you use the SuperBet feature. Watch out for the Wild spins feature, although it’s hard to trigger, it offers the highest payout of 37500 times your bet. You will find all the control settings located around the ‘Play’ button. Use the +/- signs to increase or reduce your chance. There is an auto spin button that lets you play between 10 and 100 auto games.


Symbol Payouts and Special Features

The paytable of the game comes with eleven regular symbols, including the Wild and Scatter symbols. These symbols are divided into low and high value and offer varying payouts. The traditional playing card symbols A through 10 pay the lowest on the paytable. A combination of A&K symbols pays the highest in the low-value group, rewards 60 credits for matching 5 of a kind. The high-value symbols are marked by the book of spells, magic potion, hourglass and a sack of coins. The payouts for these symbols are as follows:

  • Spell Book symbol: Pays 500 credits for 5 of a kind
  • Magic Potion symbol: Pays 300 credits for 5 of a kind
  • Sack of Coins symbol: Pays 100 credits for 5 of a kind
  • Hourglass symbol: Pays 100 credits for 5 of a kind

Wild Symbol

Merlin is the Wild and the highest paying symbol in the game awards 1500 credits for matching five of a kind. He substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol.

Scatter Symbol

The Scatter symbol of the game is represented by the precious gemstone held in dragon claws and pays five credits for matching 3 of a kind. The scatter also triggers the free games feature.

Besides the regular symbols, you will also find the additional special features to increase your chances of winning bigger payouts.


Three Money Bursting Features

Merlin’s Held Re-spins: 5 held re-spins won with any matching symbols on reel 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B. These reels are held during re-spins where Merlin may enchant the symbols to become the Wild.

Merlin’s Free Games: 10 free games are won with three scatters on reel 3, 4 and 5. Merlin may enchant symbols to become Wild. The entire stacks may become wild too.

Merlin’s Wild Spins: 10 Wild spins won with any matching symbols on reel 1A, 2A, 1B, 2B plus Scatters on reel 3, 4 and 5. Reels 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B are replaced by the Wild symbols.

SuperBet Feature

This is an additional bet that can be adjusted with the control besides the reels to provide higher payouts. Select the SuperBet feature to boost your Wild Multiplier and win bigger prizes. Each level of additional credit wagered increases all Merlin substitution wins up to a whopping 10x the bet.

Gamble Feature

There is also a Gamble Feature that lets you gamble any of your wins. You will be required to choose between Red or Black or Suit. The win is Doubled (x2) if the Red/Black choice is correct and Quadrupled (x4) if the Suit choice is correct.

Mobile Compatibility

You can play NextGen’s Merlin’s Money Burst slot game on Android, Windows, iPad, and iPhone devices. This video slot is designed with the latest technology like HTML5, meaning you expect fast loading speed, high-quality graphics, and flawless animations on small screen devices. Then the exciting part is that it is playable directly through mobile browsers like Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari.

Pros and Cons


  • Has three different bonus features
  • Superbet features increase the RTP to 96.75%
  • Maximum win of 37,500 times the bet
  • Visually appealing and fun to play


  • A low RTP without the Superbet bet feature
  • The Wild Spins bonus is quite hard to trigger

 Our Verdict

Merlin’s Money Burst is the latest addition to NextGen’s collection of video slot games. It is not only fun to play but also comes with a range of features like multipliers and free spins to increase your chances of winning higher payouts. Whether you are a low or high roller player, you can stake and play without any problems.