- Possible wins of up to 11,000x your stake
- Increased chances of more book scatters in free spins
- Unlimited increasing multipliers
- High paying symbols can get removed during free spins
Bewitching and highly volatile, Magical Reels is a 5-reel and 4-row slot with 20 paylines from Microgaming’s chum, Northern Lights. Set inside a wizard’s library, it uses a fantasy theme and a spellbook symbol as a scatter to bring the magic alive right in front of your eyes. The more books you can land, the more stars you’ll collect and the sooner you’ll unlock free spins with multipliers. Ready to experience the magic for yourself? Read our slot review below for more intriguing details.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Symbol Collection, Win Multipliers|
|RELEASE DATE||25th April 2022|
|GAME PROVIDER||Northern Lights Gaming/Microgaming|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 4, 20|
|BET LEVELS||0.20 – 20|
|MAXIMUM WIN||11,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.15%|
The spellbook scatter pulls all the weight for the game’s bonus features. Whenever it lands anywhere in view, it can award 1-3 stars needed to fill star metres or a +1 multiplier. You can have up to 5 scatters landing at the same time in the base game and even more during free spins.
The Award Boards is where the magic happens. Here, every symbol from the paytable, except the scatter, has a star metre crowned with an increasing multiplier. Each time a book lands in the base game, it will add either a star or a multiplier to one of the metres. Collecting 5 stars triggers free spins together with the accumulated multipliers, all of which activate during the bonus round.
The bonus round awards 5free spins and if you fill another metre, you’ll earn another 2 free spins. Once completed, the metres with their respective multipliers stop functioning and the metre-specific symbol, low or high paying, is removed from the reels. Each unfilled metre’s multiplier can only be used once during free spins. It will crack after one use so you can see which multipliers are still in operation. When the feature ends, the used multipliers will reset to the default 1x, but the unused multipliers will keep their values in the base game, which is pretty handy.
Set out by the developer to reach as high as 11,000x your stake, the top reward makes for some pretty magical jackpot like payouts in this release.
Considering the game’s potential, the key stats appear to be well balanced in Magical Reels. There will always be a demand for higher RTP games, but at 96.15% it’s pretty decent here. The volatility is set to high.
Customised to play on any Android and iOS mobile device with the latest software, the HTML5 rendition of Magical Reels is just as enjoyable as its desktop version.