The Great Albini
- Mobile friendly
- Game screen expands during free spins
- Variable paylines
- No jackpot
Step into the theatre and be prepared to witness a show like you’ve never seen before, all without leaving your home! The Great Albini is a stunning addition to the Foxium library. Distributed via the Quickfire platform, players can find this and other Foxium titles at most reputable Microgaming casinos. And there certainly are plenty of those!
Let’s take a look at what surprises The Great Albini has in store for us. Will it be a crowd-pleaser or just a case of smoke and mirrors? Read on and decide for yourself!
- Release date: 09.01.2019
- Game: The Great Albini
- Game provider: Foxium
- Number of reels, rows and paylines: 5 reels, 3-6 rows, 25-50 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.25 to £125
- Maximum win: 4,000 coins
- Special features: Bonus Boxes, Mystery Boxes, Multipliers, Wilds, Re-Spins
- Jackpot: No
- Mobile: Yes
- Return to player: 96.6%
- Variance: Medium
This Foxium/Microgaming slot is set within a resplendent theatre, where players take the place of audience members as they watch the show. We are looking at some high quality visuals here, showing us once again that Foxium doesn’t cut corners when it comes to creating atmosphere. The ethereal soundtrack also helps!
As symbols go, we can see low-value symbols represented by card suits as well as mid-value symbols, displayed as objects you might see during a magic show including a dove and a knife-throwing target. The Great Albini himself appears as the highest paying symbol and the lovely Lily also has a part to play as a symbol, which we will talk you through in a minute.
Without further ado, let’s see what the Great Albini has in store for us with this slot game.
The Great Albini features Wild symbols that substitute for any other symbol except the special bonus ones. A special Wild also appears during free spins, which you can read about below.
The Great Albini Mystery Boxes
There are two sorts of boxes to watch out for in this game, making us think that magicians are a little like cats and simply can’t resist a good box. With the Mystery Box feature on The Great Albini, players should keep an eye out for these symbols, which only appear on the third reel.
They will also appear as a full stack of symbols, occupying all the spaces on the reel. When this happens, three re-spins will be activated with the mystery box symbols locked in place. Should further mystery boxes land on the reels during these additional spins, they too will remain locked.
When no further boxes land on the reels or all reel spaces are occupied by a mystery box, the symbols will all change into the same, random symbol, which can be any one except the free spins and Wilds. The winning payout then takes all these identical symbols into consideration, significantly boosting winnings. This feature can only be triggered during the base game.
The Great Albini free spins
Let’s talk about the other kind of box – the Bonus Box! These symbols can land on reels two to four, and will award 12 free spins. With this feature activated, the game screen will expand, becoming a 5×6 reel structure, with 50 paylines in total.
The assistant Lily now gets to play her part as a stacked Aztec Lady Wild. If she appears during a free spin, the symbol gets locked in place and a x2 win multiplier is applied to the subsequent re-spin. It’s important to note that only wins that include that stacked Wild symbol will be multiplied. The standard Wild symbol will not trigger a multiplier effect.
With the multiplier potential and re-spins, this is the perfect opportunity to snag big wins, as is is possible to land a full screen of identical icons and then have them multiplied through the Aztec Lady Wild.
The Great Albini is an awesome magician but he has not conjured up a jackpot for this Foxium video slot. Still, there is a generous max win up for grabs if the stars align for lucky players.
The Great Albini has a Return to Player value of 96.6%. This, coupled with a medium level of variance, suggests that players can expect frequent, small wins to keep their gameplay going for longer.
It would be a great shame if a modern slot game was not made mobile friendly in this day and age. Thanks to HTML 5, The Great Albini is available to play on any device.