Start the review with a question from the game under review: ‘Do you believe in magic?’ This may be difficult to answer, depending on your definition of’magic’. Should we define the phrase with stage feats like pulling rabbits out of hats or cutting assistants in half? Or add wandering through nature after a large rainstorm as droplets sparkle like diamonds, the beauty of mathematics, the rabbit hole of quantum physics, or spending time with friends and family? All have a’magical’ quality. Shall we ignore etymology and explore Red Tiger’s Magic Tricks?
First up is the game’s magician avatar on the home screen, whirling his hands next to sparkling dust and what appear to be features. Magic Tricks starts with a crowd roar when you press Play. It wasn’t magical at first, but the 3 jackpot values on the side may enchant certain gamers. Next to them is Magic Tricks’ 5-reel, 4-row grid, featuring Red Tiger’s signature metallic lines and tinkling noises. Magic Tricks wasn’t magically thrilling at first, but let’s wait till its whole bag of illusions is unveiled.
Pick a bet from 10 p/c to £/€50 each spin to get a performance ticket. When playing the jackpot version, choose cautiously because the help page says your odds of winning grow with stake amount. Magic Tricks has a highly volatile math model with a return to player value of 96.0% (92.07% for the jackpot variant).
From reel one, winning combos pay out from left to right on 25 paylines. The four premium symbols are cups, cards, a sawing in half box, and a rabbit in a hat. 10 to A card rankings have the lowest value. A successful combination of 5 matching low pay symbols pays 1 to 2.4 times the bet, or 4 to 20 times for 5 premiums. Wild symbols can appear on all reels. Wilds replace all pay symbols and pay 20 times the stake for a 5 wild winning line.
Magic Tricks: Slot Features
Up to 4 Magic Rings may randomly drop on the reels, one per row. Magic Rings stretch symbols to cover all row slots, awarding 5 OAK.
Landing 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels provides 6 free spins. Additional scatters beyond 3 add 2 free spins. A free spins scatter symbol inside a Magic Ring counts as 5 scatters and spreads over the row. Up to 4 scatters can grow on a spin, giving 40 free spins. In free spins, Magic Rings land more often than in the main game. Free spins are non-retriggerable.
Magic Tricks: Slot Results
Since Magic Tricks only has one non-jackpot conjuration, it should have been called Magic Trick. The’magic’ hoop overlay converts one symbol into a row of matching symbols, triggering a 5 OAK win. If you’re considering Magic Tricks, you should like it because it has nothing more to offer in terms of gameplay. Of course, free spins are possible, and the bonus round did increase Magic Tricks’ fun level by adding extra hoops and 5 OAK winnings.
Magic Tricks’ jackpot dynamic, not its hoops, is likely to draw the most players. Timed jackpots add urgency since you can see when they must be won. The Mega doesn’t have a timeframe, but its higher value is an incentive. Magic Tricks’ 1,361-times-the-bet winning potential outside the jackpot rewards isn’t David Copperfield-worthy. It felt like Magic Tricks’ non-jackpot elements were developed with less vigor, yet the Magic Ring makes the whole game run smoothly when eyes are on the jackpot.
Magic Tricks would be harder to recommend without three jackpots. Magic Tricks now has one or two tricks it can throw to players when the moment is appropriate for moderate/mid-level jackpot activity.