There is strong trend for magical themes in online pokies, and Merlin’s Magic – from NextGen – uses the familiar Arthurian wizard of legend in Ancient England as the theme. It’s a nicely designed game with impressive graphics and a decent soundtrack, and comes with an interesting and innovative bonus feature that we will describe later on.
Merlin’s Magic is a 5-reel, 4-line game with 50 fixed pay lines, which is a generous set-up. The symbols you are looking for includes the wizard himself, who is the games wild symbol, as well as various potions and other symbols associated with Merlin and his laboratory. These are depicted in a cartoon style rendering that works well with the theme.
|Compatibility||Optimized for all devices|
|Min coin size||N/A|
|Max coin size||N/A|
|Highest payout||1000x stake|
The cauldron symbol is the scatter and unlocks bonuses, as does the presence of the wild on a number of pay lines. The game is based around re-spins as the bonuses on offer, and these can be surprisingly lucrative. Merlin’s Magic is a medium volatility game, so you are looking at a balance of small to larger pay outs more frequently, and with a 96% RTP it is right on the average.
This is a game that is not going to make you rich, but also one that can yield quite impressive sums if you are willing to keep at and manage to unlock the free spins and especially the Super Bet feature. A maximum jackpot of 1000x the stake is around the standard.
How to Play Merlin’s Magic
Merlin’s Magic is quite an involving game and one that is engaging for even the most experienced player.
The idea is to collect the potions and instruments for Merlin to perform the experiments and cast his magic.
3 cauldron scatters anywhere on the reels gives an instant 7 free spins – a nice touch that we like a lot – and you should also look for five goblets in the pay areas which will award you 500 coins. The main feature you want to get at is Super Bet.
Below we will go over some of the special features Merlin’s Magic pokie game have.
Special Features of Merlin’s Magic
Merlin’s Magic scores highly in the special features area, among which are the following:
- Super Bet is triggered when 3 of the scatter symbols are in winning positions. This feature requires you to pay to play, but involves valuable stacked wilds and various win combinations. Even two reels can pay out quite large here.
- The Free Games feature is triggered by the wilds and will give you instant free spins of various amounts.
Overall, Merlin’s Magic is an impressive online pokie that takes a familiar theme and, by using excellent graphics and sound, provides an entertaining and potentially quite lucrative game.