Wed, Jul 17, 8:31pm by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:12pm
There is something captivating about watching a magician on stage. With brilliant deception, the magic can appear real, with such acts enchanting crowds for many centuries. This Ainsworth designed pokie has something of an 80’s look. The moustache wearing magician pulling off traditional tricks like pulling rabbits out of hats and producing doves from nowhere. The slot game itself has a wild side too, with stacked wilds on three of the reels.
Magic Rewards is an engaging and fast paced game. The main bonus features a stage curtain. What you’ll find behind it can make a big difference to your profits. Here are the highlights of this beautifully designed medium variance pokie:
Look out for the magician’s hands in white gloves symbol. This acts as the scatter and you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 scatters to win instant prizes of 1x, 5x or 50x your total stake. Three or more scatters also gets you entry into the free spins bonus feature.
You’ll be awarded 8 free spins, each of those spins playing very differently to the base game. During every free spin, reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 will spin in the usual way. However, reel 3 is covered by a curtain.
When the other reels have stopped this curtain is removed and the three symbols on that reel will be revealed one at a time. On many occasions, you’ll simply reveal another regular symbol, however it’s when you reveal 1, 2 or 3 magicians that things get interesting:
As you can see above, the appearance of the Magician in this feature can have a dramatic effect on any spin. Land the maximum three magicians and you’ll win the maximum win on every single one of the win-lines.
With each symbol appearing independently on reel 3, it is possible for the gloves to appear three times on this reel (as well as 4 other instances on other reels). As such, the ‘feature’ pay table reflects the opportunity of more gloves (if you land the maximum seven, you’ll win the same prize as on offer for six).
For a free spins feature, this is highly original and makes for a very engaging bonus round.
Magic Rewards is a five-reel pokie featuring 25 win-lines that pay from left to right. Each spin comes at the same cost of 25 credits – with bet multipliers available.
The highest paying symbol is the rabbit appearing out of a hat, which pays 300 coins when lining up the maximum five in a row. A large chest, complete with chains around the outside is next on the pay table, alongside a red rose, each worth 250 coins. The final themed symbol shows two doves in mid-air, worth 200 coins for the maximum five. The pay table is completed by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A which all pay a top prize of 160 coins.
Ainsworth has designed an eye-catching pokie in Magic Rewards, one that harks back to a more timeless magic show. The action takes place on a stage with multi-coloured curtains, while the reels have a transparent darkness, perfectly reflecting the action on the stage. The range of symbols add a nice array of colour and check out the doves who fly around the logo above. The soundtrack has a nice energy and wonder about it, if a little generic at times.
Magic Rewards is an enjoyable and very playable pokie from Ainsworth. With stacked wilds in the base game, you’re never too far from a big win, especially when they line up beside each other. However, the main reason for playing this game is the feature. Watch those curtains on the middle reel unfold and hope for magician after magician, which can lead to an incredible number of wilds. If you don’t play this, you’re missing a trick.