Get ready to watch a sinister magician perform his best tricks on Magic Wilds from Red Rake Gaming and transform your spins into incredible wins. As night falls and a dense fog envelops the city, gargoyles start to come to life and a mysterious magician emerges from his mansion in order to enchant people with his magical powers. He will be at the centre of attention in the base game and free spins as he will turn into an expanding wild or clone himself to cover more reels. The show will reach its climax in the free spins when the game window expands to its full height.
The base game is played on five reels, four rows and an unusual 32 pay lines, which can increase to up to eight rows and 100 pay lines in the free spins. It comes with wild substitutions, expanding wilds, an Astral Projection feature as well as a free spins round with Magic Reels and Hocus Pocus Scatters. Entrance to the show will cost between 0.10 and 50 credits. The medium variance game has a rather low RTP of 95.3%. Thanks to the HTML5 format, the game can be played on any desktop or mobile device across all OS platforms.
The game evolves around the story of a sinister magician, who lurks around the streets after sunset in search for those interested in his dark wizardry. He then lures them to his mansion to show his magic tricks. The library of the mansion is the backdrop to an intricate game window filled with potions, amulets, and evil spirits. A suspenseful soundtrack completes this mysterious slot creation.
Magic Wilds has 12 regular pay symbols. Four artistic runes underlined with yellow, purple, orange and turquoise colours are at the low end. They are followed by three potion vials in red, blue and green colours as well as a magic book and an amulet on the medium level. The premium symbols are three gargoyles underlined in blue, red and green colours. A single five of a kind will award wins from one to five times the stake.
Further, the slot has two wild symbols, which are at the same time the top paying symbols. The pentagram wild appears as a single symbol, while the magician can appear in full splendour of up to three symbols high. Lining up five across the reels will pay 15 times your bet. The magician’s mansion is the scatter symbol.
The Astral Projection Feature
The best chance to hit big wins in the base game comes from the Astral Projection feature. It is triggered when the magician lands in full view on the reels. He will summon is supernatural powers and clone himself a random number of times on to other reels and transform them into three-symbol high magic wilds, providing the potential for multiple line wins.
The Magic Wilds Free Spins
The main act of the show will go down in the free spins round which is triggered when bonus scatters land anywhere on reel one, three and five anywhere in one spin. Initially, 12 free spins are awarded with extra Hocus-Pocus scatters landing on reel five during the feature granting one additional free spin for each occurrence.
The kicker though to score mega wins on the Magic Wilds slot is the expanding game window. While it has only four rows and 32 pay lines in the base game, it can randomly increase after every free spin by one row to reach a maximum 5×8 format with 100 pay lines. The game window will then stay expanded for the remaining free spins. Plus, more magician symbols are added to the reels, increasing the potential to trigger the Astral Projection feature. You can be sure that the magician will perform his best tricks to end the show on a high and transform the magic reels into incredible wins.
A Magical Verdict
Do we believe in magic after spinning the reels on this slot? Probably not, but like most people, we do get a buzz of mesmerizing tricks from a great stage magician. The same goes with Magic Wilds, it is not all that magical but will provide for an entertaining session as the features hit often enough to avoid boredom.
The entire show itself is not all that captivating as the win potential is just too low. Hitting a full screen of wilds on one spin in the base game will merely pay 480 times the stake, and since there is no multiplier in the free spins, it won’t go much higher in the bonus round either. It will need repeated triggers of the Astral Projection feature during the free spins to see the total payout going past the 1,000 times the bet level. Nevertheless, it can be an enjoyable slot with regular medium wins, which is well sufficient for most slot players.