Magic has come a long way in the past few decades. It’s so much more spectacular now with all kinds of creatures being made to disappear and a much higher danger factor too. Long gone it seems are the days of David Nixon, Ali Bongo and of course Paul Daniels.
Well, ‘Magic Wand’ from WMS Gaming is a slot machine that takes us back to the days when magic was all about wearing a top hat from which rabbits appeared, sexy assistants (Debbie McGee was young once you know) and escaping from a cabinet.
This is a five-reel slot game that has 25 paylines in all for you to try and win some cash on. It’s entirely up to you to decide just how many lines you play and your stake on each one. The minimum cost of playing the game is £0.01 and the maximum £75. Just work out a financial budget, stick to it and hope some magic comes your way.
There’s two ways of setting your stake. Either use the classic panel which is the one that’s there when you start playing the game. Alternatively choose the quickbet panel and this gives you a number of stake options for you to move the slide along too.
The reels are in front of a large red curtain behind which you imagine there are eager and nervous magicians waiting to perform. All of them hoping their rabbit doesn’t do what it did last night because that took ages for the stage hand to clear up.
Symbols in this game are theme-related. There’s the playing cards, a magic box, a bird in a cage, white gloves, a wand, a chained up padlock, a rather attractive assistant that’ll take your attention away from the magician, handkerchiefs appearing out of nowhere and of course a magician with his magic wand ready to magic something out of a top hat.
The Magic Wand logo is the wild symbol in this game and it substitutes for all the other symbols apart from the bonus symbol. This works the magic and gets you winning combinations out of nowhere. The bonus symbol is the top hat and wand and more about that in a moment.
Playing the game doesn’t present any problems. It’s not all that complex but a look through the paytable and the rules is always helpful. You can also set an autoplay feature for the game and set certain restrictions such as stopping when you get a big win that you want to protect.