|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 20|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
The online slot game Magical Stacks is brought to you by software developing giant Playtech, and although it has an Asian theme, it’s a far cry from what you see most of the time in this genre. This particular offering shows us a different side of Asia – modern Japan. By that we mean high tech, bright and bold colors, as well as those big anime eyes. You will notice the main character in the slot game is a girl with pink hair who is accompanied by her white cat that also appears on the reels as a symbol. The backdrop is a flashy mixture of blue, pink, and purple colors, and you can see the title written both in English as well as Japanese at the top of the screen.
As far as the layout goes, the extravagance ends here. There is a grid featuring your common 5 reels and 3 rows which come with a total of up to 20 active paylines. This means that you will have the opportunity to regulate these paylines as you see fit. Hence, the minimum bet will only be 1p per single spin, while the maximum bet allows you to spread your wings a little more at £20 per spin.
Look out for the box with the question mark appearing in stacks anywhere on the reels. This is the game’s Mystery Symbol, and it has the capacity to randomly assume the form of any of the other symbols in the game and help to form winning sequences. However, it will not assume the shape of the Scatter and Coin symbols during gameplay.
The interesting thing about Magical Stacks is that there are actually two Wild symbols. One of them is present in the base game and appears as the pink-haired girl we described earlier. And the second is a white-haired girl only present in the Freespins Feature. Both act in an identical manner, though, appearing in any position on the reels. Both will also be able to substitute for all other symbols to help complete winning combos. The exception to this rule is the Scatter and Coin symbols.
By landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols anywhere in view you will trigger the Super Magical Freespins Feature. Yes, a dramatic name for a bonus, indeed, but just look at the genre. As a result of triggering the bonus you will receive a total of 10 freespins, and these will come with a multiplier of between 2x and 6x.
Better yet, you will also have the chance to increase that multiplier during the bonus round. This will happen every time you land the Coin symbol on reel 5. On the downside, though, every time you fail to land that Coin on reel 5 the multiplier will decrease by 1 – but it cannot go lower than 2x. There’s another bright side here, which is that you can retrigger this feature indefinitely. Just land another 3 or more Scatters anywhere in view and voila.
Magical Stacks certainly isn’t your typical Playtech offering and that’s great. It’s fast-paced, has a number of exciting features that come bearing terrific winning opportunities. Of course, the theme may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but you can’t please everyone.