Magicious is another innovative title from Thunderkick. It takes what many people might call some of the more avant garde slot machine techniques and blends them with a unique new school app style of animation and artwork. The result is a highly playable title that could stand on its own on just about any format – from the big money casino floor right the way through to the small screen of your mobile phone.
- Wins pay out prizes for combinations reading in both directions
- Trademark Thunderkick unique look and feel to the action
- Stacked symbols make it easy to hit the big wins in the base-game
- No bonus feature so all the money is available from the reels
- Hit stacked wilds to activate the Magicious respin system
- Earn up to a maximum of three spins with every respin
The sound on Magicious is subtle and understated. The game uses a pre-war style bopping Jazz soundtrack that is so suggestive of some of the more upper class casinos on the Vegas strip. This little rag-time ditty is accompanied by some much more high tech noises and sound effects as you stop the wins in place. There is plenty to like about this game’s presentation, which avoids the classic casino sparkles and pops to come out with a much more unique audio style.
Visually however Magicious is one of the Thunderkick games that plays a little more to type. This is one of the few titles in their range that appears to have gone for a safer visual approach, embracing the cartoon-like characters and reel symbols instead of the eight bit or cutesy looks that they have become known for over their time delivering top slots to the masses. None the less this is a title that really works and will soon have you enjoying every spin with the colourful action and motion on the grid.
Whilst Magicious only appears to have ten pay-lines the good news is that this machine pays out for wins in both directions. No matter whether you hit a combination reading out from left to right or right to left you’ll receive the appropriate prize. This usually comes accompanied by a clever animation where the game’s two main characters fire brightly coloured zaps of light out of their wands to light up the prize paying sequences on the grid.
Magicious is a very simple slot game that lacks what critics might call a conventional bonus game. This does mean that all of the action is focussed on the base game where the money can grow to quite titanic proportions with the re-spin feature. All you have to do to activate this clever mechanism is stop in a stack of wilds anywhere on the game’s middle three reels. This gives you a single re-spin, but if you’re fortunate enough to land another band of stacked wilds across another reel, guess what? You’re going to be getting another re-spin up to a maximum of three.
Slot Professor Says
What is there to really say about Magicious? We’ve come to expect big, bold productions from Thunderkick and this certainly adheres to that mould. You’re looking at a title that is delightful in its simplicity, yet has the power to suddenly grab you with that gamble fever at any moment as the respin function kicks in and builds up a standard spin into an absolute torrent of cash.
I do very much like slots that pay out prizes for hitting combinations in both directions on the grid. This means that when you land in a maximum five strong combination you get paid out twice on the biggest prize available. Whilst some might argue that this stacks the prizes at the top end of the pay-table, I’d say why worry? Isn’t it good to play a slot game that actually gives you a chance to grab some massive wins rather than just eternally churning over the small prizes?
Is there a strategy tip that I can give you for Magicious? With no bonus round to worry about and no special gamble games or any other trimmings this is a return to Las Vegas style slotting at its best. You simply have to place your virtual coins in the slot and have a shove to enjoy this machine. Don’t worry about anything other than hitting that button and getting lucky.