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.