Martial arts mayhem is what’s on offer in Ninja Magic, a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot powered by Microgaming. The masked warriors take on giant insects and in the process can deliver up to 40 free spins with multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 8x. Available to play on all devices, try your luck from between 40p and £50 per spin.

Visually, Ninja Magic has a strong Japanese flavour – the playing card symbols have a definite Asian flourish and they’re joined by two giant bug creatures as well as male and female masked warriors.  Land 5 of the latter for a payout of 50 times your total stake. They’re joined by a scatter and the Ninja Magic log which is the wild – 5 of these will get you a bumper payout of 300 times your total stake.

The chief attraction in this Asian-flavoured adventure is the Ninja Magic Bonus feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the temple symbol anywhere on the reels. Three temples will get you 1 free spin at 1x. Four and it increases to 2 free spins and a 2x multiplier with 5 offering 3 free spins and a tripling multiplier.

Those numbers sound particularly skinny – there are plenty of opportunities to add to your haul though thanks to the pick me round that precedes the free spins. You’ll be taken into a cave and presented with a selection of 18 giant insects. Choose 1 to reveal extra spins or a multiplier boost. You get to keep on picking until you land the start spins spider. Get lucky here and you could end up with 40 free spins and an 8x multiplier!

On the variance scale, Ninja Magic lies somewhere in the middle that offers a balanced range of payouts. It possible to bag decent wins in the base game but the best opportunities will arise during the feature. Of course don’t expect to find the huge multipliers every time. When you do though, the results can be very impressive.

Giant insects aren’t the usual targets for martial arts warriors – the slightly strange concept works well here though. With quality design and a decent feature, there’s plenty to enjoy here. Certainly enough to justify the Ninja Magic moniker. The game was released at the same time as the high variance Pretty Kitty which is a better game in my opinion.