NextGen Gaming Abracardabra Video Slot Review

Abracardabra: Demo

Take a classic fruit machine and combine it with video poker and you’ll come up with something like Abracardabra. Created by betdigital and NextGen Gaming, the goal is to try and make winning 3, 4 or 5 of a kind hands. There’s also a bonus round where a shuffle can deliver multiple winning hands complete with multipliers of 2x or 10x. Stakes range from between 1p and £20 per spin.

Abracardabra is played using a single line of playing cards rather than spinning reels. The playing cards all feature fruity symbols rather than standard numbers or royals. First click deal and 5 cards will drop into place. You can then hold as many of them as you like. A re-deal then follows. If you land a winner, the payout is made. A new deal then follows whether or not you’ve landed a winner.

You can make a hand featuring 1 of 8 fruity symbols. The cherries offer the minimum awards paying 0.5, 1 or 2.5 times your stake if you land a 3, 4 or 5 of a kind winner. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the lucky 7 and you’ll pocket 25, 100 or 10,000 times your stake!

Look out for the Magician’s Hat which can float onto the screen at random. New playing cards will appear from the hat and drop into play to create a new winning hand.

Find 3 Bonus cards and you’ll activate the Abracardabra Bonus feature – you’ll see the standard 5 card hand plus a deck of cards below. The Magician waves his wand to shuffle the cards to create winning hands. These shuffles continue until there’s a winless hand or you use up all the cards.

You can boost your payouts with a multiplier here – trigger the feature with 4 bonus symbols and your payouts are doubled. If you’re lucky to have triggered the feature with 5 bonus symbols, a massive 10x boost is on offer. Landing bonus symbols during the feature also boosts the potential multiplier by 1.

This hybrid works better than we expected it to. The Magician’s Hat certainly helps things along but it’s the Abracardabra Bonus feature, complete with the multipliers that offers the best potential. We found it hard to trigger but enjoyed some excellent results when we didn’t.

If you’re fan of classic fruit machines with a twist, then Abracardabra is well worth investigating. If not, NextGen Gaming offer plenty of alternatives with King Kong Fury a superb option.

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