Join a dapper conjurer and his glamorous assistant and try and pull a jackpot out of the hat in Magicious. It’s a glossy, 5 reel, 10 payline video slot from Thunderkick that comes with expanding wilds and plenty of respins. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
As usual for a Thunderkick game, there’s nothing to worry about as far as design is concerned. The action takes place on a theatre stage with the magician and his virtual Debbie McGee standing to the side, magic wands at the ready. The reels include 5 lower value boxes alongside higher value blue and red stars. The red star is the most rewarding, paying 5, 10 or 40 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. This is a win both ways game so winning combinations can start from both reel 1 and reel 5 – the magician or the assistant will wave their wand when you land a winner.
The main feature offering here is the Expanding Wild with Respin feature – when an orb lands anywhere on any of the middle 3 reels, it will expand to turn the whole of that reel wild. A respin then follows with the stacked wild locked in place. If you land another wild, the process is repeated. It’s possible to earn a respin with reels 2, 3 and 4 totally wild.
Thunderkick has kept things simple here as far as gameplay is concerned. There aren’t any traditional bonus features here, all the feature action comes via the stacked wild respins. They come along at regular enough intervals to keep things interesting. As far as volatility goes, Magicious sits in the medium range with maximum wins of 1,400 times your bet on each spin/respin.
Visually, Magicious is nicely done. The jazzy soundtrack and oohs and aahs of the audience add to the atmosphere. No complaints on that score. We wouldn’t say that Magicious is a must-see show. It’s an entertaining enough one though.
The lack of features means it won’t be for everyone but for some simple sleight of hand you won’t go too far wrong here. I would rather play other Thunderkick offerings with the Mexican-wrestling themed Luchadora top of my list.