Take to the stage, perform a trick show and try and conjure up plenty of coins in Sheer Magic. Created by Ainsworth, the highlight of this simple 5 reel, 30 payline game is the bonus feature that awards up to 15 free spins complete with respins with stacked wilds. Play from 30p per spin.

Ainsworth usually keeps things simple in its slots both in terms of design and gameplay – that’s true enough of Sheer Magic. The reels are made up of lower value A to 9 values and a selection of magician’s props. They include playing cards, a book of spells, a bunch of flowers and set of cups and balls. The most lucrative standard symbol is the magician’s hat. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination for a payout of 50, 100 or 1,000 coins.

Helping to create those winning combinations is the crystal ball – this can land on reels 3, 4 and 5 only and replaces all other symbols bar the scatter. That scatter is the magic coin. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you can look forward to an award of 5, 10 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also activate the Free Games feature.

On offer here are 10 free spins. Look out for the new hands symbol which is an extra wild brought into play during the free spins. It can hit on the middle 3 reels only – land 2 or more of them on the same free spin and you’ll receive a respin. The reels where no hands are showing are locked. The reels with the hands spin again until they are filled with wild hands symbols. A new calculation is then made with the stacks of wilds in place. You can re-trigger 5 more free spins if you manage to hit 3 crystal ball wilds on the same spin.

We’ve sometimes found Ainsworth slots rather boring. The base game action doesn’t offer much in the way of thrills but the respins with added wilds make the free spins round a potentially exciting proposition. Get on a roll with those respins and Sheer Magic can conjure up a pretty entertaining show. Saying that, there’s plenty of other better slots out there such as the magical Pixie Wings from Pragmatic Play.