Conjuring up a magical haul of coins is the goal in Cash Wizard, a 5 reel, 30 payline slot from Bally Technologies. Standard stakes range from between 50p and £400 per spin but you can pay a little extra and have access to a series of bonus features that offer an assortment of free spins, multipliers and random cash bonuses.
The first feature to look out for is the Invisible Ink Bonus feature – when a single Invisible Ink symbol appears on reel 3 you’ll be awarded a cash bonus of between 2x and 20x your total stake.
When the Magic Potion symbol appears on reels 1, 2 and 3 you’ll activate the Magic Potion Bonus feature. It’s a classic pick me round where you’ll be presented with 7 different bottles, each of which offers a prize. If you manage to get all the way to the final bottle without finding a collect (the cursed potion), you’ll receive a 100 coin bonus. The total bonus can range from 10x to 760x your line bet.
Look out too for the Wizard who can appear at random and turn between 2 and 5 reels into wilds on any given spin.
Also triggered at random is the Mystery Wheel Bonus feature. As the wheel spins, click on the wizard to make it stop. The prize is dependent on where the pointer stops, and will be either a cash prize or between 5 and 20 free spins.
You can also trigger the Free Spins feature by hitting 3 or more free spins symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the base game – you’ll be awarded 15 free spins. All wins in the free spins feature, however they are triggered, will be boosted by a 3x multiplier. You can trigger more free games if the scatters hit during the feature.
Cash Wizard was a favourite with live casino players in America and Bally has kept the same formula for the online equivalent. The imagery, which include assorted gemstones and funked up playing card symbols, are fairly basic. The features are pretty good though and hit on a regular basis which keeps the variance on the low side of medium.
Other slots may offer a more sophisticated selection of visuals and bonuses though. If you’re after an online slice of a Vegas casino, with the chance of some decent wins, then Cash Wizard can certainly put you under a spell. Saying that, if it’s magic you want, look no further than WMS’ Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers which is also a land-based favourite.