Created by Bally Wulff, Magic Book 6 is the sequel to the Arabian themed Magic Book. This one is played using an unusual 6 reel, 5 payline game engine and comes with a bonus feature that awards 10 free spins complete with special magic symbol that can expand to fill multiple reels. Play from between 10p and £10 per spin.

Bally Wulff has remained faithful to the formula used to create the original Magic Book – and when we say faithful, we remain extremely faithful. Magic Book 6 is almost a carbon copy of the original – the setting is the same majestic palace and an identical array of playing cards, magic carpets, scimitars, masked women and sultans fill the reels.

Once again, the gem encrusted magic book serves a dual purpose, acting as both a wild and a scatter – land 3 or more of them on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins – the extra wrinkle is the presence of the magic symbol.

This is chosen at random before your free spins begin. Every time a pair of this magic symbol land during the feature, they will expand to fill the whole reel. If you manage to land a high value symbol, some great winning opportunities can be had here. Landing 3 magic books wild/scatters will also add another 10 free spins taking your total to 20.

So just what is the difference between Magic Book 6 and the original. We haven’t missed sequels 2, 3, 4 and 5 have we? No, the 6 in the title refers to the number of reels in play – that’s the only adjustment on offer. The graphics, sound and gameplay are identical.

With 6-symbol combinations possible, the payouts are larger in the sequel. A full 5 of the sultan in Magic Book awards 100 times your total bet. 6 in the sequel and the top prize increases to 150 times your stake.

We found the variance to be in the medium to high category. Expect spells when you’ll miss consistently. Land the lady or sultan as the magic symbol when you trigger the Free Games feature and Magic Book 6 can conjure up something special.

This isn’t the most complex slot you’ll come across. If you enjoyed the original or just want some simple, well-designed action with a potentially knockout feature, then Magic Book 6 is one to consider. I can see similarities with Novomatic as they released Book of Ra Deluxe 6 – a very similar game in terms of the bonus feature.