Join an ‘I can’t believe it’s not Lara Croft’ adventurer on a quest for hidden desert treasure in Magic Stone, an ancient Egyptian-themed slot from Bally Wulff. It’s played using a 5-reel, 10 payline game engine and like many slots from this developer, is a pretty basic affair. Keep a special eye out for the special stone plate symbol though which can turn up to 3 symbols wild. Play from between 10p and £20 per spin.
With a stone wall filled with hieroglyphs in the backdrop, the reels include lower value A to 10 playing cards and a selection of ancient Egyptian-influenced artefacts. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Eye of Horus or the Scarab Beetle symbol and you’ll win 1, 10 or 25 times your total bet. The golden urn comes next, awarding 2, 15 or 50 times your bet followed by the treasure chest – land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll earn 5, 25 or 100 times your stake.
By far the most lucrative symbol on show here is the explorer woman who is the wild – she replaces all other symbols apart from the stone plate. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a single payline and the cashier will be boosted to the tune of 1, 10, 50 or 250 times your total stake.
The stone plate is the other symbol to keep an eye out for – this can land on the middle reel only. When it does hit, it will magically transform 3 other symbols into wilds. A new payout is then made with the extra wilds in place.
In fact, the transforming stone plate wilds are the only extras on offer here. There aren’t any traditional bonus features here at all. This quest for treasure doesn’t include free spins, multipliers, pick ‘em rounds or any other goodies.
Despite that, the pace of play is pretty frantic. We found the variance to be pretty high going lengthy spells without any win to speak of. Punctuating the barren spells was the occasional chunky win. Patience and a solid bankroll are pre-requisites here.
This isn’t the most stimulating slot you’ll see either in terms of design or gameplay. You’d be hard-pushed to call Magic Stone a magical slot. Get lucky with the transforming wilds and this adventurer can still have a trick or two up her sleeve though. Saying that, I recommend you try WMS’ Lady of Egypt if you like ancient Egyptian offerings.