Eyecon’s equivalent of Gandalf gets a second outing in White Wizard Deluxe. Unusually for a game from this developer, it’s played using a 5 reel, 100 payline game engine. Magical treats on offer include expanding wilds, wild wins that are trebled and up to 400 free spins. Try and conjure up some treasure, on all devices, from between £1 and £50 per spin.

First impressions of White Wizard Deluxe are similar to the original – the design in this sequel is very similar with just the odd tweak to the symbols. You’ll find A to 9 playing cards (rather than A to J in the original) as well as a shimmering blue orb (another new addition) that awards up to 5 times your stake, an ice lantern and unicorn that pay up to 10 times your stake and a book of spells that offers up to 20 times your stake. The top payer is the bubbling cauldron – land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll pocket 0.5, 5 or 30 times your stake.

Once again, the White Wizard is the wild – whenever he lands on reels 1, 3 or 5, he will expand to fill the whole of that reel. All winning combinations that include a wild will benefit from a 3x multiplier with the payout trebled.

Look out too for the little blue dragon which is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin will net you a payout equal to 5, 15 or 300 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and will receive 15, 20 or 25 free spins. 3 or more dragons on the same free spin during the feature will give you more free spins with up to 400 in total possible.

At first glance, White Wizard Deluxe looks virtually identical to the first outing – dig a little deeper though and there are a few significant differences. First and foremost, there are 100 paylines. Second, the expanding wilds are in play during the base game and not just during the feature.

There’s still nothing magical about the design in White Wizard Deluxe – the new additions make for a better gameplay experience than the original though. If the bearded sorcerer works his magic he can certainly cook up a decent spell of action and hopefully coins. Oh, it’s a high variance offering.