Magic Castle is powered by IGT and comes with 5 reels and 40 paylines. With an enchanting feel to it, the game can be played from 40p to £2,000 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. It benefits from wild multipliers, symbol upgrades and a free spins feature with up to 300 free spins and 10x wild multipliers.

Visually, you are taken to a mystical palace – symbols on the reels include goblets, candles, roses, black cats, white wolves, lockets, magic books and jewellery boxes. Leonora is the game’s main character and gives you 1,000 coins for 5 on a payline.

She also occupies 2 positions and is the wild symbol – it replaces all other symbols bar the scatter. Magic Castle benefits from a Crystal Ball Multiplier feature in the base game which is triggered when a Leonora wild symbol appears anywhere on the reels. All wins are then multiplier by a random multiplier that Leonora reveals in her crystal ball. The multiplier value is determined by the number of reels that have wilds on them:

  • 1 reel with a wild on will give you a multiplier from 2x to 10x
  • 2 reels with a wild on will give you a multiplier from 3x to 10x
  • 3 reels with a wild on will give you a multiplier from 4x to 10x
  • 4 reels with a wild on will give you a multiplier from 5x to 10x
  • 5 reels with a wild on will give you a multiplier from 6x to 10x

The main attraction is the Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when 3 scatters (the moonlit castles) appear simultaneously on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the 3 middle ones) – this will give you 15 free spins. However, if you trigger the feature with a Leonora wild symbol on the reels, 15 times the revealed Crystal Ball multiplier is your number of free spins – if you get a 10x multiplier, you will benefit from 150 free spins!

During the feature, a random multiplier between 2x and 10x will be applied to your winnings on every free spin. If a Leonora wild appears, the Crystal Ball Multiplier feature from the base game applies (up to 10x depending on how many wilds you get on the reels).

Furthermore, you can retrigger the feature when 3 scatters appear on the 3 middle reels – this will give you a further 15 free spins. Now, you can retrigger the feature multiple times giving you up to 300 free spins in total!

There’s more! The Free Spins Bonus feature also incorporates the Familiar Upgrade feature – Leonora’s 2 familiars (the Wild Wolf and the Wild Cat) assist her magic. When the Wild Cat appears on reel 5, any Cat symbols appearing on any other reel will transform into a Wild Cat symbol. When the Wild Wolf symbol lands on reel 5, any Wolf symbols appearing anywhere become Wild Wolf symbols. In effect, you will benefit from 2 extra wild symbols.

I really like Magic Castle as it has excellent graphics and superb bonus features – it’s great that Leonora rewards you with multipliers up to 10x in both the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature where, in the latter, you can benefit from 2 extra wilds and a whopping amount of free spins. I found it to be a medium to high variance offering and 1 of IGT’s better games – I also recommend you try the highly volatile The Wild Life from IGT which is brilliant.