The legendary wizard of Arthurian legend gets a solo outing in Merlin’s Magic Mirror. It’s a superbly designed 5 reel, 15 payline slot from iSoftBet that comes with plenty of features. Merlin can turn losing symbols into winners or wilds. There’s also a streak respin round as well as a free spins feature where sticky mirrors transform into the same symbol or award extra bonus prizes. Play this medium to high variance game on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £20 per spin.
The action here takes place in a cave filled with magical crystal. Joining the lower value A to 10 gemstones are a bottle of potion, a book of spells and a wise old owl. Merlin is the top payer, awarding 2.5, 5 or 25 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on 1of the game’s 15 paylines.
There’s also a wild. It doesn’t offer any pays but it does replace all of the standard symbols. iSoftBet has packed in plenty of extras here – we start with the 2 randomly triggered base game features:
- Merlin’s Mystery Magic feature - after a winless spin, Merlin can conjure up a spell randomly and transform losing symbols into winners. A new payout then follows.
- Wizard Wilds feature – here, Merlin turns losing symbols into wilds to create a new winning combination.
Merlin’s Magic Mirror Respins feature - fill the whole of reel 1 with the same matching symbol to trigger this streak respin round. A respin is awarded with the triggering symbols and all matching symbols held. If a new matching symbol lands, it too is held and the process is repeated. The respins continue until no new matching symbol hits. A payout calculation is then made.
Magic Mirror Free Spins feature - the main feature is activated by landing 3 or more scatters on the same spin. You’ll then play 10 free spins. The scatters from the triggering spin turn into magic mirrors and lock in place for the rest of the round. After each free spin, they all morph into the same symbol or award a bonus coin prize. Any scatter that lands in this feature also turns into a mirror and locks in place. Multiple mirrors can deliver big clusters of matching symbols with payouts to match.
iSoftBet has created a cracking slot here. The cartoon visuals are well put together, backed by a suitably fantastical backing track. The gameplay impresses too. The range of extras delivers plenty of variety and the medium to high variance offers the chance for some very decent action – up to 720 times your stake from the Merlin’s Magic Mirror Respins feature.
Put all that together and Merlin’s Magic Mirror becomes a very entertaining and playable slot. If you like the magic theme, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Dr Fortuno and NextGen Gaming’s Merlin’s Money Burst are worth pulling a rabbit out of a hat for.