Sorceress is brought to you by Novomatic and comes with 5 reels and 50 paylines. Available to play on all devices from just 50p per spin, this black magic themed offering can cast a spell with black magic for huge wins in the Free Games feature which benefits from a Special Expanding Symbol and Switching Spell feature.

Looks wise, Sorceress is quite good for a Novomatic production with dark night skies in the background – on plain black reels, symbols on the reels include playing cards (A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9) as well as potions, scrolls, sceptres, red dragons and the sorceress herself.

She is the most valuable high value symbol giving you 100 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The magic crystals symbol is the scatter and wild and gives you 2, 20 or 200 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. It also substitutes for all other symbols.

If you get 3 or more magic crystals scatters anywhere on the reels, you will trigger the Free Games feature where you will receive 10 free spins. The feature also comes with a Special Expanding Symbol which you choose by using Switching Spells from the Switching Spell feature – you will get 5, 6 or 7 Switching Spells depending on how many scatter/wild symbols triggered the feature.

Every Switching Spell gives you the opportunity to switch though different symbols in a random sequence – these can be chosen to become the Special Expanding Symbol. You simply press 1 of the arrows to switch through symbols – you need to use them wisely in order to get the highest value symbol. It may appear less often than low value symbols but the wins will be bigger. When that symbol lands on the reels and is part of a win, it will expand to take over the whole reel(s).

Sound complicated? Imagine your used your switches to select the red dragon – when that red dragon appeared on 1 or more reels and is part of a win, it will expand to give you full reels of the red dragon. This can lead to huge wins as 5 across a payline pays 50 times your stake. If you got the sorceress, you would win 100 times your stake for 5. In total, you can win up to 500 times your stake on each free spin.

Sorceress is definitely 1 of Novomatic’s better offerings and is simpler than it reads – I promise you. Basically, you get to choose the Special Expanding Symbol in the Free Games feature. It’s a gamble whether a higher value symbol appears further down the line.

Furthermore, I like the fact that the magic crystals symbol is both the scatter and the wild – if you were to get 2 magic crystals symbols on the reels, all is not lost as it acts like a wild to give you a winning combination. Overall, a good slot from Novomatic – hopefully you can discover your gift for black magic to conjure up big wins! If you like the theme, I recommend you try WMS’ Frozen Inferno and Microgaming’s Forbidden Throne.