Join a wise old sorcerer in his laboratory in Wizard Shop, a magic-themed slot from Push Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 6 row, 50 payline game engine, it’s a beautifully designed game that comes with stacked wilds as well as a bonus feature that awards 10 free spins. Collect coins as you play to add up to 250 extra wilds, multipliers of up to 10x and increased scatter awards. Play, on all devices, from between 25p and £100 per spin.
The design here is superb – the reels are set against an alchemist’s lab and feature an assortment of rune stones, bottles of potion and hour glasses. The book of spells and the bearded wizard are the most rewarding standard symbols, awarding 8 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline.
Land a full reel of wizard symbols and you’ll trigger the Wizard Wilds feature where all standard wizard symbols anywhere on the reels turn wild. Wizard wilds offer higher payouts too – land 5 on a payline for a payout of 15 times your total stake. There’s also a standard wild symbol that substitutes for everything apart from the scroll and chest symbols. It too offers awards of up to 15 times your total stake per payline.
Look out for special gold and silver coin symbols that are added to the reels at random – when these hit, they are collected in a special Bonus Bank. You can use these coins to buy special extras once you go on to trigger the Wizard Shop feature.
Land 3 scroll symbols to activate the Wizard Shop feature – you’ll then be awarded 10 free spins plus 120 coins for the Bonus Bank plus whatever you’ve accumulated in the base game. You can then spend those coins to add between 50 and 250 extra wilds to the reels (each 50 will set you back 100 gold coins), wild multipliers of 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x or 10x (each level costs 100 coins) and increased scatter prizes when you land the treasure chests.
Wizard Shop is a charming game – the visuals are terrific and the fantastical backing track is an ideal accompaniment for the magical theme. The features are pretty impressive too. The added wilds can conjure up some impressive action.
The best opportunities come via the Wizard Shop feature though – collect enough coins to land a decent number of wilds or multipliers and this wizard can cook up plenty of gold. It’s a medium to high variance offering with maximum wins of up to 750 times your stake in the base game and 7,500 times your stake on each free spin (with the 10x multiplier).
Wizard Shop is a very decent all-rounder, combining high spec design with some vary playable extras. If you enjoy the magical theme, this is well worth a spin. Alternatively, Play ‘N Go’s Wizard of Gems is recommended.