It would be safe to assume that if a story starts with ‘once upon a time’ and concludes with ‘…lived happily ever after!’ it is more likely to be a good story than not.
Magic Mirror fits that formula so snugly that you would be left wondering if it really is a slot game. For starters, it will take you gently to a world where days are not rushed, seasons follow a strict protocol and people, in general, have nothing much to worry about. Add to it the illustrious company of decorated knights, heavenly princesses, venerable kings, wise ministers, gifted wizards and cunning witches, and that, let us put on record, is a perfect medieval experience.
But what’s playing this slot like? Let’s find out…
It’s for you to decide. The beauty of Magic Mirror is that it will put forth many questions, but far too fewer hints that will help you tackle them. All along the way, you will be required to forge your own path, instead of walking on a paved freeway.
To begin with, however, you would be better off knowing what to expect. Magic Mirror is a standard strictly online video slot game that works best on pretty much any decent device that can handle HTML5 coding (no flash needed, after all!) with authority.
On a more exciting note, and we don’t get to say this often, there are 25 paylines distributed in sets of 5 all throughout the screen. You read that right – that’s a reel to payline ratio of 0.2!
Think that’s amazing? Hold your breath gamers, for Magic Mirror has more surprises in its bag.
That’s right – Magic Mirror has thought it out perfectly. There’s a great free version available for gamers who want to test it out and assess the odds, reels and lines more intimately. It’s a given that all features are not available in free versions, and you can expect yourself to be looking at same symbols again and again as long as you are unwilling to cough up some cash.
But hey, it’s free entertainment – not a cheap commodity in today’s age!
Confused, yet? That’s the con of standing in a room full of mirrors, nay, Magic Mirrors!
It’s quite easy to get lost in 25 paylines if you haven’t played with these many before. So, gearing up in slow-mo, with reasonably small wagers on selective paylines can help you get more familiar with the stuff that’s happening right in front of you.
On the backdrop of the game menu, there’s a magnificently daunting (and quite likely haunted) castle. If you get that odd feeling of being looked over your shoulder, feel free to hold this spooky castle responsible for the same.
Symbols used here keep up with their times loyally, with unicorns, magic wands, blazing alphanumerals, flying carpets, magical potion canisters etc. making dutiful entries.
That’s what, we suspect, the favourite song of the Blonde Witch (the wild symbol of this slot) must be. But worry not, for she is on your side. If you get 5 wild symbols on an active payline, you will be free to consider yourself rich, because a jackpot of $10,000 will soon be sitting merrily in your bank account.
To help her settle the matters, there are TWO scatter symbols (Magic Mirrors) – an unmatched luxury, really. They both look identical and have the same powers of substitution, scattering and combination completing.
Scatter symbols in Magic Mirror, however, do not really help you much in a monetary way. There is no multiplication of already earned payouts, either. The only thing you can expect from them is to help you reach that place where you can reap the rewards of partially arranged symbols along any of the active paylines.
Magic Mirror has one significant advantage over its competitors. It’s designed to be played on widescreens at 16:9 aspect ratios. An ultra-HD experience along with a splendid design job means that Magic Mirror will certainly please the aesthete in you.
Purely because of its 25 paylines, playing Magic Mirror can be a one-of-its-kind experience. Apart from that factor, the slot pretty much plays within its confines, making sure that everything a gamer would want is available readily.
Bonuses of regular gambling kind (a Merkur speciality) also make the deal a whole lot sweeter, provided that you enter this medieval realm on your lucky night!