What’s this? A non-slow BetSoft mobile game? Could it be? Can we believe our eyes? Is it… Magic?
Sarcasm aside, imagine our surprise when we loaded the mobile True Illusions slot game, hand on cheek, expecting the same frustration that we experienced whilst recently reviewing BetSoft’s The True Sheriff mobile slot, but found a workable good looking and functional 3D mobile video slot. The shock, we assure you, made us sit up and pay attention.
It is actually an advantage that True Illusions slot is from the back catalogue of the BetSoft online gaming range. Its a far simpler mobile slot than their latest ‘cinematic’ releases which rely very heavily on video graphics and are perhaps less suited for the mobile screen. It shouldn’t be the case of course. If NetEnt can release the excellent South Park which has a hundred features but no loading time then BetSoft should certainly be able to do the same. But hey, c’est la vie!
Needless to say, True Illusions mobile slot works because despite the pretty graphics, as the features and functions of the bonus games are simple. You are still grateful for the ‘skip’ button which will allow you to fast forward through the slow wins, but when you do win big (which is, in this slot, anything from 5x to 20x your bet), it’s nice that this game takes the time to enjoy the happiness with you.
The expanded wild in the middle reel is the bonus feature that will give you the most wins of the game, and will stay with you for up to seven spins. A nice companion hat’s for sure. The free spins come and go with a little fanfare and are enjoyable especially as they incorporate tumbling reels, but don’t expect any big wins. And the pick me bonus game has enough flair to bring a smile to your face.
Despite coming out practically at the same time as The True Sheriff (a brand new slot) and having a lower return to player rate (95.34%), True Illusions mobile slot is the true winner in this battle. Both are low volatility video slots, and even though True Illusions theoretically pays out less, the hits are frequent enough that you cannot tell the difference. The percentage difference is there only because True Sheriff has a slightly higher max payout – but lets be honest, neither one will make you millionaires, or even hundred-thousandaires. (It’s a thing. Look it up)
Genuinely fun, simple, entertaining 5 reels 30 payline mobile slot.
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|Slot type||3D Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.2 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.60 / 150|
|Max win||2,500 coins|
|Free spins||Varies, average of around 5 Free Spins/ Cascading Reels.|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Click Me & Expanded Wild|
Box Trick Wild Reel: Get three stacked wild symbols in the centre reel (cleverly, this is represented by a symbol with 'wild' written across it) and they will remain sticky for a random number of spins, usually about 4 or 5, some times less and never more than 7 spins. These aren't free, but welcomed when they appear. Word of warning, do not try and change your bet amount during this feature, it will make it disappear. Wait until the wilds move away from your screen.
Cascading Free Spins: Three or more scatter Magician symbols anywhere on the reels will activate free spins mode. The number will not usually be very high (5) but that's because these are cascading free spins, so on every win, the winning symbols will vanish, allowing other symbols to tumble down from above and giving you 'mini free goes'. We've won about 3 to 8 times our bet with this feature, so its nice but the Box Trick Wild reel is nicer.
Bonus Round: "Pick a card, any card!" A simple pick me bonus game, get 3 or more card symbols anywhere on the screen to trigger the bonus feature. Pick a card, any card, and earn instant bonus coins. A couple of big wins with this one, so one to watch out for.
We managed to stay in the positive balance far more often than in negative, as True Illusions slot magically made money appear in our account and made it last far longer than we had expected.
This online mobile slot is saved by it's simplicity, in that the loading time of the special bonus features is fast and doesn't interrupt game play half as often as some of the other BetSoft slot releases. You can actually play True Illusions, with the spins giving you decent entertainment.
Don't expect life changing wins, but if you want to prolong your spinning enjoyment for as long as you can and like the 3D style video graphics, we recommend this show stopping mobile slot.
And for once we wont end a BetSoft casino game review by saying you have to have fast internet connection. This one should work even when your mobile phone is feeling a dash more temperamental.Play Now at Leo Vegas »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 1, 2015 - Rating