This Magic Castle mobile slot, or Mystical Castle slot if you live in Canada, is IGT doing what they do best, in an old-fashioned kind of way.
Writing this Magic Castle slot review was difficult.
Namely because it looks and sounds like many of our favourite IGT phone games. You know the type; one beautiful lady, add some generic realistic symbols, one overall theme, and Bam! You got yourself a slot machine.
But it feels a little old fashioned here. Like we’ve seen it before. It’s hard to get excited.
The Magic Castle slot machine existed in land-based casinos before it made its way online and on mobile and tablet casinos.
So it’s no wonder it feels a little old-fashioned. That includes some very slow base game spins for a 40 paylines, 5×4 reel game.
Which is a shame because on paper this should really work.
You’ve got your main enchantress lady, Leonora, show up as wild and give you multipliers on any win – up to 10x if you have enough wilds.
Both the cat and the wolf symbol can turn wild at any point, and you get free spins bonus games with multipliers. What’s not to love?
Sure, on paper the features look good, but in reality most of these Magic Castle bonus games fall flat.
The wild wolf and wild cat symbols show up rarely, and when they do, barely gets you 10x to 20x your bet wins.
And sure, in theory you could get a 10x multiplier if enough Leonora wilds show up on the reels, but usually you get 1 symbol and about 2x or 3x multiplier.
Ok, but hardly worth going home to shout about.
Granted, we had great fun with the free spins where we got about 75x our bet. But by that point Magic Castle video slot had lost it’s charm.
It just wasn’t enough to bring us back, especially when all we could think about is how games like MegaJackpots Star Lanterns have a progressive jackpot, and cascading reels, and multipliers, and wild, and… just more fun.
This Magic Castle slot on mobile isn’t bad. It’s just can’t compete against the newer, more exciting, slots online in the market.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% - 7.9% / 96%|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 1,200|
|Max win||192,750 times the line bet|
|Free spins||15 Free Spins / Random Multiplier of 2x to 10x|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Multipliers, Extra Wilds, Free Spins|
Leonora Wild: The mistress of this castle stands two symbols high and is wild symbol that can appear anywhere on the reels.
When she appears, if a win is possible, she will give you a multiplier. How big a multiplier? That depends on how many wilds you see on the screen:
A nice bonus is that if the bonus symbols are also on screen and trigger the free spins, the number of free spins are also multiplied.
It's highly unlikely, but you never know. Mostly you only see one wild on screen anyway.
Familiar Upgrade Feature: Leonora's two familiars are the wild wolf and wild cat.
These are normal symbols as normal, except on reel 5 they sometimes show up as wild. If they do, all the other cat and wolf symbols will turn wild.
Scatters and Free Spin Bonus: Three scattered bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3, and 4 will trigger 15 free spins.
During every spin a random multiplier is awarded ranging from 2x to 10x.
But at least those have a loyal following that might entice players to give a spin.
The Magic Castle online slot doesn't have that kind of audience, and honestly we couldn't bring ourselves to give it any more stars just because its an IGT mobile game.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2021 - Rating