Bally Technologies – the brains behind some classic land-based slots that have kept Vegas punters going for decades – are responsible for a portfolio of efficient, if unspectacular, online slots too.
The developer’s games may not win many awards for graphics or design, but for some no-nonsense slots fare it’s hard to argue. An interesting addition to the ‘myth and magic’ stable of online slots is this 30 payline effort, Cash Wizard. I’ve got to admit, I was not really shaken or stirred at the prospect of playing this slot but if there is one thing reviewing online slots has taught me it is that you should never judge a book by its cover… or an online slot by its logo? Well, you know what I mean!
On the Reels…
At first glance, the game is like any other magic-themed slot, packed as it is with gems, flying wizards and tinkly music as your numpty necromancer turns dust into gold dust. The Wild icon is the game’ top payer, with five across the reels paying out 100x your total stake, while elsewhere there are red, green and purple gems, and some Bally-style 9-through-Ace icons filling up the reels.
Trigger Wizard Wilds or the Mystery Wheel
Bets range from $0.01 – $8.00 a line, but there’s a ‘Wizard Bonus Bet’ available too which requires an additional stake. Bet an extra 20x your line bet and if your spin doesn’t trigger one of the three bonus games you may be awarded a random Wizard Wild or Mystery Wheel feature instead.
Earn up to 5 Extra Wilds or 20 Free Spins!
In the Wizard Wild feature, 2-5 Wilds will randomly appear anywhere on the reels during a spin. The Mystery Wheel, meanwhile, lets you have one spin of a Wheel of Fortune where free spins (5-20) or cash jackpots can be won.
Pick a Potion to Win a Prize
In terms of more conventional bonus features, a Magic Potions bonus is triggered by hitting three Potion icons on reels 1, 2 and 3. Choose up to seven potions to reveal cash. If you hit the Cursed Potion your turn ends. Land 1 Invisible Ink icon on reel 3 and you will trigger an Instant Win bonus feature where you can win up to 20x your total stake.
Win 15 Free Spins with a 3x Multiplier
Finally, free spins galore can be had by hitting three Free Games Scatters on the centre three reels. 15 spins will be awarded with a 3x multiplier attached. Land three More Free Games icons on the central three reels and you will win, er, more free spins.
Cash Wizard is one of those deceiving-looking slots that doesn’t look much on first appearance but delivers bundles after a few plays. And luckily, if you’re into magic slots, there are other great potion-tastic slots to enjoy. Leander’s fantasy-themed Potion Factory has nifty extended Wilds, while NetEnt’s great magic-themed Spellcast is packed with bonus features.
Slot Game: Cash Wizard
Theme: Magic, Treasure, Wizard
Lines: 5 Rows: 3
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