Free Magic Mirror Deluxe slot
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Magic Mirror Deluxe slot is one of the most popular games from German-based slot developer Merkur Gaming. This is quite simply because it follows an established format which attracts the fans of high-volatility games as we will shortly see. If you play Novomatic games Merkur are a natural progression as the majority of them are 'mono-feature' slots of at least medium volatility and with pretty basic graphics - after all Austria and Germany are neighbours! The theme is medieval Celtic mythology and the sounds basic spin-and-stop effects.
On the reels...
There are 10 pay lines on Magic Mirror Deluxe and all symbols are single. The Celtic maiden is the top-pay at a staggering 500x bet for 5-of-a-kind followed by the Unicorn at 200x and then the Rune Stone and Celtic ring at 75x stake. These values may have already told the Novomatic players where we are going with this so you'll not be surprised to learn that the remaining card icons pay 15x and 10x bet for 5. There are Magic Mirror Wilds which don't multiply on all the reels and these also act as scatters, just like other Merkur slots such as Vampires.
Magic free spins
You need 3 or more Wild/Scatters anywhere in view to trigger the game's bonus of 10 free spins. Quite often these may form a decent win before the bonus starts. When it does, the Magic Mirror appears and the various symbols bar the Wilds rotate until one is chosen for you. This is the expanding scatter for the free games and if it's a premium symbol it will pay for 2 or more in view and a card symbol for 3 or more. So for example if your selected symbol is the Ace and it lands on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 it will expand and award 10x 4-of-a-kind Ace wins which is 40x bet. Effectively you get a 10x multiplier on any wins and 5-of-a-kind of the Celtic maiden (if it was the chosen symbol) would thus pay a huge 5000x bet jackpot!
Now you fans of Book of Ra Deluxe will have a pleasant surprise to reflect upon if you get the retrigger on Magic Mirror Deluxe - the slot selects another symbol to become an expanding scatter each time. So say you earn 4 retriggers (it does happen!) within the first 20 spins you'd have 30 spins remaining each with 5 different expanding symbols. This is highly exciting and you'll likely be near 1000x bet once the bonus ends. There is no limit, so in theory you could have every symbol bar the Wild become an expanding scatter with enough retriggers.
Magic Mirror Deluxe is Merkur's version of what every developer seems to want lately - a sort of similar slot to Novomatic's Book Of Ra Deluxe. Play N Go have their version Book Of Dead and they all have the very similar pay tables. Here we have a RTP of 95.63% and like Book Of Dead (but not Book Of Ra) you get paid for the line wins of your selected symbol in the free games which accounts for their slightly higher RTP's. During free games there are more Wilds on the reels hence retriggers are very common as are other wins involving Wilds. As said in the introduction the formula is hugely popular with high volatility and usually very rewarding and exciting bonus rounds. What you see is what you get in this particular mirror...