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Merlin's Magic Mirror slot review

Added by iSoftbet. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:iSoftbet

Release date:07/2019

RTP:95.96%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2000

Mobile version:Support all devices

Play Merlin's Magic Mirror

Highlights

Sticky wins

Freespins

Expanding reels

Wilds

Random wilds

Themes

Medieval

UK

Heroes & villains

Fairy tales & fantasy

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
95.96%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 2000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
38
iSoftbet score (compared to other slots of supplier)
38
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Slot tester's review: Martin Anastasov

Slot tested

Merlin the magician was brought into a world of magic mirrors to figure out ways to boost your chances for big win outcomes, and a unique gaming experience.

The premise of Merlin's Magic Mirror puts you in the company of features that have deemed this game somewhat legendary. I remember seeing this title as available across multiple online casinos from the moment it was released.

Fast-forward to one year later and Merlin's Magic Mirror still rocks with its decent graphic design and an impeccable mechanic. Part of the whole are the free spins bonus and random acts of 'magic', i.e. features that include symbol conversions, random cash prizes and sticky respins.

iSoftBet - its production company, equipped the layout with three rows, five reels and 20 paylines, which in my opinion, is a perfect setup for the features I mentioned above.

The cherry on the top is the game's payout potential of 2,000x your bet and a high variance that can enable long streaks of feature-tinged winning outcomes. This is where the big-win potential lies

Theme and Graphics

The action takes place inside a cave of pink and purple crystals - fitting for the set of symbols that are encased in crystalline structures. Every symbol springs to life when it is part of a winning payline by way of Merlin's powerful electric current.

I like the artwork. There is no doubt that every drawing resonates well with the premise, especially when visual effects take hold of the high-paying symbols of the grimoire, owl, vial and Merlin.

The soundtrack is worth mentioning too. If your aspirations towards magic require an edifying ambience, then having the sound on definitely puts you in the mood for what Merlin can do on the reel set.

Extra Features

Merlin's Magic Mirrors has two special symbols (Bonus/Scatter and Wild), but most of the extra features materialize through random acts of magic.

I like the fact that the gameplay isn't only about the free spins bonus. Although hugely important to improving your odds for a killer win, the free spins have their near-mirror image in the base game, in the form of respins.

This is a huge plus to avoiding the long-ish draughts that can be typical for high volatility games. In other words, plenty can go on both in the base game and in the free spins bonus.

  • Magic Mirror Free Spins

You need three scatter symbols anywhere on the screen to trigger 10 free rounds. The game gives you a fighting start because the feature starts with three locked mirrors.

Additional scatters that may land on the reels become sticky mirrors. These have the function of materializing an aggregate cash prize or converting it into matching symbols. It can be either-or, but both outcomes can shake out an exciting end-result from that spin.

  • Magic Mirror Respins

This is probably my favourite feature because it is part of the base game.

A stack of matching symbols landing on reel one triggers a respin. In the event, the game picks a random symbol and locks into place all instances appearing on the reel set. This is followed by a respin.

If you get a winning outcome with additional matching symbols, Merlin awards you another respin. As you can see, the respins can continue until, potentially, the game decides to canvass the entire reel set in one symbol of the same kind.

  • Wizard Wilds

Basically, this is a random conversion of a random number of symbols into Wilds. The only caveat is that it can't happen from a respin, but it is a nice way to render a non-winning spin into a near-certain win.

  • Merlin's Mystery Magic

This feature is another way of getting a second chance and a possible big win. How so? Any losing spin can result in a random number of matching symbols laid out across the reel set.

In my experience, this feature has the same potential as the random Wilds - with the exception that you can get a great number of symbols from it.

Bets and Payouts

I've played Merlin's Magic Mirror multiple times and what I get from it is that the high variance is not in the red zone - which is a good thing in my view.

The machine that's combing through the odds in the background tends to have a reasonable consistency with the winning outcome. Playing doesn't feel like you're bleeding coins without a feature in sight - something that experienced players have recognized.

In terms of the payout structure, Merlin's Magic Mirror doesn't stand apart from the majority of online slots.

You can get the standard low payouts for the better half of the low-paying symbols category. Landing three matching picture symbols can pay back your full bet or more.

The last detail is a plus because respins and symbol conversions consisting of high-paying symbols can amount to a decent payout.

The symbol values are coins multiplied by the payline bet:

  • 10 card: 5x, 10x, 40x
  • Jack: 5x, 10x, 40x
  • Queen: 10x, 20x, 60x
  • King: 10x, 25x, 80x
  • Ace: 15x, 30x, 120x
  • Vial: 20x, 40x, 160x
  • Book: 25x, 50x, 200x
  • Owl: 30x, 60x, 250x
  • Merlin: 50x, 100x, 500x

Conclusion

iSoftBet has created a timeless game and I don’t see slot players giving up on it in the near future. The reasons for it are in the writing - it’s a fine, well-rounded online slot in all respects. Perhaps high variance thrill-seekers will think ‘meh’ about the 2,000x your bet payout potential, but I say bring on the magic mirrors.

Overall rating:

4.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95.96%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 2000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Merlin's Magic Mirror in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Merlin's Magic Mirror supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 07/2019
    18th newest on iSoftbet 751st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.96% 0.09% > average
    52nd highest on iSoftbet 1,645th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 2000 x your bet
    52nd highest on iSoftbet 1,240th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    46th highest on iSoftbet 1,117th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    18th lowest on iSoftbet 1,200th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    48th highest on iSoftbet 2,037th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on iSoftbet 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:iSoftbet

    Release date:07/2019

    RTP (Return to player):95.96%

    Max. win:bet x 2000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 4.3

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