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Mystic Orbs slot review

Added by Elk. Information last updated: 04/01/2022

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Expert rating:

3.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier: Elk

Release date:01/2022

RTP:95%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 10000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Freespins

Cascading reels

Multiplier

Wilds

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Themes

Orient

Magic & mystery

Nature & animals

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RTP (Return to player):
95%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 10000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
40
Elk score (compared to other slots of supplier)
16
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Mystic Orbs sets itself in an Asian setting where we are treated to a number of classic images, often related to Eastern traditions. The game features cascading reels, multipliers and a special free spins mode.

This slot was developed by Elk Studios in 2022 which have shown an interest in presenting new ideas in their games. Although their source of inspiration is in this case not very original, the way it is presented still gives us some new images. Players are shown a rock wall that seems to hide a door with a dragon engraved on it. There are also elements of a temple shown around the playing field.

Speaking of the playing field, the slot does not use the standard system of paylines. Instead, there are Cluster Pays mechanics at play here which trigger a win if 5 or more of the same symbol are touching. This can happen either horizontally or vertically. If there is a win the winning symbols drop away and make room for new symbols, possibly creating new wins.

The game looks good and presents a nice combination of more grounded colours and bright ones. The symbols are mostly all very colourful and easily distinguishable, even though they share the same shape. Wins result in a nice animated explosion before the cascading reels take their place. All in all, the presentation is fine.

Symbols

Mystic Orbs has a number of symbols that can be divided into high- and low-paying symbols like in most slots. There are no card letters or card suits to be found though. Staying with the Asian theme, all the symbols are in some way inspired by the setting. With the use of colours, players won’t face an issue seeing wins quickly.

The game has High Volatility. Payouts for a single win are pretty low and players will depend on consecutive wins. There is the opportunity of activating multipliers, which I’ll discuss in the Features section. Important to note is the RTP of 95%. Where most other slots hover around 96%, this is considerably lower and means players will have a harder time coming out ahead.

To deal with the volatility and the RTP, players can pick a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin. This does not affect the likelihood of a win but does of course influence the size of a payout. Smaller bets do allow people to play for a longer time. There is a maximum win of 10,000x your bet, a big jackpot when compared to most other slots.

The symbols found in this game include:

  • Orbs: Collect 5 Orbs to activate the free spins mode.
  • Buddha: Max. 2,000x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Crow: Max. 1,000x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Tiger: Max. 500x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Dragon: Max. 300x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Turtle: Max. 250x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Red Symbol: Max. 200x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Brown Symbol: Max. 150x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.
  • Blue Symbol: Max. 100x your bet with 18-or-more of a kind in a cluster.

Features

Mystic Orbs makes use of Cluster Pays mechanics and simultaneously adds an extra payline at the top of the screen. Here appear different symbols that can activate the various features.

These features in this game include:

  • Cascading Reels: Whenever there’s a win, the winning symbols drop away to make room for new symbols.
  • Cluster Pays: Symbols need to touch in groups of 5 or more to trigger a win.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Free Spins: Get 5 Orbs on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Orb: The Orb activates the feature vertically above it on the feature row.
  • Bonus: Activate the Bonus on the feature row to activate the free spins mode.
  • Extra Life: This activated feature will award an additional symbol drop when there is no win.
  • Payout: Pays out the coin win shown on the tile.
  • Multiplier: Adds a multiplier to the total amount.
  • Upgrade: Turns symbols into the next highest value symbol.
  • Orb Siege: One symbol around an Orb is selected, then all other symbols are turned into the same symbol.

All of the gameplay in the game revolves around the feature row. The Orbs that appear in the main playing area will activate the feature above it on the feature row. Special Charged Orbs activate all features on the feature row at the same time.

Orbs are relatively common. They don’t appear every spin or even every dozen spins, but you will see them now and then. When they appear, it’s possible they activate a feature on the feature row since occasionally spots on the row are left empty. The features are generally quite helpful to the player.

Getting 5 or more Orbs on the screen activates the free spins mode. If an Orb appears under the Bonus symbol, that will also trigger the bonus game. Activating the free spins mode gives the player a persistent multiplier as well as bigger coin wins.

In Conclusion

Mystic Orbs feels like an appealing slot with a lot of features that are integrated into the gameplay nicely. I did have to dive into the paytable to read up on the different features. I felt like I didn’t have a grasp on how it worked until I read the explanation. The game does not do a great job explaining itself organically.

However, once that’s clear it does make the game more entertaining. The Orbs aren’t very common so the features only play a moderate part in the game. The base gameplay itself doesn’t feel very interesting and without the Orbs, it starts to drag quite quickly.

If and when the Orbs do show up they often benefit the player in some bigger or smaller way. Getting the free spins mode to activate was tricky, but did offer me a big win. Obviously, this might not always play out that way.

Overall rating:

3.8

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Reels:5

    Rows:5

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    Max. lines:1

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Mystic Orbs in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Mystic Orbs supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 01/2022
    The newest on Elk 4th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95% 1.04% < average
    47th highest on Elk 1,106th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 10000 x your bet
    3rd highest on Elk 270th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 1 95% < average
    52nd highest on Elk 1,101st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    7th lowest on Elk 625th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    The highest on Elk 287th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Elk 37th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Elk

    Release date:01/2022

    RTP (Return to player):95%

    Max. win:bet x 10000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.8

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