Game description

Magical Reels Slot (Microgaming)

Magical Reels Slot (Microgaming)Wizards are hard at work in Magical Reels, gathering different plants and fruits to use in their magical potions. The slot machine's stylish graphics can be attributed to the effort of Northern Lights Gaming, the company that created this slot exclusively for Microgaming casinos.

Game Set-Up

Magical Reels relies on 5x4 reels, with up to 20 active win lines. Among its major symbols are The Award Board and its stars. Other features present in the game include multipliers and some free spins.

Betting and Prizes

Spending at least $0.20 per spin is all that I needed to get started with Magical Reel's real money bets. If you have a higher betting budget, Microgaming will allow you to spend up to $20 per spin.

Magical Reels’ is an above-average payer, and when the odds are in your favour, you can hit wins of up to 11,750x the stake. However, be ready to battle high volatility in the slot.

I’m also quite impressed by Magical Reels’ RTP of 96.15% which is a little higher than what we see in most modern slots.

Magical Reels Slot Features

Magical Reels differs from regular slot machines in several ways, particularly when it comes to features. You'll note to the left that there are special Star Meters, each one affiliated with a particular symbol.

When Book scatters appear on the reels, you will receive stars. Up to three stars will be awarded for each Book that appears on the reels, and they will be collected to a random meter. The meter will get a 1x multiplier boost.  To gain access to 5 free spins, I had to collect at least 5 stars in a single meter.

Because filling a sign's meter removes it from the reels, you'll have one less symbol to worry about once the free spins begin. You can fill additional meters and discard additional symbols to make it easier to create winning combos. Each new meter filled will earn 2 extra free spins.

If the multipliers on the meters have increased, those symbols will win more for the duration of the feature.

Theme & Design

The developer went for medieval-style magic, and it is impressive to see the amount of creativity that has gone into the design.

I particularly love the wizard’s house that appears in the background. The symbols come in a modern design that fits well with the theme. They include images of toadstools, blueberries, leaves, several potions (red, yellow, purple, blue), plus a Book scatter.


Overall, I can say that Magical Reels offer an interesting mechanic, especially when it comes to its handling of the free spins. I did not get any wild symbols here, but the ones that the developer has used serve it well.

However, due to its vicious volatility, I can only recommend the slot to more experienced players.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley