Sheer Magic Slot Game
Sheer Magic is a slot all about the tricks that a stage magician might use as part of his act.
On the reels you’ll find such symbols as a top hat and a magic wand, flowers which might appear from nowhere, playing cards and dice and a spell book, while a crystal ball is the most prominent symbol, this acting as the wild which is stacked across the reels.
The bonus feature of the Sheer Magic sees you win 10 free gameswhere the magician’s hands now frequent the reels, these enable additional re-spins.
How to win on Sheer Magic
You won’t need to cast a spell to win at this Ainsworth designed slot, as you’ll get paid when you can hit three or more consecutive symbols from the left on a win line.
By far the most valuable symbol of the game is the top hat and the wand which pays an impressive 1,000 coins for five in a row, five times the amount for any other symbol. The three cups, the spell book and the flowers all pay 200 coins, while the playing cards and the dice are worth 150 coins. Playing cards appear again in the form of the letters between 9 and Ace and all these pay 100 coins for the maximum 5.
The crystal ball is the wild and only appears on reels 3, 4 and 5. As the wild it will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter, enabling many additional wins. This is made even better by the fact that it’s stacked on each of the three reels, meaning that you’ll regularly find the crystal ball encompassing an entire reel. You will be offered the option to gamble on the flip of a playing card after each win.
A golden coin is the scatter symbol and you’ll need to land at least three anywhere on the reels to activate the free spins feature and also gain an immediate payout (2x, 10x or 100x your total stake for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively). During the feature the crystal ball becomes the scatter symbol and will award 5 additional spins when three appear, while the new ‘hands’ symbol becomes the wild which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. Land two of these ‘hand symbols’ and you’ll have a re-spin where the reels where the hands appear will now turn completely wild.
How the Sheer Magic Slot Works
Sheer Magic has the very popular 5×3 configuration found on most slots by Ainsworth, this particular slot having a maximum of 50 pay lines. These 50 are set as the default amount, but you can opt to play 40, 25, 10 or just a single pay line. The bet per line ranges from just 1c all the way up $7.
You’ll find a number of useful options when playing Sheer Magic. Firstly there is the auto play which you’ll find attached to the spin button. The settings button allows you to customize the graphical quality and toggle both the sound effects and the ambient sound, while the button showing a question mark brings up all the game information including the pay table and the game instructions.
The game is set against the backdrop of rays of red light interspersed with stars, giving off the image of magic, while a similar effect in gold is seen as the backing to each symbol. This all gives the slot a bold and colorful look, although the design of the symbols is somewhat basic, only the crystal ball wild featuring any animation when forming part of a win. The accompanying sound is also a little basic and somewhat generic, although any wins using the crystal ball feature a relevant swooshing sound.
Sheer Magic Slot Conclusion
There are a wide range of magic themed slots available online and this one is solid yet lacks the diverse features of many rivals. The stacked wilds throughout the base game and the re-spins during the feature do give the game a unique element. Overall this game will appeal to players who like live slots which have crossed over to the online world.