The Amulet and the Charm Slot
If searching for a slot with the ideal mix of mystery and magic, look no further then ‘The Amulet and the Charm’, a game which transports you to a fantasy land where kings and queens rub shoulders with witches and warlocks. On the reels you’ll also find dragons and doves flying through the sky, while both the Amulet and the Charm bring a distinct splash of color to the reels.
This online slot game is certainly made more interesting when you play the optional ‘scatter bucks’ feature, where randomly awarded wins can come thick and fast during every spin, while a free spins bonus round will certainly see the payouts quickly add up.
The Amulet and the Charm Gameplay
The visuals at this High 5 Games designed slot are particularly eye catching. The game is set against the backdrop of a black rock-face, while a blazing fire lights up the night sky. The reels are housed in an ornate silver frame, while the symbols sit on a deep purple backing. The king, queen, witch and warlock are all designed in an almost photographic style and you’ll be impressed by the animation when any of them form part of a win line – the witch, for example, transforming into pure evil before your eyes. The accompanying sound to the slot is a little too upbeat and generic in places; where something with a little more mystery would be more suitable, although you’ll certainly hear worse at an online slot.
The slot has five reels, each of these showing four symbols, making for a game which is slightly larger than you’ll usually find. There are a total of 40 pay lines, although for the full experience of the game you’ll pay an additional 40 credits for the ‘scatter bucks’ feature. This makes each spin cost a total of 80 credits with the feature on and you can pay between 1c and $10 for each of the credits.
The ‘scatter bucks’ feature is an interesting and different one, where occasionally you’ll see an instant win attached to the wild symbols. The size of the win will vary based upon which reel these symbols appear on, as follows:
- Reel One: 25 to 100 credits
- Reel Two: 25 to 500 credits
- Reel Three: 25 to 2000 credits
- Reel Four: 25 to 2000 credits
- Reel Five: 25 to 10,000 credits
Alongside the ‘scatter bucks’ wins you’ll win in the usual way when landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a pay line. The king and queen both pay 400 coins for the maximum five in a row, while the witch and warlock are both worth 250 coins. The Amulet and the Charm both pay 150 coins, while the standard symbols are completed by the playing card letters, the dove and the dragon.
The wild symbol, which shows the word ‘wild’ with flames shooting up from below it, will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. This is also the highest paying symbol on the reels, worth an impressive 1,000 coins for hitting the maximum 5 in a row.
The auto play is perhaps the best option you’ll find when playing, allowing you to set the slot in motion for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins in a row with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. A nice, original option is the ‘replay’ one, where you can enjoy watching any spin again and again. The mute button allows you to toggle the sound on and off, while the info button will bring up the pay table and details on how you’ll enter the following feature:
The Amulet and the Charm Bonus Feature
The free games scatter symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and if you should land this scatter symbol on all three of these reels, you’ll gain 7 free spins. This bonus feature round plays very similarly to the base game and if you should land the scatters again you’ll gain an additional 7 spins – in fact you can have as many as 98 free spins in total.
The Amulet and the Charm Conclusion
The impressive visuals of this High 5 Games offering really set the slot off on a good footing. This only improves when you see those ‘scatter bucks’ wins coming in, especially when they appear on reel 5 where the really big money awaits. The only small criticism of the slot is the fact that the feature is a little too similar to the base game, although there is enough variety in the base game to keep your interest. This game will appeal to all, especially those of you who enjoy a hint of fantasy and mystery in your slot gaming.