Simsalabim is a free slot game based around a magician, the title itself is one of the words spoken to cast a magic spell just like ‘Abracadabra’ or ‘Hocus Pocus’.
On the reels you’ll find such symbols as a top hat, a magic chest, a caged bird and a handful of playing card – while a magic box, a rabbit in a hat and the magician himself are the most important symbols of all.
In addition to a free spins bonus game (with 3x on all wins), there is a separate entertaining bonus game where you’ll pick hats to find rabbits – along with cash prizes.
How to Win on Simsalabim
Wild symbols show the magician giving you an intensive stare while holding a golden pendant – as if trying to hypnotize you. This is the highest paying symbol, as well as acting as a substitute for the other regular symbols (not the bonus or scatter ones). If you hit 5 wilds on one of the 25 win-lines you’ll win 7500 coins, with 2000 coins for 4, 200 for 3 and 5 coins for just 2 from the left.
The other unique symbols all represent the traditional magician’s equipment. A top hat (along with a wand and some blue smoke coming out of it) is the next best paying symbol. 5 of these will get you 1000 coin. A chest locked with chains is worth 500 for 5, while a rather confused looking dove in a very small cage brings 300. The final unique symbol is a white gloved hand holding playing cards at 200 coins for the full set. Plaguing card symbols ace down to jack make up the filler symbols and have smaller wins attached.
There are two more symbols on the reels, a rabbit wearing a hat (the bonus symbol) and a magic box (the scatter).
Simsalabim Slot Magical Bonus Features
In addition to triggering the free spins bonus game – the scatter box will pay a prize based on a multiple of your total bet amount depending on how many appear anywhere in view. This starts at starting at 2x your total stake for the minimum 2, rising to 200x your total stake for the maximum 5.
If you land three or more scatters, you’ll enter the free spins round. This starts at 10 free spins for 3 scatters, but any additional scatter landed in activating the feature will add another 10 spins (to a maximum of 30 free spins). You’ll find two almost magical bonuses in this free spins feature. Firstly, each win will be multiplied by 3 and if you manage to land three or more scatters again, more free spins will be added to your total.
The second bonus symbol is the rabbit in a hat which will activate the bonus game by appearing on an active pay line three times in a row from left to right. Upon entering the feature you’ll be presented with a screen showing a number of top hats and you’ll guide a hand holding a wand around the screen, tapping each hat in turn. If you reveal a rabbit, you’ll gain an immediate credit amount and the feature will continue until you come across a hat holding nothing at all.
Design and Setup
This NetEnt designed slot is set against the backdrop of a theatre stage with the traditional red velvet curtains usually associated with a magic show. The game has a nice element of humor and has a slight cartoon design, the magician, the cheeky looking rabbit and the rather startled looking bird the best examples of this. The best visuals of the game however come in the bonus feature where the rabbits will fly out of the hats and assume various poses. The accompanying sound is lively and bright and elements of the soundtrack are exactly what you might hear at a magic show.
Despite the magical theme, this slot plays out very much like a standard 5-reel slot, this NetEnt design has a total of 25 win lines. You’ll have the option of selecting fewer lines if you wish. The total stake will be a combination of the bet level and the coin value, while added options include an auto play button, a mute button and a ‘feature preview’, which shows you the hat pick-em game.
You wouldn’t say that Simsalabim is the most original slot you’ll ever come across, as a free spins feature and a pick bonus round are found on a lot of slots. Nevertheless, the game does have a certain charm due to the nice visuals and the uplifting sound, while the free spins round, while not unique does offer some large payouts due to the 3x multiplier in place.