Spellcast from NetEnt
In this post Harry Potter world any time you see a slot with a name such as ‘Spellcast’ you might immediately assume you’ll find a slot featuring a young wizard, an owl or a bunch of wizards playing Quidditch.
However, this slot takes a different approach, featuring haggard old witches and wizards and it’s clear that these guys are far from the friendly types seen wandering around Hogwarts.
This game is something of a straightforward one, featuring both a wild symbol and a free spins bonus round as the highlight, although the nice multiplier applied to any wins in the bonus feature certainly makes it worth a play.
How to Win on Spellcast
The wild symbol in the Spellcast slot game is by far the highest paying symbol on the reels, worth an impressive 10,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. This symbol, showing the elderly white bearded wizard with his teeth bared and an ugly expression on his face, pays out 2,500 coins for landing even four in a row, which still far outweighs any other symbol. Of course, being the wild symbol, this will also substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter.
The highest paying standard symbol shows the image of a castle with a silhouette of a witch on a broomstick flying across the moon, and this pays 750 coins for the maximum 5 in a row. A witch stirring a fiery cauldron and a glowing yellow potion are next on the pay table, worth 500 coins, while both a luminous spell book and a wooden magic wand pay 250 coins. The symbols are completed by the bright gold playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, J and A.
Scatter symbols are represented by a crystal ball and if you manage to land three or more scatters across any of the reels you’ll gain entry into the free spins feature. You’ll now have 15 free spins, although you have a great added bonus in the fact that every spin will see a 3x multiplier applied, almost ensuring that you’ll walk away at the end of the feature with a nice payout.
The scatter symbol also pays an immediate scatter win. Land just 2 scatters and you’ll double your total stake, while 3 or 4 scatters are worth 5x and 25x your total stake respectively. However, it’s when you land the maximum 5 in a row that the payout becomes enormous, with 500x your total stake being added to your bank balance.
Stormy Design and Regular 20 Line Setup
The background to this slot features a battle scene between a witch and a wizard. Both the witch and the wizard have lightning appearing out of the ends of their fingers, while the dark night sky is also filled with lightning. All of the symbols are designed in a cartoon style, which does add some humor to the game, although at times the entire slot can feel a little crowded. There are two aspects to the slot which will appeal. First, the reels spin incredibly quickly, giving the entire game a more professional feel. Second, the spooky soundtrack that surrounds the game is perfect, complete with the echoing drip of water, the creaking of doors and the sound of crows in the background.
When it comes to gameplay, you’ll find many options with Spellcast. You’ll be able to choose the number of win lines, starting at just 1 and ranging all the way through to 20 (these 20 win lines are set as the default). You’ll also choose the bet level, ranging from 1 to 4 and the coin amount which starts at just 2c and goes all the way up to 50c. The auto play option is the best feature of the slot, simply click the button, choose a number of spins between 10 and 1,000 and then sit back and enjoy the action.
Spellcast is an enjoyable slot that does have some high points, especially when you consider the free spins bonus round and the 3x multiplier in place. However, the game is a little too formulaic at times, following the usual set up of a single wild, a scatter and the free spins feature and a little more variety would have been nice – the subject matter perfect for a bonus feature on a separate screen. Nevertheless, there will be some fans of this game, especially those who like speedy gameplay or enjoy the mystic themed online slot games.