Merlin’s Magic Respins
Merlin’s Magic Respins is a sequel to the wildly popular Merlin’s Millions, and begins players with a $1,000 bank in free play and guides players to bet $10 and use the Superbet which is held in the sword in the stone. Players must click on number 1-5 to activate this feature. The game graphics are fantastic, depicting Merlin as Santa in a Claymation style 3D image, creating a mood with the subtle blue and green colors that dominate the game. Merlin’s lab is decorated for Christmas with a tree dominating the right side and windows, a lab bench and potions on the left.
This slot game has plenty of challenge and plenty of opportunity for winning. Players can win 5 wild respins by selecting the Superbet option and getting a full stack of Merlin’s faces which are wild spots. Players can also win free games by collecting three scattered golden magic cauldrons guarded by two golden dragons. When these appear, Merlin may also work his magic, enchanting symbols into wilds for a full stack.
Merlin’s Magic Respins can be played in free demo mode or for real cash payouts. Players wishing to play for cash must register with an account and with a method of payment and there are a number of options available, including a VIP card. This game enjoys a three star rating out of five. Players have the option to mute sound, go full screen, and click the “I” button for more information and rules.
You can reduce or increase your bet using the red and blue arrows on the bottom left hand side of the screen. The game shows you how much you have won and just above that on the screen are game prompts and entertaining quips made by Merlin that you can read or ignore at your choosing.
Merlin’s Magic Respin offers plenty of action with 50 pay-lines and 5 reels, when the three cauldrons hit on the 5+ Superbet bonus, it can get pretty crazy really fast with so many lines crisscrossing the board it is easy to lose track of the winnings. With Merlin magically transforming spaces to Merlin faces, creating wild respins all over the place, it can actually become quite chaotic. But when you see the enormous win, clicking the green play button–a magical ball held in the hand of a dragon—becomes a driven action. Each level of the Superbet increases your respin award, up to five times.
Merlin and cauldrons appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4, but during Superbet, Merlin stacks will remain while all others are respun. It is possible to get a full board of Merlin stacks during a Superbet, which makes the game so much more exciting. This feature can be won during free games or cash winning games. During wild respins, Merlin wild squares can appear on all reels. If a new stack of Merlin appears during wild respins, it will remain until the wild respins are completed, along with any present when begun.
All wins are read from left to right consecutive reels unless scatters are in effect, in which case wins can occur anywhere in any order. In the event of a malfunction, all aspects of play are voided including wins and pays. While playing Merlin’s Magic Respin, I experienced a crash and as I was not signed in, all my winnings were wiped out, so even if you aren’t playing with real money, it is wise to log in so your game will save and you won’t lose everything due to those pesky Flashplayer freezes.
To see the different pay-lines, you can access pay-line diagrams by selecting the information button to the left of the game and scrolling all the way to the right. There are 50 different ways to win which makes having the pay-line charts real handy.
Finally, a Gamble feature is available and can be activated by clicking on the hearts and clubs button which becomes available when you hit a winning combination. When you do, the hearts and clubs button lights up and you have the opportunity to guess color and suit. There are five opportunities to win, but you can stop anytime you wish by clicking the “Take Win” button. If you guess incorrectly, you lose your winnings and any further opportunity to guess until the next time you hit a combo. Merlin’s Magic Respin does not offer a progressive jackpot, but there is a mobile version available if you like to play on the go.