If you’ve played slots for a while, you would have come across Next Gen’s famous Merlin. This wizard casts his magical fortune-generating spells in this legendary slot called Merlin’s Millions. That game has sat atop the “Player’s Favourites” shelf of many casinos for few years now – it was packed with Wilds and free games. Recently, Next Gen has produced a new version titled Merlin’s Magic Respins. Players can win up to 1,447 times their bet in this magical game, using this nifty little feature called SuperBet. In a nutshell, the SuperBet packs you stacked wilds and extra respins. Full details of this magical game in the review below!
Contrary to other mobile slot games, Merlin’s Magic Respins sports a bigger than usual 5 X 4 layout. The reels have 50 paylines embedded within them and Merlin accepts anything from 50p to £200 in the form of wagers. After playing this game for close to an hour, we think that this game can be classified as a low to medium variance game. The frequency of the payouts are decent and it shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone to maintain his or her bank balance playing this slot game. It gets better when you activate the Superbet mode that results in a significant enhancement on your payout amounts.
If you opt to play on the Superbet feature, your risk playing this game is somewhat reduced. Albeit the fact that you will be spending more money per spin, recovering it should be relatively easier if not guaranteed. Merlin’s Magic Respins will constantly reward you with extra spins full of stacked Wilds in this mode. All in all, we think that NextGen has given their players the power of controlling the variance and risk of the game.
Here is where all of Merlin’s Magic begins. First up, the Wild Extra Spins feature. While this may not be a unique feature per say, and literally almost every other mobile slot in the market featuring Extra Spins, the way that Merlin’s Magic Respins execute it is commendable. Not only you will get to spin for free, Merlin himself will cast a spell by waving his wand at your reels to convert random symbols into Wilds. Depending on your luck, you will also get a few stacked wilds on your reels. The Wild symbols then complete winning paylines on your reels rewarding you with cash.
To trigger this feature, you will need three scatter symbols in the form of cauldrons anywhere on your reels. A minimum of seven extra spins will be awarded each time you trigger it, and impressively, triggering this feature is not too hard at all.
Next up we have the Superbet feature. If you do decide to activate it, all the stacked wilds that you receive will trigger a extra spin(s) and will also remain during gameplay. That’s what we call value for money. Two bonus features at the price of one! Different levels of the Superbet feature will reward you with different amounts of extra spins as listed below:
NextGen is known for always pushing the limits and breaking barriers when it comes to the quality of their slot games. The animations that NextGen has developed for Merlin;s Magic is beyond impressive. Not to mention the high definition graphics that will just blow you away. We are pleased to report that despite the sophisticated audio visuals in this game, we did not come across a single lag or bug in this game. Loading times were pretty standard on this game even on older devices such as on our Samsung Galaxy S3.
We honestly could not decide on the “one” unique feature that has made this game attractive to the masses. Every aspect in this game is equally impressive. The extra spins are easy to trigger and the returns when Superbet is activated is one of the highest we have ever seen in a slot game. If we really wanted to nit-pick, the only thing we can think of is high cost on activating the Superbet feature. But hey, the returns when Superbet is turned on is so high that you can recover back your money in no time.
At this point, we have nothing but to say that Merlin’s Magic Respins can potentially be an extremely profitable mobile slot. The level of returns that this mobile slot offers when the Superbet mode is turned on is pretty unreal in our opinion. In terms of theme and audio visuals of the game, NextGen has also done an amazing job. We cannot wait for the next title release from NextGen.