Microgaming likes their Halloween slots; they are the gaming provider with the highest number of slots created relating to this massively popular holiday. The Twisted Circus and Boogie Monsters are but a few examples, barring the one this review is about – Lucky Witch.
Lucky Witch captures the spirit of Halloween, but on a softer note. The eerie soundtrack is still present, but much more subtly, and in a semi cheerful tone. The laughing pumpkins dominate the slot, while the rest of the symbols are presented in a friendlier color scheme.
|Lucky Witch Details|
|House Edge: 3.60%||Return to player: 96.40%|
|Autospin: No||Softwares: Windows download, no download - instant play|
|Released: October 1, 2011||Min Bet: 1|
|Max Bet: 300||Scatters: Yes|
|Gamble: No||Max Coins: 20|
|Reels: 5||Paylines: 15|
|Spins: Yes||Bonus Rounds: Yes|
|Wild: Yes||Software: Microgaming|
|Lucky Witch comparison|
|House Edge:||3.60 %||3.68 %|
|Return to player:||96.40 %||96.32 %|
Lucky Witch follows has the standard 5x3 grid with 15 pay lines. Players have the freedom to increase or decrease the number of lines that are in play. Furthermore, the player is given a lot of control over the bet size. You can customize the coin value in the range of 0.01 and 0.20 and you can place between 1 and 20 coins per each in play line. Note, the maximum jackpot prize is 10,000 times the bet placed. This is among the bigger jackpot prizes. If you’re the adventurous type of slot player this looks like a worthy prize to go for. You can find the stats button below the bet settings dashboard. It tracks how long you’ve played, how many spins you’ve played, and your top 3 wins are tracked.
One of the reasons why Microgaming has a huge loyal fan base is that they always make sure there are enough bonus features to keep the player coming back for more. Other casino game producers usually release games with one or two bonus features. Microgaming do it differently. Lucky Witch slot in particular has 4 different bonus games on top of the standard scatter free spins.
The wild symbol is represented by the logo of Lucky Witch slot. Besides substituting for any other symbol to form a winning line it also acts as a multiplier if it substitutes for the Witch, the Cat, the Owl or the Lizzard. Furthermore, this Wild can also stack on reels significantly increasing the odds of winning big prizes.
Witches practice witchcraft. Our Lucky Witch creates potions and magical elixirs. The Bottle filled with purple fluid is the scatter symbol. If you hit 3, 4 or 5 the player is granted 13 Free Spins.
In order to trigger one of the 4 bonus games the player needs to land the Mystery Bonus symbol on reel 1, 3 and 5. The first one is called Magic Potion Bonus. In this game the player needs to pick from 12 bottles. If you reveal the Skull, the game is over, if you reveal the Win All symbol you collect all prizes. If you don’t reveal any of these two you collect prizes until one of these show up.
The Pumpkin Bonus is by far one of the most interesting pick bonus games we’ve come across in recent times. The player is given 3 options to choose from, but with 2 chances to reconsider.
Third on our list is the Spell Book Bonus. In this bonus game the player can choose one from 3 given options. The prize comes in the form of a multiplier up a factor of 52.
Lastly, there’s the Secret Vault Bonus. This game has three stages. Firstly, the player needs to select 3 out of the 12 given symbols. The unselected fields are revealed showing the hidden prize. Now, the player needs to choose one from the remaining 3 fields. And finally, the prize is granted to the player.
Lucky Witch is a fantastic video slot by Microgaming carrying the full spirit of Halloween. The audio and graphics are not on the level of modern video slots today, but the mechanics of the game are what matters. This video slot has a high number of bonus games with multipliers, as well as free spins. Don’t be fooled though, even in the basic game the Wild symbol can grant huge wins. If you want to take advantage of this slot’s high rewards, it is advised that you bet with at least €1 or more per spin, because of the stunning multipliers. When max betting, the rewards surpass ridiculous sums such as €2000.