Want a magical casual game that uses classic slots symbols to conjure up lucrative instant wins? Hey presto! Enter Betdigital in full magician’s attire, fresh from beneath the cape of the NYX Gaming Group. With a wave of its wand and a dip of its hat, the innovative gaming studio brings us its Abracardabra instant game. It’s a magical mix of poker, slots and casual play that serves up a randomly-triggered bonus feature as well as a main bonus game that can see us walk away from this magic show with x10 our total bonus winnings in our back pockets. Now that’s serious audience satisfaction.
Instant win games usually rely on us matching three or more symbols, and such is the format for Betdigital’s Abracardabra casual game. Any good magician has a card trick up his expansive sleeve to wow his audiences, so seeing a five card set-up doesn’t look at all out of place. The stage curtain sways behind our cards, while glittering stars float in and around to add an extra level of marvelous atmosphere to our game-play.
But in a neat twist that draws from retro online slots, our cards do not feature regular card suits. Instead they are adorned with, in descending order in relation to payouts, 7, BAR, Grapes, Plum, Watermelon, Orange, Lemon and Cherries. The idea is that we match three, four or five symbols to win, with our payouts ranging from 0.01 – 250,000 (relative to our bet level) detailed on the pay table beneath our game board. If we like the look of any cards from our first hand we can choose to Hold them for the next draw, where all non-held cards are replaced as we bid to form winning combos.
Often in instant win games, our bonuses are derived from prizes related to various matching symbol combinations. While this is still the case for Abracardabra, Betdigital also treats us to two additional bonus features to further whet our whistles and boost our prizes from this magic show.
First up is the Magic Hat Bonus, a randomly-triggered feature that sees a classic magic hat swoop down onto the reels. Out of the hat comes a series of spinning cards, replacing some cards on the game board to create winning combinations. In addition, we trigger the Abracardabra Bonus when we land three, four or five Bonus Scatters in our initial hand. How many Scatters we land determines the total win multiplier we earn from the feature – x1, x2 or x10, respectively. We are then dealt 17 cards, five in a hand and 12 beneath. Winning combos from our five card hand are replaced by cards from beneath, until we score no more combinations and all our cards are gone.
From such a simple premise, Betdigital has worked its magic to unveil a trick well worthy of a paying audience. The studio’s nods to classic online slots and poker create a hybrid that works superbly well and is certain to appeal to iGamers of all kinds, while the addition of two bonus games elevates our game-play and delivers plenty of additional win potential. All told, this is one immersive magic show that plenty of instant win fans will enjoy from the very start until the curtain comes down.