This isn’t just a game that you can play at Halloween. ‘Lucky Witch’ from hugely successful slot company Microgaming is a joy to play whatever the time of year and there are certainly plenty of chances to get some excellent wins.
The game has five-reels and a total of three rows of symbols. There are 15 paylines and the game can be played from just E0.01 all the way up to £300, so one for those who like to play for fun and those wanting to win big prizes.
In the background we can see a full moon but no werewolves in sight. There are leafless branches on the trees and it’s a very spooky look. Symbols in the game are thankfully all theme-related. There’s potions, a lizard, an owl, a black cat, a gargoyle, a spell, pumpkins and crystals.
Rather fittingly it’s the Lucky Witch logo who is the wild symbol in the base game. It can substitute for all other symbols in a rather magical way and this can get you some impressive wins as wins it creates are doubled. Its magical powers doesn’t extend to the bubbling cauldron which is the scatter symbol and plays a key part in triggering the Mystery Bonus games. It’s also the top payer in this game and five on a payline pays 60000x
There’s a lot happening in this game so make sure you go through the paytable to learn more about the game. A few free games will also help show you just how all the different features in the game work.
To get into the free spins round you need to get three of the potion scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This grants you a total of 13 free spins but is that a lucky or unlucky number? Here’s hoping it’s a lucky number and you’ll get some help because it’s possible to re-trigger the free spins if the scatters turn up again. There’s also a witch symbol that is wild during the free spins and doubles wins it creates.
During the free spins round it’s also possible to activate the Mystery Bonus and this can be done in the base game too. You need to get three of the cauldron symbols on the first, third and fifth reels to trigger the bonus.
There are four different bonus games and the one you get to play is chosen randomly. First up there’s the Magic Potion Bonus Game. There are 12 bottles and each reveals a prize amount. Look out for the ‘Win All’ bottle but avoid the ‘Stop’ one as that ends the game. There’s more choices to be made in the Pumpkin Bonus Game with five pumpkins on offer. You choose one and a prize is offered, you can accept it and end the round or reject it and hope to get a better one with the two remaining picks you have.
In the Spell Book Bonus Game, there are three books and again it’s a pick ‘em game. At stake here is a multiplier that is applied to your total bet. Finally there’s the Secret Vault Bonus Game with 12 vaults and you can pick three. Then you have to choose the one vault you think has the largest prize and hope you’re right.
There’s certainly plenty going on in this spooky game from Microgaming. The bonus rounds are all enjoyable to play and if your luck is in there are some big prizes to be won. The theme is an enjoyable one and well adhered to so this is definitely recommended.