Magic 81 Lines Slot Machine
Are you in need of some classic slot machine nutrition? Well, Magic 81 Line by Novomatic may be just the game for you. This fruity slot machine offers a refreshing cocktail of symbols which are ripe for a spinning. With 4 reels and 81 ways to line up winning combinations, this game might just offer a few juicy winnings too. However, spinners who like their games to come jam-packed with extra slot game features will be disappointed to find out that this slot machine doesn’t offer anything other than a simple gamble game.
Online video slots can take players on adventures to far away lands, deep into the annals of history, or even to fictional worlds of myth and legend. This classically themed slot, however, goes back to the basics of the game by presenting a simple set of fruit symbols over a minimal game screen. While this may seem a bit boring to many players, Magic 81 Lines is a slot which exudes vintage charm by the fruit-bowl load. There are ripe red cherries, sour lemons and sweet oranges, as well as plump plums, gorgeous grapes and mouth-watering watermelons. There is also a bar icon and a lucky 7, just to polish off the vintage charm.
In truth, there are plenty of classic games out there with more impressive graphics on show than this one. However, this slot displays an adequately colourful set of images which are designed to emulate the authentic icons of the genre. What’s more, arcade style sound effects bring an extra element of vintage credibility – and you can’t ask for much more than that.
The appeal of many classically inclined slot machines often lies in their straightforward gameplay. In many ways, Magic 81 Lines delivers on this front, but in a unique way. That is because there are no pay lines involved at all. Instead, all wins are made by lining up matching fruits and icons on consecutive reels starting from the leftmost and going to the right. Hence, there are 81 different ways to find wins with every spin.
As a result of this gameplay aspect, spinners only have to determine one variable value – the total bet size, which can be found beneath the four reels in the control panel. The available wagers start at 40 and go all the way up to 10,000 in multiple increments. So, you don’t necessarily have to be a big time bettor to enjoy the timeless gambling action.
Because there are so many potential wins on offer with every spin of the reels, the pay table is relatively ungenerous, especially when it comes to the lower end of the win spectrum. The lowest possible win will return your stake and it is received when you line up three of the following game symbols: bars, cherries, oranges, lemons, and plums. Four bars will double the stake while four of the fruits will quadruple it. Four grape symbols, on the other hand, will pay 40x the total bet and four watermelons will offer a multiplier of 60x. The most coveted icon of all is the big red 7, four of which on adjacent reels will times the total bet by 160x. Therefore, spinners could juice up to 1,600,000 credits out of this slot machine if they play a total bet of 10,000.
There is one more symbol left to mention – the wild symbol (Magic 81 logo). This icon will appear from time to time on any of the game’s 4 reels, and when it does it will link up wins by substituting for all of the other symbols in the game. Not only does it do this, but it will apply a multiplier to increase the normal pay out values of the icons that it replaces. If one wild is brought into play, then a 2x multiplier will be applied, two wilds will apply a 4x multiplier and three wilds will times your win by 8x. So, you can definitely bag yourself some juicy wins indeed.
A Truly Classic Slot Machine
Magic 81 Lines is a retro slot that doesn’t aspire to be something that it is not. The game keeps it simple with basic symbols and straightforward spinning action that doesn’t use any confusing paylines. There are also multiplying wild symbols to ensure that every spin has the potential to pay out a big prize. That said, many players will find this insufficient to satisfy their taste for big bonus action.