Magic Portals is a online casino slot machine for magic lovers and fantasy nerds (like myself). In this game, you play as wizards taking on the forces of evil to create the eponymous magic portals and, well, win a bunch of money.
Characters and Theme
If you are at all versed in the types of fantasy tropes that frequent The Lord of the Rings or Dungeons and Dragons, you will feel right at home here. This slot uses gorgeous borders and backgrounds of high fantasy excitement, and the icons feature wizards, warlocks, witches, werewolves, dwarves, druids and other common elements of fantasy to make your role-playing dreams come alive in the form of a glorious slot.
Betting and Playing
Just as the theme suggests, the goal of the game is to create magic portals. This is accomplished by achieving winning combinations, which then create magic blasts that open up a magic portal for exciting extras. But more on that in a moment.
Magic Portals features 5 reels of 3 rows each, fairly standard for the modern video slot, and offers 25 fixed bet lines. Although you have to bet for all of the bet lines, you have a great control over how much you bet. Ten different levels of betting couple with five different coin values (starting at 0.01 and capping at 1.00) allow you to bet as little as a quarter and as much as $250 for some serious action. (Bets can also be placed using British pounds and the Euro.) As you might expect, a winning bet is achieved with any matching combination of at least three symbols.
Extra Special Bonuses
I told you I’d get to the magic portals in a moment, and that moment is now. Magic portals are just one of the special features of this game. The other specials are wild symbols and the bonus Free Spin mode. How do all of these different pieces come together?
Wild icons are formed whenever two matching symbols appear over a magic portal that has been created by a winning combination. As you might expect, these symbols can stand in for any other symbol in the game for a winning line, save the Free Spin symbol.
But what is the magic portal feature? Every time you have a winning combination, you create magic portals. Over time, these magic portals create wilds. These wild symbols, in turn, trigger the magic portal feature. (It really does sound like magic!) Any time wild symbols are created by two symbols of equal value, all other identical symbols across all five reels are transformed into wild symbols. That’s one wicked awesome spell!
Like many Netent casino slots, there is also a Free Spin round. Anytime two free spin symbols appear on (you guessed it) the Magic Portals, you activate the Free Spin mode and receive ten free spins. As an added bonus, each slot on the 5th reel is covered in magic portals, creating more opportunities for crazy magic effects. Since you can continue to earn free spins during your Free Spin mode, this can really chalk up to some amazing winnings.
Magic Portals is some of the most fun I have ever had playing a video slot. I love the theme, and the whole idea of magic portals creates a real strategic element to the game that I love. I’m not a high roller, so my bets are generally pretty modest, but that doesn’t stop me from having a lot of fun with this epic video slot.