Great Gambini's Night Magic Slot
Set for a February 2019 release, Novomatic have thrown their hat into the ring with a magic themed slot, The Great Gambini’s Night Magic. Always a popular theme, there have been a series of well performing magical slots of late (think Book of Oz, The Great Albini, and Baron Samedi), so who better than Novomatic, pioneers of the original Book of Ra to re-enter the magical fray?
A stylish and sophisticated looking game, The Great Gambini is a 5x3 slot of medium variance with 20 pay lines. As well as a free spin bonus round, this game comes with four unique reel modifiers in the base game. You can play The Great Gambini’s Night Magic from €0.20 to €100 a spin at participating casinos.
Design & Symbols
This is without doubt one of Novomatic’s best looking slots to date. The magically attired Great Gambini stands to the left of the reels in a dimly lit cobbled Victorian street. The game board is housed within an ornate brass frame and contains a wealth of colourful and beautifully drawn symbols. Gameplay is accompanied by a quirky, magical soundtrack as well as occasional cheers and claps from the magician’s appreciative audience.
Low value symbols are the standard J-A but this time as actual, well-designed playing cards rather than simply letters as symbols. The premium symbols are a gold pocket watch, a green potion, a magic book, a crystal ball and a treasure chest. The treasure chest is the most valuable regular symbol with 5 on a pay line worth 20x the bet size. However, the top hat wild is the highest paid symbol of all with 5 paying 25x the bet size. The final symbol is the scatter which takes the form of a purple magician’s dice.
As well as a free spins bonus round The Great Gambini’s Night Magic also benefits from 4 base game reel modifiers which are all capable of bringing in big wins.
- Guillotine: A guillotine drops to reveal a winning combination. This may repeat several times, and it may even trigger the free spins bonus.
- Levitation: The Great Gambini summons his supernatural powers to lift some symbols from the screen and replace them with alternate ones which will form a winning combination.
- Reel Magic: Entire reels lift and swap places in order to form winning combinations. Again this may happen multiple times.
- Quick Change: A number of symbols will change position to form a winning combination, potential on multiple occasions.
Land 3, 4, or 5 scatters for 5, 10, or 15 free spins. During free spins you will be awarded a special symbol every spin. Reel 3 is the magic reel and if your symbol appears on this reel, it will become a stacked symbol and be copied to all reels to the left. Occasionally Gambini may also add reel 4 or even reel 5 as additional magic reels and these will remain magic reels until the end of free spins.
Our Thoughts on Great Gambini’s Night Magic
This is a first class medium volatility slot from Novomatic. The design and animations are second to none, the features innovative, and the game play is smooth and beguiling. While naturally it’s the free spin bonus round which evokes the strongest reaction while playing, any one of the reel modifiers are capable of paying handsomely.
Furthermore, all of the bonus features are entertaining both visually and in terms of content. This should attract recreational players, part-timers, and even some hardcore players who fancy an entertaining bit of light relief.