People want the ability to perform magic so badly that it’s been a large part of popular culture for some time now. Stories like The Wizard of Oz and the Harry Potter series have been some of the most popular ones. There are also stage magicians who perfect the craft of illusions that appear to be magic. And of course, there is Gandolf from the Lord of the Rings books, one of our all-time favorite wizards.
Now you finally have a chance to step into the robes of a wizard and sling a few spells. Wizard’s Castle by Betsoft is filled with a heavy dose of magic, some really cool features, and of course, plenty of prizes.
There are 5 reels, 3 rows and 9 paylines in Wizard’s Castle. You can use the “Select Lines” setting at the bottom of the game to turn paylines on and off. Clicking the “Bet One” button will raise your bet in increments of 1 credit per line. You can bet anywhere from 1 to 5 credits per line. There is also a setting to change the value of each credit. Simply click the crystal ball in the bottom-right corner of the game to set the credit value to a number between 0.02 and 1.00.
One thing Wizard’s Castle doesn’t skimp on is symbols. Only three symbols don’t pay out for matches of two and one of them is the scatter. In order from lowest to highest value, the symbols are the pestle and mortar, scrolls, books, egg timer, Earth element, air element, water element, fire element, and the wizard hat. The largest prize you can win from standard symbols is 1,000x your bet per line for a maximum of 5,000. A match of five wilds pays 2,000x your bet per line.
Scatter symbol wins are multiplied by your total bet. Three scatters win you 5x your total bet, four scatters win you 50x, and five scatters win you 500x. The largest possible win from scatters is 22,500.
The elemental symbols do more than just pay out for payline wins. If you land all four of them on an active payline, you’ll trigger the bonus game. This bonus game is an incredibly simple pick and reveal game. There are six different scrolls to choose from, each with a different prize inside. There is no right or wrong way to play; just pick a scroll and hope for the best.
To read more about the features and view the paytable in Wizard’s Castle, click the “View Paytable” button in the top-right corner of the game.
Nobody wants to waste money on something they enjoy; that’s why Betsoft lets you try a demo version of Wizard’s Castle before playing for cash. Simply look for it at any online casino. When you’re ready to play for cash, you can sign up for an account and deposit money.
As for playing Wizard’s Castle on mobile devices, you can’t do it. Wizard’s Castle is incompatible with the web browsers that mobile devices use, so you’ll have to stick to playing this game on a computer.
Wizard’s Castle may have some magic woven into it, but is it enough to put a spell on you? Probably not. While this game does have a neat theme and some cool features, it’s a bit odd and it’s definitely lacking some stuff.
First thing’s first: the reel action is incredibly weird. Each symbol turns over one a time until they’ve all been revealed. In that sense, it doesn’t feel like a slot game.
The visuals and sound are okay but the interface is a bit confusing. Instead of buttons as you’d normally have, there are spell books. The bet setting is called “Bet One” which may be a bit confusing for some. The setting to change the credit value is also hidden well.
Fortunately, the decent gameplay makes up for the other problems. There aren’t many features but you can still get some pretty nice payline and scatter wins. The bonus game is a bit boring but it gets the job done.
If you really want a bit of magic in your life, give Wizard’s Castle a try. Otherwise there are tons of other slot games you’ll probably enjoy a bit more.