Halloween themed slots are always popular and this MicroGaming design is a fine example. The leading symbol in the game is the ‘Lucky Witch’ herself, offering up a four figure pay out. Joining her on the reels are a series of Halloween inspired symbols, including a black cat, an owl and a cauldron.
One of highlights of the game comes along when you land the ‘mystery bonus’. You’ll now play in one of four enchanting features, where the rewards can be real impressive. You might pick pumpkins or potions, head to a mystery vault or take a look into a spell book, each offering a prize each time. A free spins feature with an added bonus wild is certainly worth landing too – the lucky witch playing a pivotal role in this feature.
Lucky Witch is a five-reel slot, each of the reels three symbols high. The slot pays from left to right and has a total of 15 win-lines, while players do have the option of playing any number between 1 and 15.
The Lucky Witch is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 1,000 coins when landing the maximum 5 in a row. The witch, with a dark blue hat and dress has flame red hair and waves her wand as she looks out from the reels. Next on the pay table is a black cat, sitting amongst pumpkins. This symbol has a top prize of 500 coins. The remaining symbols include an owl, a lizard, a gargoyle, various spell-making equipment, crystals and a pair of smiling pumpkins.
The wild symbol is represented by the title of the slot. This symbol is stacked on all reels. The wild is a little unusual in that it will only substitute for the leading four symbols in the game – the witch, the cat, the owl and the lizard. You’ll know therefore that when the wild does its magic, it will make for a large pay out – any wild wins will be the subject of a 2x multiplier.
The first of the two features is a free spins bonus round. This is activated by the scatter symbol which shows a circular test tube holding a glowing blue liquid. If this scatter appears twice or more across any of the reels you’ll win an instant scatter prize. The maximum 5 scatters pay an impressive 3,000 coins, making it by far the highest win in the game. However, land three or more and you’ll also enter the free spins round.
You’ll have 13 free spins in total (now, that’s an apt number!) and the lucky witch really steps up here. As well as being the leading payer, she’ll also act as a wild during the spins, substituting for the cat, the owl and the lizard. This is in addition to the standard wild and will also double the win amount when substituting.
The second feature in the game is the ‘Mystery Bonus’. You’ll activate this feature by landing the cauldron symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll now enter one of four bonus features. Each of the features is a pick me round. The features are based around magic potions, pumpkins, symbols in a secret vault and spell books. All four features play slightly differently, giving each its own unique feel. What isn’t unique about each however, are the large wins that can be had.
The backdrop to Lucky Witch sees the sky at night, illuminated by a full moon shining brightly. Gnarled trees sit in the front of the scene, while an attentive owl looks out over the scene, possibly acting as a look out for the witch. The game has an atmospheric, slightly creepy soundtrack which plays throughout, which certainly adds to the Halloween theme. The symbols have been designed with a cartoon feel and these come to life with animation whenever you land a win. The lucky witch herself is the most striking symbol in the game.
Lucky Witch is an enjoyable slot with enough variety to keep you entertained. The stacked wild symbols in the base game always make for exciting spins, while the features manage to set this game apart. The free spins with the additional wilds almost guarantee large pay outs. The ‘Mystery Bonus’ offers up four different but enjoyable features, where those wins could really add up. Many slots feature witches, but this is the only one to feature a lucky witch!