Ninja Magic is one of many Far Eastern themed games you might find at any online casino. This game is one with a difference however, as two Ninja warriors face a deadly battle as the centre point of the slot. No, they are not fighting each other – the foes are enormous wasps and spiders and the ninjas work together in dispatching them. The two Ninjas are a male character representing ice and a female representing fire.
The main feature and the highlight of the game is the free spins bonus round. This is where the battle commences, with each wasp and spider which is obliterated improving the feature.
This MicroGaming designed slot has five reels and a set number of 40 win-lines. You can bet from 40c and up, with the standard auto-play and bet max options on offer.
The wild symbol shows the logo of the slot, the words in red and silver representing fire and ice again. This wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the scatter and bonus symbols, ensuring extra wins head your way. Hit five wilds in a row and the biggest win of the entire slot is yours – an impressive 12,000 coins.
The highest paying of the standard symbols is the female ninja. This character has long dark hair and is dressed in white. In one hand she holds a knife and the other a ball of fire. Five female ninjas in a row are worth 2,000 coins. The male ninja is dressed in dark grey armour and holds a metal spike in one hand and an ice fighting star in the other. With a black hood too, this character looks particularly menacing. Five male ninjas in a row pay 1,500 coins.
Joining the ninjas on the reels are the two enemies. The first is the oversize wasp which can only be destroyed by the female ninja’s fire. This wasp comes in a deadly green and yellow colouring and pays 1,000 coins as a max prize. The large spider, with orange and black colouring can only be destroyed by the male ninja’s ice fighting stars. Land five spiders in a row and you’ll win 750 coins. The standard symbols in the game are completed by the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
A large gold pot containing further pieces of gold acts a scatter symbol. This scatter simply pays out cash prizes. Land 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 2x, 20x or 100x your total stake respectively.
The final symbol in the game is the dwelling of the two ninjas, which acts as the bonus symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols and you’ll enter the free spins round with 1, 2 or 3 spins with matching 1x, 2x or 3x multipliers respectively.
These original awards are just the start however, as you’ll add to them quickly. You’ll be taken to a second screen showing the two ninjas braced for action with the spiders and the wasps filling the upper portion of the screen. You’ll now click on one ‘enemy’ at a time to reveal either additional free spins or additions to the multipliers. You’ll keep on picking until you reveal the ‘start free spins’ symbol. The number of free spins and the multipliers can become extremely large – it’s certainly not uncommon to land 20 or more spins, with multipliers of 3x or more.
The base game of this Asian themed slot sees a backdrop split with an icy background to the left and fire to the right. The reels have a white backing and the standout symbols are the four participants in the battle. Check out the animation when you land a win with either of the two ninjas too. The visuals are at their best during the feature round, when you start zapping those wasps and spiders. The accompanying atmospheric Oriental style soundtrack only adds to the enjoyment of the game.
Ninja Magic is one of the more original Asian themed games you’ll find online, making it stand out. The base game plays much like any other (apart from the standalone scatter win) but the feature round is where the game really makes its mark. Gaining spins and multipliers by killing off those wasps and spiders is a novel approach and even gives the game an arcade feel (even if it is just a pick me round). For the feature alone, this game is well worth some of your time.