Voodoo Magic allows the user to utilize its power and access the supernatural forces in an attempt to improve one’s daily lives or even to attain success in many other areas of their lives including love, money, revenge, divination, and now hopefully video slots. While the practice of voodoo magic could well be considered a bit extreme by most and not the type of thing that most of us would want to do, perhaps we can let Pragmatic Play work their magic for us with their latest video slot release…Voodoo Magic!
Voodoo Magic video slot has 5-reels, 4-rows, with 40 active paylines. Unfortunately, the rewards are not that high, with only up to 1,000x the stake, the volatility is high also. It does have an RTP which is a very healthy 96.50%, and this does make the game more appealing for most players. Major features include, scatters, several modifiers, and free spins which have guaranteed wins.
Unfortunately, there appears to be a bit of “voodoo magic” happening with the math model. The Win Guarantee is a nice fail-safe feature to have, however, one should not have to depend on it to be able to get ahead in the game, this seems to be the case with Voodoo Magic. Another important point that needs mentioning is the modest figure of 1,000x the bet, which is the cap. This means that if you hit 1,000x in free spins, the game will end.
Despite all of this, overall, Voodoo Magic is a fun game to play. It looks nice, has a great soundtrack, and there are plenty of features to keep players busy.
The reels are set in a dark ominous background, where we see a voodoo doll as well as jars containing eyeballs, brains, and snakes. The voodoo priestess stares at you, in silence, from the right side of the screen, giving a glance every so often at the magical cauldron sitting in front of her. In the background, we hear dark mystical music playing, adding to the sinister atmosphere.
There are 13 different symbols to be found in this game, with the lower-paying symbols consisting of 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The high-paying symbols consist of a Human Skull, Animal Skull, Crocodile, and a Voodoo priestess. The wild symbol helps to create winning opportunities while at the same time it also pays the most out of all the symbols in the game. The bonus symbols are represented by a green potion that has a skull on it. There are also mystery symbols that are represented by purple cards that also have skulls on them.
The highest value symbol in this game is the wild, it pays 12.5x your stake if you land 5-of-a-kind. It also substitutes for all other regular pay symbols, as is normally the case with wilds. There are 3 variations of the bonus round in this game, as well as 2 reel modifiers.
Landing 2 scatters on reels 2 or 3, will activate a random feature. You will then get a pick of 2 magic potions that will reveal what reel modifier you have been awarded, these are as follows:
To trigger the free spins bonus round, you will need to land 3 scatters on the 3 middle reels within the same spin. Once triggered, 3 playing cards will be offered to you, you can pick 1. This card will then reveal the bonus round you get. All of the 3 options that can be awarded, come with 5 free spins, with the difference being in the win guarantee attached. These are as follows:
There are Mystery Symbols added on every free spin from which to benefit from. While the Voodoo and Super Voodoo features are activated, Mystery Symbols will transform into any matching symbol. Except for the Mega Voodoo Feature, where the Mystery Symbols will only transform into 1 of the 4 top tier high-paying symbols.
5 extra spins are awarded if you do not reach the maximum win limit while playing the bonus round. This will continue until you reach the maximum win limit. The free spins can also be purchased via the bonus buy option, this will cost you 80x your stake, and is not available to UK players.
There is no denying that Voodoo Magic is a well-designed slot with a superb looking theme, although the theme might not be to everyone’s taste. There is also the super high volatility which might not suit all players either. However, Pragmatic Play has delivered a fun entertaining video slot that is fun to play. This is one of the slots that pragmatic play has recently released with a low paytable without any multipliers in the base game or free spins to boost the win and the fact that a maximum win of 1000x your total stake is a letdown and should have been higher.