Since this year began we have found that Playtech, one of the best developing companies in the online gambling scene, has been on a good streak, since they have been keeping us busy with the announcement and releasing of new games.
The company has promised to give their new games original special features that will certainly boost their playability and profitability. It seems like this time it is no different, since Magical Stacks is a traditional game with slight small changes to make it unique.
Playtech has almost 17 years of experience in developing great games to enlarge their portfolio that has been filled up with a huge range of games, from the most traditional grids, to the most unconventional reels, having met most of their players’ expectations and requirements. The company offers games inspired by many themes, from the most original ones, to others inspired by actual movies, comics, Hollywood celebrities, and even sports personalities.
The theme of this game seems to be one of the original ones, since it looks like it has been taken out from a teenage contemporary Japanese anime style, but three dimensional. The design of the game certainly reminds me of many 3D animations found in Japanese videogames (like Final Fantasy, for instance).
It is based on a traditional 5 x 3 grid set with 20 unique pay-lines for you to play with. This traditional grid is fully decorated with a bunch of traditional Vegas-like symbols, such as the cherries, the watermelons, the bar icons, the triple sevens and, of course, the traditional A, K, Q, and J poker cards (which, by the way, have been giving a touch of Japanese characters).
What We Love
The game is equipped with two of the most traditional features in video slots: The wilds, and the scatters. The wilds, just as they regularly are, will work as your “joker cards” as they are able to replace all of the regular symbols on the grid to help you make better combinations.
The scatters, on the other hand have a special feature. They do not only grant up to 10 free spin rounds, but they also give you a Dynamic Multiplier during these rounds.
This multiplier will increase from 2x to 5x every time you hit a win, however, it will decrease each time you don’t make any combinations.
The last special feature is quite unconventional. There are some mystery box symbols that could appear anywhere on the reels. If you manage to get one or more of these, they will all turn into the same regular symbol. Just imagine getting a bunch of them. You will able to hit huge combinations.
What We Did Not Like
I could not say there was a single thing about this game that I did not like. However, this might happen to me, thus I like traditional and simple video slot machines, but it might not happen to you if your requirements and expectations are a little bit more complex.
There might be some things that could have improved the game’s playability, such as a pick feature or something else to require more of the player’s interactions with the game.
Worth Playing It?
If you are into traditional slot machines, you will totally love this one. However, if you are looking for something less conventional with huge jackpots and groundbreaking features, I invite you to check the other releases by Playtech.
Magical Stacks might not have the biggest of jackpots, but it has the features it needs to provide you frequent winnings and fun if you give it a try.