Abrakadabra Slot Features
Set on a scene resembling a video game level, a 5x3 grid pays every time at least 3 matching symbols land on neighboring columns. All qualifying combinations must begin from the leftmost side of the board and continue rightwards in an uninterrupted sequence, resulting in 243 ways to score. Each win disappears from the view, triggering a cascade of remaining symbols and populating the empty spaces with new instances. Standard payouts award between 0.05 and 0.35 times the bet for hits on the low-value royal letters, while the premium images represented by the wizard's enemies grant from 0.2 to 2.5 times.
The wizard controls the multiplier trail and advances it by 1 step after every win. Its exponential growth progresses in jumps of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc., resulting in the multiplier values of x1, x2, x4, x7, x11, x16, etc. The trail resets at the beginning of every spin.
A horizontal reel sits above the main playing area and grants features whenever a special symbol aligns with a column on which a win was scored and a free space has opened. Three modifiers may appear on the Power Reel:
- Wild with 1-3 lives indicating how many spins or cascades the symbol can participate in. (available in the base game and free spins)
- Multiplier PowerUp advances the multiplier trail by 1 or 1-3 steps only in free spins or super free spins, respectively.
- Extra Spins awards additional spins.
When the Power Reel contains at least 2 Wilds at the end of the cascading sequence or on a non-winning spin, there's a chance they will be placed in random positions on the grid.
Abrakadabra Free Spins
Scoring at least 3 Scatters activates 7 free spins, plus every additional instance awards 2 extra spins. During the bonus, the Step Multiplier doesn't reset between spins and can increase indefinitely.
Super Free Spins
In the base game, whenever 1 or 2 Scatters land, they are collected into a persistent meter. Once 450 symbols are gathered, the super variant of the bonus round will be activated. In this mode, the Step Multiplier also doesn't reset, but it also increases by 3 steps after every win, making the trail advancement much quicker.
Bonus Buy & Power Bet
Players can choose to activate an ante bet, increasing their active stake by 50% for doubling their chances to trigger free spins.
Alternatively, access to the bonus can be bought directly for a fixed buy-in of 90x for 7 free spins and 120x for a random number of free spins between 7 and 11.
Designing a slot machine in a way that resembles a video game seems like a logical choice since the two worlds are relatively close. Some suppliers take an extra step and apply such an approach even to mechanics, like the recent release from an ambitious Print Studios team - Shinobi Spirit. Others prefer to stick to the visuals, which has its advantages, too, resulting in an experience more suited for players enjoying traditional slot gameplay. Peter & Sons conjured a captivating environment dressed in their unique, amusing artistic style that appeared before in productions like Book of Books. Additionally, they portrayed the entire scene to emphasize the main character's journey and struggle to defeat enemies appearing as high-value symbols on the grid. All audiovisual elements work together seamlessly, providing a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.
The gameplay brings a rather clean and consistent combination of cascading, multipliers, and a few traditional features dropped onto the grid from the extra horizontal reel. Having the multiplier trail increase exponentially by larger steps pumps each consecutive cascade with immense amounts of anticipation. Abrakadabra's bonus rounds efficiently build on that mechanism, turning the boost into a persistent one in the regular variant and offering incredible potential in the super mode, where each hit guarantees a 3-step leap.