Magic Stacks Pokie Review
If you are familiar with Manga comics and Japanese animation then you will recognize the style of this cartoonish pokie from Playtech. Your guide is a Japanese speaking girl with the saucer eyes and school-girl look favoured by Manga comics and the game is presented in a similarly quirky manner.
This pokie is styled as a traditional slot machine which you might see in a Tokyo gaming arcade and features traditional fruit machine symbols as well as the pink and white haired Japanese girls who act as wild symbols and a cute cat which represents the scatter symbol.
Basic game play is pretty… basic, but the stacked mystery boxes add the magical tinge referred to in the title of this pokie. The tinny 80s style electronic music can become a little grating after a while, but the bonus rounds keep things somewhat entertaining.
About The Game
Coins Range:0.01 to 2.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/x5
Mystery Cubes: during the regular game, red boxes can appear singly or in stacks anywhere on the reels. The boxes are opened to reveal one particular symbol and of course more symbols appearing on screen means more chance to win. These boxes cannot reveal a scatter or multiplier symbol, but they can still generate some pretty good wins when they appear in large quantities.
Super Magical Free Games: the free spin game is unlocked when the white cat shows up three or more times on the screen. You will get 10 free spins, during which winnings are boosted by a dynamic multiplier. When a gold coin appears on the 5th reel during the free games, then the multiplier increases by a factor of 1 to a maximum of 5 times your winnings.
When the coin doesn’t appear then the multiplier goes down by 1 although it cannot go any lower than x2. During the free games you will see a lot more mystery boxes which should help you to come out with a healthy profit. You can also re-trigger 10 free spins if you should find another 3 cat symbols during your games.
This slightly eccentric 20 payline game is nicely animated and features some creative flourishes. The return to player of 95.03% is pretty average, but the theme is anything but average for a pokie game and if you are into Japanese pop culture you will definitely appreciate this game.
The bonus free spins rounds are when the real action starts, as you will see lots more mystery boxes and hopefully some big multiplier wins as well, all of which is celebrated by enthusiastic (if unintelligible) Japanese exclamations of happiness from our guide. It’s always nice to see a novel approach to pokie themes and this Magical Stacks game certainly stands out from the crowd.