Magic Mirror Delux II Slot
One of a successful German land-based and online slots providers - Merkur Gaming, now offering gaming content for play across all devices.
Magic Mirror Delux 2 represents one of their more popular fantasy-themed slots games. Though its visuals and sounds are lacking the premium quality design of other top games, the wins are there to be made. The free spin bonus round with its expanding symbols provide a sought after feature, promising higher wins than those found in the base game.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
Magic Mirror Delux 2 offers a medieval fantasy theme that includes princesses, unicorns and other magical qualities. It is only a pity that the level of visual design does not match the potential of the game. The graphics feel dated and not up to scratch with modern offerings.
It is commonly known in the trade that this game is a clone of Novamatic’s Book of Ra slot, which is a game style that is copied over and over again by providers. A winning recipe is a winning recipe! The reels are placed on a thin golden frame with a castle in the background.
The game symbols include some higher paying thematic icons, such as a Princess, a ring, a shield, and a unicorn. The lower paying symbols include generic looking card deck symbols valued from 10 to Ace. The princess is the highest payer, with 5 appearances of her over a payline paying out 500x your bet.
The Game Wild doubles up as a scatter symbol, in keeping with the Book of Ra, and is presented to us in the form of a magic mirror. This is an oval mirror with a golden lion’s head on it. This icon is both the trigger for the main feature and a substituting symbol that helps complete wins.
The slot is played over a 5 reel and 3-row format, with fixed 10 paylines. Landing wins in the base game is as easy as matching three or more matching symbols along one of the paylines from the leftmost reel to the right.
Prior to spinning the reels, you will need to adjust your bet value to suit your bankroll and your strategy. Toggle the value between a bet of €0.10 and €100, in total, to reap wins of up to 50,000 coins.
The game does include an Auto Spin feature, which can be called upon if you cannot focus on every individual spin but would instead opt for the game to spin on in the background while you are busy with something else.
While this slot is not feature-driven, there are some bonus options available in-game that have the chance of boosting your bankroll. These features include:
Main Feature – Free Spins
Land three or more Wild Scatters on the screen in any position at the same time, and you will trigger the free spin bonus round, where you will be treated to 10 free spins to reap the rewards with.
Pay close attention to the screen, as before the start of the free games, one random game symbol will be chosen as the ‘special symbol’ for the round. Should the special symbol arrive on the reels during the feature and be a part of any win, it will expand to cover its reel, boosting your take.
To make combinations with the special symbol, you do not have to land it on adjacent reels, nor does the combo have to start on the left-most reel. Instead, it works like a scatter; if three or more land anywhere on the reels, it constitutes as a winning combination.
Free spins can be re-triggered. Each time this is done, a new unique symbol will be selected for the round.
The Gamble feature can be called on to try and boost any of the smaller wins that you might make. Immediately after making the win, you can choose to gamble either half or the full win amount for the chance at doubling the money. There are two options of gamble game:
- Red/Black: A row of face-up cards will be revealed with space aside them. Your job will be to try and guess what colour (red/black) the next consecutive card will be. Choose correctly, and you will double your money up to a maximum of €140.
- Ladder Gamble: Here, you are presented with a ladder of ascending monetary amounts. Two of the values will flash alternately between the two values. You are presented with a 50/50 chance of either landing the higher or lower value win. The max win is €140.
Play ‘On The Go’
Like many of the prominent igaming providers today, Merkur’s games are enabled for mobile play at many devices. This particular game was modified to mobile in 2017 with the use of HTML 5 browser technology.
This means that the game is playable directly from your game browser, without compromising on a single quality in the game. The visuals actually seem a bit sharper and the controls are adapted for integrated touch play, but all features and wins remain the same.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
For players who enjoyed this game on the casino floor and seek to play it online, this will present excellent entertainment. For others, unfortunately, the slot lacks a lot of appeal because of the way it looks.
If you can manage to look past the fact that it is a cloned game with unimpressive graphics, you may find that the high variance pays out well when you manage to trigger the main feature.