In this dark and mysterious slot game, all is not as it seems. The green-eyed magician has many powers at his disposal to change the game and increase the potential fortunes of the player. Will you be willing to place your fate in the hands of the magician? Developed by iSoftBet, this is a 5-reel video slot game which makes use of the Xpanding Ways game mechanic, meaning players can win in up to 7,776 variations due to reels expanding in height. Bonus features in this game are numerous. With expanding reels, magic orbs and a wicked free spins feature, there is a lot on offer under the magician’s hat. The max payout for this game is 13,867x your stake. Bets range from 20p to £20 per spin. To win players must match three or more symbols from left to right starting from reel 1. However, as mentioned, things get a little more complicated with the great bonus features.
Graphics and Theme
iSoftBet have gone for a shadowy magician theme here. This is achieved mainly with the help of the purple suit-wearing conjurer present on the left-hand side of the screen. This is accentuated by the dark purple curtain background and the skull and candles placed in the right-hand corner. Various actions as you move through the game are accompanied with flashes of technicolour plumes of ‘magic’ shooting in al directions. In addition to the horror movie music played over the top of the game, a dark voice which one assumes is the magician’s, announces various wins and exciting features in maniacal tones. The growing reels triggered by the diamonds sell the magic theme most though. This feature is not only appealing to watch but indicates greater fortunes for the player. With a great character, top graphics and well-thought-out visual effects, Phantasmic Fortunes is a real feast for the eyes.
The gameplay is enriched in this game by four entertaining and potentially lucrative bonus features. The first and most distinctive is the Xpanding Ways feature. The base game begins with five reels and 243 possible pay lines. However, this changes as diamond symbols are introduced to the gameplay. If a diamond lands on a reel, that reel will expand vertically by one symbol.
As the height of the reels begin to grow in various combinations, so do the number of winning combinations available to the player. The more reels that you expand, the more combinations become available. With all five reels fully expanded, ways to win grow to an impressive 7,776.
The next feature is called the ‘Orbs Feature’. You will see that above each reel there is a magical orb. Each orb has within it a prize. If any reel on the board expands to its full height (reaching the orb) the appropriate orb reward is activated. After the reward is achieved, reels then drop down to their base format as they were at the start of the game. With each reset, the prizes within the orbs change. For each spin, you can win up to 2 orb prizes. Prizes include the following:
Cash prizes- Between 5 and 200x your stake
Phantasmic Wilds- Wild reels can fill 2, 3 or 4 reels
Magical Wilds- Up to 6 wilds are randomly added to the reels
A bonus- The bonus triggers the Free Spins feature
Free Spins are also available in this game. These as mentioned are triggered by achieving the bonus orb prize or by landing a magician scatter icon on reels 2, 3 or 4 on the same spin. The free spins round starts on the base 243 pay line board. As in the base game, landing diamonds will grow the reels adding more win combinations. Prize orbs also apply in the free spins game but are bigger with awards of up to 1,000x your stake. If you land a cash prize in free spins but not collect, all the reels and prizes reset to the base game format. Free Spins continue until you manage to win an orb that has a collect cash prize attached to it.
Lastly, iSoftBet has one more bonus for you. This they have called the Magic boost feature. This is applied when an orb has landed or when the free spins round is triggered. It increases the size of the reels by two, giving you a ‘boost’ to with more chances to win.
Game How to Play
Phantasmic Fortunes’ main gameplay buttons are located on the right-hand side of the screen. Here you can select you betting amount per spin using the poker chip button. Once the bet limit is set between 20p and £20, players can spin the reels manually or by using the automatic spins feature. The paytable is viewable via the ‘I’ icon.
Phantasmic Fortune on Mobile
The Phantasmic Fortune slot works well on mobile devices and is compatible with all mobile technology software.