Released: September, 2016
Software: Octavian Gaming
Free Spins: No
Wild symbol: No
Scatter symbol: Yes
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 2
Jackpot: 5x Coins
If, upon hearing the title Magic Flood, you thought of a slot game surrounding a natural disaster of sorts, you’d be in the same boat as us. We actually thought up a game featuring flood waters, floating icons and magical capabilities within them. Unfortunately – for us – that wasn’t the game that we got when we started playing this offering from Octavian Gaming. Instead of anything to do with water or magic, players will see a set of reels containing traditional slot machine icons. And not only that, but it appears to be taking place inside a persons jeans pocket! How do we know this? Well, there’s a background of denim looking material on either side of the reels. Even more confusing is the fact that there’s a piece of jazz music that plays whenever you spin the reels. Everything within just doesn’t seem to match at all, but perhaps the features and extras will make up for this?
Where’s the Magic?
As we said, the game provides players with a fairly traditional design on the whole. Therefore, you’ll find that there are five reels and three rows worth of a layout. And while this should be quite familiar, so should the symbols. These seem to fit right at home on the reels and they appear initially in the form of cherries, a lemon, an orange and a plum. Joining them are icons of a watermelon, a bunch of grapes and two different number 7s – one blue and one green. These make up the game’s basic overall icons. So, nothing really relating to magic or to a flood, right?
As well as the reels, rows and symbols, you’ll find that the developer has made sure to add a total of 10 pay lines into it. This is not something that you are able to change around though. Therefore, your wagers will always be on 10 bet lines. However, you do have the ability to adjust the bet that you place per spin. This is done with the plus and minus buttons at the bottom of the screen. There, you can alter your wager between the minimum of £0.01 and the maximum of £2 per line. This means that you have the chance to place a maximum overall wager of £20 per round. There’s also the addition of an ‘Autoplay’ button for your convenience.
Where’s the Flooding?
It seems quite inconceivable that a game which doesn’t appear to have anything to do with its title will offer up any sort of appealing special features. However, keep reading to find out more about these. You see, there’s the inclusion of a red number 7 icon. This is what provides the game with its highest paying icon. Should you manage to spin five of them on to a winning pay line, you will receive a maximum pay out of £1,000! And here’s also where the flooding part of the game comes into play. This one can completely cover the entirety of the game screen. A flood of 7s! And we’d possibly be of the mindset to say that this is quite a magical component!
This isn’t the only specialty of this game though. There’s one further icon available on the reels. This exists in the form of the gold star and it’s this one which is the scatter symbol. While these do pay out wherever they show up on the reels, it holds an extra benefit to it. Should you spin one of them onto the first reel and another on to the fifth reel, you’ll activate the game’s ‘Rise Up’ feature. This sees all scatters and randomly chosen symbols turn into the highest paying of these symbols. The feature always ensures that you receive a win as well!
The Final Word
So, yes, while this game might not really have such a close connection with its title, it’s still fairly entertaining. Classic slot games aren’t quite as popular as video slots, but when they’re brought together in one, it can be quite appealing. There are quite a few components of this game that just don’t seem to meld very well – for example, the jazz music and the denim background – but, on the whole, it’s a decent addition to the developer’s catalogue and surely will be much played at new slot sites around the web.