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Magic Portals slot

Magic Portals slot
This time, NetEnt is testing the special way of appearing of the wild symbols, and the free spins feature. Magic Portals slot is a 25 - line slot machine with an original dropping of Wild symbols. Your chances of getting Wild symbols on the playing field increase significantly. The return to the player percentage (RTP) is 96,6%, and the maximum winning per single spin is 64000 coins.

You will be able to play in the demo version of this slot for free and without registration.

Personal testers opinion

This machine shows its current mood directly. Just do 30-50 spins and look at the result. If you see many "wilds" on the generated pay-lines, then, continue. Otherwise, choose another machine. The probability of hitting a win in any spin is equal to 33.43%. During the usual spins, up to 66% of the pool is paid, and 34% of "the prize fund is kept for reward's payment in the feature. The probability of triggering "the free spins feature" is 0.83% (statistically, every 120th spin). Note, that Magic Portals slot is not very popular nowadays, which influences the prize pool of winnings.

Review and recommendations from the testing team

Despite its old graphics, design and lack of popularity, let’s take a look into this slot from a player’s perspective.

  • In this slot, it is quite difficult to get an expensive combination in the usual spins and a bonus game. The slot mostly gives out only one scatter, and does the same for other symbols so they can be turned into wild symbols. In the usual spins, payouts on this slot are not impressive, and they are rather minimal.
  • During testing, the free spins feature were triggered statistically every 120 spins. During the free spins, it is much easier to get a re-trigger feature, and the slot issues them quite often (3 retriggers were issued at once during a session). Due to the three cells on the fifth reel, the chances of getting the feature that turns symbols into wild ones are much higher, and according to statistics, this feature is issued after 4-5 spins out of 10. With a large number of replaced symbols, the slot will give you quite good combinations with values from 100x total bets, but in general, for free spins, they can be 250x - 300x total bets and more. During testing, the win in the free spins was a little bit less than 300x bets, when free spins were triggered in the first 100 spins.

I would recommend this slot both for games with real and bonus money, but with a large bet balance (at least 200-250) enough to wait for free spins.

Netent declares the following probabilities

  • The total percentage of the return in the slot is 96.6%. It consists of winnings in the usual spins (69.6%) and winnings during free spins (27%).
  • The probability of any winning in the usual spins is 33.1%. During free spins is 58.7%.
  • The probability of getting free spins is 0.68% (1/147).
  • The maximum winning per pay line is 5000 coins. The total winning is 64,000 coins.

Hidden parameters and settings of the slot (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically every 120th spins (0,83%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 33,43%. 
  • The distribution of the winnings is 66% in the main game and 34% in the bonus.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 153x. The potential of winning is low.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 35x. The bonus feature has low potential on the big winning too. Here you can see 10x-20x features without any problems.
  • Volatility - 5,61 out of 20 (average). 
  • Cycle length - average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,68 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.6% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.

Description of the slot machine

Without a doubt, the developers of Net Entertainment made a lot of efforts and painstakingly worked out every detail. Magical portals are ready to open in front of you, but what promises are you being waiting for a meeting with ancient sorcerers and sorceresses?

Here even the static symbols may turn into bright animations, and the pay-lines shine as multi-coloured lightning. Everything looks even more mysterious on the dark grey background. The sound effects are also well-chosen. Here you will find the strange cascading notes of excitement that anticipate something unusual.

  • The bets range from €0.25 per spin to €250 per spin (at a maximum number of lines that is €10 per line).
  • You may win up to 64000 coins per single spin.
  • The algorithm of Wild symbols makes the gambler be quite nervous and emotive during the game. There are magic portals in the form of circles in the middle line of the first and last reel. We should get the matching symbols in those circles. In this case, all the symbols dropped in our magic circles are turned into wilds.
  • Our goal is to “catch” the same symbols in these circles, with the maximum number of them on the field of the slot machine. In this case, all the symbols on the area that have come to us in magic circles turn into wild symbols.

How to win at Magic Portals slot machine? (conclusion)

Speaking of a NetEnt slot machine, we can always start with the main recommendation for this developer - Test the slots in demo mode before you start playing real money. Usually, this machine shows the "mood" from the beginning of your session (30-50 turns), if you see many connected "Wild" symbols - continue playing. But if they don't make good winnings then consider changing the game. The recommended balance must be around 200 - 250 bets (enough to wait for a bonus). In the free spins is the biggest potential of the slot. We recommend you play at lower bets. 

If you see a lot of situations when the free spins symbol is in the first circle and missing in the second - it is a reason for thinking about leaving this slot in the current session. In a negative series of spins, you might try to change the cycle you can try the strategy - "Start and Max bet". Another trick you can use is to change the game after a good winning. The game can be recommended for the bonus "hunters", but we also advise you to try it in demo mode before start playing.

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Written by Vladislav Dibrov
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