Tomb Raider – Secret of The Sword Slot Review

“With a massive treasure chest and a whole lot of booty, the sexiest lady of online slots is back. Ready for a little Lara lovin’?”

Lara Croft: she’s acrobatic, pneumatically challenged, and has been the fuel for many a sweaty teenage fantasy.  The upper class adventuress first appeared in Tomb Raider, on the Playstation, in 1996. Since then, the franchise has spawned dozens of multi-platform games, featured in comics and graphic novels, and – of course – given Angelina Jolie the chance to wear skin tight PVC in the movie versions.

Microgaming created its first Tomb Raider slots in 2004. It proved to be very popular and now the online slots software developer has rolled out another mission for the tomb raiding temptress: Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword.

The game is a five reel, 30 payline slot with some pretty spectacular bonus games and hidden features. The ambience is on the money with a soundtrack that sits somewhere between the movie and the video game.  There is the occasional burst of excited dialogue to keep the excitement level high: ‘I think I’ve found the bonus, Lara.’ Etc.

As you would expect, the game’s symbols consist of various images of the lovely Lara – on a motorbike, guns ablaze, smouldering, as well as pieces of lost treasure and brief animations.

Upper Class

Just like Lara, this game is superior to the competition. There are several bonus features in play. I got most of them when I was testing the game.

First up – and easiest to win – is the free spins feature. Line up 3, 4, or 5 pieces of a hidden jewel and you get free spins with ‘rolling reels’. The rolling reels feature simple means that: when you get a winning combination, the reels dissolve and are replaced by more symbols. You can keep winning again and again. It gets better: every time the rolling reels feature wins, you get a multiplier on the final pot.

Supermode. Get lucky and Lara will show you a little Supermode action. Basically, this randomly triggered award gives you five free spins but adds a multiple wild feature. Wild reels are triggered by Lara and stay for the duration of the Supermode play. This can result in some epic wins.

She’s Got Her Knockers

I do have one criticism of this game: it is very hard to win the Global Adventure Bonus.  I managed to trigger the bonus three times. To do this, you have to get the passport symbol on each of the middle reels during your online gaming session. A mini game is then triggered.

Your first role is to choose a destination: Ghana, London, and Nepal are just a few of the hot spots on offer. Next, you must pick urns/tombs/icons. Under the items are bonuses pieces of a sword (the ‘secret sword’!!), and traps. To win big money, you need to complete the sword and rack up the multipliers. There is also a shooting element to the game but – I must confess – I never managed to win it!

In Conclusion

Although, I never got to have a gun action with Lara, Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword is a top class game and great fun to play. It’s also a pretty good payer. I want to imagine a world where Lara Croft is standing in the corner of the pub, her pint balanced on the fruit machine, gambling away her week’s wages. In the meantime, this game is a cracker.

Betty Says…

“Top video game – top slot. Not as good as Thunderstruck 2 but definitely a contender. The atmosphere is great but I agree that the bonus is very hard to beat and it can take a long time before that passport icon lands on every reel.

All said: I’d love to go scraping about in the dirt with Lara. She’s top slotty totty!!”

Thunderstruck Slot Review

“By Odin’s beard! Get ready to rumble. Thunderstruck II is in town and that means it’s hammer time.”

A Norse, a Norse, my kingdom for a Norse.  If you like your gods vengeful, angry, mischievous, and armed with hammers, Thunderstruck II could be the game for you.  Set in the realm of Asgard, this feature rich online slot sets an exciting new benchmark in online gaming.

Thunderstruck II takes video gaming to the next level. It is a god amongst online slots. There is a variety of bonuses to play for, there are 243 ways to win with every spin, and – perhaps most interestingly – there is a player achievement feature which will keep you returning time and time again.

The Bling Cycle

OK, let’s set the scene.  It’s like a Wagnerian opera. The cast comprises: Valkyrie, Loki, Odin, and Thor. These characters all trigger their own individual bonus features but you have to earn the right to see them.

Valkyrie is the default bonus. Hit three hammers and she starts the bonus ball rolling with ten free spins and a 5x multiplier. You can – of course – retrigger the bonus during your freeplays. After you have hit the Valkyrie bonus five times, you then step up to the Loki bonus. The Loki bonus is 15 free spins with an embedded Wild Magic symbol feature which transforms symbols into winners.

The point is: you work your way towards the best bonus package by playing Thunderstruck II slots. The game logs your bonus wins in ‘The Great Hall of Spins’ and remembers your rank. Clever stuff, eh?

So… just for the record. After you’ve had Loki ten times, comes Odin with 20 free spins and a Wild Raven feature which substitutes raven symbols for multipliers.  Finally, make it to 15 bonuses and you get the top man himself: Thor.  He’ll give you 25 spins and rolling reels which award multiple consecutive wins. It goes without saying that you want to be at the Thor point (meh!).

Wildstorm WTF?

Like a stalker appearing suddenly at the living room window, the Wildstorm character randomly jumps onto your game screen to trigger his feature.  As rude and sudden as the interruption may be – it is very welcome.

Basically, he turns up to five reels wild. This can bring a lot cash crashing down. It’s all good in the Nordic hood.

The Thunderstruck II logo symbol is also wild and substitutes for all symbols except the bonus hammer. It gets better: complete a winning line with this logo and you get double the payout.

The game has no paylines. The winning symbols simply have to be aligned from left to right anywhere on the reels. It takes a little getting used to but it really opens the field up for online slots lovers everywhere.

In Conclusion:

The theme may be as corny as Thor’s big toe but Microgaming are offering everyone a glimpse into gaming’s future. The graphics, sounds, and atmosphere are second to none, and the games built-in loyalty bonus system is a very seductive tool.

It’s a lot of fun to play and a truly entertaining online experience.  There is  – at this time – no progressive jackpot to play for but it’s a unique and groundbreaking game. Give it a go!

Betty Says…

Good Gods! A man with a big hammer normally has big nail. This game is deeply satisfying on a whole range of different levels. You keep coming back because you want to see the next bonus level and the journey there is feature-rich, camp as a row of tents, and thoroughly entertaining. I’m playing this game a lot at the moment and am definitely going for that all out leather look and Thor’s bonus!! A fantastic slot that’s got the lot.

Mega Moolah Slot Review

“Mega Moolah is what online progressive slot play is all about. Life changing jackpots and the stuff that multi-million dollar dreams are made of.”

‘Mega’ means big. ‘Moolah’ means money. Find yourself staring at this game’s progressive jackpot wheel and you could be just one lucky spin away from both.

Mega Moolah is a five reel, 25 payline, slot from online gaming developers Microgaming.  Released in November 2006, the slot has an African safari theme. There are lions, giraffes, monkeys, and elephants. In fact, if Disney ever decided to move into online gambling, and make a Lion King themed slot, Mega Moolah is exactly what it would look like. It looks great, it sounds fab, and it’s a fun game to play.

So… Let’s talk about the money.  Let’s talk about Klaus E., from Finland who won $5.5 million in 2008.  We could mention Georgios M. who won a €6.3 million Mega Moolah jackpot in 2009. With Mega Moolah, the million dollar jackpots don’t even make the news. If you want to live the online slots dream, this game could really make it happen.

Progressive Perfection

The secret of Mega Moolah’s enduring success is its mighty progressive jackpot. The progressive jackpot is triggered randomly.  A separate screen will suddenly appear featuring a wheel with four segments. Each segment represents a different jackpot level: Mini, Minor, Major, and – you guessed – MEGA!

Hit this page and you are already in the money. Now, it’s simply a question of how deep. All the jackpots reset after they have been hit to their default values. The Mini jackpot starts at a guaranteed $10 (two burgers and fries), the minor starts at $100 (dinner for two!), the Major is a healthy $10,000 (that’s a car or a cruise), and the Mega starts at a cool $1 million (time to tell the boss where to go!)

Jumpin’ Jackpots

Hey… The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot may be the cream on this cash-filled cake but there are other jackpots just waiting to be won. The game’s scatter symbol is the monkey. Hit this little fella three times in one spin and you trigger the free spin feature.

This will give you 15 free spins and all your winnings will be multiplied by three. Hit the magic monkeys again and the free spins just keep on coming. The games top jackpot is a line of five lions. Normally, it is worth 15,000 times your line bet. If you are in free spin mode, it becomes 45,000 times your line bet.

The lion is Mega Moolah’s wild symbol. It completes all non-scatter winning combos and will double the payout of any winning line.

In Conclusion

Someone, somewhere, will win the next Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. The promise of that life-changing win is what makes Moolah magic. The game itself is pretty standard fare but the jackpot is exceptional. It’s what a great progressive slot is all about. It’s mega!

Betty Says…

I agree with Frank on this one. It doesn’t really matter if the game’s features are limited and standard play is average. I love Call of Duty 4 slots because I really enjoy the first person shooter bonus round but I’m never going to win enough money to sack the boss playing that game. The promise of that monster progressive jackpot landing in your lap makes the Mega well worth taking for a spin. Mega Moolah has been a casino favourite for several years and it’s easy to see why. Go on: give it a spin today and – if ya win – can I borrow some cash?

Major Millions Slot Review

ATTEN…SHUN! If you love big jackpots and officer class online slots, it’s time to polish those boots, stand to attention, and get ready to salute Major Millions.

Now, listen ‘ere you ‘orrible lot. Today, we will be saluting the Major Millions online slot from software developers Microgaming. The game comes in both three and five reel versions and share the same symbols and – most importantly – the same progressive jackpot.

We’re looking at the five reel version. It has the extra value of a scatter game and an additional 12 paylines. Not to mention those two tasty extra reels of possibility.

The game kicks off with a brief animation, featuring military marching music and our hero: the smiling Major Millions in his wonderfully pressed white suit. To be honest, he looks more like a lion tamer and – I think – he is only sporting the military insignia of a colonel.

Major Millions is one of the world’s most popular online slots, and the original three reel game has been around almost as long as online gaming. The game was certainly one of the first online video slots to feature a progressive jackpot and made some of the Internet’s first online casino millionaires.

The progressive jackpot resets at $250,000 and normally hits at around $400,000. I’d take that!

War… What is it Good For?

The game’s theme is ‘all things military’. Symbols include medals, tanks, top secret memos, gold bars, binoculars, warships, airplanes, and the eponymous hero himself: Major Millions. Hit a winning combination of five smiling Majors and you get the games highest regular win: 1000 times your stake.

The Major Millions logo is the game’s wild symbol. It substitutes everything except for scatters and triples your win. Five of these beauties on a payline and you score the game’s top jackpot – except the progressive – of 8,000 times your stake.

So… What about the progressive? OK… To win this bad boy, you need to have the maximum bet in play. This is 0.20 credits times 15 lines – a total of 30. The progressive only pays if you line up five Major Millions logos on payline 15.

Soldiering On

One thing I found quite interesting about this game was the fixed coin size on spins. It is set at 0.20 which will be 20 cents, 20p, or 20 (Euro) cents. You can’t alter this credit amount so you have to add extra lines to improve your chances of winning.

I like this aspect of the game because it stops me accidentally spinning out £30 on one go – which I have mistakenly done in the past when a game has been set to both maximum bet and maximum lines. Major Millions is quite good at helping you manage your bank roll.

The scatter symbol is an ‘explosion’ with the word scatter helpfully added. Get three of these anywhere in show and you’re in the money with three times the amount of credits staked. Get five and your stake is multiplied by 50. It’s also worth pointing out that scatter wins are added to regular winning combination payline wins.

In Conclusion:

With nearly a decade of action under his belt, the Major just keeps soldiering on. You can set the game to autoplay or take control yourself. The low maximum line bet keeps you spinning for longer and the progressive keeps the excitement at DEFCON 1. We recommend a little boot camp with this military mastermind.

Betty Says…

This is one of the first online games I ever played at any online casino. I like the Major in his shiny white suit and I won my first ever three figure jackpot playing this game. I got five planes in a row and turned my 20 cent bet into $120. It could have been the win that’s kept me playing for years! I don’t visit the Major that much these days because modern games have so many more features and bonus rounds and they are more fun to play. But… he’s a classic and well worth taking for a spin.

Lord Of The Rings Slot Review

“Is the Lord of the Rings the Lord of the Reels? We think this is one reel to rule them all…”

Let’s be honest: It’s unlikely that the Green Dragon inn, the Prancing Pony, or any other Middle-earth watering hole would have had a slot machine or video game tucked away in the corner of the pub.

However, had a Hobbit ever had a hankering for a little online slots action, there would have been only one choice: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring online slots. From this point on, known as: the LOTR slots.

The LOTR slots is a five reel, 243 payline slot.  Theming, reel symbols, and the game’s introduction are all lifted directly from the Peter Jackson movie. It’s a great looking game that LOTR lovers are going to traverse Mordor to play.

The background of the game comes to life with cinematic clips lifted directly from the movie. Many of the games symbols are also cuts from the film. It is a fabulous franchise.

That’s a Nasty Hobbit You’ve Got There…

The game uses the 243 payline model which basically means you simply need adjoining identical symbols to start hitting those winning combinations.

And lining up those winning combinations is made a lot easier by the games two wild symbol: the LOTR logo and Sauron’s eye.  The LOTR logo is stacked which means you win multiple combos when you line these up.

The wild Sauron’s eye symbol appears only on the third reel but will sometimes expand across the entire reel, making all lines live, and opening up a wealth of Hobbity treasure hoards.

Predictably, the game’s scatter symbol is the ring. Line up three of these and you launch the free spins feature.  You win 15 free spins and, on each free spin, a random reel is turned wild. This wild reel, combined with the 243 paylines, is where you start to fill your pot.  It’s like a second breakfast jackpot!

Should you line up three more rings, the free spins feature will be re-triggered. Although this games regular jackpot is not an earth shaker, you can win up to 1,900,000 coins during the free spins. This is where the money is.

In Conclusion

I’m a huge fan of everything Lord of the Rings so this game presses all my buttons and is great fun to play.  Many movie or comic book online slot adaptations use the barest elements from the source material and deliver a game that has little to do with the original item.

It’s not the case here.  Microgaming has pulled out all the stops to create an engaging and sticky slot that keeps you coming back for more. The stacked wild feature keeps the cash coming and the bonus round is worth going that extra mile to win.  Just like Gandalf: it’s magic!

Frank Says…

This game is very good for your elf. Fun to play, true to the movie, and packed with action and excitement. It’s also a good payer. It doesn’t have the smorgasbord of features that a game like Thunderstruck enjoys but it is a truly cinematic experience. I will say that the music did start to drive me mad though. Now, if I can just make it to that volcano…

King Cashalot Slot Review

“King Cashalot is in an upper class of its own. Plunder this royal progressive pot and you’ll be able to afford a palace of your own.”

Five reels, nine lines, and – as I write this – a progressive jackpot worth more than $1.2 million. Some jackpots make your day, this one would change your life.  Just line up five kings on payline nine and the money’s yours. Simple, eh?

King Cashalot is set in the Medieval era. There are jesters, armoured knights, busty wenches, dragons and hunks of meat.  It’s all straight from the Monty Python and the Holy Grail playbook and pretty good fun. The imagery is backed with the sounds of a merry dance in the royal court and the occasional splash of gold coins.

The Jester’s Toes

The game has wild, multiplier, and scatter symbols. It also features a Treasure Bonus round. The wild symbol is the eponymous King Cashalot himself. He is also the game’s top jackpot worth a cool 15000 coins. Any win line that includes a wild King doubles. He is also the route to the game’s progressive jackpot but only with Max Bet and only on line nine.

The court jester is the game’s scatter symbol and pays in all directions on all lines.  Get two or more jesters performing on your reels and you will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Nicely Filled Chests

Also happy to make your toes curl is the King Cashalot bonus feature which requires the appearance of the King’s ‘pet’ golden dragon. Traditionally, you would have attempted to slay the dragon. In the King Cashalot online slots, however, you make a killing by opening the King’s bulging treasure chests.

Line up three dragons on reels 2,3, and 4 and the supersized serpent will give you three chances to pick a chest.. You can either keep your plunder of pick again. Of course, that second and third dip may not be as profitable as the first. Choose wisely people!

In Kingclusion

King Cashalot’s reign shows no signs of ending soon. The biggest ever jackpot was more than £1.2 million and it resets at £100,000. It’s definitely a progressive pot of regal proportions. The game is seven years old in 2011 and it shows. The game’s bonus round, imagery, animations, and features are all a little dated.

That aside, with one of the biggest progressive jackpots in online gaming, King Cashalot can repel the better looking young pretenders at the castle gates and enjoy ruling the kingdom of the slot machines in his wonderfully generous and benevolent way.  Check out the King Cashalot slots today.

Frank Says…

“Don’t knock the King. Cashalot is one cool cat and he still rocks the reels like the very best. If this game was a song it would be Night Fever by the Bee Gees. It may not be techno but it still gets everyone on the dance floor. I met a girl once and she gave me the jester’s toes. I don’t want to say too much about it but I was scattering all over the place. You get me? Just play King Cashalot people. You might win the big one and then you can have all the fair maidens and damsels (or knights and princes) that you want…”

Hitman Slot Review

“Ready to make a killing? Murder equals money with Microgaming’s edgy online slot – Hitman.”

My mother always warned me about bald men bearing briefcases.  Add a barcode, tattooed on the back of their bonce, and it’s probably best to avoid spilling their pint or unnecessary eye contact.

Online slots come in many shapes and sizes. Hitman – from Microgaming – is shaped like an assassin and killer-sized. Murder is on Agent 47’s mind and  – if he hits the target – you make a killing.

The Hitman franchise started life as a ‘sneak ‘em up’ video game from Eidos, before getting a big screen makeover in 2007. The film kinda sucked but seeing Olga Kurylenko in the nip made it all worthwhile. The online slot version of Agent 47’s adventures references the video game.

Murder Most Fun

Game symbols are mainly the assassin’s tools of the trade: garrottes, poison, a sniper rifle, knives, and guns all feature. The game features several bonus animations and the music is dark and atmospheric. It’s a pretty cool adaptation and definitely one for the boys.

The game’s expanding wild symbol is Agent 47 himself. Line him up on reels 2,3, and 4, and he expands to complete winning combinations across all the lines. I got lucky several times with the Hitman on both lines 2 and 4. This can really rack up the points, as you get several winning combinations.

Bonus Brutality

The Hitman online slot features three bonus rounds. The most common is the Insignia Bonus. Line up three insignia symbols on reels 1,2, and 3 and you are then prompted to pick one of the three insignia symbols and a winning amount will appear. I hit this several times and nearly always managed to pick the top amount.

Next up is the Free Spins Bonus which is triggered by the ‘18’ certificate symbol appearing on reels 3,4, and 5. This sets off 18 free spins which all pay at 2x multiplier. It’s a sweet little pick me up – especially as all bonus features and expanding wilds are in play.

Finally, it’s the Contract Bonus. I had nearly ploughed through all my credit before this one hit. However, when it landed, it was a game changer.  It’s triggered when you line up three laptops on reels 3,4 and 5.

The game then cuts away to a new screen, where five bad ass evil dudes are lined up for potential assassination. You get to enjoy a brief resume of their careers (murderer, chemical killer, deviant, etc.) and then you choose what baddie you want to bag – based on their potential reward value.

Once you’ve selected your target, the ticker starts and you are then told the value of your kill. Next, you choose your weapon of choice: gun, garrotte, knife, poison, etc. The weapon reveals the multiplier. Combine this with your assassination booty and that’s your total pot. I managed to secure about 24,000 coins with my win and increased my initial deposit by nearly 50%. Great result!

In Conclusion

Dark but rather good. Pays well and I walked away a winner. Hitman is well conceived, flawlessly executed (see what I did there) online slot from Microgaming and bags of fun to play. It took a while before I hit the big bonus round (Contract) but the expanding wilds kept me alive. Grab a weapon and enjoy a little quality time with this killer game.

Betty Says…

Well, you might call it a boy’s game but I loved both the Eidos original and the movie. I think Microgaming’s rework hits the target. I agree the big bonus round is hard to win but the other bonuses and the wild reel are constantly in action. Go ahead – make Agent 47’s day and give it a spin.

Break Da Bank Again Slot Review

“Break da Bank Again is the online slot that every repeat offender has been waiting for. (Safe)Crack on!”

So, breaking the bank once was not enough, eh?  You’ve whittled your way through your stolen millions and now it’s time to get a crew together and gear up for round two. Well, rock on: Microgaming is inviting you to Break da Bank Again!

Why they use ‘da’ instead of ‘the’ is a mystery. Maybe the game’s creative team is trying to give the game a strong whiff of organised crime. Perhaps, you are assuming the role of a Mafiosi bank robber when you take-a this-a game-a for a spin-a. Whatever the creative emission that birthed ‘da’, Break Da Bank Again is definitely an offer you can’t refuse.

The game’s imagery features the kind of objects you are likely to find in a bank vault: sapphires, coins, stacks of cash, and bullion. The sound is generic casino floor but works beautifully. Gameplay is smooth and intuitive – exactly as you would expect from online gaming software developers Microgaming.

Tidy Pile Vault

The generic top jackpot is yours if you manage to line up five sapphires. The big money really kicks in when you hit the games wild symbol – the Break Da Bank logo. If you secure a win with this logo substituting, you earn five times the winning combination. It’s a wickedly wild reel.

Get the wild symbol on a win line during the free spin round and you really cash in with a massive twenty five times the win line combination. This is how a relatively modest 1500 coin jackpot can get elevated to big, big money.

OK… Let’s move on to that magical vault and the little man that lurks within (you’ll see what I mean when you play the game). Get three of more bank vault symbols and you trigger the free spins round. You get 15 spins for three bank vaults, 20 spins for four, and twenty-five spins for five.

During the free spins round, all wins are multiplied by five times and every time you rehit the bank vault scatter symbol, you get another free spins.  Basically, if you are lucky enough to line up this game’s scatter symbols, you are in the money.

In Conclusion

Break da Bank Again is a return fixture for one of the most popular online and offline slots of all time. It doesn’t seem to payout that often but – when it does – it is very rewarding. Get the bonus round with the quintuple multiplier and you’ll be sneaking up the road with your bags of cash.

Betty Says…

“It’s not the most exciting game in the world but it’s a good payer and clearly a great many people love it. The original was one of the first online slots and the sequel is following in its footsteps.

It’s all good fun and I ended up quids in after playing it for about 30 minutes. Go grab your oxyacetylene torch and get ready for a bit of daylight robbery!”

Hot Hot Volcano Slot Game

Hot Hot Volcano by Microgaming is a video slot machine with five spinning reels, 25 win lines, and a large, diverse collection of special features, including re-spins, expanding wilds and wild transformations. The theme of Hot Hot Volcano is a tropical island with a large, active volcano at its center. The standard poker symbols are comprised of colorful lava rock, and the other symbols include many different tropical animals and fruits. Hot Hot Volcano is a vibrant 2D game with neat effects, crisp graphics and fun music and sound effects. It also plays very fast and smooth, and it boasts a lucrative payout schedule.

Characteristics

• 5 reels
• 25 pay lines
• Min coin: 0.01
• Max coin: 4.00
• Coins per line: 1
• Multiplier
• Wild symbol
• Scatter symbol
• Free spins
• Bonus game
• Gamble feature

Gameplay

Microgaming’s Hot Hot Volcano has coin sizes ranging from 0.01 to 4.00. The small bet is just 0.01, and bets that activate all win lines range from 0.25 to 100. Hot Hot Volcano also has a free practice mode that you can use to learn the game before you start gambling actual money. Hot Hot Volcano has ten standard symbols, two of which pay out with just two symbols present. The wild symbol appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels and can substitute for any basic symbol. The scatter symbol pays out based on the line stake and can trigger the Eruption feature. The Eruption feature freezes the center row and then re-spins five times, and it’s possible to win on all five re-spins.

Magic Charms Slot Game

Magic Charms is an exciting and new 243-ways video slot machine by Microgaming. The machine has five spinning reels, and it has 243 ways to win, which, unlike traditional win lines, are always active. The cost of 243 always-active lines is a x30 bet multiplier. So although the Magic Charms small coin size is 0.01, the minimum spin is 0.30. Magic Charms uses a fairy tale theme that borrows heavily from the German story “The Frog Princess.” The frog and the princess are, in fact, the two primary players here and the most important symbols.

Characteristics

• 5 reels
• 243 ways
• Min coin: 0.01
• Max coin: 0.05
• Coins per line: 15 * 30
• Multiplier
• Wild symbol
• Scatter symbol
• Free spins
• Bonus game
• Gamble feature

Gameplay

Magic Charms by Microgaming allows bets ranging from 0.30 to 22.50, and the game is playable for real cash or in a free-to-play arcade mode. The game’s two most important symbols are the frog prince and the princess, both of which are wild. The frog prince appears only on the second reel, and the princess appears only on the fourth reel. They can substitute for any non-feature symbol, and when they appear anywhere on the screen at the same time, they launch the bonus mode: Both the second and fourth reel become entirely wild and frozen, and then the player spins three free games. After each win, including bonus wins, Magic Charms gives the player the opportunity to gamble those winnings, up to 20 times the line stake.