This constant battle between the darkness and the light forms the central theme of Spellcast, with a noble wizard and an evil witch battling it out on the slot’s 5 reels and 20 paylines.
The dichotomy of good and evil is a theme resounding through the pages of history. It’s present in all aspects of life, and infiltrates religion, social studies and of course, perhaps most prominent, the realm of the mysterious. We are slaves to knowing the unknowable, and our fascination with magic and mystery is perpetual. Spellcast is a non-progressive video slot.
The symbols are designed in a simple 2D fashion, but are colourful and interesting, and very applicable to the theme. It must be taken into account that Spellcast was developed more than a decade ago, and has in fact stood the test of time.
The game interface is user-friendly, and it is simple process to place bets, amend betting increments, and track gaming information and winnings.
The sound effects include a sound akin to raindrops falling on soft soil as well as a few slightly more ghoulish effects. The sounds can be switched off if preferred.
Symbols include all the paraphernalia necessary to create magic as well as mayhem, including books full of spells, magic wands, the wizard’s castle, cauldrons, a vile of magic potion and a crystal ball. Standard playing cards, laced in gold colouring, also appear as symbols on the reels, and include the numbers 9 and 10 as well as the Jack, Queen, King and Ace cards. Playing card symbols represent the lower paying symbols.
The wizard’s castle is the highest paying symbol, with a reward of 750 credits for landing a matching combination of 5 in a row.
The wizard himself represents the wild symbol, and will substitute for all other symbols except for the scatter symbol. Landing a combination of 5 of the wild wizard symbols in a row, is rewarded by a magical 10 000 real money NZ pokies credits, and 4 in a row by a not-to-be-smirked-at 2 500 credits.
The Spellcast scatter symbol is the crystal ball. Landing a combination of 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will activate the Spellcast Free Spins Bonus Round.
Free Spins Bonus Round
A total of 15 free spins are initially awarded, and all winnings accrued during the free spins bonus round are multiplied by 3.
The Spellcast free spins bonus round can be re-triggered.
Flexible Betting Options
Spellcast features flexible betting options, making the slot accessible to all. Minimum bet starts at 0.02 credits per payline, and increases to a maximum tally of 40 credits per spin.
When playing at maximum bet, the Jackpot amounts to a whopping 40 000 credits. Maximum bet mode is activated simply by selecting the MAX BET function.
Autoplay mode is available to those preferring a more rapid mode of play. A maximum number 100 spins may be pre-set to run in Autoplay mode. The game’s settings allow for Autoplay mode to be interrupted during the free spins bonus round.
Spellcast does not include a Gamble Feature.