The mystery of Ancient Magic is brought to life through good quality graphics, from the opening scene of the witch’s house in the woods, through to the symbol animation. The game is set in the dark evening light of the wood where there is an aura of paranormal activity and magic. During the free games the same background will be accompanied by dramatic and intensive music, that anticipates a forthcoming win.
The game’s theme also extends to the symbols on the reels. There are four higher value theme related symbols including a witch, a black raven, a magic potion and a scroll. The lower value symbols are represented by the royals A, K, Q, J and 10. The wild and scatter symbol is represented by a Ouija board.
The most important feature within Ancient Magic is the free games. When a minimum of three scatter symbols land across the reels you will be awarded 10 free spins. At the commencement of the free spins a bonus symbol will be randomly selected and will count as a wild for the duration of the free spins. With any luck you will obtain one of the higher value symbols to act as the bonus wild. When the selected bonus symbol forms a win, it will then expand to cover the whole reel and may provide extra winning combinations. Landing three or more scatter symbols during free games will re-trigger 10 free spins.
Within the base game there are two gamble options when you form a winning combination. You should note that the gamble options are not available against big wins.
The Ladder gamble option is accessed by pressing the button with the ladder symbol. Each upward step of the ladder represents a higher value win. Players have the chance to work their way up each rung of the ladder and increase the winnings as they go. However, if the gamble is unsuccessful it can lead to a partial or total loss of the initial win. The ladder gamble will highlight the value of the potential win or loss during each particular turn. There is also an option after the base game win, and each successful gamble thereafter, to collect half of the gamble win and continue to gamble with the remaining amount, which is perfect for those who want to reduce the risk.
The card gamble is entered via the button with the card symbol. Again, you have the chance to increase your win only this time the gamble is placed on guessing the colour of the face down card at the top of the pack. After picking a colour, the top card is revealed and if players have chosen correctly then the payout is doubled. Selecting the wrong colour results in the gamble being fully lost. Similar to the Ladder gamble, there is an option to collect half of the win or gamble win and then continue to gamble with the remainder.
Ancient Magic is a high volatility slot and it has an RTP of 96.12%, which is a highly respectable figure. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently.
The slot has a top standard payout of 5000x that is won by landing five witches along a payline. The black raven can payout up to 2000x, the magic potion and scroll payout up to 75x. The lower value royal A and K will payout up to 15x while the Q, J and 10 payout up to 10x.
How to Play
Ancient Magic is an easy to play slot. Before spinning the reels, all the player needs to do is set their bet using the controls underneath the reels. This will automatically change the total bet amount. All the player then needs to do is click on the spin button. Other available functions include turbo spin, a max bet button and a manually operated auto spin function.