Magic produces wondrous effects with study and practice of saying the incantations. Merlin’s Tower combines the elements of magic with slot machine play to create a unique space to play with real money.
Created by Mascot Gaming, Merlin’s Tower sets the scene in the wizard’s study. Stars dangle from trees and sparkle with light. Off to the left side of the slot game’s play space is a bookshelf. Three scrolls sit on the top shelf while on the shelf beneath is a crystal ball with a white swirl of arcana magic within its depths. Bordering the slot machine’s magical screen are dots that light up upon a payline being activated.
Merlin’s Tower upholds the appearance of the slot machine with five reels and four rows. However, the game steps away from traditional slot symbols to showcase the tools of the magical craft. Three gemstones; green, blue, and yellow, glint with each spin of the reel. Potion bottles hold ingredients of potion creation: a sparkling clear liquid, yellow sand, octopus legs, and little stars. Additional signs of the wizard’s craft include a gold ring with an amethyst gem set into the band, parchment paper with arcane notes, and a wizard's spell book. This game’s wild card is Merlin himself who only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4.
The vivid visage of Merlin’s Tower makes it compelling to invest real money by placing it into the casino deposit. The casino deposit is tracked in a balance on the bottom right, increasing or decreasing as the games go on. that tracks the rise and fall of the player’s real money. Here, the game continues the theme of the betting with the lowest wager being $0.40 with the highest wager being $40. Players can maximize their wager with clicking the ‘Max. Bet’ button that will change the wager to the max.
A unique feature to the slot machine is the scatter feature. The scatter triggers when the wizard’s spell book appears in the 1st and 5th reel at the same time. The feature is called the Infinity Free Spins. The spins keep going until the spell book reappears in both reel 1 and reel 5. During the Infinity Free Spins, the wild card, Merlin, gains the ability to expand on the reel to expand the entire reel to show his full statue with a staff with a glowing green crystal on top with a purple crystal tucked beneath his other arm.
For the player comfortable to play for money and let the reels land where they fall, the auto spin button allows enjoyable game play. It can always be stopped. The transition from the auto spin to the Infinity Free Spins easily. Information about the paylines can be found on the bottom left that is marked with 3 bars. Opening up the bars reveals a money sign with three bars beside it, indicating paylines.
Merlin’s Tower gives players a space to play for money with a whimsical feel that is enjoyable.