Witches, mages and other magically involved beings like to brew potions and brews. It’s a fine process of mixing the right ingredients in the right proportions. Make a move wrong and all is lost, do everything correctly and magical effects are at your disposal. The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew will be our working stations today, as we are looking to brew up some wonderful wins. Here and there you tend to see a few slots using a similar setting, but if you compare it to some of the most popular themes then potion brewing isn’t that high up. We see this positively because it brings a fresh gaming experience.
Pragmatic Play have gone and made The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew a cluster pays slot. This means that wins are made up of clusters of symbols, instead of traditional paylines. Probably the best examples are Reactoonz and Jammin Jars, almost everyone knows and loves these games, so generally, cluster pays slots are positively received. The lengthy name suggests, that maybe Pragmatic are looking to make The Magic Cauldron into a series, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Those potions aren’t going to make themselves you know, so let’s get cracking.
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The Magic Cauldron Slot Review
Gameplay and Payouts
The Magic Cauldron is a 7 by 7 cluster slot. There have been cluster slots with larger layouts, but this one is pretty standard too. Pragmatic have gone with an uplifting atmosphere. So we most likely are in the chambers of a mage rather than a witch. The visuals support our theory because we see a pretty tidy room with nice books, scrolls and plants, but hey, maybe it’s a posh witch. Whatever the case, The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew slot looks good. The background music is just okay, it’s quite forgettable to be honest, just a regular mythical/spooky tune. A big plus in cluster slots is fluid animations, which Pragmatic have provided.
To brew potions you need ingredients. In this case, we got 8 of them, split into values of two. So that is 4 low symbols and 4 high ones. Low symbols are small gemstones in various colours. High symbols are vials and flasks of unknown liquids. We can only guess what’s inside, but they do look pretty. The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew has some wild symbols, but they only appear through some bonus features.
On The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew you mostly need to rely on a good streak of combinations, as huge single hit wins are almost non-existent. Of course, the actual potential is there and it is pretty good too, as the max win can reach up to 5,000x. The RTP for this slot is 96.44%, so once again, another good stat. Colourful potions almost make you forget that this still is a high volatility game, so the momentum can switch either way. Mobile players will be delighted to hear, that The Magic Cauldron is available on all devices. The bet range is 0.20 – 100.
At first, it may seem like there are only a couple of features on The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew, but that is not entirely true, because the features on this slot come with many modifiers. Let’s start with the basics. On every spin, there is a chance that the Moon Seed Mark appears. This blue square can appear behind all instances of one random low symbol. If you make a winning combination with 5 of these marks involved, then after the tumble, 2 wild symbols are added to the reels. Another way of getting wilds is with the Elixir Wilds feature. After a non-winning, there is a chance that 4 to 8 wilds will be added in random positions.
Let’s move on to the big pot on the left side, where the green brew is bubbling. The Magic Cauldron collects all winning symbols. These symbols need to be collected during a single bet. After every 25 symbols collected, one of the following modifiers is randomly rewarded:
• Befuddlement – transforms all high-value symbols into low-value symbols
• Invisibrew – all low symbols are removed, making space for new ones
• Enlarging Ale – a random symbol block of 3x3 or 4x4 is added to the reels
• Balm of Transfiguration – one random low symbol type transforms into a high symbol
Once you collect 125 symbols, the fifth modifier is one of the following:
• Potion of Darkness - all low-value symbols are removed. Afterwards, only high-value symbols drop. This stops until no new wins are made.
• Unicorn Dust – awards 3 or 4 Unicorn wilds that come with an attached multiplier of 1x or 2x. After a win that includes this wild, the multiplier for it increases by 1x and the wild moves to an empty position horizontally or vertically. The multiplier can go up to 20x.
We have to say, The Magic Cauldron – Enchanted Brew is one fun slot. If made well, cluster slots can be really exciting. There is just something satisfying about collecting symbols and getting small rewards for them. Small rewards can add up and create one big win, which in this case is 5,000x. The lack of Free Spins or Bonus Game can be a bit disappointing, but the many modifiers more than make up for it.
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