The Great Albini Slot by Foxium/Microgaming – Review
The Great Albini
With the January 2019 Microgaming release (made by studio Foxium) of The Great Albini online slot machine, yet another magic-themed game was born. It takes a dark look at the world of magic and immerses players in a world they have only dreamed of.
The Great Albini Video Slot – An Old Theme Made New
Players will see that old school magic inspired this game. To the side of the reels, magicians are featured performing onstage. They look little like the magicians that frequently perform today.
A Background Fitting For The Theater
The reels are situated in a dark theater. With heavy drapes, the stage leaves players with an eerie feeling. The only bright spot in the background is the stage lights, pointed towards The Great Albini. To either side of the reels are Albini and Lilly. In addition, players will hear a suspenseful soundtrack.
Magical Symbols by Microgaming
Everything on the reels is symbolic of the game’s theme. Symbols include The Great Albini and his assistant, Lilly. Albini is the highest value symbol and is always stacked on the reels. The non-human symbols are cups, a canary and knives. These are all tools Albini uses to perform his magic tricks.
As is typical of many slots, the wild symbol is the word itself. “Wild” appears as a symbol only on the second and fifth reels. The game also boasts two scatter symbols. These are bonus boxes and mystery boxes, which can be very profitable for players.
Special features in this casino slot
The mystery boxes are stacked scatters. Getting one on the third reel during any spin triggers a bonus called the Mystery Box Respin. When this happens, the mystery box is locked in place on the reels. They are then re-spun three times in a row. These re-spins can be triggered again during this bonus feature. After all re-spins are completed, each mystery box is opened. This often leads to multiple winning combinations of symbols forming.
In addition to re-spins, free spins are an added bonus. Scatter symbols landing on the three columns in the middle trigger the free spins. Sometimes during free spins the Lily feature may be activated. If lilies appear as wild symbols they cover the entire middle reel. Players then win double the amount of their bet on that spin. Even during free spins, re-spins may be triggered.
The bonus box is completely different. Players can choose to purchase a chance to get free spins. Betting 100 or 150 times the amount of the original stake gets players eight, 10 or 12 free spins rounds.
Final Thoughts on Microgaming’s The Great Albini
The Great Albini includes high quality, visually impressive graphics. While this may enhance the experience for some players, it may not be enough to sell them on. Having to buy a chance to get free spins isn’t a huge bonus for players. Some may not care, while others may find it a turn off.
Though this slot has some excitement to offer its lack of truly beneficial bonuses may be its downfall. Players will weigh in on whether or not this is a deal breaker.