Turning the base metal into gold with the help of a wise old wizard is the goal of Enchanting Spells, an 8-reel, 60 pay-line, and 2BY2 slot machine. Look for stacked wizard symbols that can magically transform other symbols into generic symbols, and a round of free spins complemented by wildcard parameters or added multipliers. Play 40p at £ 80 per spin.

The design in Enchanting Spells has a medieval feel. Sorcerer’s hats, mirrors, potion bottles, amulets and spell notebooks join the lower value of the playing cards from A to J. They are joined by the apprentice witch. The wizard himself is the hero of the game as he replaces all other symbols except the scatter symbol.

All card symbols other than playing cards can land anywhere except rollers 1 and 8, where the assistant and apprentice symbols can land at 6. Place the fully stacked wizard on reels 1 or 8 and you will trigger the function wizard. Any book of spell symbols anywhere on the reels will then become wild. A payment is then made with the extra jokers in place.

The crystal ball is the dispersion. Get 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 of these anywhere on the same turn and you will trigger the Free Spins feature where you will receive 8, 12, 16, 20, 25 or 30 free spins. Before you begin, choose one of the 3 crystal balls to receive an additional modifier. On offer are:

A random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 4x on every free spin.
A 6 level wizard is locked on reel 8, triggering the wizard function throughout the free spins.
A wild wizard can appear on each roll on every free spin.

Re-triggering is possible in 3 different free spins by landing between 3 and 8 spatter. The same number of free spins is offered, giving you a potential of 60 free spins if you are lucky.

The graphics are not as impressive as those of Thunderkick and Yggdrasil Gaming, but they are perfectly correct. The gameplay is pretty solid though. The best action comes from the bonus round where the modifier bonuses offered with free spins can have a big impact in no time at all. Get lucky there and the wizard and his apprentice can conjure up some very enchanting spells.