There’s a historical feel to the design in Blue Wizard. In the background you’ll see hills, woodland and the wizard’s Spartan home. On the reels are A to 10 royals as well as a ring, a book of spells and a cauldron. The owl is the best of the standard symbols. It pays 6 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline.
The Blue Wizard of the title is the wild. He substitutes for everything apart from the scatter and the crystal ball and can land anywhere apart from reel 1. Land 3 of the castle scatter on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. On offer here are 6 free spins.
The wild develops some magical properties if it lands on the middle reel during this round. This reel 3 wild comes with multipliers which can boost payouts by 2x, 4x, 8x or 16x. You can also retrigger the feature to give you 6 additional free spins.
Land between 6 and 15 crystal ball symbols on the same spin to trigger the Fire Blaze Respin feature. The crystal balls will show a cash value of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 or 50 times your total stake or a jackpot star. 3 respins are then awarded. If a new crystal ball lands, the respins reset to 3.
When you’re out of respins, the cash values are totted up and that’s what you’ll win. Any stars on display deliver the Mini, Minor or Major Jackpot – they are worth 20, 100 or 500 times your stake. Fill the whole screen with crystal balls and you’ll win all the cash values shown plus the Grand Jackpot of 2,000 times your stake.
We liked Blue Wizard. The soft-focus visuals are nicely put together and there’s plenty of variety from the gameplay. It’s not the most original slot game you’ll play but the combination of classy design and solid extras make Blue Wizard well worth investigating.
The wild multipliers of up to 16x can land you wins of 2,880 times your stake on each free spin too. If you want more magic, Merlin’s Money Burst from NextGen Gaming is recommended.