The set up here is a little unusual. The reels are formed in a 3x4x5x6x7x7 configuration which combine to offer 80 different paylines. The reels are made up of heart, diamond, club and spade symbols. Each one of these pays 4 times your stake if you land 6 in combination.
Next come the bar, poker hand and casino chips which award 5 times your stake followed by the dice, 7s and diamond which deliver 8 times your stake (for 6 on a payline). The best of the standard symbol is the blonde-haired Roxy. Land 6 of these and you’ll receive 10 times your stake. There’s also a wild that can appear on reels 2 through 6 only. This replaces everything apart from the bonus scatter. Casino Charms comes with 3 bonus features:
Roxy Respins feature – this is triggered when you land a full stack of Roxy symbols on reel 1. Those symbols, plus any Roxy and wild symbols elsewhere on the reels, are held and you’ll receive 2 respins. Any Roxy symbols or wilds that land on those respins are held. A final payout calculation is then made once the respins are complete and all the locked symbols are in position.
Casino Charms Bonus and Free Games feature - land the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3 and you’ll get a spin of the Bonus Wheel where the following goodies can be won:
- Up to 25 free spins
- Up to 15 free spins with reels 5 and 6 totally wild
- Mega Respins feature which last for 8 spins.
The Roxy Respins occur more regularly in the free spins than during the base game. You can retrigger more free spins too.
We’ve found many similarly-themed slot games a bit underwhelming but Casino Charms was a welcome surprise. The imagery is simply done but the animations are silky smooth and the laid-back soundtrack works well. Expect to land the Roxy Respins feature at regular intervals. The Bonus Wheel is much trickier to come by but the free spins and other goodies it offers can deliver plenty of action – up to 800 times your stake on each spin/free spin/respin.
The game engine is a little unorthodox but the gameplay is reassuringly familiar. If you fancy playing a casino-themed slot game, then Casino Charms shouldn’t disappoint. If you want something with more bonus features, Playtech have lots of options – Age of the Gods: Mighty Midas or Suicide Squad would be my picks.