The Great Albini Slot Look And Feel
The Great Albini slot is a Foxium release, distributed through Microgaming. You should be able to find this video slot on any online casino that provides Microgaming games. This slot has an excellent design with plenty of animations and special features that are a bit unusual for Microgaming slots, especially when you look at what they’ve been putting out recently.
The theme of The Great Albini is based on the type of classic live magic theatre shows that patrons might have witnessed somewhere at the beginning of the 20th century. Of course, the spinning reels are the star of this show, but Albini himself is always present and working his magic to help enhance your wins. All aspects of this game go together very well to create an atmosphere of mystery and excitement.
The Great Albini starts out as a five-reel, three-row slot where all bets are made on 25 fixed pay lines. When free spins are activated, the playfield will switch over to a five-reel, six-row layout with 50 pay lines.
There are five high-paying symbols on the reels. Albini himself gives the biggest prize, followed by Lily, his assistant, and then we have a canary, a set of throwing knives lodged in their target, and a set of magic cups.
Evening things out, there are also five low-paying symbols to match up. Easily recognizable, those symbols are the playing card values ten, jack, queen, king, and ace.
There are also three bonus symbols that can pop up to help levitate your prizes and add some excitement to the show. Those three symbols are the wild symbol, a giant free spins symbol, and a green mystery box that can trigger a series of respins with some very generous award possibilities.
Wagering on The Great Albini is not difficult to figure out. There are nine preset bet amounts that you can choose from. They range from £.25 up to £50 per spin. Your overall wager will then be divided by 25 to determine how much money is bet on each line. So a £.25 wager, for example, would bet £.01 on each pay line.
When it comes to getting money back out of the Great Albini slot, there is a good range of possible payouts. The highest paying symbol is Albini himself, which will award a maximum of 1000 times the line bet for five of a kind and a minimum of 50 times the line bet for three of a kind. The lowest paying symbol is the ten, which will pay 50 times the line bet for five of a kind and ten times the line bet for three of a kind.
Minimum Wager: £.25
Maximum Wager: £50.00
Maximum Overall Payout: 4000 times your bet
Return To Player (RTP) Rate: 96.66%
Of course, a talented magician like the Great Albini is going to employ some interesting and exciting bonus features to amaze and astound you. Let’s take a look at how they work.
Mystery boxes can land on the middle reel, and when you land a full stack of mystery boxes it will trigger the Mystery Box Respins feature. When this happens, all symbols on the reels will become either a mystery box or blank and three respins will be awarded.
The initial mystery boxes will be locked in place as respins start. Then, with each spin, if another mystery box lands, it will also lock in place and the number of respins remaining will be reset to three. The process will continue until either the entire play area is filled with mystery boxes, or the respins complete without any new mystery boxes landing.
At the end of the feature, all mystery boxes will reveal a single symbol and any winning combinations will be paid out at the rate for that symbol according to the pay table.
Winning free spins on The Great Albini slot is accomplished by landing the large free spins symbol lands and covers reels two, three, and four. When this happens, you’ll be granted 12 free spins, during which you can also trigger the Lily feature.
The Lily feature is activated during free spins when Albini’s attractive assistant lands on reel two, three, or four and covers the entire reel. When this happens, Lily acts as a stacked wild, all wins are multiplied two, and the Lily wild symbol awards free spins (in addition to free spins).
The theme on The Great Albini slot really makes it a lot of fun to play. The graphics and animations are great, and there’s constant movement on the screen that holds your attention. Then, you never know when a wave of Albini’s wand is going to mean something extra for you.
The bonus features also create just the right amount of excitement and anticipation. When the reels expand during free spins it creates twice as many ways to win, possibly with a two times multiplier, giving you super value on your initial bet. And when the mystery box feature hits, it’s impossible not to feel your heart rate accelerate as you hope for another box to land and reset that respin counter.
Although the bonus features are fun, the game somehow feels like it could have used something interactive. The theme, of course, is showing us a stage show, but magic is always interactive somehow and it would have been great to incorporate that aspect into the game.
The volatility of this slot is not posted anywhere in the pay table or game instructions. It seems to be on the high end though. The bonus features trigger pretty often, which makes things fun, but there appear to be long periods of time between big wins, which can leave a somewhat frustrating feeling.
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