Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven is yet another relatively new addition to Playtech slots stable. With enough of football games to choose from, Playtech game developers switched over to horse racing next, which makes this a nice addition to what is already a good selection of games to choose from. This game certainly has some nice new features, plus an exciting game play, but alas, something else had to go too. Ah well, can't really expect any one game to have everything, but Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven certainly lives up to its expectations.
This is a 25-paylines 5-reels horse racing game with a free spins feature game and a Magic Seven Bonus game. Symbols used are all horse racing related items such as a horseshoe, placard, trophy, stadium and of course jockeys too, apart from the standard 10, J, Q, K and A symbols. 2 jockey symbols are used - one is riding a horse, the other a jubilant jockey with arms raised into the air, and this symbol pays x2000 line bet, which is double the usual x1000 line bet payout of other similar games. A portrait of a happy jockey represents the wild symbol, with a maximum payout of x7777 line bet for 5-of-a-kind, slightly below the usual x10,000 line bet, keeping in terms with the overall Magic Seven theme of the game. Gals playing Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven slots would surely love this happy jockey wild symbol - they just can't get a more handsome jockey fella than this guy to represent the top paying symbol! Yes, but or course...some particular guys would love it too! Hehehe. The green placard with Frankie's name on it is the scatter symbol, 5 of which anywhere on the paylines would pay x250 the total bet. 3 scatters anywhere would trigger off a free spins feature game, whereby you pick out your preferred racehorse out of the 3 shown, after which an actual horserace would begin. For 1st placing, 35 free spins is awarded, followed by 15 and 10 free spins for 2nd and 3rd placings. However, all free spin wins are paid at the triggering line bet without any win multiplier, which is not really that good, in my opinion, and more free spins cannot be retriggered either, another not so good aspect of the feature game. If other similar Playtech feature games could award 15 free spins with a x3 win multiplier, I would have expected Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven to award 45 free spins at x1 multiplier to be at par with the others. Furthermore, the x7777 line bet payout for 5 wilds on any payline is already lower than the usual x10,000 line bet of others.
Nonetheless, to be fair, those mentioned 'short-comings' have been wonderfully compensated by the Magic Seven Bonus game, triggered whenever the stadium bonus symbol appears anywhere on reels 1 and 5 at the same time. This bonus game will sure excite and thrill all players, new and old players alike, as it is a bonus game like no other bonus game I have come across so far! Upon triggering it, a segmented race course is shown on the screen, each of the 20 segments hiding a cash award or a win multiplier, and you get to pick 7 out of those 20 segments to claim your prizes! 7 out of 20 choices is about a third of the entire selection, which is not bad at all. But the best is yet to come! For every trophy that you successfully picked out from the selection, it increases the win multiplier by x1, and this can go all the way to a maximum of x7 win multiplier! However, get a 'collect' trophy along the way and the selection ends! Still, just get 1 good cash award and 6 trophies...and voila...$$ x7 for a super bonus prize! Comparatively, 3 good cash awards with 4 trophies would give you $$$ x5, which could even be a bigger win than that x7 win!!! Now that's thrilling!!! :) This Magic Seven Bonus game is probably the best and most exciting feature of all, even though that one time I won the 5 wilds gave a much bigger single win, but nothing as thrilling as getting these bonus games over and over again! Super marvellous! Geeeeees...you're still reading this??? Now go get them!!! :)