The best journeys usually start with a single step, but virtual journeys like this one start with a click, or several of them. With the start of 2020, Pragmatic Play has decided to start their journey of new releases that will keep us, the players, entertained. The latest addition to their portfolio is the Magic Journey slot and it’s scheduled to start on January 16th, 2020. Now, if you’re interesting in a virtual adventure that will take you on a trip to Asia, then all you need to do is visit your favorite Pragmatic Play Casino and start clicking.
Meet the Monkey King
This may sound like yet another Asian inspired slot, but in fact it is everything but. This is one of the weirdest looking online slots that we’ve seen lately. Everything from gameplay to reel layout is quite unusual in Magic Journey slot.
Visit an Ancient Temple and meet the Monkey King on your way to great fortune.
The reels are set in a 3x3 grid with 8 paylines plus a one-liner with 5 reels at the very bottom. Spinning the reels will actually spin that one row at the bottom, and the 3x3 grid above it, will remain stuck in place, so to speak, but we’ll get to those details later.
Looking from the design aspect, the game looks terrific. Nice artwork and a lot of details that are completely theme-related really add a certain appeal to the game. Even though at first, the game may look as an odd ball, don’t let it confuse you, because the game is pretty simple and straightforward.
The Simple Intricacies
Yes, you will surely get confused with the first spins you take, but the game itself is actually pretty simple yet fast-paced. What makes this game so confusing then? This turns us back to that 3x3 grid which does not spin. So how does a layout with 8 paylines form wins if it doesn’t spin?
The 3x3 grid contains 9 different symbols that are fixed, and the one liner with 5 reels on the bottom is the area that spins. With each spin, the reels at the bottom may show up to 5 characters that will light up on the scorecard in the upper grid when they land, and after that it will respin. The process goes on until there are no more lines created or until all the symbols are lit. You will also notice the meter on the right hand side for lines 1 through 8 with wins awarded – x2 your bet, x5, x10, x15, x30, x100 and x400 your bet.
Of course we get it, and yes it sounds more confusing than it actually is, but after a couple of spins, you will catch on. There are nothing too special in the features department but the slot is still fairly interesting and can offer lots of fun, on top of the unique gaming experience.
Melissa Summerfield, the Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: "Magic Journey is a step away from the traditional layout of a slot game, offering an exciting and easy to understand matching system which can quickly pile up big wins."
Magic Journey is highly volatile, but pretty engaging, so give it a shot, and see if you like what you spin.