With time, I received several other bonuses and even once I managed to wager all the playthrough but unfortunately I was left with only 1.11 Euro in the balance. Recently I first saw a Merkur Gaming slot on the AskGamblers pages - its name is Hocus Pocus- and after I played here about 15-30 minutes I decided to write this review.
Unfortunately, the main characteristic of all Merkur slots is that they are very weak. It is true that Hocus Pocus has 40 lines while the majority of Merkur slots have 6-10 lines, but still it remains weaker than the average. And the slot is in my opinion weak, not because one cannot win occasionally nice, but because it has some weak graphics and hardly the spins follow one after another. To play here 100 spins you need at least 15-20 minutes and a lot of determination. It is like at the beginning of each spin the game stutters (and it is not the fault of the computer or of the game being too stuffed with graphics, just this way was “made” the slot by its creators).
As symbols in Hocus-Pocus you will find different geometric figures (triangles, rectangles, circles, prisms) and a few more symbols belonging to the world of magic (a magician, a book of magic, a wizard hat, etc). Sometimes the wins come in succession one after another and for a bet 40 cents/40 paylines, you often win 1-2 Euros in a row. Sometimes, the slot does not offer any payout no matter how long you keep playing. From the 6 Free Spins about 1 or 2 are winning. Sometimes you can win extra Free Spins, but I did not understand under what conditions (3 dices that do not appear in the base game brought me another 10 Free Spins).
Like I said neither the wins nor the payouts make this slot to be weak, but its design and how the game goes on as it is played. One can say that the designers of the Merkur slots still have much to learn.