A Net Ent creation, Fantasini Master of Mystery is a game with a theme inspired by magicians and the wonderful feats that they can perform to entertain a crowd.
Though clearly a modern title, Fantasini has a bit of a retro feel to it also, and the effect on the design is a pleasing one. Besides the magic theme, it also offers linked reels, wilds and 243 ways to win. Top payouts can bring the player jackpots of up to $10,000.
What We Love
The first thing you’re going to notice about this slot machine is obviously its design. It’s not a very colorful game, being more on the dark side, but it fits with the magic show theme very well. As I mentioned in the intro, the game feels like a retro title, but in this case this doesn’t mean low quality symbols.
On the contrary, the symbols which are themed are highly detailed and they’re a pleasure to watch appear. There are non-themed symbols as well though, but more on that in the next section. Among the interesting symbols you will find Fantasini, his beautiful assistant, a locked chest, a magic orb, handcuffs and a dagger going through some playing cards.
The picture with Fantasini is the one you see when you look at the wild symbol. As the wild, it can substitute for any other symbol, without exceptions. It will not award its own prizes, not forming combinations directly, but it can still be incredibly useful. It’s especially true when we’re talking about a game which has ways to win, and not paylines.
The only other feature in this game is something called Linked Reels. You get two linked reels each round, which can expand to cover up to five reels if you’re lucky. These linked reels are next to each other and they will have identical sets of symbols on them. They can bring huge payouts if you’re lucky, especially if you land four or five linked reels going from the left to the right.
What We Do Not Like
Though the linked reels look great, the only other feature present is that simple wild, and somehow it doesn’t feel enough.
Another downside of the game is the presence of playing cards on its reels. Though I’ll admit that they look better and more retro than the average poker card, they’re still not related to magic directly.
The linked reels are the slot’s most interesting feature, and for that reason I’d recommend you give it a try. The design is also very good, at least where the themed symbols are concerned.