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We Check Out the Magic Journey Slot From Pragmatic Play an Exclusively Early Release!

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Play OJO Casino has just added the latest slot from Pragmatic Play to their casino, titled Magic Journey this is an exclusively early slot release, the official release date is the 16th of January 2020, so if you are looking to check out this slot today Play OJO is your casino of choice!

The Magic Journey slot is a very unusual slot release in terms of design, with a 3×3 grid with just 8 fixed paylines and fixed symbols on it, the reels are underneath this grid in a 1×5 layout containing all of these symbols and lots of blanks.

The symbols that land on the reels are then highlighted onto the grid and if these manage to create any paylines this becomes highlighted on the grid and the handy meter on the right-hand side.

Every time a payline is completed on this grid you are awarded a re-spin of the reels, if new winning paylines are formed this process is repeated, with the winning amounts growing in magnitude for each successive payline highlighted.

The centre symbol is a Golden Monkey and this grants a re-spin of the reels even when a payline isn’t formed, which is a nice mini-feature that gives you a further re-spin to hopefully add some winning symbols onto the grid.

With only one special feature and no main bonus round the gameplay is actually very simple to understand once you have grasped how the symbols get highlighted from the lower reel set, and how the re-spins are awarded.

Whilst the maximum win from this slot is only 400x stake, this slot does come with quite a high volatility rating, although given the lack of bonus features is likely to appeal to a very specific set of slot players.

Magic Journey Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features

Magic Journey Slot - Intro Screen
Magic Journey Slot - Base Game
Magic Journey Slot - Respin Feature
Magic Journey Slot - Paytable
Magic Journey Slot - 6 Line Win
Magic Journey Slot - Sensational Win
Magic Journey Slot - Technical Summary
Paylines8
Variance/VolatilityHigh
Free SpinsNo
MultipliersNo
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundNo
Special Features

Re-Spins
RTP (Return To Player)96.54%

Special Features

Re-Spins

This is a fairly simplistic slot so the only special feature is a Re-Spin mechanic, this is awarded every single time a new payline is highlighted on the 3×3 grid or from the special Golden Monkey symbol landing on the lower main reel set.

1 Re-Spin of the lower reel set is awarded and for this process to continue you need to form a new winning payline or land further Golden Monkey symbols.

Magic Journey Slot

Overall Opinions

The Magic Journey slot from Pragmatic Play is an unusual slot, to say the least, we went from having no idea how the slot was supposed to work, to realise it was incredibly simplistic, almost too simplistic in a sense.

The limited paylines and unusual structure to this machine mean it will definitely appeal to a specific set of players, the maximum win of 400x stake will likely also deter many players from giving this machine a try.

During our playtest once we had worked out the basic mechanics we did wish that there were just a few more mini-features or bonuses to keep the gameplay interesting but unfortunately, it is just a very simple slot.

Worth a few hundred spins at best, our target was reaching the 6 payline win and we did manage this in our playtest!

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