About The Magic Orb
The Magic Orb Hold & Win slot is played on a seven-by-seven grid and comes from the iSoftBet studio. The game pays out when clusters of at least five matching symbols touch horizontally, vertically or both. When wins occur, all of the symbols involved in the win are removed from the grid, which allows for new symbols to fall down and fill in the gaps in a process that keeps repeating until no new clusters are formed. This is another Hold and Win, similar to Brilliant Diamonds Hold and Win.
This game is all about gemstones and has a fantasy theme with magical reels. The colours of the gemstones are strikingly bright while there is a hazy mix of colours in the background also. The soundtrack is slow and smoothing but the gameplay is mythical. The gemstones come in the colours of green, blue, orange and purple, some with gold backgrounds and some without.
The symbols without the gold background count for less when it comes to payouts. The most rewarding symbol in the game is the pink gemstone with a gold background. The purple W is the wild and this can substitute for all symbols except Bonus or Scatter.
The Magic Orb Statistics
Slot Provider: iSoftBet
Paylines: Cluster Pays
Slot Theme: Gemstones
Main Bonus Round: Hold and Win
Free Spins?: Yes
How To Play The Magic Orb
How to Set Your Stake
On the right of the screen there are two active buttons. The lowest and smallest of these is designed to look like a poker chip. This is the button you need to set your stake size.
How to Spin the Reels
The second button that is on the right of the screen is the spin button, which is the key to spinning the reels. One hit of this button will spin the reels for one rotation.
The Magic Orb Bonus Features
As you will see when you play, there is a magic orb sitting in the middle of the reels. This never cascades but can, on any spin, activate one of a number of features. These can be a transformation where a random symbol is picked to be turned into another symbol, including a wild, to help deliver wins. The magic orb can also add multipliers from between 2x and 10x, activate the free drops (spins) bonus round, destroy all the paid symbols except one or launch the Hold and Win feature.
The other way to enter the Hold and Win feature is by landing five or more Hold and Win scatter symbols. Here, you need to collect the coins to reset the spins back to their starting value of three and climb the win panel to collect one of four jackpots. In order, these are the Mini (25x the bet) triggered with at least 10 scatters, Major (50x the bet) activated by a minimum of 15 scatters, Maxi (100x the bet) launched when you land at least 30 scatters and Mega (250x the bet). Forty or more scatters are required for the Mega.
The Free Drops feature will trigger when you land at least three scatters in the base game. During this bonus round, any cascade will increase the win multiplier by one, while at the same time the Magic Orb can also deliver its usual range of prizes and will trigger on every spin.
21.co.uk Review Of The Magic Orb
The Magic Orb from iSoftBet is great visually with gems that will drop down and light up your screen. With any luck, these gemstones will line up in combinations to bring you some nice rewards.