Abracardabra Slot Overview
No, the title of this game isn’t a spelling mistake. This is a card-themed slot, developed by British makes Betdigital but released through the giant NextGen Gaming group. A funky/jazzy soundtrack is a standout feature of a simple and stylish game with a beginner-friendly 0.01 coin opening stake and super-easy gameplay. A top win of 10,000 times stake (the top gamble is 25 coins) makes this game also an enticing hand to draw for more seasoned players.
In some ways, this game isn’t quite a slot. There are no reels, for example, and it’s based on poker hands that deliver winning combos from a hand of five cards. The controls are very easy to use, a “deal” and “draw” standing in for a start button and the pay-table displayed along the bottom of the screen. You can see that it’s a very sleek, modern look and really well put together for play on mobile screens.
Although it takes its gameplay largely from poker, there’s still room for slot symbols on the cards. They’re from the classic era of the pub fruit machine, with fruits (cherries, lemons, plums, grapes, watermelons) and figure 7s standing in for card symbols.
It’s a nice touch to have the pay-table on screen throughout the game, and a quick scan of that (which adjusts as you adjust your bet) reveals that 7s pay out a very lovely 10,000 times stake for a full hand of five.
On the turn of a card
Instead of a spin, you get a deal. This slaps down five cards in front of you. You can then hold any number of these cards and “draw” the second set of cards to see what wins pop up.
Don’t worry if you’re not an expert on cards, just click or tap on the auto-hold feature to let an algorithm make the decisions for you.
It’s hard to imagine a simpler and more elegant game to be honest. But there is a bit of an extra that reveals that Abracardabra slot has a little bit of magic to match its name.
Top of the morning
The bonus game in Abracardabra slot machine is called the Magic Hat round and is triggered by the bonus symbol, which is a top hat, as worn by all your favourite magicians back in the day.
Three of these trigger the bonus (extras add a doubling and 10X multiplier to wins in the round). The gameplay changes slightly during this round, with five cards dealt in the usual way, and 12 mini cards underneath. Winning symbols in winning hands are removed and new cards dealt in to make new winning hands, stopping when the wins stop coming. Bonus cards that appear in the hand during the bonus round tick up the multiplier.
Simplicity is the watchword of this game. And simplicity works beautifully on small screens. The design, controls, soundtrack and feel of this game is elegant and efficient through and through. What it lacks in tricks and special effects Abracardabra slot triumphantly delivers in gameplay and pure playing pleasure. A great hand to be dealt!