Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. That’s what you will find in this charming video slot along with a cast of witches, bats, ravens, and cats.
But watch out… Things aren’t always what they seem.
Charms and Witches Slot Layout
This 25-line video slot from developer Side City Studios is a visual wonderland of a creepy house surrounded by trees with craggy branches all lit by the eerie glow of a full moon.
It uses the common layout of five reels with three visible symbols on each.
There is a wild symbol, and then a witch under a full moon. After that, the symbols branch into a full set of witches’ favorite things: bats, cats, rats, and hats. Brooms, cauldrons, ravens, and frogs. And to finish it off, a jack-o-lantern and a shoe.
The wild symbols are especially important because they also double any winning combination.
The scatter pay symbol is the bat symbol which also works to trigger a free spin bonus round I will talk about in a moment.
The Witch Switch
Each of the main symbols has a hidden identity of sorts, which you can discover when you hit a winning combination. For example, the beautiful blonde witch transforms into a more sinister black-haired temptress.
When you try out the game, be sure to watch for each of these transformations. The witch, the rat, the raven and the frog all have an alternate form.
The Spooky Bat Bonus
Occasionally before the reels spin, a flock of bats will fly across the screen and drop one or more wilds on the layout.
Given the fairly large number of symbols in this game, the wilds are more valuable than ever as you’ll often need them to complete a winning combination.
The Pick Me Bonus
One symbol I did not mention above is the “Pick Me” symbol which is a potion flask. It appears only on reels 2, 3, and 4. If you collect three of them, you get to pick one to reveal a prize.
Sometime, like in this screenshot, you’ll get a chance to pick again and add the two choices together.
There is also sometimes a choice that reveals a “Win All”.
Free Spins Bonus
When you get three or more of the bat scatter symbols, you trigger a free spin bonus and are awarded ten free spins at double the normal payouts.
During the free spins, the spooky bats bonus is triggered more frequently. You can also retrigger the free spins bonus if you catch three or more bat symbols during the free spins.
I found Charms and Witches to indeed be charming. There are so many little extras packed into this game that it is a real pleasure to play. From the symbols that change form in winning combinations to the bats delivering extra wilds, it all just works well together.
You can try it for yourself at any of the casinos in the list below.
Charms and Witches
Developer: Side City Studios
Min Bet: $0.25
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