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Magic Journey is half of the latest Asian themed double act to come from developer Pragmatic Play - the other one being Money Mouse which offers a completely different style of slot altogether. Magic Journey manages to present some unique gameplay which needs a couple of spins to work out what is going on. It's not actually as complicated as it first appears to be, quite the opposite. While some Asian themed slots have gone for complexity, Magic Journey has taken the opposite track. It is very simple, has a fast pace to it, and uses bright symbols lifted right from the theme.
When it comes to visual appearance, Magic Journey is loosely based on one of China's most famous novels, Journey to the West. This is a classic tale of enlightenment full of animal/human characters. It is best known in the West from its TV adaptation Monkey, which emphasised Kung Fu moves over enlightenment. It's this more light-hearted approach we get with Magic Journey.
Five yellow lightning bolts on the home page alert players to the fact that this game is as volatile as it gets from Pragmatic Play. The fast pace at which the game is played is helped by there being no bonus features to interrupt the flow. RTP is on the respectable side at 96.54% (although it can be lower at some casinos), and bets cost 20 p/c to £/€100 per spin. The graphic standard is above average, and the unusual set up is located in a green-tiled pagoda style structure. The background is a classic Asian image of mountains, golden skies, and plenty of natural beauty.
The game area undoubtedly stands out as different and is made up of a 3x3 grid. You would assume that the grid spins at first glance, but doesn't. Moreover, there's also an extra row across the bottom, which would make sense as a bonus reel. Again, incorrect on both counts. So how exactly does this thing work?
Magic Journey (Pragmatic Play): Features
The gameplay itself really is the feature as there is nothing more to it. No wilds, no scatters, no free spins, no bonus game to get in the way. How it works is that the 3x3 grid, which is known as the scorecard, has each of the 9 positions populated by a different character from the Journey to the West story. This grid does not spin, but remains completely static throughout the whole game. Beneath this, is a horizontal 1x5 row along the bottom of the game area which does spin.
On each spin, the horizontal row may reveal up to 5 of the characters (or none) which light up on the scorecard when they land. If no lines are formed on the scorecard then that spin has concluded and no prize money paid. If one or more lines are formed by these symbols, then the row Respins. If new symbols land to create at least one more line on the scorecard, then the process repeats. It repeats until no new lines are created, or every symbol on the scorecard is completely lit up. Formed lines reward players like so:
One line – 2x the bet.
Two lines – 5x the bet.
Three lines – 10x the bet.
Four lines – 15x the bet.
Five lines – 30x the bet.
Six lines – 100x the bet.
Eight lines – 400x the bet.
The only slight deviation from these core rules is the centre monkey symbol. Whenever he lands in the spin reel, he triggers a Respin regardless of whether lines were formed or not.
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The Magic Journey slot is brought to you by Pragmatic Play and has 3 reels and 8 paylines. Playable from 20p to £100 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it has an RTP of 96.54%. It’s all about highlighting symbols on the 3x3 grid – you can benefit from respins which can see all positions highlighted for 400 x stake payouts.
Magic Journey is a Chinese themed slot which is based on the warrior Sun Wukong. With a traditional temple in the background, it has a distinctive soundtrack which is rather pleasant. You will see a 1x5 scorecard at the bottom of the screen – then you’ll see a 3x3 grid above it. Symbols include a selection of mythical and iconic Chinese characters – all of them offer the same payout.
The key to winning is to highlight symbols on the 1x5 scorecard at the bottom – if the highlighted symbols light up a payline, you’ll win. If you see Sun Wukong, this Respin feature is triggered with 1 respins awarded. The more paylines you get a win on, the bigger the payout.
On the respin, more symbols can land which will also highlight on the score card. The respins keep on coming as long as new paylines are being formed or the respin symbol (Sun Wukong) is hit. At the end of the respins cycle, you will get a payout depending on how many paylines are highlighted:
1 payline = 2 x stake
2 paylines = 5 x stake
3 paylines = 10 x stake
4 paylines = 15 x stake
5 paylines = 30 x stake
6 paylines = 100 x stake
8 paylines = 400 x stake
Magic Journey thoughts
The Magic Journey slot is an odd one – a few spins in demo mode (above) should make sense pretty quickly. Basically, it’s about filling paylines by getting highlighted symbols. If you see the respin Sun Wukong symbol, you will get a series of respins which can highlight the whole 3x3 grid – do this to win 400 times your stake (which is the maximum payout).
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The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is up to 96.54%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company and monitored monthly.
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