On May 2, the whole wide globe will stop what they’re doing to honor J. K. Rowling’s made-up boy-wizard character Harry Potter. On this day, many fans of the Harry Potter series will re-read their favorites or see one of the many films based on the books. We’ll be doing something a little out of the ordinary by playing wizard-themed slot machines online. The four that will be highlighted here are as follows.
Ascension of Merlin
There have been other great wizards before Harry Potter. Merlin, King Arthur’s advisor and magician, was busy waving his wand long before Harry Potter ever heard of a “cupboard under the stairs.” Play’n GO’s Rise of Merlin, released in 2019, is a decent slot that honors the magician of Arthurian legend.
The game’s visuals are stunning, with an animated mystical backdrop, an orchestral score, and a maximum payout of five thousand times your wager. An owl, a blue dragon, a red dragon, and Merlin himself are the higher-paying icons. A crystal ball acts as both a wild symbol (one that can replace others) and a scatter (one that can trigger additional payouts).
Free games are activated when three crystal balls appear anywhere on the reels. One symbol will be chosen at random before the round begins to serve as an expanding symbol for the duration of the spins. The maximum number of expanding symbols you may activate is nine, and you can retrigger free spins as frequently as you choose.
Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz, like Harry Potter, was first published as a children’s book. That film, starring Judy Garland, was based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was initially published in 1900 and has since spawned numerous adaptations.
Triple Edge Studios’ Book of Oz slot isn’t based on Baum’s original work or the films that followed. The wizard in this game is a dapper fellow who enjoys donning a top hat. The wizard and several bottles of potions are the more valuable symbols here, particularly the bottle of courage with its lion’s head stopper. The Book of Oz icon serves double duty as a wild and scatter.
Free games of 10, 12, or 25 spins will be awarded when 3, 4, or 5 Book of Oz symbols appear anywhere on the reels at the same moment. In this section of the game, one symbol will randomly enlarge whenever it appears, but only if doing so will increase your chances of winning. You can get further free spins, and if lady luck is on your side, you might win as much as 5,000 times your initial wager.
Magic’s Greatest Definitive Guide
Those of you who are familiar with wizards know that they spend a great deal of their time reading. They read them when they’re not writing them, and they do magic when they’re not writing about it. The Great Book of Magic Deluxe slot machine from Wazdan puts the spotlight on the book rather than the wizard.
The action of this five-reel slot machine takes place in the wizard’s extensive library. This is also the location where the wizard does his transdimensional portal magic using a magical book. Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings, Aces, a castle with a resident magician, an owl, and a snake populate the reels.
A Book of Magic icon, as one might imagine, is a scatter. Landing three or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will award the player with a cash prize and launch the Free Games bonus round. You’ll get ten free spins with an expanding symbol, and the expanding symbol will be chosen from random. If you get three or more scatters anywhere throughout the bonus, you’ll get 10 more free games.
Last but not least, we recommend Lucky Wizard by Red Tiger Gaming in honor of Harry Potter Day. The advent of this 2017 five-reel slot machine was timely, as it caters to fans of games with an Irish theme. This slot is set in what appears to be a mystical Irish field and is filled with emerald-colored symbols and music.
Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades represent the four suits of playing cards, while other icons include a book of spells, a green wizard hat, a fortunate star, and a horseshoe. The highest paying symbol is a golden four-leaf clover, which also acts as a wild.
There are a ton of unique components in this game. When you get three of the Lucky Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels, the magician will come out and do his thing. When he’s done, you’ll understand just what you’ve set off. Lucky Reels, where just the highest-paying symbols are active, is one possibility. Alternatively, you might use the Lucky Nudge feature, which allows you to nudge any number of reels. Lucky Win ensures a win, Lucky Swap replaces low-paying symbols with high-paying ones, and Random Wilds randomly adds wilds to the reels.