Magic Boxes Slots

Magic-BoxesA modern slot from Microgaming, Magic Boxes is indeed themed around magic, like the title mentions. There are various magic boxes in the game, which you don’t know what surprises hold for you, and they give the slot its title. The design is good enough, original in its own way, plus you get some more than decent features, so overall I feel like the game leaves a nice first impression. I’ll mention below the rest of the features and advantages that the game brings with it, so keep reading.

The features are a bit different than what you’re used to, with scatters and free spins being at the basis, though through them you can also access wilds and multipliers. There is a $10,000 top prize on the line, the game offering 5 reels & 25 win lines.

Features of Magic Boxes

The game relies heavily on the free spins and the scatter symbol that starts them up. The wild features are available only during these free spins, and they have multipliers.

The slot’s only special feature during the base game is the scatter, represented here by the image of an Eight Ball. The Eight Ball scatter can appear anywhere in the game, and you get rewards from it whenever there are between two and five of them on the reels. There are also free spins triggered by it, but those need 3 or more symbols. The cash rewards vary between 2x and 100x the value of the round’s bet.

Free Games Feature

The free spins are the most interesting in this game, thanks to the features that get triggered once they’re active. You can win 8, 16 or 24 spins for free, when you have 3, 4 or 5 scattered Eight Balls, respectively.


The free spins are better than the base game spins, offering the wild magic boxes on the middle three reels. Whenever you have one of the three boxes, you also get its help if it is located in the right spot to substitute for another symbol. That’s right, these are wild symbols and they have multipliers to apply.


The multipliers that these magic boxes apply go from 2x (red boxes), to 3x (green boxes) and 4x (blue boxes). These multipliers, just like the wild role, are only offered during the free spins by the magic box symbols.

Betting options and jackpots

A total of 500 coins are available to players that want to place bets, though the minimum is 1 coin, which will be enough to trigger one of the 25 lines. Each line, when active, uses 1 to 20 coins. The coins have their own value range, between $0.01 and $0.20, meaning that the line bet goes up to $4. With 25 lines used, the bets reach a maximum value of $100 per round.

The game promises top payouts of 50,000 coins, which only means $10,000 in this case.

Design and symbols

The game’s theme is inspired by a magician’s show, with all kinds of implements that he might use, with toys, magic boxes with locks and top hats among the symbols. There are of course some playing cards as well, but that can’t be avoided. In the background picture you will notice the stage, where the magician is supposed to enchant his audience.


Symbols: Eight Ball (scatter, 100x bet), Top Hat (1,000x), Spinning Top (800x), Wooden Toy Train (600x), Magic Cards (400x), Ace (200x), King (180x), Queen (160x), Jack (140x), 10 (120x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s a slightly unusual game, and it can be a decent slot to play, but it has its own downsides as well, like the average jackpot or the fact that it has few features to offer directly from the base game.

The Magic Boxes slot machine is offered through the Microgaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.