Potion Commotion Slots

Potion-CommotionPotion Commotion seems to be a slot machine that is themed around magic potions, with a wizard’s lab being the setting for it. NextGen Gaming chose to use a theme that hasn’t been done quite like this before, though slots that incorporate potions in some way or another are quite numerous in this industry.

Sporting 5 reels with 20 paylines, Potion Commotion also mixed in a collection of features which include the free spins, multipliers, scatter symbols and some wilds, so all in all a pretty normal line-up. A $10,000 top payout is offered as well.

Features of Potion Commotion

The Potion Commotion features give the players wild symbols, a scatter and the usual free spins which have their own multipliers to apply.

The best possible symbol to hope for would be the Wild Potion, which is obviously the wild feature of this game. The reason for its attractiveness is not just its substitution ability, but also its power to give away some very big prizes. It is used as a substitute when one or more wilds land on a payline where a few matching symbols are also in place. The wild shouldn’t be on the 1st reel, as even one single icon of this type can form its own combo if it starts from the left. With 1 to 5 wilds arranged on a line, from left to right, you can get rewards worth between 2 and 5,000 coins.

The Potion Commotion Logo is the only other symbol with an extra role that this game has. It is used as a scatter feature, which will not be required to land its symbols on the same line, just that they’re all present at the same time somewhere on the reels. Landing two to five Logos will result in payouts of 2x to 100x the wager.

Free Games Feature

Another effect of the appearance of multiple scatters is also the free spins feature, which needs three such symbols to be activated. You only get 10 free spins when the minimum number of Logos is present, the number growing to 15 spins when there are four, and to 20 spins when all five are in place. The prizes awarded during these spins are all tripled, so the top jackpot goes up to 15,000 coins.


Betting options and jackpots

The bets will use between 1 and 20 coins during each round of Potion Commotion. Just as many paylines will be activated by that wager. Another option available to you is the value of each coin, with the minimum at $0.01 and the maximum at $2. The bets will go as high as $40 if you can afford them.

There are 5,000 coins on the line during the base game spins, or 15,000 coins during free spins. That means $10,000 cash in the base game, or $30,000 when the free spins are in use.

Design and symbols

The action of Potion Commotion takes place in a dark room, though there is still enough light to show off the tables on both sides of the reels, where you will find candles, stacks of books and bottles with colored potions in them. The symbols are mostly potions of different colors, some with card suits painted on them. It’s far from an impressive game unfortunately, though the theme had some merit.


Symbols: Wild Potion (5,000 coins, wild), Game Logo (scatter, 100x bet), Hearts Potion (1,500 coins), Diamond Potion (750 coins), Clubs (400 coins), Spade Potion (400 coins), Pink Potion (200 coins), Red Potion (200 coins), Orange Potion (150 coins), Blue Potion (150 coins), Yellow Potion (100 coins) and Green Potion (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

I’m personally not a fan of the design or the theme of this slot, but the features are OK enough if you feel differently. Payouts can also be quite good when the free spins get involved.

You will find Potion Commotion at any online casino which chooses to use software from NextGen, playable either for free or for real money.