At the time of putting together this review, Jade Magician is one of the freshest games in the Play’n Go range and one of the most recent releases too. We have heard people comment that this game actually works out better on mobile screens than it does online and while our experience is limited to playing on the iPad, we can see why that would be the case. The base gameplay is simple, but the features leave nothing to the imagination and that can be exactly what players look for when playing on the go – no pun intended. It is packed with action and looks great into the bargain as well, so let’s take a closer look at what to expect from the action.
What to Expect
Play’n Go is definitely coming into its own in terms of a visual style, and we are starting to expect their games to look every bit as good as what the likes of NetEnt has to offer. The unique, cartoonish style is a pleasure to play with, especially on the screens of the very latest mobile devices, and everything kicks off with bet placement across fifteen win lines. That number may sound low, but one of the perks of playing Jade Magician is that the wins do not need to begin from the first reel, and a three of a kind win can be formed starting on the second or even third reel as long as the symbols still trace one of the active lines.
The wild card can be a little frustrating, as while it does apply a two times multiplier to wins, it will only appear on the third reel. It also cannot fill in for the scatter, which can lead to some further annoyance given that the Jade Magician scatter symbol can only appear on reels one, three and five. If you only land two, you will be given a shot at the second chance feature, which is similar to the one found on 7 Sins. The result will either be a small cash prize or the missing scatter, at which point the free spins round begins as normal.
The free spins can definitely be rather tasty, as the scatter symbol is now an extra wild card, and every one that lands will also add either one or two spins to the remaining total as well. The spins are capped at fifty, which is virtually impossible to reach, but it is clear to see that there is plenty of winning potential involved with this particular round.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Jade Magician is lacking a certain x factor to allow it to be one of the all-time greats, but it is still a very impressive game in many different ways. It looks great and the winning potential is always there in the features, even if the base game can get a little boring at times. Altogether, it adds up to one of the better mobile slots that Play’n Go has to offer and we would definitely recommend checking it out.