Try Ninja Magic The New Slot From Microgaming
Ninja Magic is the latest video slot game that we had a chance to try coming from Microgaming. The game theme is about ninjas and everything in the game reminds us of ancient Japan. As you spin the reels the Spider and Hornet ninja warriors fight a battle with the giant bugs and award prizes to your balance.
For this game Microgaming decided to go with an unusual design, implementing 40 active pay lines over 5 reels, but with only 3 rows. This is an interesting detail as the 3 rows should produce more winning combinations because of the high number of pay lines.
In accordance to this design the minimum bet level is set at $0.40, but high roller players can choose to spin the reels for as high as $200 per spin.
We can see right from the start that Microgaming didn’t pay much attention to the visual appearance of the game, so you won’t see any top of the line animations on the reels of Ninja Magic. Instead the designers were focused more on the bonus feature and managed to come up with a great solution, which makes the free spins bonus interesting and unpredictable.
What We love
The one detail that will attract your attention on Ninja Magic is the bonus feature, since you have the chance to win up to 40 free spins on a high x 8 multiplier. But don’t be surprised if you get a low value, when the scatters trigger the bonus.
That’s just the first step of the free spins where 3, 4 or 5 scatters award 1, 2 or 3 free spins followed by a corresponding x1, x2 or x3 multiplier. After that a real battle begins where you have to click on the oncoming horde of bugs and reveal extra free spins and multipliers.
This way you keep collecting extra wins until you get the Start Free Spins bug and the bonus round starts. It’s great that you can win a decent value in almost every bonus round.
What we Do not Like
The bonus feature in Ninja Magic is great, but base play can be very brutal since the symbols have weak payouts attached.
You rarely get a medium or big win during base play so your balance drops very fast. We also don’t like the fact that sometimes the Start Free Spins bug comes very fast in the free spins, leaving you with a small number of free spins and a small multiplier, so you get low payouts.
If you look at the overall game concept in general, yes Ninja Magic is a game worth playing. The payouts in the bonus round can be very big, even up to 2,400 x total bet, but you need a lot of luck and maybe magic for this to happen.
We can only hope that big wins can come on a more regular basis since the variance is mid and not high, otherwise it’s just not worth the risk. You’ll have to try Ninja Magic for real play to decide if you like it or not.