The Magic Journey slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play are one of the newer slots game developers on the market but their products are polished and professional in feel and operation. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for Magic Journey is 3.94%.
Magic Journey has a very unique set of reels that are going to take a bit of explaining. At the bottom of the screen there is a 1x5 set of reels that spins and above that there is a 3x3 set of reels that does not spin at all. The symbols that you land in the 1x5 set will highlight the identical symbol in the 3x3 reels. The 3x3 reels is made up of 9 different paylines and you form those when you highlight the symbols that allow you to do so.
Each time you form a winning payline you will trigger a respin and the more paylines you trigger in each spin, the further up the paytable you will move. The paytable is situated to the right of the stationary reels.
The Magic Journey is a take on the 16th century Chinese Myth that is better known as the Journey to the West. Various mythical creatures partake in this journey, experiencing different profound moments as they do so. This is a fairly popular theme to see in video slots and you will find no shortage of those characters on the reels in this one.
Monkey – The only special symbol in this slot is the Monkey, which will award a respin every time you land one on the bottom reel.
Magic Journey is something of a paradox in that you are unlikely to find a slot as simple and as straight-forward that is this complicated every again. I’ve never seen reels formatted this way and I have to admit that I like it. It is a different way of achieving the same outcome and whilst arguably no more than a novelty, it is refreshing to see a slot break from tradition in this way. Unfortunately, other than the respins you don’t get anything else here. There are no Free Spins, no symbols to collect, no bonus and no Wilds. I would argue that pros and cons in this slot balance out well enough for the excellent house edge to make this a slot we would recommend.