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The wombat says: Is this a wizard’s lair or mad scientist’s lab? Who knows. But wherever Potion Commotion slot is set, it’s a bit ruddy creepy. A dimly lit cave with spell books, burning candles and flasks full of who-knows-what; it’s not the kind of place this wombat wants to hang around for too long on his todd. I mean, where’s Harry Potter when you need him?
But back to the game from NextGen, the makers of the Wild West slot and others… The graphics in Potion Commotion are a bit on the basic side even compared to slots like Cannonball Bay, but they’re more than good enough to give this slot a magical vibe. As for the background music? Well it’s a cracker, with the score sounding like something straight out of Hogwarts. But will you be able to turn these potions into gold like a true alchemist? Let’s spin, spin, spin the reels to find out.
Potion Commotion has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines which is more than some and less then others (the Flash slot with 50 lines comes to mind). Your symbols on the reels are a load of brightly coloured magic potions – hence the title of the slot!
You’ve got the pink heart bottle, a red diamond bottle, the green club bottle and the bottle with a blue spade. The heart in the pink potion will get you the biggest payout, with 1,500 coins up for grabs if you land 5x of them.
There are also 4 lower-value symbols made up of plain coloured bottles that will get you from 100 to 200 coins for 5x on a payline. Not too shabby!
The wild symbol here is the potion bottle with the word ‘WILD’ written on it. Simple really. And it will do the usual job of substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter.
The Potion Commotion logo is your Scatter in this slot, and you’ll need to land at least 3x of these magical beasts to trigger the game’s only bonus feature – the Free Spins round.
Potion Free Spins Bonus
If you scooped 3 Scatters on the reels you’ll get 10 free spins here, if it was 4 and then your total goes up to 15, but if you landed all 5 Scatters on the reels, 20 Free Spins will be yours. By Merlins beard! But that’s not all, all winnings during the Free Spins Bonus feature will get a 3x multiplier added to it, which means your cash is tripled! You can also re-trigger the free spins, which is very good news indeed.
If you’re feeling lucky or you think you might be on a winning streak, then try your hand at the Gamble button that’s found under your reels. Pick the right colour or suit of a face-down card after any winning spin to double or quadruple your prize. But beware: If you guess wrong, and you’ll lose the whole lot… Sad faced Wombat.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Potion Commotion slot is a lot like Thunderkick’s Frog Grog – and you’d be right. Still, we’re fans of this straightforward game with its simple yet rewarding gameplay. Just be careful with the gamble feature though Wombat Fans, you don’t want to chuck those wins away!
Wombat score: 4/5
It’s a simply wizard slot for us