Who doesn't love magic tricks? If me foxy fans ever went to the circus (I'm sure they did), they probably paid the most attention to the magician. There's always a magician in those tents, either taking bunnies out of his hat or doing magic on a grander scale. Microgaming paid homage to these magicians in The Great Albini a few years ago, and now it's back for more white magic with The Great Albini 2.
As me players can see for themselves, the slot outdid its predecessor in almost all areas. The number of lines has been dropped from 50 to 40, but fear not! Me players can enjoy ten times higher winning potential and medium variance paired with an RTP of 96.10%. Those stats look delicious, and you can bet they truly are as good as they sound.
It's yet another magic-themed slot with plenty of surprises, just like a good magician should have. Albini's rabbit trick is money streak respins, allowing me foxy-lovin' fans to snatch potential cash prizes worth as much as 20,000 times their bets.
You shouldn’t have trouble spinning The Great Albini 2 slot. It has a straightforward layout and controls at their usual spots, so you can play it anytime and anywhere regardless of the device. What you’ll notice at first glance is that the slot is designed for mobile devices, being available on Android and iOS. Which I have no quarrel with as I fancy playing on the go, like I’m sure me players love as well.
The reels are populated by Albini and his assistant Lilly, as well as plenty of magician's equipment. You'll see boards with knives, lucky cups, and stylised card royals. It's an excellent representation of a circus magician's show, and it's showing. There's a wild too playing its regular role and rare gems that are collected in a special pot. These increase your wins when they land, ranging from 1x to 50x your bet.
You need the collect symbol to actually collect the gems, and it may land with a multiplier worth x2-x5. Unfortunately, that's the only unique feature in the base game, with better action to follow in the bonus round. If you can magically spawn it.
To trigger the bonus round, you need at least three scatters. They will initiate the hold-and-win bonus feature with three spins. During this feature, only blanks, gems, Lily and Albini symbols can land. The last two land with extra spins and multipliers. Non-blank symbols reset the respin count to 3, so this bonus feature can go on and on forever. If you're lucky or you know a magic trick.
Me players will cross their fingers for the Money Gems. When they land, they turn sticky, while the Albini multiplier boosts their value. The combination of these two symbols is more than enough to land nice wins. While there’s no promise of the max, it is set to 20,000x your bet, which is a truly magical number.
Add the Collect gems feature into the mix, and you’ve got yourself an online slot worth trying out. I always recommend trying slots for free before splashing the cash, and that’s the case this time around. Just check the demo to see all of the magician’s tricks, then try the slot yourself for magical payouts.
The Great Albini was a great hit for Foxium and Microgaming, but the sequel stands to outpace it. While the number of lines is lower, the payouts are higher. Everything else is boosted as well, introducing new features with multipliers and extra spins that can spice up your potential wins.
I can honestly say that it’s a kind of magic everyone is hoping for. Me foxy-lovin’ fans will indeed find it just as much as exciting as going to a circus with magicians. Except Albini is better.