The Great Albini is going to be available at all Microgaming casinos, being a slot machine which was designed exclusively for them by Foxium, a small studio that they’ve signed on for this very reason. The game is inspired an earlier era style of magic, with stage magicians performing for you from next to the reels.
You will discover that 25 lines are available for the 5x4 reels of this new slot game, though for certain features you can get even up to 50 lines from 5x6 reels. It’s going to have exciting free spins with wild multipliers, but also regular wilds and scatters. Payout wise, the ultimate goal is to have a jackpot of $200,000, which is the most that the slot will pay in one free spin ($50,000 for the base game rounds).
Betting and Prizes
The wagers will start at the $0.25 level, which means that they will send $0.01 to each of the 25 lines available here. You also have a maximum bet of $50, with $2 going to each line in that case.
The game’s biggest rewards are the ones coming your way during free spins, since you have 50 lines then, instead of the 25 from the base game. With a screen covered with Albini and wild symbols, you can get a win of up to $200,000 (4,000x the stake). The base game doesn’t have the 2x multiplier, and the number of lines is only 25 as well, so the payout you can get there doesn’t go past $50,000.
The RTP that we’ve heard mentioned for this slot is 96.6%, which is above average and a decent reason to look into playing this high volatility title. Obviously, expect for volatility from a slot like this, which can pay very well.
The Great Albini Slot Features
Wilds may appear in the game, but not on the first reel. Using their own logos, they are replacement symbols and will do a great job when placed next to regulars, but will not take the place of other feature triggers.
A Mystery Box Respin can be activated when a stacked Mystery Box lands fully on the 3rd reel. The Mystery Box symbols then get locked, and 3 respins follow. Should additional Mystery Boxes appear, the respins reset to 3. After you’re done respining and accumulating Mystery Boxes, they will all open and will hopefully get you a screen filled with as many winning combinations as possible.
Regular free spins are also in play, and they’re activated via scatters appearing on the three middle columns. They use 5x6 reels and have 50 lines active. At this point, there is a possibility that you will get the Lily feature. You need Lily Wilds on the middle reels for this, covering a column fully. The wins will then pay 2x as much, plus there are respins offered as well, so the free spins stay the same during this feature.
Bonus Box is the option to buy access to the free spins, with 8, 10 or 12 rounds given, in exchange for a price of 100x to 150x the usual stake.
Theme & Design
The Great Albini’s got a retro influence which seems to come from the Golden Era of magic. Stage magicians with the original tricks are the stars here. You get The Great Albini, Lily (the assistant), a canary, knives, lucky cups and the Royals, for the regulars. Feature symbols show the same characters or logos.
I quite enjoyed The Great Albini in the end. The mix of pretty graphics in a retro style, the focus on magic and on all sorts of unique features, these all help make this high volatility title a good alternative.