True Illusions Pokie Review
Everybody likes tricks. Some people enjoy watching them while others make them one’s occupation. True Illusions, a 5-reel 30-payline pokie pulled out from a hat by Betsoft, gives you a chance to try both sides at once. The pokie is a state-of-the-art product in terms of audio and visual effects, a true Betsoft style. You will certainly enjoy vividly animated tricks performed by a charismatic illusionist and his charming assistant and a chance to earn some decent win. There are up to $2500 wins in base rounds, a Wild central reel feature with up to 7 re-spins, free spins with cascading icons and a second screen bonus feature with instant cash prizes. Find the rules and tips below and enjoy.
To start the show, you select a coin denomination between $0.01 and $1.00. Then a bet is adjusted between 1 and 5 coins per payline with the Bet Per Line control. Up to 30 paylines are activated with the Select Lines button. Therefore a bet ranges from $0.01 and $150. The Spin button sets the reels in motion at a customized bet, while the Max Bet Spin button activates a spin at the maximum bet of 150 coins.
Pokie symbols: they are not what they seem!
All things used by magicians and illusionists worldwide are featured in the pokie as payable symbols and bonus triggers. The payable symbols are (in ascending order of payouts): White Handkerchiefs, Toll Hats, Crystal Balls, Doves, Coins, Guillotines, Secret Chests and Blonde Assistants. They all pay from left to right when there are at least 3 of a kind on an active payline and score the most when there are 5 matching symbols on an active line. Here is the tip: always activate all 30 lines and you will not have to kick yourself as winning combinations are slipping away on inactive lines.
The payouts are within a range between x5 and x500 (or up to $2500 at the maximum line bet of $5). Though it may not look attractive for high rollers, the chances of winning are fairly good due to creative approach to a wild feature.
Wilds do not trick you out, they do the trick!
There is a Wild icon and a Wild reel feature in the pokie. The wild symbol featuring a WILD sign appears anywhere and does the duty for any payable symbol. It does not replace bonus triggers (Playing Cards and the Illusionist himself). Wild icons work out a lot and each time for the benefit of the gambler. Yet there is more to pull out of this hat.
There is also a wild reel feature, a magically helpful addition. The feature is triggered by three Wild symbols stacked on the central reel. The reels turn into heavy red curtains. The Illusionist calls upon his charming blonde assistant and she proceeds gracefully into a magic cupboard. The Illusionist closes the cupboard door and then all of a sudden he pulls swords from nowhere and sticks them – one by one, all six! – through the walls and the door of the cupboard. Oh, no, she must be shredded to death!
The next moment the door is open and there… No spoilers! Up to 7 spins with a central wild reel are awarded and by the end of the feature you will happily forget about the blonde assistant allegedly stubbed to death through the walls of the cupboard. The truth is that the feature with the central reel turning wild is capable of winning lavish prizes. Moreover, it is surprisingly easy to get and the feature is activated quite often. So, the assistant must have survived the last trick… What a relief! Note that you should not change the current coin value during the feature, otherwise the feature will end.
Free Spins: the mode with a false bottom
The Illusionist, a charming character, will amaze you with his all the time, applause at your wins and talk to the audience. And when you least expect it, he suddenly comes into real play. He is a bonus trigger as well; landing 3 symbols of the Illusionist in any position starts a Free Spin mode. As everything else in True Illusions, this feature has a false bottom and works in a special way. When there is a win during free spins, all winning symbols are cascading away and new random symbols cascade into vacant places.
This replacement of symbols does not count as a free spin, and that is why five free spins give you more than five chances to win. Each win in a free spin mode causes the involved symbols disappear if a winning combination appears – the same game model is found in some other pokies from Betsoft.
Pic A Card, Any Card feature: a guaranteed prize
Visiting an illusionist show you never know what to expect. It happens that a spectator appears on the stage and becomes part of the show. This is exactly the case in a Pick A Card, Any Card feature. The second screen bonus round is activated by landing 3 or more symbols of Playing Cards in any positions. The Illusionist offers you to pick a card, any card, and there are no wrong guesses. Any guess is always a win. An instant cash prize is paid out, and it depends on the number of Playing Cards symbols triggering the feature. To maximize the win, you should always select the maximum wager, acceptable for your habits and budget: the higher the bet, the bigger your win in this round, which is a fantastic piece of 3D animation.
Bottom line on True Illusions
The 5-reel 30-payline video slot powered by Betsoft is certainly a matter of proud of its creators, a superb product in terms of 3D animation, graphics, ambience and characters. It is a decent choice for gamblers and it offers a chance of winning up to $2500 in a base round, a Wild icon and a Wild Reel feature with up to 7 re-spins, free spins and a second screen round with instant cash prizes. The pokie is optimized for and is compatible with desktops and mobile devices. It makes a realistic impression of visiting a land-based, real illusionist show. A lot of fun and good time are guaranteed.