Simsalabim Offers a Magical Slots Experience
Casino slots fans in the USA have access to an enormous range of slots titles online, ranging in tone from somber war themes to the quirky and lighthearted. Five-reel digital slots title Simsalabim, from popular developers NetEnt, is definitely at the quirky end of the scale, as can be seen by the tongue-in-cheek nature of many of its icons and the cartoon-like musical stings. Even the Poker icons, using only J, Q, K and A, are designed in an offbeat asymmetrical font.
The other symbols in the game are all taken from the world of stage magic, and Simsalabim’s humorous atmosphere is enhanced with light touches like the bewildered, oversized White Dove, the zesty White Rabbit with top hat and wand, and the Magician wild, a mesmeric illusionist who leaps into eye-flashing animation when featured in winning paylines.
Simsalabim Gives Players Two Bonus Chances
The White Rabbit is the first of Simsalabim’s two special bonus symbols, but unlike the scatter, three or more Rabbit bonus icons must occur in succession on a payline, beginning on Reel 1, just the same as for regular wins, in order to trigger the Bonus Game.
This round presents the player with a number of top hats to choose from. Every time the player picks a winning hat, a grinning Rabbit leaps out of it bearing a sign showing the size of the win; this can be from 100 to 5,000 coins. The player keeps picking hats until they choose an empty one, at which point the round ends in a puff of smoke. Free spins triggered by the scatter symbol are the second Simsalabim bonus feature.
Magic Cube Scatter Triggers Multiplier, Free Spins
The Simsalabim scatter is a colorful Magic Cube, and between two and five scatters in any position add multipliers of between 2X and 200X the total win on a spin. But three, four or five scatters will also trigger 10, 20 and 30 free spins, respectively. All wins in this round are instantly multiplied by X3, and three or more scatters during the round trigger more free spins.
Magician Wild and Other Icons
The Magician in hypnotist mode, Simsalabim’s wild icon, wins between 5 and 7,500 coins when occurring in combinations of two, three, four or five. But the wilds also create extra winning paylines, as they can replace any other symbols except the scatter and bonus icons. Apart from the aforementioned Poker symbols, which deliver low-value prizes for three of a kind or better, Simsalabim uses only four other icons: a Hand of Cards, the White Dove, a chain-wrapped Chest, and a Top Hat with Wand. The last one is the game’s top scorer apart from the wild, winning 1,000 coins for five of a kind.
Totally Adjustable Wagering Options Available
Aware of the fact that America’s online slots enthusiasts come in all pocketbook sizes, NetEnt has made the betting options in Simsalabim highly variable. Players can bet on any number of paylines from 1 to 25, using 1 to 10 coins with denominations ranging from 0.01 to 1.00, so Simsalabim can be played with as little as 1 and as many as 250 coins per spin.