Habanero has issued a statement, presenting Magic Oak to the iGaming world. Magic Oak is an online slot machine that features a 4×4 grid and it is the developer’s first such slot ever. But this is not the only innovation introduced in this slot. The slot belongs in the category of Group-pays slots, meaning that instead of matching symbols on paylines, players will get the chance to match up to 16 symbols in groups, vertically and horizontally adjacent.
Magic Oak, the First 4×4 Grid Slot by Habanero
Habanero’s Head of Corporate Communications Toni Karapetrov stated that they were always looking for new ways to improve gamification in slots and have been working hard to achieve what they wanted in the process of developing Magic Oak. Unlike slots that we’re used to playing, with Magic Oak, players will get a chance to land life-changing prizes thanks to the grouped symbols.
The Wild and the Scatter are the standard ones in the slot, presented with yellow-gold letters. The Wild assumes its usual role of a substitute for all symbols bar the Scatter, but rather than replacing for only 1 symbol in the group, it can be a part of more than just 1 group. However, the Wild will only give a payout when not part of a group, when it forms a group of its own. The Scatter does not pay but it triggers the bonus game. You need to land 4 or more Scatters anywhere on the screen, and each of them will reveal 2 to 4 Free Spins.
But Habanero has also included another bonus feature in the slot, the Wisps feature. A Yellow and a Turquoise Wisp can appear during any spin, 1 for any type. You can collect a maximum of four Yellow Wisps and a maximum of 2 Turquoise Wisps. All of them can be released on any spin, or when you manage to collect their total. First, the Turquoise Wisps are released and then the Yellow ones, and you keep those that were unable to replace a symbol. The Turquoise Wisp will replace for all symbols of the same type with the Wild, while the Yellow Wisp will replace a single symbol with the Wild symbol.
You should know that the game also features a progressive jackpot which can be triggered at random, which will be added to your other wins! The initial value of the Mini Jackpot is $1,000, of the Major is $5,000 and of the Grand is $50,000. However, these values can increase a lot more and are awarded in addition to the other wins. Should you manage to match 16 Wild symbols on the grid, you will get a staggering $6,250,000 prize! For 16 Owl symbols, you will get $1,250,000! For the cute Squirrel symbols, the top prize is $750k and for the chubby Pig $625k! The Racoon, Rabbit and Fox can give you anything from $375k to $300k. These payouts are, however, provided you place the max bet of $5k. Clearly, there are millions of reasons why every slots player should hurry up and try it out!