Winning Wizards from Microgaming is a simple pokie with a retro flair. There are 5 reels and 5 paylines in total, a rather low figure in an age where 50+ paylines are common, and an especially low one for a developer who is best known for their 243 payline pokies. Still, Winning Wizards is not without its merits, and you can see these for yourself over on Jackpot City.
Winning Wizards has just 5 paylines, but there are fewer symbols than normal as well, so wins are a little more common. The aesthetic is also pretty standard and not at all impressive, but this is countered by the fact that it has some huge paying symbols. In fact, if you land 5 of the wizard symbols then you will secure a jackpot of 10,000 coins, whilst other symbols pay 5,000x, 2,500x and 1,500x. This is not all-or-nothing for the biggest symbol though, and if you land 5 of anything then you should be in line for something decent.
That’s the good things out of the way, and it’s more or less all downhill from there. There is no gamble feature to speak of, and whilst this is not something you will typically find on most pokies anyway, it would have made a nice inclusion on Winning Wizards, as there is very little else on offer.
There is minimum bet of $0.02 and a maximum bet of $25 on Winning Wizards.
Surprisingly, there are no bonus features on Winning Wizards. There are no scatter symbols at all in fact, even old-school scatters that trigger instant wins. This is inexcusable for modern pokies, especially when you consider that Winning Wizards hardly falls into the “true retro” genre, where such omissions are common.
Winning Wizards didn’t look like a bad pokie when we first started playing, but it quickly turned into one. The graphics are not the best, and whilst there are some big wins on display, the fact that there are no bonus features is something that we just can’t overlook.