Enter the theatre as we take our seats for the greatest show on earth. Thanks to Foxium we are happy to announce the residency of the Great Albini in the online slot world. He is going to astound you with his entertaining tricks and treats. Watch out for his mystery box and the wonders it can reveal within.
The Great Albini is a 5-reel, 25 fixed pay line slot which offers an RTP of 96.5% to circus goers. It is of course set inside a theatre on a stage surrounded by lush blue curtains and twinkling lights. The reels spin transparently against the stage and the Great Albini himself is off to the left-hand side.
Symbols include a wide range of thing from magicians’ tricks to card symbols. Higher values begin with the Great Albini himself, his glamourous assistant Lily, a canary, a target full of knives and a magic trick consisting of cups and balls. Lower values are the A, K, Q, J and 10 with a deck of cards attached to each symbol. Whilst the game is in play you will be given some pretty fun animations to watch, including the Great Albini twirling his baton. Plus, there is a very dramatic sounding tune as the reels spin.
Bet Amounts – Betting on the Great Albini begins at 25p per spin and can be increased up to £50 per spin. To amend your bet, use the arrows to the right of the bet amount until you are happy. Then just hit the spin button once you are ready to play.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol in the Great Albini is a red and gold sign with the word wild emblazoned on it. It will only land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter, bonus and special lily wild symbol. The Lily wild is a feature option and you can read more about it below.
Scatter Symbol – The poster advertising the Great Albini is your scatter symbol and it will trigger the bonus feature. It will only land on reels 2, 3 and 4, and you will need three of the scatter on those reels to access the bonus spins.
Bonus Symbol – A green box is your bonus symbol and it is called the Mystery Box. The great thing about the Mystery Box is that it can land on any reel position. But, if you land a full stack of mystery boxes on reel 3, you will trigger the mystery box respin feature.
Buy a Bonus Spin Feature – Should you want to bypass waiting to enter the bonus spins feature, you can buy your way in. Hit the orange present shaped symbol at the bottom left of the reels and it will give you three options. You can choose to play the 8, 10 or 12 bonus spins for a value that will be shown beneath each spin option. We advise not spending too much time here in the buy in, as the bonus spins trigger fairly often in the game itself. But we thought we would mention it as it is an interesting option to have.
Mystery Box Respin Feature – Having landed a stack of mystery boxes across the whole of reel three, you will trigger this feature. You will be awarded 3 respins of the reels with the mystery boxes locked in position. If you land any further boxes across any of the reels you will reset your spin total to 3 and that box will then lock in position too. When you run out of spins all the boxes on the reels will transform into matching symbols and create a big win for you.
Lily Wild Feature – This feature is only active during the bonus spins but it’s a pretty cool one. If you land the Lily symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the bonus spins, she will expand to fill the whole reel and act as a wild symbol and a x2 multiplier. The wilds will hold in place whilst the rest of the reels respin. The reels will continue to respin until no new winning combinations land. Once there are no new winning matches made, you will be returned to your bonus spins feature. The respins will not be taken off your total of bonus spins, instead the bonus spins will be held for you whilst the respins take place.
Bonus Spins Feature – Land three or more of the poster scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 to trigger the bonus spins. You will be awarded 12 bonus spins, but unfortunately there is no extra multiplier; instead the lily wild will be active. The reels also increase during the bonus spins too. They will expand up to a 6×4 layout and increase the potential pay lines to 50, so there is ample opportunity for bigger wins within the round. Alternatively, if you don’t wish to wait for the round to trigger, you can use the buy in option as explained above. That option gives you the choice of 8, 10 or 12 spins to pick from.
The curtains have dropped now on the Great Albini and as he prepares for his next amazing show, it is time to take stock on all you have witnessed. Foxium is a newcomer when it comes to the online slot industry, having only begun in 2016. But from what they have provided us so far, we are looking forward to seeing more of their work in the future. For now, the Great Albini has more than satisfied our taste buds when it comes to flashy slot design, great pay-outs and intricate features. The extended pay lines in the bonus feature is one great addition, but then to add the lily wild respins into the mix just blew us away. Wins are as quick in both the main and bonus games making it fast paced, extremely enjoyable and a game that doesn’t tire quickly.