Developed by OpenBet, the Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game is a magical-themed slot with a five-reel, three-row and 20 fixed payline layout. This entertaining slot is packed with five mini-bonuses to contribute to more significant winnings, and there are a magnificent 1,000 free spins up for grabs. Thanks to the fully optimised design, players can enjoy the same gameplay experience on any device, including touchscreen tablets and smartphones.
With a Return to Player (RTP) of between 88.19% and 94.02%, the Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game is considered a medium volatility slot.
The Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game is visually exciting, with vibrant colours throughout. The reels are encased in a wooden structure, and behind them, we can see the magical forest alongside Balthazar’s mobile shop. The spin button is cleverly themed as a bubbling cauldron.
You’ll find brightly coloured playing card royals – 10, J, Q, K and A – as the lowest paying of the set in terms of symbols. High-value symbols are represented by Balthazar himself, a potion-filled chest, a gold coin and an enchanting spellbook. The wild is clearly identified as it’s labelled with the word ‘Wild’ – as usual, this can substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus icons. In this game, the bonus icons come in the form of colourful potions – purple, blue and yellow.
The Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game’s minimum bet is set at a low $/€/£00.10, whilst there is a generous upper bet limit of $/€/£500.00 per spin. This extensive range of available stake options means neither new players nor high rollers are excluded from the game.
The Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game offers five potion mini-bonuses, which can be triggered at random throughout the base game whenever Balthazar appears during a spin. They include:
Potions Wild. This adds a wild or colossal wild to the reels.
Snake Eye. Watch as the symbols reposition themselves, resulting in a guaranteed win.
Dr Burns. Symbols will be burned away, revealing a guaranteed win.
Magic Respin. The reels will respin, resulting in – you guessed in – a guaranteed win.
Deja Vu. A potion bonus will be revealed as the reels rewind.
Trigger the free spins bonus feature by landing two matching potions on the first and second reels. Interestingly, you don’t have to accept the initial number of free spins you are offered. You have the chance to gamble to try and win even more. If you choose to gamble, the third reel will spin – you’ll need to land another matching potion to increase your number of free spins. You can continue gambling after each successful increase, up to the maximum number of free spins, which is determined by the potion’s colour but can be either 500, 700 or 1,000 free spins.
The Balthazar’s Wild Emporium Slot Game is a highly entertaining slot with excellent bonus features to keep up its pace. There’s a lot of fun to be had in addition to substantial winning potential. The theming is fantastic, and we loved the accompanying upbeat soundtrack.