Magic Paper is a charming little slot machine based around the idea that origami might be magical.
It has a small cast of three paper animals each of which is beautifully designed and drawn, while the background of scrolls and magic wands hints at some greater story which is going on just outside our field of vision.
It is a lovely little theme for a slot machine and well rendered.
The artwork is gorgeous, although the Gameplay Interactive software always looks like it was designed for playing on a big screen. Laptop users might find the detail rather lost and shrunken unless they play in full screen, not to mention how it might affect the game as played on a mobile.
The music feels like a film score and is well written to blend into the background, although it doesn’t quite feel like it is adding to the atmosphere of the game.
The animations are simple, but effective. The overall design of the game is very good, in a non-flashy way.
The gameplay is pretty simple. This is a three reel slot with a single winline and just four symbols.
The symbols are fish, cat, stork and blank. Any combination that doesn’t include a blank gets you a payout, as a result the variance on this game is fairly low with frequent, small payouts.
There is a three tier bet system. Play the third level to get the best payout on the highest symbol.
There is a decided lack of other features but this kind of one armed bandit simplicity is rarely presented as stylishly as in Magic Paper.Gameplay video
There are no wilds, bonuses or free spins in Magic Paper.
The return to player of this game is 96.82%, comfortably over our yardstick amount of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the free site run from a minimum bet of RMB0.20 up to a maximum bet per spin of RMB4,500.00. This is a huge range covering all bankroll sizes.
However, this is likely to be greatly restricted in other currencies where they are offered, due to different gambling legislation from country to country.
The volatility of this game is low, making it highly unsuitable for our preferred strategies.
Magic Paper is a near perfect single win line slot machine from a design standpoint. Pretty to look at, easy to play, and with an easy-listening soundtrack.
It sports a huge range of bet sizes and a decent return to player. However, the low variance of the game makes it a bad fit for our preferred strategies.