Fortune Games® Slots Review of Blirix Workshop Slot Game
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With their next release, Iron Dog Studios is taking a break from the Megaways format in favor of a more conventional slot. As a result, Blirix Workshop has 20 fixed paylines that are always active on its 5-reel, 3-row video slot.
Spin the reels from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin, and with up to 7,000X your stake available on every spin, this slot offers some decent win potential!
Theme and graphics
One of the things Iron Dog Studios have managed to get right with Blirix Workshop is the theme; despite the slot’s weird name, the game looks fantastic, and it revolves around the life of a strange, quirky scientist who experiments with magic, spells, and options in an attempt to become a world-leading alchemist.
This game looks fantastic, and the graphics are clear, crisp, and full HD. A warm and cozy feeling can be felt in the scientist's study, where the reels are set. Here, Iron Dog Studios deserves a big hand - they've done a fantastic job with the slot's visuals.
The RTP and volatility of Blirix Workshop
In terms of variance, Blirix Workshop is a medium slot. Blirix Workshop ships with a fairly decent RTP of 96%, which is pretty much on par with the industry average in today's iGaming world.
A few extras
A couple of bonuses and features can be found within Blirix Workshop, including a base-game modifier and a free spins bonus. Here we'll look at how these bonuses and features work, as well as what to expect once you trigger them.
Book of Magic
On the middle reel, you'll notice a special symbol - a Magic Book. In addition to substituting for all other symbols bar the scatter symbols, this symbol activates the Book of Spells feature when it lands. As the book's pages turn, you'll see a giant book appear on screen, and a random modifier will be selected.
Modifiers can include:
The transformation of one symbol into a higher-paying symbol across all instances of that symbol on the screen
Wild symbols: (adding extra wild symbols to the screen or a multiplier, which can reach as high as 5X.
There are four strength ratings for spells when they're awarded. Strength ratings are related to the odds of the bonus actually paying - and being decent!
Spins for free
You'll want to be on the lookout for the free spins feature because, in our opinion, the Book of Spells feature doesn't do much during the base game. In order to trigger the free-spins bonus round, you must land 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols anywhere in view, which awards 10, 15, or 20 free spins.
In the free-spins bonus, all symbols on the third reel get collected into a giant Cauldron, and if you manage to collect 15 symbols, the Cauldron Combo Bonus will be triggered. As a result, all of the symbols you have collected are placed on the reels.
During the bonus round, it's also possible to trigger the Book of Spells feature - and there are more spells to choose from. As an example:
Lower-paying symbols on the screen can be transformed into higher-paying symbols
There is a possibility of receiving more free spins at random
Alternatively, a multiplier can be unlocked here that will remain in place until the end of the bonus.
The feature can also be re-triggered by landing another 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the screen. By doing so, you will receive another 5, 10 or 15 free spins.
Review of the Blirix Workshop
Blirix Workshop isn't a particularly bad effort from Iron Dog Studios. Unfortunately, though, we do have issues with the reel modifiers. During our testing experience, we found that the reel modifiers within the base-game often did not result in any winnings, i.e. no wins were formed as a result of the modification.
Additionally, the game's animation is very lengthy, which can be frustrating for some players.
The software provider does manage to improve things during the bonus round, however - and the reel modifiers appear to hit (and contribute to wins) more frequently. However, it's not perfect, and you'll spend a lot of time watching pointless animations.Formats and betting options
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