Spellbinding Mystery

Spellbinding Mystery

7 / 10
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In the Spellbinding Mystery pokie by Pragmatic Play you’ll need to avoid being bewitched which isn’t an easy task, but will make the difference if you want to make it to a winning combination. Played on a playing field with 7 reels and 7 and packed with Cluster Pays, Gold Coin Wilds can come with multipliers up to 5x. This game is mostly built around the Free Spins feature, which can award up to 10 free spins. With an average RTP of 96.04% and top wins of 10,000x the stake, get to know everything about this free casino game in our full Spellbinding Mystery game review. This pokie is now available in New Zealand.

Spellbinding Mystery Review

This time, Pragmatic Play welcomes players in a forest that is inhabited by a wizard known for his garden magic. The popular game developer came up with a 7×7 Cluster Pays playing field stacked with spellbooks and potions, and he’ll do his magic trick to transform mystery symbols meaning you get heaps of them in all phases. Every now and then you might just get a wild and a multiplier wild, which is even possible in the base game. With multiplier wilds up to x10 and mystery symbols highlighting all positions they land on, it is fair to say that Spellbinding Mystery lives up to its name. All together, this can lead up to wins of 10,000x the bet. Read on to find out more about this pokie by Pragmatic Play.

Nice to know

Launched 29 June 2023
RTP 96.04%, 95.05%, 94.02%
Volatility High
Software Pragmatic Play
Features Free Spins, Avalanche / Cascading wins, Buy Feature, Cluster Pays, Multiplier, Mystery Symbol, Random multiplier, Scatter symbols, Wild, Wilds with multipliers
Theme Mystery
Paylines Cluster Pays
Grid Layout 7-7
Min. bet/line $ 0.10
Max win x10,000
Jackpot N/A

Positive points

  • ✅ Average Base RTP
  • ✅ Bonus Buy Feature
  • ✅ Win Up To 10,000x Bet

Negative points

  • ❌ Ranging RTP
  • ❌ High Volatility
  • ❌ Few Features

Review Spellbinding Mystery

The action in this new cluster pays pokie takes place at nighttime and there is a wizard holding his staff, ready for you to enter this special place. With both cricket and owl sounds, Spellbinding Mystery, definitely knows how to create an atmosphere. This is a casino game that shows the good side of magic which means you’ll be treated to potential wins up to 10,000x the bet. If that sounds good to you, then we suggest you read our full  Spellbinding Mystery pokie review as we’ll treat you with all the ins and outs of this game.

How to Play

The Spellbinding Mystery game is played on a 7×7 grid which is as dynamic as a playing field can get. On the grid, icons land in clusters which is also the way winning combos are made. This might be somewhat different from what players are used to from 3×3 and 5×3 reel sets which is why we are happy to explain how to play Spellbinding Mystery:

  • As with most online pokies, players will need to set a bet before making their spins. If your bankroll allows it, you can make bets from anywhere between $0.20 and $100 which is a fairly average betting limit.
  • In order to get started, head for the Spin or Autoplay button. The first makes a single spin, with the latter option allowing you to play automatically or during a number of predefined rounds.
  • Making use of the Turbo and Quickspin options will give the player more flexibility when it comes to the spin speeds. The “i” icon can be used to view the overall game information.

Symbol Wins

Winning combinations are paid out in Spellbinding Mystery when +7 symbols land in a connected block. With the cluster pays setup, this can occur both horizontally and vertically. As for the symbols, there are four different coloured tokens that are considered the game’s low value symbols. These will pay orange rune stone, blue rune stone, red rune stone, and red rune stone will payout between 0.5 and 100x the stake with the latter happening in combinations of 49. Payouts can be boosted via the Spellbinding Mystery’s wild. The wild substitutes for any regular symbol, but in the base game, the wild comes with a random multiplier of x1 to x5. This multiplier is then applied to all combos it is part of. When +1 wild is part of the winning combination, their multipliers will be multiplied by each other. Here is some more information about how the symbols exactly work:

Symbol Payout
Orange Rune Stone 7 to 49 pays 0.5 to 100x the stake
Blue Rune Stone 7 to 49 pays 0.5 to 100x the stake
Pink Rune Stone 7 to 49 pays 0.5 to 100x the stake
Red Rune Stone 7 to 49 pays 0.5 to 100x the stake
Green Potion 7 to 49 pays 1 to 250x the stake
Pink Potion 7 to 49 pays 1 to 250x the stake
Scroll 7 to 49 pays 1 to 250x the stake
Wizard’s Hat 7 to 49 pays 1 to 250x the stake
Spellbook 7 to 49 pays 1.5 to 500x the stake
Gold Coin Wild Substitutes + awards multipliers to 10x
Star Mystery Transforms into random symbol, awards FS
Crystal Ball Scatter 3 on reels 2, 4 + 6 activates FS feature

Bonus Features

The bonus features in Spellbinding Mystery are limited to a few standard features which we will discuss in this section. Firstly, there is of course a wild symbol in Spellbinding Mystery. What makes this symbol extra interesting is that it can come with a multiplier of at least x1 and a maximum of x5. This multiplier is then applied to all winning combinations.

Wild multipliers are multiplied together if multiple wilds are part of the same winning combination. Overall, Spellbinding Mystery doesn’t have much more to offer in terms of features. The game does have a free spins feature and you can also look out for mystery symbols. The bonus buy feature is for those who want to take the shortcut.

Mystery Symbols

Mystery symbols appear in Spellbinding Mystery in the form of a star and are easy to recognise. At the end of a spin, all mystery symbols on the playing field turn into the same pay symbol, which can add to some solid payouts.

Spell Binding Mystery Free Spins

You only need 3 scatters (on reels 2, 4 and 6) to activate the free spins feature of Spellbinding Mystery. That will give you 10 free spins. Mystery symbols are extra important during the free spins feature. Every position on which a mystery symbol lands is marked until the feature ends. After each free spin, all marked positions are turned into mystery symbols. In addition, there are 2 noteworthy changes compared to the basic game:

  • Each mystery symbol landing on an unmarked position can award 1 extra free spin.
  • Each wild symbol is guaranteed to land with a multiplier of x2, x4, x6, x8 or x10.

Bonus Buy

The free spins bonus can be directly accessed via the bonus buy feature. This can be done for a fee of 100x the stake. If you make use of the bonus buy option, the RTP goes up to a rate of 96.10% (base RTP is 96.04%).

Payout Metrics

The standard RTP for Spellbinding Mystery is thus set at 96.04% which is slightly higher than the 96% industry average. Something to emphasise is that players may come across the lower 95.05% and 94.02% versions at some online casinos in NZ as this game works with ranging RTP. In order to check this players are advised to go to the game’s paytable. With a very high variance level (5 out of 5), the hit rate is set at 1 in 5.1 million spins, which is very decent if you ask us. Lastly, this Spellbinding Mystery pokie awards payouts of 10,000x the bet with the largest wins coming from the random multipliers. These can go up to 10x in the free spins round and will boost the wins.


We have to say that Spellbinding Mystery didn’t really manage to captivate us when we launched the game, but this is a perfect example of a pokie that grows whilst you play it longer. The graphics are reasonable, the sound effects are very strong, and a wizard casting spells will soon or later fascinate every player. With a 7×7 grid and heaps of mystery symbols, Spellbinding Mystery is what one would expect from it when seeing the title. The base game is filled with mystery symbols which make sure to add the action needed to have a blast. The bonus phase is frequently activated (once every 200 spins) which is the moment where all the magic comes together. The wild symbols are combined with up to x10 multipliers which can lead to magical wins. Winning combos of up to 10,000x are possible in this phase of the game which is a very decent payout, especially for Pragmatic Play that is known for their 5000x the stake top wins. As a typically Pragmatic Play title (not too special, still worth trying) we believe that Kiwis will enjoy it.