Graphics - 68%
Gameplay - 50%
Bonuses - 50%
Value - 47%
Whats not so hot?
Iron Dog Studio
Blirix Workshop is a 15 payline, 5 reel video slot from Iron Dog Studio. It’s one of the more popular slot studio’s and one whose games we enjoy immensly. The next slot release in its impressive collage of real money slots is Blirix Workshop. Make no mistake it’s an unusual theme that showcases plenty of potions and magic.
You want to know what you playing for? Blirix Workshop offers a jackpto of 1,500x your stake. If you like slot games with a fantasy/alchemy theme you’ll have a good time. Blirix is the main actor in this show and he’s got some handy animal companions too. Players can spin the reels from €0.20 to €20. Multiply the jackpot of 1,500x with the max bet of 20 credits and it’s €30,000. Note, Blirix Works is a medium variance online slot.
They give the theme that extra oomph. The bonus rounds of the slot contains Free Spins and Modifiers. They blunt the game’s otherwise not so hot hit rate of 19.60%. We cover the bonus rounds further down in the slot review of Blirix Workshop.
Other than the not so hot hit rate. The payback rate or RTP of Blirix Workshop comes in at 96%. If we look at the symbols across the reels they paint a pretty picture. The low-value symbols are colorful jewels. They look like card suits while top ones are lanterns, potions, hourglasses and the pipes. The premium symbol is the pipe. When 5 of them appear they offer a cash prize of 15x.
The game’s scatter symbol is none other than Blirix. Furthermore, the Wild is the strange-looking plant. When the wild forms part of a winning combination it subs symbols adjacent to it. More importantly, it’s an expanding wild that covers an entire reel.
The Magic Books is another special symbol that appears on the middle reel. Basically they serve as Wilds, but that’s not the point. They also open the Book of Potions that grants you Modifiers. There are three different spells of various strengths. The stronger the spell, the better the modifiers. As for the modifiers, there are symbol transformations, win multipliers of up to 5x and extra Wilds.
To trigger the game’s most important bonus round you need 3 or more Blirix scatters. Once they pitch they offer 10, 15, or 20 free spins.
The free spins feature has a few intresting components attached to it. First, when the symbols appear on the middle reel you collect them. And, once you have enough of them they trigger the Cauldron Combo Bonus. This places all the symbols back onto the reels for a new payout.
Secondly, there are more spells at work during the free spins feature. More spells translates into bigger wins and they offer you three options:
If you have the cash to spare you’re more than welcome to trigger the Bonus Buy Feature. Keep in mind that the Bonus Buy is not available to players from the United Kingdom.
Once you activate at a cost of course you’ll receive three scatters on your next spin. The Bonus Buy also increase the RTP of the slot’s to 96.40%. Furthermore, you can decide how many free spins you want! Just remember the more free spins you want the more you have to pay for them.
We took Blirix Workshop out for a ride with a bankroll of €200. We enjoyed the quirky animations and the game’s audio big time.
The wins are a bit more grim, though. It was hard to find a win and the hit rate doesn’t always play ball. One in 5 winning spins is the general formula here. Most of our wins very in the stake range or slightly above. We managed to get some Magic Books that paid out nicely. We even pocketed €10+ for one activation. It’s a tad sad that the modifiers can lead to nothing, though!
We also dived into the Free Spins Feature and we paid €78 for 15 free spins. That’s for a bet level of €0.60. The return was very disappointing €16.50. Once again it proves to us that the Buy Option can be a risk. We therefore advise you to use it with discretion.
If you’re not sure about the slot play the free slot version of it before you deposit. By doing so you’ll have an idea how loose or tight the slot is. You can thing prepare your bankroll and bets accordingly.
Blirix Workshop is a strange beast. We love its cozy atmosphere and bonus rounds. You’ve got Magic Books with modifiers and Free Spins with modifiers. A good combo and one that brings some variety as well. Suffice to say when they gel that’s when the true magic happens. The hit rate of below 20 percent is a conundrum to us since it is a medium variance slot.
If you’re looking for a slot with a bite force of a T-Rex, we suggest Juicy Joker Mega Moolah. The slot belongs to Microgaming’s Mega Moolah network. It’s all business and not near as fun to play as Blirix Workshop. Then who cares if you have a chance of winning a jackpot more than 1 million Euros!