The Wild Wood Slot Machine
Escape form your everyday life and get back in touch with nature in The Wild Wood, a 5-reel slot machine by Novomatic software with 10 paylines. The theme takes players deep into a bright and breezy woodland where various specimens of flora and fauna combine into prize paying rows for line bet wins worth up to 5,000x.
While players are foraging for those wins, they will be guided by some special symbols such as wild icons that double the normal prize value and scatter icons that award extra wilds wins and free spins.
Back to nature
You may have a glance at the title of this slot machine by Novomatic and instantly think: “not another magical forest themed game!” We certainly had similar thoughts along those lines, especially considering the popularity of the enchanted woodland theme.
However, somewhat refreshingly, this 5-reel video slot is not quite what you might expect. Because, although it is set deep in the heart of a forest environment, there are no magical fairies, weird dwarves or mythical beasts in sight. Instead, the game is strictly realistic in the scope of its design, presenting some of the more common sights of a good old British deciduous woodland habitat; we’re talking about violet coloured foxglove flowers, white button mushrooms and half-peeled horse chestnut conkers. Plus, if you spin the reels of this game in the right way, you might be lucky to catch a rare daytime glimpse of some woodland critters such as badgers and foxes.
All In all, this slot machine presents a very pleasant visual display. The symbols themselves are beautifully rendered to present realistic depictions of the various animals and plants found in the wooded realm. What’s more, the reels themselves are framed with silver leaves in front of a magnificent woodland scene as the day is in full bloom. Just goes to show that you don’t need fairies and toadstools to make a forest catch the eye!
A bit of a bonus
As well as lining up those various combinations of symbols upon any of the game’s 10 paylines, spinners can also bank on a few wins courtesy of the slot machine’s bonus elements. The first of which is that “Wild Wood” logo symbol which will not only act as a wild symbol to help complete sequences of symbols, but will also double wins when it does so.
The only icon that cannot be replaced by the wild symbol is the night-time “Scatter” icon. The main reason for this is due to the fact that this scatter symbol can pay wins in any position, regardless of whether it appears on a payline or not. In fact, players can receive 2x, 5x, 20x and 500x their total bets whenever two, three, four or five scatters appear on the reels.
Every time that three or more scatters appear, a set of 16 free spins will be awarded. Plus, after any prize is awarded from three or more scatters, and for the duration of the free games, all scatters will turn into wild scatters to help complete line wins with double value prizes.
Worth a punt?
If you’re a fan of naturally themed slot machines but are getting tired of the same old magical forest games, then this Novomatic video slot could be the one for you. The Wild Wood captures all of the enchantment that a woodland environment has to offer without going overboard with any silly fairies or magical ruins. The game doesn’t skimp on the bonus gameplay either with free spins that offer extra wilds that pay a 2x multiplier. That sounds like magic to us!