Barcrest Dr Jekyll Goes Wild Slot Review and Free Play

Dr Jekyll Goes Wild: Demo

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 1886 story forms the basis for Dr Jekyll Goes Wild, a horror-themed video slot from Barcrest. Played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine, this well-designed game comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 30 free spins.

There’s a chance to add to that total and gain sticky wilds in the process too. Also on offer is Barcrest’s usual Big Bet modes where you can pay extra and have a shot at winning up to 75 free spins. Playable on all devices including iOS and Android, stakes range from between 10p and £500 per spin.

A night time Victorian street scene is the setting for Dr Jekyll Goes Wild. Symbols include the usual lower value A to 10 playing cards as well as a street lamp, Big Ben, a scroll, test tubes and the Dr Jekyll logo. A bowler-hat wearing Jekyll is the game’s wild – he substitutes for everything apart from the scatter.

Land 3 or more of those scatters on the same spin activate the Free Spins feature – here, you can look forward to 12, 14 or 20 free spins depending on how many scatters triggered the round. There’s plenty of scope to add to your haul here too.

Land 2 wilds on the same free spin and you’ll be awarded extra free spins. Better still is if you land wild and potion symbols on the same round – this trigger the Hyde Spins feature. Any wild that lands during these spins is held in place.

These Hyde Spins don’t count against your free spins total and continue until you see the sand timer symbol on reel 5. This will turn and either allow you to carry on or return to the standard free spins round. You’ll then pick up from where you left off.

Dr Jekyll Goes Wild also offers the chance to up the stakes and play in Big Bet mode – this is a series of 5 linked spins. Every time you land a scatter during these spins, they will be collected on a meter which in turn awards free spins. The higher the stakes, the fewer scatters required to land some free spins.

The Big Bet stakes are £20, £30, £40 or £50. At the £20 level, you’ll need to find 8 scatters to land the maximum 75 free spins. At £50 stakes, just 6 scatters are required. Big Bet play also improves the RTP rate to 98%. At stakes under £2, it’s 94% and over £2 per spin it increases to 96%.

Dr Jekyll Goes Wild is a nicely crafted video slot. The visuals hark back to Victorian era London and have a creepy feel. The range of features isn’t especially wide but the free spins round is a solid affair, especially if you manage to find the Hyde Spins and the sticky wilds.

As usual with Barcrest video slots, the value increases if you play in Big Bet mode. Be careful with your bankroll here though. Fans of classic horror will enjoy this romp through merry old England. Even if you’re not a fan, the free spins round makes Dr Jekyll Goes Wild worth a closer look. I also recommend you try some of Barcrest’s other titles with Rainbow Riches Free Spins and Legend of the Pharaohs recommended.

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