Get back to nature and take a virtual stroll in The Wild Wood, a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot from Novomatic. It comes with a bonus feature that awards up to 32 free spins with scatters transforming into wilds which double payouts when they hit. Go foraging from between 10p and £50 per spin.
Set against a forest backdrop, the plain white reels include lower value playing cards from A to 9 as well as a more rustic selection of symbols. Look out for toadstools and bluebells which award up to 25 times your total stake and conkers which pay up to 40 times your bet. Better still are the fox and badger symbols which award 2.5, 12.5 or 75 times your total bet when you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
Appropriately enough, the Wild Wood logo is the game’s wild, replacing everything bar the moon scatter. Whenever it forms part of a winning combination, that payout is boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds in a line for a payout equal to 1, 2.5, 100 or 500 times your total bet. This is known as the Wild Transformation feature.
Wild Wood comes with a Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of the moon scatter symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin. As well as a payout of 5, 20 or 500 times your bet, you’ll also be awarded 16 free spins.
The added extra on offer here is the Wild Transformation feature which sees those triggering scatters turn into wilds. The free spins take place on a new set of reels which shows the wild wood at night. Any scatters that land during the feature will also act as wilds. Once again, wild wins are doubled. You can re-trigger another chunk of 16 free spins if you manage to land a trio of scatters on the same free spin.
The Wild Wood may look like a relatively tranquil place but this particular forest can be pretty volatile as the variance is in the medium to high range. Expect plenty of times when your woodland rummaging will turn up very little. Get lucky with those extra wilds in the Free Games feature though and the Wild Wood can deliver bountiful harvests. If you like volatile offerings, there’s plenty on offer from Novomatic with Orca and Jewels of the Sea worth playing.