Playtech Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest Video Slot Review

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: Demo

A misty woodland is the setting for Forbidden Forest, another video slot in Playtech’s fantasy-themed Kingdoms Rise series. The action takes place on reels that are 3x4x5x4x3 rows high. Together they combine to offer 576 ways to win. The minimum and maximum stakes range from 10p right up to £2,000 per spin so it’s playable at all bankroll levels, very large and small. A magical owl mask can deliver up to 12 respins with floating wilds in play throughout. Collect tokens to buy another feature. You could also land 1 of 3 progressive jackpot prizes.

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: what’s lurking in this mysterious woodland?

We’ve no complaints about the design of Forbidden Forest which looks and sounds superb. A woodland shrouded in mist is the setting. Joining the lower value gemstones are a bear, a big cat and a trio of warrior women. The flame-haired woman with the massive sword is the most lucrative. She pays 2.5, 7.5 or 20 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjoining reels. There’s also a wild – the jade stone in the gold jewel. As usual, this replaces everything bar the scatter.

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: Owl Respins feature

The golden eye mask is the key to unlocking the game’s main Owl Respins feature. 2, 4 or 12 respins are awarded if you see 1, 2 or 3 eye masks land on the same spin. Those eye masks magically transform into wilds which then shift around the reels with each respin. If a white feather hits on the middle reel, 2 more respins are added to your tally.

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: Gold tokens unlock an extra feature

Like the other video slots in the series, you’ll have the chance to bring other features into play by collecting gold token symbols. These can randomly appear on any spin. Once you’ve amassed at least 500 tokens, you’ll be able to buy the bonus round. Head on over to the Kingdoms Rise shop and make your pick.

Night Owl feature – you’ll have 3 different options when you opt to buy the Night Owl feature. The more tokens you pay, the more extras are on offer for your 3 respins. For 300 tokens, you’ll receive a stack of 2-high scatter symbols which is wild and moves around the reels (apart from reel 1) with each respin. 1 or 2 more spins are added if the white feather hits.

At the 750 token buy-in, a stack of 3-high scatters is added. Again, these are wild and float around the screen (bar reel 1). The feather can award up to 4 extra respins here. The maximum purchase will set you back 1,500 tokens. During your 3 respins, you’ll see 2 stacks of 2 high wild scatters. Up to 4 more respins are awarded courtesy of the white feather.

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: 3 progressive jackpots

Kingdom’s Rise: Forbidden Forest also offers a shot at hitting 1 of 3 progressive jackpots via the Kingdoms Rise Jackpot feature. These can hit on any spin at any stake level. The Epic Jackpot is by far the biggest.

Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest: wild woodland

From the game engine to the features, Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest is quite an unusual video slot. It’s a very well designed one though. The sound and visuals are top notch. You can expect to see plenty of respins with the floating wild extras. Collecting enough tokens to buy the Night Owl feature takes plenty of patience. The buy the bonus element won’t be for everyone.

If the stacked wilds work their magic, then this game can deliver some enchanting action – up to 11,520 times your bet on each spin or respin. I also suggest you try Kingdom Rise: Guardians of the Abyss which is excellent.

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