Wild Cauldron Video Slot Review

Wild Cauldron: Demo

Try and bubble up a concoction of coins in Wild Cauldron, a superbly designed sorcery-themed slot from Quickspin. Played using a 6 reel, tumbling wins game mechanic, the reels can expand to offer between 4,096 and 262,144 ways to win. Also boosting your winning chances are wild multipliers and a bonus round that awards unlimited free spins. Available on all devices, stakes in this high variance game range from between 10p and £100 per spin. It has an RTP of 96.1%.

Enter the witch’s lair

Quickspin has delivered another in a long line of superbly designed slot. The setting is a witch’s lair that’s full of books, potions and a cauldron. Joining the lower value rune stone symbols are 5 cartoon critters. The purple creature is the best symbol. Land 3, 4, 5 or 6 of these on adjoining reels for an award equal to 0.6, 1.5, 2.5 or 25.5 times your bet. Land a winning combination that includes a wild and it will be boosted by a multiplier. Each wild increases the multiplier by 1 up to 7x.

Locking Symbol Tumbles & Expanding Reels

The base machine is 6 reels and 4 rows high. Land a winning combination and those symbols lock and drop to the bottom of the reels. The other symbols are removed and a new symbol cascade follows. If this creates a new winning combination, the process is repeated.

More importantly, each cascade increases the number of rows in play by 1, up to a maximum of 8. If the game grid reaches its full size, you’ll have 262,144 ways to win active.

  • 4 rows – 4,096 ways to win (4 symbols on each reel: 4x4x4x4x4x4)
  • 5 rows – 15,625 ways to win (5 symbols on each reel: 5x5x5x5x5x5)
  • 6 rows – 46,656 ways to win (6 symbols on each reel: 6x6x6x6x6x6)
  • 7 rows – 117,649 ways to win (7 symbols on each reel: 7x7x7x7x7x7)
  • 8 rows – 262,144 ways to win (8 symbols on each reel: 8x8x8x8x8x8)

Free Spins

Land 4, 5 or 6 of the bottle of green potion on the same spin and you’ll activate the Free Spins feature. On offer here are 8, 10 or 12 free spins. Landing 2 bonus symbols during this round will add another 2 free spins to your tally – with no limits.

The cascading reel wins are in play during the feature, as are the multiplier wilds. This means you can benefit from up to 262,144 ways to win with multipliers up to 7x.

Volatile gameplay – 19,199.5 x bet payouts

Superb sound and visuals and volatile gameplay have become a staple for Quickspin and they are present and correct in Wild Cauldron. The visuals are terrific, backed by a catchy orchestral backing track. The gameplay is as fiery as we’ve come to expect from this developer too.

This is a high variance game – the wild multipliers and increasing bet ways can lead to 21,199.5 x bet wins on every spin or free spin. It’s not wildly original but the combination of high-class design and volatile features make Wild Cauldron worth a spin.

If you want up to 262,144 ways to win, ELK Studios has a few slots to choose from – Cygnus and Voodoo Gold are worth trying.

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