Join a cast of magical animals in an enchanted English forest in Wild Tome of the Woods. This simple 6 reel, 26 payline video slot has been created by Quickspin. There’s not much in the way of feature rounds here but the Wild Tome can turn multiple symbols wild which can lead to some bumper combinations. Play this volatile game on your computer, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £100 per spin.
One thing we never have to worry about when reviewing a Quickspin video slot is the quality of the design and that’s true of Wild Tome of the Woods which looks and sounds terrific. The setting is Whittlewood Forest. On the reels you’ll see 3 lower value bottles of potion. More rewarding are the magical animals. You’ll see a frog/newt hybrid called Crickey, a fox called Sly and a posh owl called Eleanor which is the best standard symbol, offering awards of 16 times your total bet if you land 6 on a payline.
Potentially even more rewarding is the wild. As well as substituting for all symbols, it offers payouts of up to 20 times your total bet per payline.
Central to the action here is the Wild Tome symbol. This book of spells has some magical properties. Whenever the tome appears, the Wild Tome feature is triggered and 1 symbol is picked at random. All instances of that symbol then turn wild.
A Wild Tome combining with a standard wild repeats the process and can set in motion a chain reaction which can deliver big combinations of wilds. The perfect scenario is to fill the whole of the reels with wilds. That results in the All Wilds Win feature triggering which delivers a payout of some 1,000 times your bet (rather than 520 times your bet).
That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. There aren’t any free spins or pick me rounds here. All the action comes in the base game via the Wild Tome feature. You’ll see plenty of stacks of standard symbols. If the Wild Tome matches a full stack or 2 then the coins can quickly build.
Straightforward it may be but this forest adventure is a volatile one. The variance is in the medium, verging to high range. The theme won’t be for everyone but if you’re after a video slot that combines high class design with simple, volatile gameplay then that’s what the Wild Tome of the Woods offers. If the theme is appealing, IGT’s Wishwood would be the game I’d play.