The Wild Wood is a five reels and ten pay-lines slot game developed by Novomatic. This slot is a nature genre based game with a storyline revolving around an enchanting woodland of an English countryside. At first, the title of this game can make you presume that this slot deals with a magic forest infested with all types of magical creatures. In reality the central theme of this game is based on a wildwood and all the real flora and fauna associated with it.
The reels of the Wild Wood slot game are designed in 5×3 format. The symbols on the reels do not have any kind of separation between them. The five reels of this game are encased in a frame covered with ivy vines. The background of the reels is in the form of a scene from a copse with different varieties of trees and rocks on the ground.
The design of the symbols used in this game is quite simplistic with actual photographs of different animals and plants. There is no soundtrack that accompanies the base game except for the classic standardized slot sounds while the spins are on roll. Overall The Wild Wood is a medium variance game which makes it suitable for all types of players.
Features of The Wild Wood slot game
The Wild Wood slot game comes with a fixed jackpot of 5000x along with the other usual features which include auto play, scatters, multipliers, free games and a wild symbol. This slot also provides a gambling option for every win during the base game.
The maximum coin limit for The Wild Wood is set up at ten coins. The coin range starts at £0.10 and goes up to £50.0. The minimum wagering requirement for each spin starts from £10 and ends at £50.00. The size of the prizes depends upon the size of the wager made by the player. The high paying symbols of this game include a half peeled horse chestnut, a badger, a fox, a mushroom and bluebells. The other low ranking symbols are from the deck of cards such as 10, J, Q, K and A. With the highest wager of £50, the half peeled chestnut provides some of the biggest payouts of this game in the following ways.
- Landing five symbols on an active pay line awards 2000 coins.
- Landing four symbols on an active pay line awards 500 coins.
- Landing three symbols on an active pay line awards 100 coins.
The least paying symbols of this game are Q, J and 10 with the highest payout of 500 coins and the lowest of 25 coins on the highest wager of £50.00.
- Scatter Symbol: A halfmoon night scene is the scatter symbol for this game. The most interesting thing about this scatter symbol is its ability to provide payouts along with Wild Transformation + Free Games feature. Landing two or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels results in different payouts in the following ways
- Landing five of these symbols awards 25000 coins plus Wild Transformation and 16 free games.
- Landing four of these symbols awards 1000 coins plus Wild Transformation and 16 free games.
- Landing three of these symbols awards 250 coins plus Wild Transformation and 16 free games.
- Landing two of these symbols awards 100 coins.
- Wild Symbol: The Wild Wood logo is the wild symbol of this game. It can be substituted for all symbols except for the scatter symbol. This symbol can appear anywhere on the reels and helps in creating winning combinations. All the wins with a wild symbol substitution get double. Apart from this, landing two or more of these symbols on an active pay-line pay outs in the following ways.
- Landing five symbols awards 25000 coins.
- Landing four symbols awards 5000 coins.
- Landing three symbols awards 1250 coins.
- Landing two symbols awards 50 coins.
Bonus Rounds of The Wild Wood slot game
The Wild Wood slot game comes with two bonus features which include the following.
- Wild Transformation and 16 Free Games
- Gambling Option
- Wild Transformation and 16 Free Games: As mentioned earlier landing three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels activates the cash prizes plus Wild Transformation + 16 Free Games. On activation of this round, a player is provided with sixteen free games. When three, four or five scatter symbols appear on the reels a cash prize is paid and after that each of the scatter symbols turns into a wild symbols thus substituting for all symbols. Each win with a substitution of one or more wild symbols gets doubled with an exception to the Wild Wood win.
During the free games, all the scatters act as wild symbols. Each win made with substitution of one or more of wild or scatter symbols doubles the line win. More free games can be generated in the free games bonus round.
- Gambling Option: All of the base game wins activate this gamble feature. During this feature a player can opt to gamble to double up the winning amount by correctly predicting whether a red or black ace card will be dealt. The double up limit for this feature stands at £25000.00.