Wishwood is an IGT-powered slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Playable from 20p to £400 a spin on all devices, this mystical themed offering has plenty of mystery features including Wispy Wilds, Magic Multipliers and Tangled Symbols with re-spins. You can also climb the magical tree to access 1 of 3 free spins features.
Visually, you are taken to the mystical forest of Wishwood – you join Poa the sprite and other woodland creatures in this superb adventure. With the magical tree in the background, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as butterflies, squirrels, owls and golden acorns.
You also have the wild symbol which replaces all symbols bar the bonus symbol – it’s by far the most lucrative rewarding you with a massive 500 times your stake for 5 across a payline. When it comes to bonus features, there are plenty on offer!
In the base game, 3 wisps can randomly appear in front of the reels – you then choose 1 to reveal the Wispy Wilds feature, the Magic Multipliers feature or the Bonus Climb:
- Wispy Wilds feature – up to 4 wild symbols appear in random positions on the reels.
- Magic Multipliers feature – 3 or 4 multipliers appear between the reels (either 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x). These are then applied to the symbols in touches in a winning combination.
- Bonus Climb – more on this below.
Furthermore, you can also randomly trigger the Tangled Symbols feature – winning combinations will lock in position with the reels re-spinning. Any new winning combos continue to lock in place and the reels re-spin until no more wins appear on the reels.
The main attraction in Wishwood is the Bonus Climb – you can trigger it from the Mystery Picker (randomly in the base game), by getting 3 Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 and if you get 2 Bonus symbols on the reels ass Poa can kick the reels and add the all-important 3rd bonus symbol to the reels.
You then get to spin the wheel to see how far up the tree Poa will climb – the higher Poa climbs, the richer the bonus features become. If Poa ends on branch 0, 1 or 2, you will win 10 times your total stake. If Poa reaches branch 3 to 6, you will play the Amber Wilds Bonus feature whilst you will play the Enchanted Wilds Bonus feature if you reach brand 7 through 10. If Poa reaches branch 11, you will play the Top of the Tree Bonus feature – here’s what to expect:
- Top of the Tree Bonus feature – you get 8 free spins. You then pick a special symbol (the owl, squirrel or butterfly). After every free spin, all special symbols expand to fill the entire reel with symbols between the special symbols also transforming into the special symbol for huge wins.
- Enchanted Wilds Bonus feature – you begin with 5 free spins. Each wisp symbol on the reels fill the next accumulator circle. If you fill 3 circles, you will turn the next animal symbol wild on all reels for the remainder of the free spins – you will also get 5 more free spins. Once all 3 animals are wild, you will get 5 more free spins when filling the 4th accumulator. In total, you can get 25 free spins.
- Amber Wilds Bonus feature – you get 7 free spins with any wilds not part of a winning combination locking on the reels until they form part of a win.
Overall, there’s plenty going on in this mystical themed game – the randomly triggered base game features can be rewarding, especially if you get a 10x multiplier applied to 1 of the higher value symbols. I like the 3 free spins features with the Top of the Tree Bonus feature being the most lucrative due to the expanding special symbols.
Wishwood is a superb designed slot – don’t let the magical setting fool you though as it’s highly volatile offering maximum wins of up to 10,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin. 1 of IGT’s better releases, Wishwood is sure to become an online favourite. If you like the theme, IGT’s Pixies of the Forest is 1 not to miss.