Enter an enchanted night time woodland setting for the chance to fly away with wings full of coins in Owl Eyes. This nature themed title is a 5 reel, 50 payline affair from NextGen Gaming that comes with stacked wilds and a free spins bonus round. Play from between 50p and £100 per spin.
The visuals in Owl Eye has a magical feel about them which is complemented by the backing track that sounds like it’s comes from a fantasy-themed movie. Symbols on the reels include feathers, toadstools, badgers and a Lord of the Rings style tree with a human face. Find 5 of the trees in a single payline and a payout of 1,000 times your line bet is in order.
The owl is the wild and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the moon scatter. The owl only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game but can hit as a stacked wild offering plenty of opportunities to win. All wins that feature the owl symbol are subject to a 2x multiplier and doubled.
Find 3 or more of the moon scatter symbols and you’ll win between 2 and 100 times your total stake. You will also trigger the only bonus feature and be awarded 5 free spins.
5 free spins isn’t the most generous of offerings but the reels are boosted by the addition of extra stacked wilds throughout the feature. You can also re-trigger more free spins if three or more moons appear on a single spin.
There is also a standard NextGen gamble feature where you can double or quadruple your prize by correctly guessing the colour and suit of the next playing card shown.
The variance in Owl Eyes is in the medium range – the free spins bonus hits on a fairly regular basis but the wins once it’s triggered can vary massively. We’ve had rounds where we’ve won over 100 times our stake and others where none of the 5 free spins brought a single winning payline.
If you get more than one stacked wild on the reels during the free spins, the cashier can really start to motor. Throw in the 2x multiplier and it’s certainly possible to secure a decent win.
The imagery, sound and animation make Owl Eyes a nice game to play. You probably won’t win life changing sums but this simple yet entertaining slot can still help you fly off with an impressive array of coinage. Owl Eyes isn’t the best NextGen Gaming title out there with others like 300 Shields or Cash Stampede having more to offer due to be being more volatile.