A magical woodland is the setting for Theatre of Night, a beautifully designed 5 reel, 10 payline slot from NextGen Gaming. The chief reason to give it a visit is the feature round which offers 6 re-spins with a stacked frozen wild and transforming wild symbols. Play, on all devices, from between 25p and £250 per spin.
Slots from NextGen Gaming are usually sensory treats and Theatre of Night is just that – a magical, mist-shrouded forest forms the backdrop to the reels. Those reels include club and spade symbols which pay up to 35 coins per payline alongside hearts and diamonds which award up to 50 coins.
Next come the butterfly and the pink flower – 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline will get you 8, 30 or 150 coins. The most rewarding standard symbol is the white bird which pays 15, 50 or 400 coins.
The symbol that is central to the action in Theatre of Night is the wild – it appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game and replaces all other symbols. Land the wild on the middle 3 reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Firefly Re-Spins feature.
Here you’ll be awarded 6 Firefly Re-spins – on each 1, the whole of the middle reel will appear as a stacked wild. Symbols can randomly turn wild on each re-spin too, further boosting your winning chances. The wild appears on all 5 reels during the feature and offers payouts of 25, 100 or 750 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Theatre of Night is a simple, gently themed game – the design is rather lovely, combining top end, HD style visuals with a fantastical backing track. As far as gameplay goes, it’s all about the Firefly Re-Spins feature. The stacked wild certainly helps things along here, especially as the randomly transforming wilds can hit on all the other reels. We enjoyed our best results here.
Overall, we’d put the variance in the medium range. Theatre of Night offers a nice combination of classy design and hypnotic gameplay. It’s not the most explosive slot you’ll see but for some gentle, nature-themed action, you won’t go far wrong. If you want something more volatile, Cash Stampede and Snowflakes from NextGen Gaming are recommended.