The Wild Wood is powered by Novomatic and has 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable from 10p to £50 a spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, you are taken on an adventure where you can forage for some big wins. With a tranquil woodland setting, you will see bluebells, conkers, foxes and badges on the reels.
Visually, it looks rather good (unlike most Novomatic slots) – it also uses the standard soundtrack which is so distinguishable. In terms of symbols, the wild (the Wild Wood symbol) is the most valuable as it gives you 5,000 times your line stake if you manage 5 on the reels – the same applies to the scatter (the eclipsed moon).
In terms of features, it’s all about the Free Games feature – this is triggered when you get 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels. When you do this, the scatters will become wilds – this is known as the Wild Transformation feature. If you get 1 or more wilds in a winning combination, it will double the payout (except for a Wild Wood wild win).
As for the feature itself, the peaceful woodland setting changes as night falls. You will then receive 16 free spins – you can also trigger a further 16 free spins by getting 2 or more scatters taking your total to 32 free spins. Just hope plenty of scatter wilds appear to double your outcome!
The Wild Wood may look like a tranquil slot game but there’s definitely potential for huge wins – don’t let the peaceful setting fool you. I found it to be a medium to high variance game where patience is required in order to trigger the free spins feature. Once you’re in, the double wild wins should hopefully flourish you with big wins. If you like the theme, I highly recommend IGT’s Pixies of the Forest and Playson’s Magic Forest.