Enter a magical kingdom full of wizards, elves and unicorns in the supremely volatile Wonder World, a 5 reel, 5 payline slot from Novomatic.

Available to play on all devices, this magically-themed game comes with a free spins round where all payouts are doubled or trebled. Try and conjure up a magical win from between 5p and £50 per spin.

We’re often a little unkind about the design of Novomatic slots – Wonder World is 1 of the developer’s better efforts. It’s still a way off what you’ll see from ELK Studios, Yggdrasil Gaming or Thunderkick but that’s part of Novomatic’s charm in some ways (well, at least on a personal level).

The symbols are set within an ornate picture frame and include lower value playing cards alongside a castle, a book of spells a mysterious princess. The crystal ball is the best paying standard symbol – land 5 of them on a payline and you’ll pocket 200 times your total stake.

The Gandalf-like sorcerer is the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin for a payout of 5, 25 or 500 times your total bet. Best of all as far as payouts go is the unicorn which is the wild – it replaces everything bar the scatter and bonus symbol (the sword) and pays 1, 25, 250 or 1,000 times your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Land the sword on the odd numbered reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger Free Games feature where you’ll receive 10 free spins. Before they begin, pick from 1 of the 3 swords – if you pick the ruby sword, all payouts during the feature are doubled. Pick the emerald sword and it’s a 3x multiplier with all payouts trebled. Land 3 swords during the free spins and you’ll trigger another round of 10 free spins giving you 20 in total.

With its unicorns and princesses, Wonder World may look like a little genteel slot – don’t be fooled though. This is a highly volatile game as the variance is sky high. Expect big swings and lengthy down spells – the upshot is it’s possible to win big in next to no time. The likeliest route to those elusive big wins is via the Free Games feature where the 2x and 3x multipliers can have a big impact
Novomatic slots aren’t renowned for their high-end design but Wonder World is an above average effort. Even the developer’s classic bangs and bleeps backing track has been given a slight upgrade. That better than normal design combined with the huge variance makes Wonder World worth a look.

If you enjoy plenty of volatility in your play, then this magical realm with well worth a visit. Alternatively, Kingdom of Legend has amazing graphics, is high variance and is Novomatic’s best slot in my opinion.