An enchanted woodland sees leprechauns, sea horses and a regenerating phoenix combine to highly volatile effect in Magical Forest. Created by Stake Logic, it’s a 5 reel, 10 payline game that comes with transforming symbols and a bonus round that awards up to 162 free spins! Play this super high variance game on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.

A wood shrouded in the mist is the setting here – on the reels you’ll see A to 10 playing cards plus a sea horse which pays up to 50 times your stake, a leprechaun which awards up to 100 times your stake and a phoenix which awards up to 200 times you stake. The best paying symbol is the red gemstone – land 5 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket 500 times your stake. Magical Forest comes with a pair of features.

Magical Wand feature – this can trigger at random on any spin in the base game. 1 of the lower value symbols is selected. All instances of that symbol transform into wilds and a new payout consideration is made with the extra wilds in play.

Free Spins Bonus Game feature – these are triggered by landing 3 or more of the book of spells bonus symbol on the middle 3 reels. It’s possible to land up to 9 of these symbols on the same spin. The more you land, the more free spins awarded.

A minimum of 1 bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 will get you 3 free spins. If you managed to fill all 3 middle reels with 3 bonus symbols, then a massive haul of 81 free spins is awarded! You can re-trigger more free spins here too giving you up to 162 free spins in total. Furthermore, 1 of the leprechaun, sea horse or phoenix will be wild during the feature too.

As you’d expect from a slot called Magical Forest, there’s a fantastical feel to the design here. The imagery isn’t of the highest class but it’s clear and sharp and does the job without offering much in the way of wow factor. The soundtrack is rather lovely though.

What makes Magical Forest an intriguing proposition is the volatility which is sky high and a little surprising given the theme. The theme might be a little whimsical for some tastes but if you like high variance action then Magical Forest delivers precisely that – it offers wins of 1,400.5 times your stake on each spin/free spin! If you like the theme, Iron Dog Studio’s Gifts of Ostara is recommended.