Fairies and elves await you in Wilderland. The game is mystical, magical and includes 4 kinds of walking wilds, two features and a free spins game. The pixies are on the reels and next to them and they will be helping you win more.
NetEnt plans the release of Wilderland for the 24th of March 2020. The game reminds of Butterfly Staxx and includes a lot of chances for wins from the elven features. A Wild couple or a whole wild whole group will be walking the reels and granting you payouts. You can get unlimited free spins as long as you have walking wilds on the reels!
The slot uses the standard grid of 5 reels, 3 rows and has 20 fixed pay-lines. You will win when you match 3 to 5 symbols from left to right on any of the fixed lines. You can enter in this enchanted forest with wagers from 0.20 all the way to 1,000 credits per spin! The game has low to medium volatility and an RTP of 96.16%.
Central to scoring wins are the wilds, which are 4 types here. You can trigger the Forest Treasure, Magic Wild features and Free Spins with their help. You will win from expanding, x2 multiplier, standard walking and scatter/wild combo symbols. The max payout in the slot is from 120 to 240 times your stake or £240,000.
When you enter the magical forest you will see the elven princess. She protects the hidden treasures. The forest has a purple hue and is barely lit by the moonlight. The grid is frameless and semi-transparent and lets you peek behind it between spins. The paying symbols include 4 card suits. These are the clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts styled quite originally as different leaves.
There are a ring, pendant, bow with arrow quiver, fox and the elven princess. All of these icons are framed in Celtic ornaments. There are 4 elaborately ornamented ‘W’ wild symbols and one ‘S’ scatter icon that look identical. The soundtrack is thematic, magical and atmospheric. It is perfectly synced to the action on the reels. The game looks great and ensures a pleasant time. This is thanks to the superb graphics, music and features.
The low-value symbols include the 4 card suits made like 4 different leaves. The spades, clubs, hearts and diamonds pay from 1 to 1.5 times your bet for 5 of a kind. The premiums are all encased in Celtic frames. They include pendants, rings, foxes, bows with arrows and an elven huntress. They return from 3.5x to 6x stake for 5 five of a kind on a win line.
There are 5 different wild symbols including standard and expanding ones. All of them substitute for the rest of the symbols except the scatter. They have the same payout as the top paying symbol of the elven princess – up to 6x stake for 5 of a kind. There is an ‘S’ scatter, which is styled the same way as the wilds.
Central to the gameplay are the wild symbols that ensure the main bulk of the wins. The standard wild appears on all reels. The other wild symbols you can see during the Forest Treasure feature. A full screen of wilds results in 120x bet and 240x bet thanks to x2 multiplier wilds.
You may have noticed that the middle row is highlighted differently from the others. This is the Activation Zone. You need to land 2 standard wilds on adjacent positions in this zone to activate the Forest Treasure feature. Then, the wilds turn into Walking Wilds and move one reel to the left on each re-spin. This continues until they disappear from the reel 1. Worth noting is that the re-spins are not free.
Before the wilds start moving they will transform into 1 of the 4 wild types. This may be the Expanding, x2 Multiplier, standard Walking Wild or Scatter Wild combo. If you land another wild next to the walking wild couple, it merges to the walking combination. Besides becoming a walking wild too it also extends the feature. The feature ends when the walking wilds disappear from the screen. If you get to a point where 5 of the x2 multiplier walking wilds roam the reels, they attain x2 multiplier each. Thus, they can give you a 192x stake win.
One way to re-trigger the walking wilds feature is with the help of the Magic Wild feature. Every time an Expanding Wild leaves the screen through reel 1, this feature can activate. Then, the expanded wilds magically reappear from reel 5. The process repeats until the walking wilds vanish from the reel 1.
If you land 3 or more scatters or/and scatter-wilds anywhere in one spin, you will trigger the Free Spins. You can have an unlimited number of free spins as their number is not preliminary determined. Instead, one Walking Wild couple will be placed in the middle position of the 5th reel. If you have triggered the free spins with 4 or more scatters you will get 2 Waling Wild couples to start with.
The Activation Zone covers the whole 5×3 grid in free spins. This gives you more chances to activate the Forest Treasure feature. Getting 2 adjacent wilds in a spin triggers it. The free spins go on as long as there is a roaming wild couple on the screen. Moreover, the Magic Wild feature can activate for any walking wild couple, not only for the expanded wilds. When there are no more Walking Wilds on the screen, the free spins end.
NetEnt created an intriguing slot with elaborately connected features and pleasant theme. The Activation Zone, walking wilds and boosters ensure lucrative rounds. If you are into the elven, pixie and magical themes and like the features in Wilderland, give it a try. Use the free demo before you play for real.