Venture into Whittlewood Forest for an encounter with a reclusive wizard and his friends on the slot from Quickspin. Wild Tome of the Woods is set in medieval Northamptonshire, bringing to life a tale of quirky animals, wonky trees and magic potions. The wizard’s magic book will turn things on the reels into golden wilds in the Wild Tome feature that can lead to wins of up 1,000 times your bet in a single spin.
Wild Tome of the Woods is a video slot with five reels, four rows and an unusual 26 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile device, you can bet from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (4/5) with an overall RTP of 96.28% of which 51.23% is assigned to the wild feature.
The gameplay takes place in the former medieval hunting ground Whittlewood Forest where the wizard Tom lives. Called Middy, short for Midas, by his friends, he nurtures a life-long obsession of trying to turn things into gold. So far, he’s failed and instead, his magic tome (book) has started to turn random things around it into gold.
This causes all kinds of problems, so the wizard and his friends, the half frog/half newt Crikey, the cat Sir Whiskers III. and the posh owl from Oxford named Eleanor, are trying to put a stop to it. Together, they dominate the frameless game window with the forest in the background. A relaxing soundtrack with chirping birds and typical forest noises goes into dramatic crescendos when the Wild Tome lands on the reels.
All pay symbols can appear super stacked at all times. They start at the low end with three magic potions in green, orange and red colours, awarding 2x to 3x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by the frog, the fox and the owl. Hit five on a line to win 4x to 16x your bet.
The magic Tome will trigger the single feature on this slot. The generated wild symbols are a golden tile marked with the word itself and also the top payer with 20x your stake when five land on a line.
There is no free spin feature or bonus game on this slot. Instead, you must rely on hitting one or more Tome symbols on a spin as it will trigger the Wild Tome feature. Each Tome will select one of the other characters or potions on the reels and turn all in view and itself into wild symbols.
A transformed wild can randomly turn into another Tome, retriggering the process with another symbol on the reels being turned into wild symbols. This can carry on, setting off a chain reaction until you have converted the entire reel grid into wilds, at which point the game will pay an All Wilds Win of 1,000 times your bet.
Wild Tome of the Woods is a simple yet fast-paced and volatile slot that will keep you on your toes on every spin. The Wild Tome feature has such a high hit rate that we almost didn’t miss a free spin feature. However, the question is then always as to whether it will lead to a chain reaction with multiple wild transformations and a big win. While that won’t happen on each occasion it surely got suspenseful once the screen started filling up with wilds.
Overall, the slot feels like a summer creation that will keep you playing for a long time but won’t excite you too often with mega wins. We scored a few 50x to 150x bet wins in our test runs, which is a good indication as to what can be expected.