Adventures in Wonderland Slot Game
A certain lady named Alice is not explicitly mentioned in this Ash Gaming online slot – though there is little doubt about the topic. The Cheshire cat on the reels, tea party bonus game, rabbit hole and even a Mad Hatter character set the scene.
This colorful video slot also has a free spins round, where a white rabbit adds sticky wilds to the reels before you spin. The winning potential is topped off by a progressive jackpot, which you will see ticking upwards above the reels.
20 Win Line Wonderland Setup
While the bonus games are unique – the base setup for this slot is fairly standard. You have a 5 reel by 3 row configuration; which is crossed by 20 win lines. Those lines can be reduced, and there is a lot of flexibility in how much you can bet per line too – from just 1c (20c per spin) and up. There is an auto play option, though curiously nowhere to see how many spins you have remaining in this while it is in use.
Wild symbols show a girl holding a bottle with the words ‘drink me’ written on a label which is attached. This substitutes for all the regular symbols (as usual, not the bonuses / scatters). It also has the biggest individual win, a generous 10,000 coins if you hit 5 on a line. You’ll get 1,000 coins for 4 and 100 coins for 3.
Other high paying symbols are some twins (Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee come to mind), the Cheshire Cat and a caterpillar smoking from a hookah. In this game the playing card symbols are very topical, and each has a character holding them from behind. These make up the smaller regular wins.
There are also 3 bonus symbols on the reels. These are Mad Hatter bonus symbols, white rabbit symbols and a green doorway – which only appears on the middle reel.
3 Character-Full Bonus Games
The doorway bonus is the simplest of the three, and takes place right on the reels. When you hit the green doorway on the middle reel, that symbol expands to fill all 3 spots. Alice can now be seen falling down the rabbit hole, collecting credit prizes as she falls, you can win up to 20x your total spin amount from this feature.
Mad Hatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 trigger what must be the strangest slot bonus game I have encountered. This is the tea party bonus. You see a table with 4 characters; Alice, the March Hare, the Sleepy Door mouse and the Mad Hatter. A teapot floats into view. You click on a character, and the teapot fills their cup. They then drink the tea, slurping as they go with very odd sound effects. You win prizes depending on how long they drink for. Sometimes a character becomes greyed out after drinking, sometimes not. Your bonus continues until they are all greyed out.
You can win up to 1000x your spin amount in this game. What is more, if any of the characters take tea with added sugar – you win the progressive jackpot total shown above the reels.
Free spins are also non-standard. First, there is a screen where the total number of spins you get is decided by an old-style pocket watch. Next, a white rabbit bounces over the reels. This is an important part, as it will deposit wilds on the reels which remain sticky (locked in place) for the duration of the bonus game. You then get the spins, which use a set of reels without bonus symbols, and hopefully those sticky wilds help you to accumulate some bigger wins.
The reels are set within a frame of a lawn and walled garden, with elaborate mauve colored controls beneath. My first impression was that things are crowded. There are a lot of detailed symbols on the reels, making it difficult to spot wins easily. As usual the game will point these out with flashing and lines. Above the reels is the slot logo, with the progressive total in a red LCD type format beneath.
Sounds are as crazy as the theme, with the Mad Hatter bonus symbol repeatedly making very strange noises. There are many small flourishes, for example the ticking watch of the white rabbit.
Things get a little surreal during all of the bonus games. Again, the tea party is the best, with the slurping sounds out of the normal zone for an online slot!
Should You Go Down the Rabbit Hole and Play Adventures in Wonderland?
A definite ‘yes’ for this slot, which is enjoyable, slightly surreal and has some big win potential thrown in. The base game is nothing too exceptional, with familiar characters and wild symbols keeping your interest up. When the 3 bonus games kick in, this slot takes on some real character. You’ll get locking wild free spins, a tea drinking picks game and those random falls down the rabbit hole – all guaranteed to keep you entertained.
About Alice in Wonderland
The original novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was written back in 1865. Most people know that the author was Lewis Carroll – though not so many people know this is a pseudonym. The author was in fact Charles Dodgson, and English mathematician. The characters, concepts and imagery have had a lasting effect, with many terms and ideas entering common culture.
In the famous opening, Alice falls down a rabbit hole (after following a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat). She then finds a bottle with ‘Drink Me’ written on a label – does so and enters a strange adventure. Characters including the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and the Caterpillar then feature as the surreal adventure unfolds.
There have been several movies created based on this story. The most recent production was in 2010, created by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. This big budget production contrasts starkly with the first known movie – a silent production from 1903!