Wild Witches Slot Game
Wild Witches is another original online slot from NetEnt which stands out due to the original use of the wild symbol. You’ll probably have also picked up from the title that the game features a series of witches, these ‘delightful’ creatures come in a variety of colorful costumes. I have to note that witches seem to have become more attractive than I remember them! Multipliers are everywhere when playing Wild Witches, these are applied whenever you land a win with a wild and throughout the free spins feature.
How to Win on Wild Witches
The highest paying symbols are the six witches which come in dark blue, green, a lighter blue, orange, purple and pink, with top prizes of 750, 500, 500, 250, 250 and 200 coins respectively. These witches are joined by a confused looking frog, a gnarled root, a rat in a hat, a green potion and an eye in a jar – which make up the bulk of the (smaller) wins.
It is the wild symbols that really set this game apart. On reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 you’ll find the wild symbol represented by a book and a skull, a feather sticking out of one of the skull’s eyes. Any wins achieved using this wild will be the subject of a 2x multiplier. The wild on reel 3 is very similar to the wilds elsewhere, the only difference in fact being that the skull and feather are gold in color. This is known as a ‘Witchy Wild’ and will double the payout again to 4x the win amount.
The combinations of the wild symbols are also the highest paying in the game. Land standard wilds on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 and the witchy wild on reel 3 all in a row on a win line pays out a large 10,000-coin prize, while even just four in a row pays 2,500 coins (still huge when you consider the top payout for any other symbol is 750 coins for 5 of a kind).
Added Multiplier in the Wild Witches Feature Round
The final symbol is the scatter and this shows a cauldron with green bubbles coming out of the top. Land two or more scatters and you’ll win an instant prize, starting at double your bet size ranging up to a 500x your bet size for 5 scatters. Land three or more scatters and you’ll also enter the free spins feature, where you’ll earn 10, 20 or 30 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively.
On every free spin, you’ll find a 3x multiplier in place. This multiplier can become huge, as these can work in combination with the multipliers already awarded by the wild symbols. Want more good news? The free spins feature can be re-triggered, meaning additional free spins will simply be added to the total.
Spooky Forest Design
Wild Witches is framed by ancient, twisted wood, while reeds wind themselves down between the reel dividers. The slot has a dark backdrop, while all of the cartoon style symbols are designed in rich colors. The only small criticism of the slot is the fact that it can look a little too crowded at times. The element of humor in the design certainly adds to the appeal. The accompanying sound is perfect, with atmospheric noises throughout and loud effects when you land a win.
You can opt to play the full number (and default) of 20 win lines, or if you want your dollar to go further you can play any number between 1 and 20. You can also change the bet level to between 1 and 4 and the coin value from between 1c up to $1. Handy options such as sound settings and auto play are also available.
Having wilds which also award multipliers isn’t new, though having two different (but similar) wilds which award separate multipliers is certainly different. This makes for a game where you’ll be looking at the middle reel during every spin, hoping for that wild to land and that large payout to head your way. This becomes even more important during the feature, when the impressive 3x multiplier is also applied!