Enchanted Woods is an original and enticing new slot from MicroGaming. Featuring on the reels you’ll find a series of characters who look like they’ve come straight out of a fairy tale. Three of these characters are waif-like fairies, while a goblin, a dwarf and a leprechaun also appear. The impressive design work gives this slot an immersive feel.
This game plays very differently from many other 5-reel games as you have just a single win line. The symbols pay as scatter wins too, meaning you can land three or more symbols in any position on the line to grab a pay-out. You’ll also have a delightful second opportunity to win after every spin too. Toads enter the fray too as the bonus symbols in the game’s feature.
This fairy-tale inspired slot plays out on five reels but is unusual in the fact that there is just a single win line. This line works differently in Enchanted Woods however. You’ll win as you would with a scatter symbol. Wins come from landing matching symbols 3, 4 or 5 times on the win line, but these can be in any order. For example, matching symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 pay out exactly the same as matching symbols on reels 1, 4 and 5.
After each spin you’ll have a second chance. You’ll have the option of holding any or all of the reels and the non-held reels will simply spin again. The reels will be assessed after the second spin and any wins paid out.
The highest paying symbol in the game is a blue-skinned fairy with green hair. This character looks poignant in a sitting position and has a top prize of 70 coins – this awarded for the maximum 5 symbols. A translucent orange fairy is next on the pay table, worth 60 coins, while a green skinned male fairy pays 50 coins. The leprechaun, the dwarf and the final blue fairy pay 30, 15 and 15 coins respectively. The standard symbols are completed by a toadstool and a goblin which each pay 10 coins.
The wild symbol is represented by a purple coloured female fairy who sits on a swing. This wild symbol will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the bonus symbol. The purple fairy only makes an appearance on reels 2 and 4 and just like any other symbol, can be held in place after the initial spin.
The final symbol in the game is a green toad. This toad looks slightly confused as it stares out from the reels, although this might be due to the fact that it has the top of a toadstool sat on its head as a hat. Land 2 or more of these bonus symbols and you’ll win an immediate cash prize. Two wins you your stake back, rising to 10x your stake for the maximum 5.
Landing 3 or more bonus symbols will also see you enter the bonus feature. This will take you away to a second screen mini game where you are presented with a forest scene, featuring many toads. You’ll pick 3, 4 or 5 (based on the number of scatters used to land the feature) and each will award a prize. The maximum win in this section of the game is 180 coins.
It’s immediately clear that MicroGaming have dedicated a lot of time in making the design of this game as good as possible. With just one win-line, the symbols are much larger than they normally are. Each looks like they have been especially designed for a book. And each has added animation when you land a win. Above and below the reels you’ll see glimpses of the gnarled forest, lit up with an enticing green glow. An atmospheric soundtrack plays throughout which adds both tension and excitement to the game. This is one of the best designed games online.
Your first impression of this MicroGaming designed slot will be a good one and this game never let’s go. You have seriously impressive graphics in play throughout which is only added to by the perfectly fitting soundtrack. The gameplay is completely unique too. With just one win-line and the opportunity to hold, this plays very differently to any other slot. Especially so due to the scatter win format. Throw the bonus game into the mix too and you have a game that is not to be missed. Highly recommended.