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New Online Casino Game: Wild Tome of the Woods
One of the most exciting new online casino games to hit Aussie online casinos in a while is finally available. Quickspin released Wild Tome of the Woods on September 10.
Quickspin has been waiting to release Wild Tome of the Woods for weeks. The Playtech subsidiary and Swedish slot specialist released interviews with the producer and lead FX artist for the game in the weeks leading up to its debut.
This is Quickspin’s 10th slot release of 2019.
Behind the Scenes
Nearly a month before Wild Tome of the Woods was available for Aussie players, Quickspin released the first preview of the game.
Producer Bjarne Gronnevik discussed the extensive process of developing the characters and their backstories for the game. He noted, “The main creative drive behind the game was to create a delightful place with a fun ambiance – a relaxing world that you would happily sit down and enjoy spending some time in.”
Michael Spinks, the lead artist and FX artist for Wild Tome of the Woods, discussed a bit of his creative process as well. He reiterated that the game needed to have a “fun and happy feeling” with as much personality as possible.
Spinks’ idea was to make the setting for the game a bit like a magical Sherwood Forest. He used several different types of software to come up with the right mix of graphics and detail.
In the end, Spinks said he loved the book – the tome itself – most of all. “I really enjoy seeing the book burst open and flick through the pages.”
Wild Tome of the Woods Basics
This is a game that needs to be played to truly capture the entire experience.
The game is set in a lush oak forest, with yellow sunbeams filtering through the treetops. The scene is mostly dark, but the tome brightens the entire forest when it shines.
Birds chirp and woodpeckers peck over the subtle, soothing music that serves as the soundtrack. And the triangle instrument creates a magical feel to it all.
Striving to be different, Wild Tome of the Woods provides a 6-reel game with 26 bet lines. The 4×6 sets of symbols take over most of the screen and welcome players right into the action. And with a maximum win of 1,000x the original bet, players will want to stay as close to the reels as possible.
The theoretical payout is 96.28%.
Payouts for Wild Tome of the Woods
There are a number of symbols in this game. The payouts listed here are based on the lowest bet possible, which is $0.10 per spin. And these payouts are for six symbols on a bet line.
- Gold wild box = $2.00
- Owl = $1.60
- Fox = 1.00
- Newt = $0.50
- Red potion bottle = $0.30
- Orange potion bottle = $0.30
- Green potion bottle = $0.20
The lowest bet is $0.10 per spin. This can increase to $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $10.00, $12.50, $25.00, and $50.00. The max bet is $100.00 per spin.
Wild Tome of the Woods Features
When gameplay begins, there is one main symbol to watch for – the tome.
When the Wild Tome appears on any reel, it opens, a bright light emits from it, and the pages open to reveal a symbol that matches one of the symbols on the screen. All of those symbols then turn into wilds. The final wild may transform into another Wild Tome, which enables the creation of more wilds to substitute for yet another symbol.
The ultimate goal is to fill the entire grid with wilds, and that pays the maximum win of 1000x the bet.
The other thing to watch for during gameplay is stacked reels. When a reel with stacked symbols hits one after the other, the spins become more dramatic with an attempt to pack the wins onto each reel.
Unfortunately, there are no bonus rounds or free spins in Wild Tome of the Woods. There are no alternate screens or bonus capabilities beyond the 4×6 set of symbols.
More About Wild Tome of the Woods
The game is designed to be simple and appealing to a wide range of pokies players.
While many experienced online casino fans might expect bonus rounds and free spins, some players look for a pleasant experience with good slot variance. This is for the latter.
Quickspin Chief Product Officer Erik Gullstrand called Wild Tome of the Woods a “super fun one-of-a-kind adventure” with broad appeal.
CRM Head Herbert Paradis mentioned the option for online casino operators to add an extra level of engagement. This gives players the chance for an armoured spinion to explore the magical forest and take on game challenges.