A furry sprite called Poa guides you through the flora and fauna on offer in Wishwood. Hidden treasures can be found among the camouflage courtesy of a series of base game extras. Look out for the Mystery Picker that can appear on any winless base game spin and award 1 of 3 extras:
- Wispy Wilds feature - up to 4 wild symbols can appear on each reel. A new payout is made with the wilds in place.
- Magic Multipliers feature - 3 or 4 multipliers worth 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x are added to the reels. These are combined and applied to any appropriate line wins.
- Bonus Climb - as well as via the Mystery Picker, you can also trigger the Bonus Climb by landing the bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. Land 2 and Poa can appear to kick the third into place.
You’ll then spin a wheel to see how high up a tree Poa will climb. Keep spinning the wheel. The higher Poa goes, the bigger the rewards on offer. Reach the top branch and you’ll trigger 1 of the these 3 features:
- Amber Wilds Bonus feature - here you’ll be awarded 7 free spins. Any wilds that land that don’t form part of a winning combination are held until they are part of a winner.
- Enchanted Wilds Bonus feature - 5 free spins are awarded here. Wisps fill circles which can turn animal symbols wild. If you manage to turn all 3 animals wild, you’ll get 5 extra free spins when you fill the next circle accumulator. Get on a roll here and you could get 25 free spins.
- Top of the Tree Bonus feature - 8 free spins are on offer. Before they begin, choose a symbol. This will become the special expanding symbol, spreading both vertically and horizontally.
There’s also a Tangle Symbol bonus which triggers the Tangle Symbol feature at random in the base game. It’s the equivalent of a streak spin where re-spins continue as long as matching symbols join the cluster.
We’ve not been overly impressed with the look of some IGT slot games but this is one of the developer’s better efforts. The woodland scene is nicely realised and the squirrels, owls and butterflies are well drawn. The setting in this forest may look tranquil and gentle. Don’t be fooled though. This is an extremely volatile title - expect lengthy down spells punctuated by the occasional big score.
If you enjoy highly volatile action and the nature theme then an expedition into Wishwood is well worth making. I also recommend you try Pixie Wings by Pragmatic Play.