Wilhelm Tell Slot

Based on the crossbow-wielding Swiss folk hero Wilhelm Tell (William to English speakers) is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot game from Yggdrasil Gaming. Well designed as usual, it comes with some interesting extras including nudging wilds and a bonus round where you choose from 1, 50 or 10 free spins with a multiplier of 50x, 10x or 5x. Play on all devices from between 10p and £50 per spin.

Wilhelm’s son Walter, complete with an apple perched on his head ready to be shot, is the wild. These wilds substitute for all of the standard symbols and spin in 3-high stacks. If a wild lands and an expansion would lead to the creation of a winning combination, it nudges to fill the rest of the reel – this is known as the Wild Nudge feature.

The main extra here is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin. After a payout of 2, 20 or 500 times your total stake, you’ll be offered the pick of 3 free spin and multiplier combinations. The options are:

  • 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier
  • 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier
  • 1 free spin with a 50x multiplier

As usual for an Yggdrasil Gaming slot game, the design here is terrific. The bright and glossy visuals are superbly realised and the classical soundtrack is an ideal match. Rossini’s Thieving Magpie in the base game and the William Tell Overture in the Free Spins feature should get you humming along.

The range of extras isn’t massive but the expanding wilds keep the action ticking over in the base game. As for the Free Spins feature, the choice is yours. Gamble with the 50x multiplier or play it safe with the 5x boost. If you get a screen full of wilds with the 50x multiplier, you’ll win 7,500 times your stake!

We found the variance here to be pretty low. The RTP is a high 97% so you should get plenty of play for your investment. This slot game version of the famous folk tale is nicely done. If you’re after a simple title that looks and sounds great, then consider taking a shot at Wilhelm Tell. You can also play other great Yggdrasil Gaming games like Dwarf Mine and Wolf Hunters.