Castles and Kingdoms
The Wonderheart video slot is a fantasy themed slot machine that was first developed by EGT, and can be found in a number of live casinos already. The interactive division of the company is now porting over a version for online gambling sites, bringing the proven gameplay that gamers have enjoyed over to casinos online. Of course, the live version of this machine only features play for real money, but we expect that the browser-based, no download needed platform on which the virtual machine will appear will include a play for free option, as well as multi-denominational support that will make this suitable for both high rollers and low limit players.
As you would expect given this theming, there are plenty of bright, bold designs on the reels, with everything from beautiful women in ornate costumes to sentient animals and other creates that couldn’t exist in our own world populating this universe. Even the simpler icons are drawn in classic medieval-style fonts that help engage players in this alternate universe. It’s a welcoming display that is light and airy, perfect for a game designed to appeal to a wide range of gamblers.
A Magical Party
The Wonderheart video slot is a five reel game with 20 paylines, set on a standard 3×5 layout. The object of the game, as usual, is to make matches from left to right across your active lines; in this case, the number of lines can change, as gamblers have the option to choose between several options, ranging between 1 and 20 paylines. As mentioned earlier, players can also set the value of their coins, and choose how many coins they wish to play per line.
Smaller wins on this machine are tied to the traditional poker rank symbols, this time ranging from jacks and queens through kings and aces. For larger payouts, you will want to find some more thematic symbols, this time represented by a number of interesting characters that may have been pulled right from Wonderland: a hatter, a talking rabbit, an egg man, and a red queen. The more you manage to hit in a row, the larger the payouts.
Entering the Castle
Those who play Wonderheart will want to pay special attention to the wild symbols, which come in a couple of different varieties. First, there is a beautiful young woman holding a rose, which serves as a standard substitute that can help complete winning paylines. Even more powerful, however, is the split wild that contains both white and red roses. This counts as two separate positions, which can lead to some unexpectedly large wins. This icon appears on every reel except for the first, meaning the longest winning combination is actually nine in a row – with nine consecutive wilds paying 20,000 times the line bet.
You’ll also want to pay attention to the castles, which are this machine’s scatter symbols. Hit three of them on the same spin, and you’ll be treated to seven free spins on which to earn bonus winnings. In addition, the online edition of this game is said to include a gamble feature that will give players the opportunity to risk their earnings after a winning spin for the chance to potentially double the payout if luck is on their side.
The Wonder of it All
Wonderheart by EGT Interactive is a game that is designed to appeal to as many players as possible. This is achieved not only through the use of a broad theme, but also thanks to a lower volatility format that means that casual punters won’t have to endure the long, frustrating losing streaks that can be a part of some casino slot machines. Still, that doesn’t mean that occasional jackpot-like payouts are impossible, as a nine-in-a-row combination (rare though they may be) is guaranteed to make even the greediest gambler go home happy. This has long been one of the more popular titles in EGT’s live collection, and we expect iGaming players to find it entertaining and enjoyable as well.