Inside a Fairy Tale
With 3 different locations, an original moving wild bonus, free spins and plenty of character, Geppetto’s Toy Shop has a lot to offer – not to mention a fully 3D and animated environment. Check it all out in our complete review of Geppetto’s Toy Shop….
Visually speaking, Geppetto’s Toy Shop is clearly inspired by the Disney movie that popularised the story. The action is primarily taking place inside Geppetto’s workshop, with shelves full of toys and machines covering the walls. Geppetto and Pinocchio himself are always watching over the players, as 2 fully animated 3D characters framing the reels.
As always with Nucleus Gaming creations, Geppetto’s Toy Shop is offering players a dynamic and original 3D environment to explore, spin after spin. The entire background will even change according to your actions on the reels, as we will see later on.
Choose Your Next Move Carefully
Geppetto’s Toy Shop is based on 5 reels with 15 paylines and a betting range that goes from 15 to 75 credits. The command bar located immediately under the reels will help you choose a wager in terms of credits and real money. The classic bet max and autoplay shortcuts are available as well, with a double-up mini game ready to increase your latest payout. Use this option if you feel confident enough to win the coin flip.
The basic paytable of Geppetto’s Toy Shop contains both the usual card icons and some more original symbols such as clocks, woodworking tools and Pinocchio himself, with a top prize set at 500 times your current line bet. In terms of variance, Geppetto’s Toy Shop proves to be rather average and gives players equal chances to win big or small prizes at any time during the game. But the really exciting features are yet to come.
Becoming a Real Boy
Geppetto’s Toy Shop is relying on several collectible symbols to unlock extra features and stages in the game. Collecting 5 boy symbols, for instance, can unlock the Real Boy game mode, which can boost your chances to score big wins during the game. In the same way, collecting enough books or wagons will eventually take you to the classroom and stage levels.
The workshop, classroom and stage level have their own wandering wild scroll. This special symbol can appear under specific circumstances to replace the other icons on the reels and trigger free spins until it disappears. The little fairy might also trigger extra free spins when you are close to a big win at any time during the game.
A Famous Story with Few Slot Game Versions
Geppetto’s Toy Shop is really quite unique in terms of bonus features, making it a little tough to find an exact clone on the slot game market – which is also good news for players looking for a very original game.
As far as the base story is concerned, one obvious equivalent that we can mention here is Pinocchio’s Fortune from 2 by 2, a slot game with 30 paylines and up to 12 free spins to win at once, making it a little more ambitious than Geppetto’s Toy Shop on certain aspects.
A Complex Game with Plenty of Surprises
Geppetto’s Toy Shop has some really good arguments in its favour, starting with three different and dynamic universes, the fun wandering wild feature and some very decent prizes to grab.
We did think that Geppetto’s Toy Shop was a little complex to grasp at first, which means that you should definitely check out the paytable and help menu to familiarise yourself with the rules before you start spinning the reels.