If You Go down to the Woods Today…
This isn’t the first slot machine to exhibit an enchanted fairy tale woodland. It isn’t even the first slot machine to be called “Magic Forest”, for that matter. But this Playson slot is well worth a spin thanks to a very impressive aesthetic display which is sure to bewitch any punter who has a keen sense of wonder and imagination.
Like any good fairy tale story should, this slot machine presents a mixture of light and dark elements to create a world of wonder with a slightly spooky undertone. The whole game screen emulates this perfectly by showing a foreground of cute and harmless forest features such as toadstools, beetles and flowers, while the background disappears into a dark and uninviting maze of shadowy trees.
Even the reel symbols themselves aren’t all friendly in appearance. Yes, there is a beautiful white unicorn and a magnificent griffin creature as well as the bewitching pixie elf character. However, there is a somewhat creepy leprechaun character who looks more like something out of a cult horror movie than a benevolent gold giving elf.
Pot O’ Gold
That leprechaun character may look a bit menacing, but he does bestow players with some special gameplay features. Because, if you find three or more of this little green man in any position on the reels, then you will be treated to 15 free spins with all wins multiplied by 3x. Plus, this scatter icon will pay some total bet multipliers going up to 100x whenever five align in any reel position.
That could potentially return a 40,000-credit prize since the maximum total bet available to play with is 400 credits. In order to place such a hefty wager, spinners will have to activate all 20 paylines and lay down the maximum stake per line of 20 credits. However, more casual players can lower the wagers with other options such as 8, 6, 5, 2, and 1 credits. And if you really want to limit your losses, then you can even play with just 1 single payline. As with most video slot machines, all wins run from left to right and pay out a line bet multiplier. You can check the full payout schedule in the table below:
|Symbol||Two on a payline||Three on a payline||Four on a payline||Five on a payline|
|Four leaf clover||No win||15x||75x||250x|
|Golden coin||No win||20x||100x||500x|
As well as paying the biggest prizes, the pixie elf character symbol is a wild icon. So, whenever she appears on the reels there is a chance that she will substitute for other symbols (excluding the leprechaun scatter) to complete winning sequences.
Play Your Cards Right
Most Playson slot machines feature some sort of gamble game, and Magic Forest is no different. As such, players have the chance to turn any win into an even bigger win, no matter how small the original prize is. To activate the gamble, simply click the button that appears in the bottom right corner of the reels after any winning spin. You will be whisked away to a special side screen with a row of turned over playing cards. Basically, all you have to do is either guess the next card’s colour or suit to double or quadruple the qualifying win respectively.
An Enchanting Game
There are plenty of magical slot machine themes out there in the market, many of which offer much more exciting bonus features than this Playson game. However, this Magic Forest is well worth a spin thanks to its amazingly detailed graphics and completely enchanting atmosphere. Plus, this theme isn’t just about cutesy critters and colourful symbols, but there is also a spooky element to it, making it a good bet for spinners who like their fairy tales on the dark side.