Wonder Woods online slot is another exciting collaboration from Microgaming and Just for the Win. The slot feels casual in both its theme and gameplay. Opaque reels allow a magical forest background to dominate your field of vision. Everything from the background to the individual symbols is vividly rendered in Just for the Win’s trademark style. The classic slot symbols have been revamped and given a bright, 3D treatment to create an overall, delightful appearance. There are no definitive thematic hallmarks, making the intention of the design a little vague. The gameplay is fairly basic, with wilds, free spins and sticky mystery symbols combining to give you a winning chance.
The mystery symbol acts as a kind of alternative wild. When these symbols randomly appear on the reels, they can transform into any game symbol except the scatter, potentially increasing your chance to form winning combinations. All mystery symbols will turn into the same symbol type when they are revealed.
If 3, 4, or 5 scatters land on the reels, you will get 8, 10, or 12 free spins respectively. Mystery symbols that appear during free spins become sticky symbols, staying on the reels for the duration of the free spins round. If you fill an entire reel with mystery symbols, the reel changes into a sticky wild reel until your free spins are exhausted. Covering all the reels with sticky wilds gives you your shot at the game’s top payout.
Wonder woods online slot is fun to look at, but that’s more or less the only place where this title stands out. Graphics and an enjoyable soundtrack aside, the slot does not offer much in the way of exciting or novel features. The base game could have been an exciting affair, with mystery symbols landing fairly often, thanks to the slot’s medium volatility, but they often come up short, turning into symbols that don’t help you with winning combos. The game’s saving grace is the sticky mystery symbol / sticky wild reel feature that activates during free spins, where you have a chance to win 400x your stake.
This alone isn’t enough to make the game feel exciting enough to make it memorable, unfortunately. Wonder woods may appeal to some casual gamers looking to kill some time, but even within that segment, you are likely to find slots that offer more in the way of excitement and reward.