You'll get your first glimpse of the Woodlanders when you load the game, and the captivating and magical setting suggests that's where the theme is going to go too. We'll introduce all the features and delights in the game as we go through our review, so you can expect to pick up all the facts about Woodlanders shortly.
Who created this slot?
This is another fresh game from the brains at Betsoft.
This means we will get a demo to try first
And we've tried it too, so you can expect to get an accurate review of the game as we press on through this report.
The theme is obvious once you've loaded the game
And even before you reach that stage, as the loading screen reveals you're in a forest. The game itself has plenty of fairies on the reels, mostly wearing toothy grins, so it looks as if we're in a fairy forest. They're known as the Woodlanders, we guess.
A bright and magical design
The design does bring lots of great colors onto the reels. Expect some sparkling toadstools and pretty flowers and acorns as you play. There are other things to look for too, but the fairies take center stage, as you'd expect them to.
Let's get underway with Woodlanders to find out more
We have a few facts to share with you here. Firstly, the slot has five reels, but they take on a different format to what you might expect. They offer a 3-4-4-4-3 formation this time around. You won't see any progressive jackpots dotted around the reels, but there is a lot happening on the reels, so you may soon forget about them.
There is a wild in this game, shown as a book with a face on the front. It looks like a tree sprite of some kind. This will substitute for everything apart from the bonus symbol and the door symbol. The wilds can land on the middle three reels of the game. It looks like the wilds also carry a mystery multiplier of between 1x and 5x.
How many paylines has Betsoft included in Woodlanders?
This one fits in an impressive collection of 50 paylines, so if you like your slots to have more than the average 10, 20, or 25, this one hits the spot on that note.
Bets to choose from in Woodlanders
The cheapest wager is 25 cents, which we think is great considering we have 50 lines to bet on. You can also sort through various other wagers, with the highest of those being $93.75.
The paytable is simple to locate
Look for the info icon just above your balance for the game. One click or tap and you're through to check out the table. Be aware that prizes are written according to your chosen bet, so be sure and confirm that is at the correct level before viewing the table.
Bonus features to look out for in the forest
The game includes stacked mystery symbols, which can arrive on any reel during a spin. Once the spin finishes, all visible stacked mystery icons on a reel transform into the same symbol before pays are granted. The mystery symbol is shown as a door. If you land mystery icons on two reels, they could be different, i.e., one symbol on one reel and another on the second reel.
We should also state that the wild multipliers work together when you find them. For instance, if you get a winning line that includes a 2x wild and a 4x wild, they multiply by each other. This means the prize for that line gets an 8x multiplier.
Free spins via the bonus symbol
Find three bonus winged flutes - at least, that's what they look like - and you'll earn 10 free spins. Bonus icons are restricted to the middle three reels. These include sticky wild multiplier symbols, so whenever you land on, it stays in place for the remaining spins. The multipliers for these are random, as with the base game, and go from 1x to 5x per wild.
What's the RTP value for the Woodlanders slot game?
This one hits a good rate, just ticking in over the ideal 96% return to player percentage and reaching 96.06%.
Our rating: How promising is the Woodlanders slot?
The theme is far from original, but as you'd expect from Betsoft, there are a few twists to make it worthwhile. The wild multiplier icons certainly hold some potential, as do the stacked mystery symbols, although you need a little good fortune to get the most out of them. We're rating this one as a 7.5 out of 10 game.
How high does the bet multiplier go for top prize potential?
The loading screens for Betsoft slots typically reveal the best prize you can hope for. In the case of Woodlanders, this is an impressive 3,794x your wager.
Demo play means you'll better understand all the features
This slot certainly packs in a good mix of elements. It won't suit everyone, and we know some will miss the familiar 3D features in their other games. However, it's good to try it first.
Play the real thing at casinos offering Betsoft games
You'll find many casinos offering Betsoft slots, and we expect you'll spot this one among them.
Mobile access is assured
Betsoft doesn't let us down on this count either, as the game works just fine on mobile devices and platforms too.