Magic geeks and fairy lovers everywhere will love Woodlanders. For one thing, this slot is designed by one of the industry's best developers. BetSoft has one of the most popular software developers in the world of slots, period. I've never been disappointed by a Betsoft game, which cannot be said for every slot developing brand out there. This game is played with 50 pay lines, and the slot design itself is remarkable to say the least. The game grid is played against a magical fairy forest. In the background little mini fairy cottages can be seen scattered about. There are tiny mushrooms and tons of gorgeous greenery. All of the detail put into the art was fantastic. Sometimes with fairy-based slots the artwork can look a little cheap, or it'll remind me of Myspace graphic art from 2007. Somehow, BetSoft has designed one of the most stunning fairy folklore themed games I've ever seen.
There is nine symbols total to play with in this game, and what is unusual about this slot is I noticed they didn't include the classic low paying card symbols. Instead, the low paying symbols are represented by cute symbols like flowers, mushrooms and acorns. These low paying symbols pay up to 1.6x your bet when you activate a combination of five of a kind.
if you're wondering about the medium paying symbols, they pay up to 3.2x your bet and are displayed as three small faeries. The highest paying symbols are the other two fairies, which pay out 5x your bet combinations. These are the regular paying symbols, so bare in mind none of these symbols activate special features. Instead, if you're interested most in the special features, look for the Door Mystery symbols, the Book Wild symbols and the Flute Scatter symbols.
The Book Wilds only appear on the middle three reels, and like most wilds can substitute for any higher paying symbols to form winning combinations. These also carry multipliers worth 5x your bet, so they become multiplying wilds depending. If you manage to trigger a line of wilds with win multipliers, the win multipliers will multiply each other!
The door master symbols appear as Stacked Mystery Symbols, which will be seen on any reel. These symbols will reveal matching symbols once the reels stop spinning. If you manage to land three flute scatter symbols, you'll trigger the free spins feature, and you'll be automatically rewarded a set of 10 free spins! When free spins rounds are active, all book wilds are sticky. So these symbols won't vanish from the board until that feature has ceased. If you don't want to wait to land Flute Scatters to activate the free spin rounds, there is a Buy Feature that allows you to purchase your way to free spins round for 57x your bet. In conclusion, I loved this game! I'd recommend it to anyone interested in fantasy themes.