If you go down to the woods today, you'll be in for a spinning surprise. The Odd Forest is a new slot machine by Foxium software that will take punters deep into a magical woodland kingdom. It is here that players of the game have the chance to discover some enchanted creatures, not to mention a range of prizes worth up to 1,250 credits.
With 5 reels and 50 paylines, it is safe to say that this is a low variance video slot. That means that there are plenty of little winning combinations to be foraged in this forest-themed slot. Punters will also be given the chance to boost their balances with an abundant range of bonus gameplay features, from random wilds in the base game to free spins with special wild icons. Plus, this game promises to take players on a rewarding narrative adventure with its Fairy Bonus side game (arachnophobes beware!).
Forests provide the perfect setting for a tale of enchantment and wonder. From the dense and often sentient forests of Tolkein's Middle Earth to the Forbidden Forest that lay adjacent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, woodland settings are perfect places for the imagination to run riot with notions of otherworldly beings and strange creatures. They can be dark, threatening and full of mysteries that are best left uncovered while they can also offer safe-haven from the elements with their hidden marvels of natural beauty. Or, like this slot machine would have us believe, forest can just be plain odd.
The Odd Forest invites players into a wooded domicile that is – ostensibly – safe and welcoming. The reel icons include a gang of somewhat gruesome-looking but ultimately harmless goblin-like creatures as well as beautiful rustic princess, adorned with the finest drapery that the woodland high-street has to offer! The game's graphics are bold and eye-catching, taking after a children's cartoon movie to give punters a sense of security within the dark, dense thicket.
This low volatility slot machine presents an abundance of winning opportunities, although it has to be said that the overall value of the prizes on offer aren't particularly mind blowing. The wins begin with a 3x line bet multiplier that will be awarded whenever three matching 10 icons align on one of the paylines.
Of course, the bigger returns are to be found whenever five matching symbols align, with five of the same goblin characters offering a range of line bet prizes from 70x to 125x. After that, five princess icons will award a 250x line bet multiplier followed by a 500x line bet jackpot for five “Wild” symbols. Not only will the wild symbol pay the biggest base game prizes, but it will also help spinners to complete wins by substituting for any normal paying icon wherever a win is possible.
This slot machine has 50 permanently fixed paylines, meaning that punters simply have to select their total bet from a range of options beginning at the minimum of 0.50 to the maximum of 125.00 credits.
Not all is as it seems in The Odd Forest. The enchanting forest themed slot machine offers a number of special gameplay features, all of which could help players to boost their wins. But they are by no means a stroll in the park...
First of all, there is a random wild feature in which players can make the most of between 3 – 6 extra wild symbols during the base game of the slot machine. Players can also make the most of a round of free spins whenever a magical tree symbol appears on the reels in any position. The number of free spins and the special wild icon involved during the feature depends on which magic orb you choose. The possibilities are as follows:
That all sounds fairly nice and enjoyable, doesn't it? Well, just wait until you hear about the game's Fairy Bonus side game. This feature is triggered by 3 scattered fairy icons, taking players on a treacherous adventure through three stages in which they can collect prizes in a series of pick 'em style games. If you make it all the way to the end, then you will come face to face with some giant winning potential. Oh, but you will have to fight a giant spider to get your hands on the prize!
The Odd Forest is an online slot machine that is full of surprises. The game is set in a magical forest world which, admittedly, isn't the most original of setting in the world of slot machines. However, this low volatility game is full of unique and exciting bonus gameplay elements that will keep many spinners bewitched for a good amount of spins.