If the thought of meeting three sexy witches who can show can reward you with riches leaves you spellbound - then it's time to spin the reels of the super slot Witch Pickings.
Nextgen Gaming have definitely thrown plenty of thought into the creative cauldron in producing this fun 5 reel and 25 pay-line slot, and the fairy-tale land backdrop and transparent reel are extremely aesthetically pleasing – but not as aesthetically pleasing as the sexy red, green and blue witches who look more like cat-walk models than cat-loving hags. What really sets this game apart though is the fantastic Witches Bonus in which you can enjoy choosing from 9 different Feature Games.
The Witches Bonus is triggered by the appearance of 3 or more 3-Witch Scatter Symbols, and these will trigger 5 free spins in which you can choose 3 feature games to be active. Each witch offers you 3 features, and you must choose one from each.
The Blue Witch offers you the chance to play Symbols the Same, Symbols Stacked or Symbols Pay. Symbols the Same will see all Castle, Cauldron, Potion Bottle or Cat Pendant Symbols randomly change to become just one of those symbols to increase your winning chances. In Symbols Stacked, one of the 4 symbols will be chosen at random and will then appear stacked, whilst in Symbols Pay each symbol of the randomly chosen symbol will pay a set amount ranging from 25 to 500 coins.
The Red Witch will wave her wand to allow you to play Expanding Wilds, Extra Wilds or Wild Multipliers. In Expanding Wilds, all Wild Crystal Balls that appear will expand to cover an entire reel, whilst in Extra Wilds you will receive extra wilds on the reels on every spin. Choose Wild Multipliers and prizes could be multiplied by 2x to 10x.
Meanwhile the Green Witch, with her lovely long red-hair and knee-length boots, will offer you the chance to play All Wins Multiplied, Pays Both Ways and Extra Free Spins. Choose All Wins Multiplied and your wins will be multiplied by 2x to 5x, whilst Pays Both Ways mean prize lines will pay left-to-right and right-to-left. Or why not choose to play 5 Extra Free Spins.
Hitting a few Wild Crystal Balls before you play the Witches Bonus may allow you to see what feature games you should pick but, if not, you'll still enjoy the way they can see where they could substitute for other symbols and make you more winning combos. 5 Crystal Balls on a pay-line will even win you 1,000 coins.
Scattered Witch Symbols also have another function, and 2, 3, 4 or 5 Symbols will respectively win you 50x, 100x, 250x and 625x your total-bet. You can choose total-bets ranging from 0.01 coins up to 80 coins per spin.
Prizes during normal spins are awarded for lining-up 3 to 5 symbols, with Cauldrons paying up to 800 coins, Cauldrons paying up to 600 coins, Potion Bottles up to 500 coins, Cat Pendants up to 400 coins, and Poker Symbols up to 200 coins.
Nextgen Gaming like to create slots that they think are paving the way to a new generation of slot games and slot lovers – and, if they’re all as good as this one, I can’t wait to see how good the next ones are – and the Witches Bonus will leave you spellbound!