If you had one wish, what would you wish for? We know what we would wish for; a video slot machine which offered up some free games with special wild icons. Luckily, our wish has been granted by Reel Time Gaming, who have created a 5-reel, 10-payline slot which offers exactly that.
Wishing Well is not just about giving punters the chance to win with its special symbols, however. That is because the game by the Australian software company has a bewitching theme that is centred around the mysterious world of sorcery, making it an ideal option for bettors who have an interest in the dark arts.
If witchcraft and wizardry is your thing, then this Reel Time Gaming slot machine will be right up your street. That is because Wishing Well is themed on the world of occult sorcery, centred around a mysterious wizard character who is concocting a concoction with some of the props that also appear on the 5 reels of the game. Those ingredients include toadstool mushrooms and various vials of colourful liquids, all of which we are certain will make up a powerfully noxious potion.
Visually, this video slot machine is suitably dark and shady with a dark navy game screen and plenty of purple images to give a magic atmosphere to the reels. However, the game is far from being up to the same standard of other contemporary game-studios with icons that are shown as simple two-dimensional illustrations. However, this game does feature some captivating spinning moments thanks to a couple of bonus symbols.
The bonus potential of this slot machine is delivered courtesy of the titular wishing well symbol – depicted by a hole in the ground with a pool of magical blue liquid. This icon acts as the game's wild symbol, meaning that it will help spinners to complete wins by replacing all other images on the reels. What's more, this magical well symbol will play as a scatter icon, awarding total bet wins worth 2x, 20x and 200x whenever three, four or five appear in any position on the reels.
Should three or more of these wild scatter symbols show up, 10 free games will be awarded. During these free spins, a random symbol will turn into a “special symbol”, which basically means that it will become a wild icon which expands to cover all of the positions on the reel when it appears.
This slot machine by Reel Time Gaming offers a fairly decent spread of betting options. That is because spinners can opt to activate anywhere between 1 and 10 paylines with the following wagering options per line: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50 and 1.00 credits. So, there are plenty of different stake permutations on offer for players of all experience levels to get the most out of the game.
With the stakes in place, players can begin to spin the reels and hope that they can line up any of the prize-winning sequences in the table below:Symbol Two on a payline Three on a payline Four on a payline Five on a payline 10 No win 5x 25x 100x J No win 5x 25x 100x Q No win 5x 25x 100x K No win 5x 40x 150x A No win 5x 40x 150x Blue potion 5x 30x 100x 750x Toadstool 5x 30x 100x 750x Green potion 5x 50x 500x 2,000x Wizard 10x 100x 1,000x 5,000x
Those multiplier values will be applied to the value of the bet per line. So, with a maximum line wager of 1 credit, punters can hope to win a maximum base game jackpot worth 5,000 coins, which is not a bad return at all.
Jackpot winning spins are not going to come around with every spin of the reels. But there is still an opportunity for bettors to rack up some big wins even when they spin a low value combination of symbols. That is thanks to a simple gamble game which asks punters to guess whether a playing card is red or black. This 50/50 gamble will double the value of the wins from the qualifying spins if players make the right guess. However, if the gamble is unsuccessful, the prize from the previous spin will be lost.
It has to be said that Wishing Well is fairly bog-standard when compared to some other modern slot machines that are being released. The graphics don't offer anything particularly new or innovative and the bonus features are quite predictable with free spins and wild wins. Nonetheless, if you are into the dark arts, then this occult themed slot is sure to provide some worthwhile spinning entertainment.