Sylvan Spirits slot review
Sylvan Spirits slot by Red Tiger may need a little explanation regarding the theme. For those of you not aware, Sylvan describes things or beings associated with woods or forests and we see them in abundance here with a runestone and trees as the background, fairy tale music and enchanted creatures on the reels. It makes nice subject matter, as many developers have proved in the past, what with IGT's old classic Pixies of The Forest, the decent Kingdoms Rise Forbidden Forest slot by Playtech or the rather juvenile Forest Mania from iSoftBet. So can our bankroll see some fruits from the forest here or will it be condemned to the leaf mulch?
On the reels...
You get 1024-ways to win on Sylvan Spirits slot therefore 5 reels of 4 rows each. Symbols appear single and stacked with the 5-of-a-kind pays very low at 1.5x bet Fox, 1.2x deer, 1x Owl, 0.9x Rabbit and five card runes paying 0.8 down to 0.4x for 5. You have free spins scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 and finally a randomly-applied mega 2x2 Mystic Wild can appear during any spin with a guaranteed win. This Wild has another function too.
When the Mystic Wild appears, any winning symbols involved in wins will add 1x per winning symbol to their respective indicator above the reels. This multiplier will apply to the next win consisting of that symbol. If the next win also involves a Wild, then it's paid at the present multiplier and doesn't reset, but adds the new winning symbols total to the multiplier for next time.
Once the 3 scatters have landed on the odd reels, the game selects an amount of free games, usually at least 10. During these you won't see more Wilds but now all wins regardless of Wilds add to the count and the multipliers don't reset when used, only increase to a maximum of 99x for each symbol. To help you more, you get tumbling reels now with winning symbols removed and replaced from above. Red Tiger tell us 7,500x is possible.
Sylvan Spirits slot has a 95.77% RTP and to be fair it looks and sounds very good, with the mechanic being taken in part from their Da Vinci's Mystery Super Lines slot. The base game is hard to win big in, and the feature also hard to trigger which is a shame as that's where the potential and excitement is, but that's high volatility for you. The game is thus neither here nor there, so I would say if you like this mechanic, stick to the Da Vinci version...