Free Well of Wishes slot
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Well of Wishes slot by Red Tiger has an Irish theme as we can tell by the bed of lucky clover sitting behind the purple reels and also by the fiddle-type music that plays as we open the game. Luckily there's not one rainbow, leprechaun or pint of Guinness in view which makes it more bearable already. Well, far more bearable than Red Tiger's Rainbow Jackpots, Paddy Power Gold Megaways and finally the utterly lamentable Jack in a Pot which are their other games linked to the Emerald Isle. So will this game do well for our bankroll or will we be wishing we'd never clapped eyes on it?
Our game grants us 10 fixed pay lines which only pay as normal from left to right but we do get stacked symbols bar the coins and scatters. The top 5-of-a-kind is either Wild or Rabbit's Tail at 30x bet, Sack 10x, Horseshoe 8x, Clover 6.5x with five card values from 2.5 down to 1.6x. Well of Wishes slot does give us scatters in the form of a Lucky Spins tile on all reels and Wilds are in the form of Gold Coins which may reward you again as we'll see. There aren't any random modifiers.
Your Wilds are collected when they land and you'll see 5 holes to fill with the Gold Coins next to a Wishing Well above the end 3 reels. Once you collect the fifth the Well will choose a symbol on the grid which will turn Wild, if you're lucky it may select 2 symbols. This is how you're most likely to see the top 5-of-a-kind wins.
You need 3 ore more Lucky Spins scatters in view and to help you if one or tow only appear, they'll hold for the next paid spin, giving you another chance to trigger the 10 free games. During these any symbol transformed into a Wild via the Wishing Well remains so for the rest of the free spins, plus you get extra spins equating to the amount of scatters you triggered with, i.e. 3,4 or 5 each time you transform a symbol. You can win some decent totals here as long as those Wild Gold Coins keep coming in.
Well of Wishes slot is pretty basic but gives regular decent wins in the 10-40x range to keep you interested while you wait for the potentially rewarding and exciting but infrequent bonus trigger. You cannot fault the graphics, animations and effects here but the RTP is slightly lower than Red Tiger's usual, at 95.66%. The Wishing Well in the base game can contribute noticeably when it picks out a couple of symbols at once and they are many on the grid, but otherwise is mostly disappointing. You could do much worse though than drop a coin or two in this particular wishing well...