Free Wilhelm Tell slot
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Wilhelm Tell slot has a pretty obvious reference to the famous Swiss legend from medieval times known to the English speaker as William Tell. Therefore it comes as no surprise that our reels sit over a Swiss chalet set in the Alp mountains and Rossini's classical William Tell overture from 1829 provides our soundtrack too. All very genteel plus the appearance is a little more advanced than Netent's legend-themed equivalents of Robin Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Mirror Mirror. So will his arrow split the proverbial apple or go off target and assassinate our bankroll instead?
Wilhelm Tell was a simple man and we have quite a simple slot here. There are 20 paying lines over a standard grid of 5 reels of 3 rows each and single symbols of which there are two groups of 3 character icons and four card suits. The 5-of-a-kind pays are Gessler the Tyrant at 7.5x bet, William Tell 6x, Knight Guard 5x with the four card suits paying 2.5x down to 1x for a full line. There are scatters on all reels but the final and best symbol is the Wild which nudges, or expands, if it can form a win and appears on all 5 reels in the form of Tell's terrifed son Walter who is tied up with the apple balanced upon his head!
You trigger these with any 3 or more scatters and get the same bonus regardless of how may appear, but should you land all five then a handsome 500x bet is yours before you begin. There aren't any retriggers and the bonus is simple - you choose from 10 spins at 5x multiplier, 5 spins at 10x multiplier or 1 spin at 50x multiplier. A full screen of Wilds pays only 150x bet so the base game volatility is low with little potential but Yggdrasil proudly inform us that 7500x bet is possible. So you can choose just the one free spin at 50x multiplier and hope a full screen of Wilds appears. Yeah right, Yggdrasil.
Wilhelm Tell slot looks and sounds good and if you like your gentle real classical music by Rossini them I'm sure it will divert your attention from the limitations of the slot mechanic. You do though get a very high RTP at 97.00% and thus can safely assume you'll get some play time for your cash. Realistically no player will be waiting for the free games and then take just 1, so the 7500x bet claim is really pie in the sky. Like Wilhelm Tell, you'll need one very well-aimed shot to come out on top here...