|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Quality visual animations||Might lack substance|
|Wandering Wild that offers Re-spins|
|Re-triggerable free spins feature that awards up to 20 free spins|
|Different coin denominations|
|Can be played on mobile phones|
Where to play?
Through its B2B distribution platform Quickfire powered by Microgaming™, Rabcat Gaming brings you Gnome Wood. It’s a 25 payline, 5 reel medium variance video slot that’s flushed with impressive graphics.
Players can start spinning the reels from 25 pence per spin on PCs or mobile phones. Although Rabcat is a relatively unfamiliar slots developer we started paying more attention to it after the release of Castle Builder. (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/castle-builder-ii-rabcat-slot-review/)
The theme of the game plays off in a ‘Fantastical Forest’. Gnome Wood’s main selling point to players is its wandering wilds and free spins feature with multiplier wins.
Paying symbols on the reels are trees, toadstools, 4 rune-styled symbols, lantern, flower, a book that contains all manner of spells, 2 critters and a cauldron. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the gnome, you’ll pocket 10x your stake if you hit 5 of them at the maximum bet. The game pays a top non-progressive jackpot of 250 coins.
”Rabcat certainly knows how to do pretty, Gnome Wood leaves a heck of a lot to the imagination. Payout wise it’s no slouch especially when those walking wilds pitch.”
The slots offers an average return to player payout percentage (RTP) of 96.1%.
Because the volatility is in the middle somewhere it’s best to play it with a bankroll of at least £150. Reason being you want to gain the most from the game. The maximum bet per spin is £50 making it suitable to high rollers. If you plan on playing for an hour or two use the Auto Play feature, it spins the reels for you up to 1,000 times.
It’s not often you get a slots where the wild overshadows the free spins feature-this is one of those games. So, what makes the wild so special? Aside from substituting symbols adjacent to it (bar the scatter) on the reels, the wild acts as a multiplier doubling all payouts.
When the wild pitches it triggers the ‘Wandering Wild‘ feature, a re-spin will be given when the wilds shifts one position from left to right across your screen. If a wild appears on the fifth reel you’ll receive 5 re-spins. The more wilds that pop up the more re-spins will be awarded until the wandering wild drops off the reels.
The free spins feature is played when 3 or more scatters appear any position on the reels, 10 free spins will be given. The nice bit about the free spins feature is that a ‘Wandering Wild’ re-spins can pop up too. And, should another 3 scatters appear, the free spins feature can be re-triggered offering another 10 free spins making it 20 in total.
Gnome Wood is a must for players into games with fantasy themes, keep in mind that it’s not a tame filly cause it’s of medium volatility. In terms of bonus modes it doesn’t offer much but the ‘Wandering Wilds re-spins adds an extra layer of padding to the game. The free spins deserves a shout of too; not only is it re-triggerable (offering up to 20 free spins) but the Wandering Wild offers a re-spin when it appears. It’s a double-whammy if you will.
Then again we cannot help but feel that Gnome Wood has been designed expressly for a female audience, the blokes might take it for a few spins just to test the payouts. If this one is not for you give Castle Builder a whack or three, it’s superb game that can pay well and it’s flushed throughout with cracking visuals. Will Rabcat turn a corner and be the next iGaming developer to watch? Only time will tell.