Gnome Wood Slot

Software Microgaming
Reels 5
Paylines 25
Bet Range 0.25 – 50
RTP 96.16
Free Spins Yes
Jackpot 40x your stake

Microgaming’s Quickfire platform welcomes another Rabcat developed slot called “Gnome Wood”. This game, known for its visually stunning and captivating titles like Castle Builder and Castle Builder 2, offers exceptional entertainment value and high-quality graphics. With three unique bonus features, this 25 payline slot guarantees to captivate players from the moment they start spinning!

Review of Gnome Wood Slot

The introduction to this game is absolutely mesmerizing, leaving one in awe of its flawless 3D animations. The graphics and soundtrack are so top-notch that you might mistake it for a premium slot game created by renowned developers like NetEnt or Yggdrasil Gaming.

In the depths of a captivating forest, the reels are set against a picturesque backdrop. Within the scenery, glimpses of a modest abode can be seen through a small entrance, amidst scattered remnants of once grand structures. Taking center stage is our lively protagonist, a Gnome who traverses on the back of a mouse. He guides you through the reels, offering assistance in your quest for magical rewards. Whenever a winning combination surfaces, the Gnome waves his enchanting wand, instantly transforming the symbols into credits that enhance your winnings.

Our small companion’s amiable nature, combined with vibrant and tranquil hues, creates a serene ambiance within the game. The melodious elements of the game’s soundtrack evoke the enchanting melodies found in a magical fairy tale movie, ensuring that the game’s theme remains vibrant.

Symbols of the Game

The game symbols featured on the reels are exquisitely designed to match the theme, demonstrating the game makers’ dedication to originality. Unlike many other developers who resort to generic card deck symbols when lacking innovation, they have deliberately avoided such clichés.

In this game, you will find various symbols that represent different elements and characters. The lower paying symbols are carvings in rock that symbolize earth, water, wind, and fire. On the other hand, the higher value symbols include our main character, the Gnome, along with his harnessed rodent, a cauldron, lantern, spell book, and magical staff. The Golden Medallion Free Spins Scatter is the game’s scatter symbol, and if you land multiple of these on the screen, it will activate the main feature round. Additionally, there are two types of WILD symbols. The regular WILD can substitute for all icons except the scatter, while the second WILD comes with a x2 multiplier. This multiplier is applied to all wins involving the WILD symbol.

Don’t be deceived by the game’s superior quality, assuming it’s too complex to comprehend. Once you familiarize yourself with the controls and their functions, the gameplay is actually straightforward. The game will guide you through the rest. Just ensure you adjust your bet before spinning, and you’ll have a smooth experience without any problems.

From right to left, the game controls are positioned on different rocks beneath the reels.

  • MAX BET – If you prefer sticking to your comfortable default bet setting, but occasionally wish to place a larger bet, simply press this button to automatically wager the maximum amount per line.
  • If you’re feeling up for it, you can choose to gamble your most recent win. Just press the button to enter the double or nothing gamble round (for more details, refer to the Special Features section).
  • The circular arrow serves as the manual trigger to spin your reels.
  • The AUTOSPIN feature includes a compact circular arrow containing the letter “A.” It enables you to pre-determine a specific number of spins that the machine will automatically execute on your behalf, eliminating the need for manual pressing of the SPIN button. This feature proves convenient when you require a brief break from the game.
  • The BET display indicates your current bet. Move left to decrease the bet or right to increase the stake. The total bet ranges from 0.25 to 50, depending on the number of lines in play.
  • PAYLINES – Choose the number of lines you wish to play, with a maximum of 25. Increasing the number of lines boosts your chances of winning.

On the left side of the screen, you will find the displays for ‘Available Credit’ and ‘Last Win’.

Special Features

Special features are the bargaining chip in just about every modern online slot machine now, as gamblers are seeking more and more thrills as the years go by. It is a good thing then that this title offers three different bonus features to keep you busy. 

Wandering Wilds

One of the 2 WILD symbols may appear on the screen anywhere from the 2nd to the 5th reels. With every spin that passes, it will wander one space to the left. When it reaches reel 1 it will disappear. Each time the WILD appears on the reels a free spin will be triggered. So, if you land a wandering wild on reel 5, you will trigger 5 free spins.
This feature stems from one of the first slots to make it popular, called Jack & The Beanstalk. Since then, a number of developers make use of it to spruce up their games.

Free Spins Bonus Round (Main Feature)

Should you land 3 golden medallion scatters anywhere on the screen, you will trigger the free spins bonus game. Here, you will be awarded with 10 free spins, which can be re-triggered during the feature’s gameplay. The wandering WILDS will appear far more frequently in this feature, to prolong the round, and to help complete winning combos. What’s more, is that unlike in the base game, the WANDERING WILDS can land on reel 1 as well.

Gamble Feature

Should you want to try and double your smaller wins, you can click on the GAMBLE button and take a chance in a game of double or nothing.

You have the choice between a gold pot and a bronze pot. If magic appears above the pot, you have successfully won the gamble and doubled your initial stake. At this point, you can either cash out or choose to gamble again with the higher stake. However, if the pot falls to the ground, you will lose your previous winnings and the game will come to an end. You have the option to gamble up to 5 consecutive times or until you reach a cash prize of 10,000.

I absolutely adore this feature because Rabcat has dedicated extra time to crafting a distinct and exceptional game that stands out from the typical card deck pick games offered by other developers in the gamble feature. It injects an additional layer of joy and excitement.

Payouts and Maximum Winnings

This slot has a return to player rating (RTP) of 96.16% and a medium volatility. This means that you can expect smaller to medium wins every so often. In my experience you need to wait for the free spins in order to bring anything worthwhile home. Top win stats are as follows:
  • Jackpot = 40x
  • The maximum win from a free spin is equal to 3600 times the bet amount.
  • The maximum win amount is 180,000.

Final Verdict

I am pleased to see that Microgaming is collaborating with top-tier developers to enhance their platform, which greatly improves the brand’s quality. The inclusion of “Just for the Win’s” Goldwyn’s Fairies also comes to mind as a valuable addition that elevates the Microgaming name.

If you enjoy playing pretty slots, you should definitely consider adding this game to your online slots gaming portfolio as it offers a significant number of spins.

While the base game may occasionally be frustrating, you can utilize the GAMBLE feature to enhance your winnings. However, be cautious not to overdo it, as you may end up losing all your money quickly. Patience for the feature free spins will bring back your smile while playing the game.

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