The Wombat says: We’ve got some great news! Rich Wilde is returning in a new Play’n GO game. Yes, this wombat’s fave stubble-jawed hero is back for another epic adventure in Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness slot.
This time he’s on a mission to infiltrate the Cult of Cthulhu and to wade through ancient relics and weird artefacts in order to find the legendary Book of Madness.
And what’s more, it’s all themed on H.P. Lovecraft’s literary universe, the Cthulhu Mythos. A ruddy creepy place full of monstrous deities that’ll make your fur stand on end!
So good luck with that, Rich.
But, with 3x different Wilds in the game plus 3x cool bonus features I might have a very quick spin, after all…
Look and Feel
This game certainly looks the business with its HD graphics and live-animation effects. It puts more traditional slots like the Jaguar Gold slot into their place, but then again, sometimes we like a classic.
The backdrop to the reels is set in a dark, sinister hall. Pillars sit either side and a statue of a fallen angel surrounded by flames is at the very the back. Lightning strikes outside and a swirling mist adds to the gloom, while Riche Wilde stands to the right of the reels clutching the Tome Of Madness.
He’s one brave galah, that’s for sure.
Add to the mix a dramatic soundtrack that builds up and echoes as your game play progresses (it sounds a bit like Bonnie Tyler, to be honest), and you’ve got yourselves a winner.
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness Slot Game Play
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness slot has 5 reels, 5 rows and uses a cascading reel grid with cluster pays. This means there are no pay-lines (or Ways to win like you will see in the Fruit Shop Megaways slot), instead, you make wins by matching 4x or more symbols. And whenever a winning combo is made, these icons are removed so brand new symbols can drop in from above to take their place.
You can play this epic game from 0.10 per to 100.00 coins per spin.
The reel icons include shiny precious gems in purple, red, blue and green as your low-value icons. Plus the purple Cthulhu pendant, an ornate dagger, a blue sapphire ring and the Cthulhu with a green gem embedded in its head as the high value icons.
The game also has multiple Wilds to help unlock features and you give the chance to make more wins.
Firstly you have the The Special Wild that is the Book of Madness itself. This can replace all icons to help create winning clusters .
Rich Wilde acts as a Multiplier Wild which can replace all high-value icons in play and comes with a 2x multiplier.
The third is The Mega Wild which appears as part of the Other World bonus. But more on that later, Wombat fans…
There are no Scatter or bonus icons.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Here’s where things start to get a bit complicated…
After you land a winning cluster it will charge up the power to the Portal on the left of the reels. Fill up the meter and you’ll set off some cool different features. 2x wilds will be added to place the reels for every level you fill. And If you make a winning combination with these you’ll be awarded these features:
An entire row or column with symbols is removed and you’ll gain 2 extra wilds
All instances of one random symbol are removed and you’ll gain 2 extra wilds
This is another cool extra. From time to time an eye will be placed on a random spot on the reels, which will move randomly on each spin.
If you manage to hit a matching cluster in the Eye Mark’s location, the eye will open and you’ll be given 2 Special Wilds on the reels. Bonza!
Other World Free Spins
Fill up the entire portal (which is 42 winning symbols or 10 wins in a row) and you will set off the game’s main bonus.
Now you’ll receive 3 free spins where you are guaranteed to set off an Abyss or a Void feature. The more winning that are added to the portal, the more boosters you’ll scoop win (from 3 – 7).
You’ll also notice that there will be heaps of eye marks on the grid. Open up all of the eyes by making wins in their positions and the Mega Wild Cthulhu symbol will be unleashed. EEK!
Mega Wild Cthulhu
This fella looks a bit like the Gargantoon from Reactoonz (but a LOT less friendly). He will move down the grid on each cascade, helping you to create more wins as long as he remains on the screen. So he’s not such a bad fella after all.
Inventive bonuses, complex game play and a chilling atmosphere make Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness slot another top-notch game.
But, just like all our adventures with Rich Wilde – this release is very volatile. You might spin for what seems like an eternity without a win, but then scoop a mega payout when you least expect it!
Try it for yourself…
Wombat score: 5/5
Rich Wilde And The Tome Of Madness FAQs
How volatile is Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness?
Pretty volatile, Wombat fans – in fact Play’n GO themselves give it a 10/10. This means it comes with a lot of risk…
How do the free spins work in Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness?
Land 42 symbols in a row or 10 cascade drops, and you will trigger this bonus. 3 free spins are now yours with guaranteed Abyss and Void features in play.