The wombat says:It doesn’t have to be Halloween to spook this wombat, so when we came across NextGen’s Witch Pickings slot this we were pretty stoked! This is a game all about a coven of magical gals who look very foxy indeed and are about as terrifying as a litter of Labrador puppies.
Have you ever seen the American sixties sit-com Bewitched? That’s the kind of territory we are in. NextGen- the people behind games like the Tootin’ Car Man slot and Foxin’ Wins have done a great job with this.
If you’re into scary slots then this might not be the one for you but this is a game with some seriously good tricks up its spooky sleeves, and a whole load of very creative bonuses! So let’s take a look…
Look and Feel
The game’s graphics are 3D sharp and very bright and there’s more colour in this game than Beehive Bedlam Reactors and that’s saying something.
This isn’t a slot covered in cobwebs and dark corners, and feels more like a high school prom with its picture-perfect witches.
The reels are set in a world that’s more fairy than scary, with a cute palace and lush trees framing the reels – you even set the game in motion by pushing a green toadstool!
A word on the music, too; it’s seriously cinematic and at times we felt we were being transported to a world of magical spells and wonderment by the power of the soaring soundtrack alone.
It’s a darn good addition to this beauty of a game. Here’s a test for you- open up 2 windows and load Witch Pickings in one and an older game like the Tunzamunni slot in another. Spot the design upgrade!
Witch Pickings is a 3 row, 5 reels, and 25 payline slot game.The Wild is the icon of a purple glowing orb which substitutes for symbols except for the Scatter. The Scatter is a picture of the 3 photogenic witches of the game’s title (who really are more Barbie than scary!)
The high value icons are a fairytale perfect witch’s palace, a bubbling cauldron, a potion bottle and a cat pendant. The lower value icons are the standard playing cards 9, 10 J, Q , K & A.
The game also has a nifty trophies page where you can check out how your game’s going in terms of the size of your wins and another for the number of times you trigger a particular feature.
Plus, there’s also a History and Top Scores page which show the last 5 features you pick to help you see how you’re doing and what’s working for you. We like this A LOT.
So if you like to up the ante Wombat Fans, you can gamble on any win you make, simply by predicting the next turn of a card. If you guess the correct suit you can quadruple your win, or if you guess the colour you can double it! Huzzah!
Cackling Bonus Fun!
What sets Witch Pickings slot apart from the slew of spooky slots is the bonus features which is pretty awesome and something out of the usual slot design. Here, you simply grab 3 of those mystical girls on the reels to trigger the Witches Bonus and 5 free games– now pay attention- this is where it gets crazy!
The witches are on hand to help you to weave your own magic in the form of a unique self-created bonus. All you have to do to start the magic is pick 3 out of a selection of 9 possible features, there are 3 pots you take one feature from each pot to make up your very own bonus, but beware there’s a lot to pick from so get prepared to find choosing a tempting and trick ‘or’ treat (tee hee). A word for those of you who like Lady Luck herself to get involved – you can just pick from the Autopick function if you want to take the decision-making out of your hands.
In Cauldron 1 you’ll find:
Symbols the Same Here of the symbols, either, cauldron, castle, pendant or potion bottle is randomly picked to make up the chosen symbol.
Symbols Stacked This time either the cauldron, castle, pendant or potion bottle icons is randomly selected, the selected icon then has the nifty trick of being able to become stacked–wild!
Symbol Prizes Again this time one of the castle, cauldron, potion bottle or pendant is selected at random but this time, each icon is worth 500, 250, 200, 150, 100, 50 or 25- what a whopper!
In Cauldron 2 things get WILD!
When you pick from this pot you can choose from the following:
Expanding Wilds As you’d expect, any Wilds that appear grow massive to expand over the 3 spots on the reels.
Extra Wilds In this mode those provident witches add extra Wilds to all those funky reels!
Wilds Multiplier In this mode any win you make with the Wild gets a potentially big multiplier, either 2,3,4,5 or a spell-binding x10!
In Cauldron 3 things get tasty with the following up for grabs:
All Wins Multiplier This juicy option means that all your wins can be multiplied by a 2,3, 4 or 5 including those good pals the symbol prizes.
Pays Both Ways As it says on the tin, this little gift means that all wins are paid either left to right or right to left- double bubble trouble!
Extra Free Games Here 5 free games are added and what’s more this can be re-triggered- now that’s what I call making magic!
Errrr, we’re big fans of this witchy-themed slot. It looks very nice, the game-play is pretty lucrative, and with the build-your-own bonus you can take more control of your spins. Give it a go now, and Happy Halloween!