On the 12th of June, Quickspin are releasing their most exciting slot to date. Or so they claim. But will it live up to expectations?
And whilst every casino game studio say that their latest release is a must play that month, few will claim that this game will be better than anything else that came before it.
Well, Quickspin has boldly boasted that the Dwarfs Gone Wild slot is not just their most ambitious game to date, but that this will be their flagship game for 2018.
For once, Quickspin studios has published a very detailed video of the game. It’s 2 and a half minutes long, so if you get bored halfway, feel free to skip to the end.
OK, so what we have in Dwarfs Gone Wild is a 5×3 reel video slot with 20 paylines, wilds, scatters, and free spins.
We’re pretty sure you are probably looking at us to answer a very obvious question: how is this different from absolutely every single other fruit machine out there?
We will get to that, but first, let’s have a look at the theme because that’s an easy place to start.
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When Quickspin say that this new slot game is ‘ambitious’ they are talking about the game mechanics and not the theme.
So yeah, the theme is not unique in any way shape or form.
Fairytale slots are a dime a dozen, and Snow White is one of the most classic tales, so of course, we’ve got several versions of this tale in slot form.
That said, just because it’s not unique, doesn’t mean that Quickspin haven’t done something interesting with this Grimms Fairytale.
And sure, they could have gone dark and how the wicked queen was forced to dance to death wearing hot iron shoes, but instead, they’ve concentrated on the 7 friendly men.
Snow white is the highest paying symbol, but the dwarfs do more than dig for copper and each have a very particular skills set: there’s the strongman, the racer, the bomber, the hunter, the banker, the blacksmith and … the wizard? OK. Sure. The Wizard.
Honestly, if Snow had had half a brain, she’d gone into business with these guys and not needed a prince to rescue her.
Needless to say, it makes thing different enough to be intriguing, if not necessarily exciting.
It’s ambitious because, if you know a little bit about Quickspin slots and games, you’ll know that (so far) they’ve created some very simple and easy to understand machines.
This has a free spin bonus round with 7 possible features, each different, and that you can trigger with one or all 7 features active at the same time.
Then you have a free magic mirror re-spin that has some high-value wins.
The way this works is that every time you get a win using one of the high paying dwarfs, you collect gold dust.
If you fill the gold dust meter on the side of the reels, you fill up a gold cart. There are 7 carts, in total, that you can fill.
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When you get 3 bonus symbols, you’ll trigger the free spins and the number of gold carts will decide how many of the features you’ll trigger:
You can play the Dwarfs Gone Wild bonus games with any combination of the above; potentially with all 7 features triggering at once.
That’s good news. There’s a decent top bet win, but it looks like this will be a mid variance slot, so the free spins and the features shouldn’t be that hard to catch.
Our predictions are that, like so many Quickspin games, you’ll probably trigger the free spins often, but with only 2 or 3 features active at any point; much like in the slot Lucha Maniacs by Yggdrasil.
It still makes it ambitious because so many features mean so many different variations of wins with different mechanics from every other Quickspin fare.
And let’s not forget the magic mirror feature; one free re-spin with 300 extra Snow White symbols on the reels. Now that could be fun to watch.
It’s nice to see Quickspin branching out from their safe bubble of creating slot machines with one or two big bonus game features and that’s it.
And let’s not forget; the game that begun it all and made them famous was Big Bad Wolf slot. Going back to their fairytale roots is no bad thing, if not particularly original.
Our biggest worry is that it suffers from the same affliction as so many other Quickspin games: the promise of interesting features, but when you get down to it… it’s just more wilds.
And the fact that 5 of the 7 features promise one to 5 wilds, maybe we should be a little bit worried.
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