Gnome Wood

Gnome Wood is an exciting new slot from Microgaming (in conjunction with Rabcat) that will make you think twice about humble garden ornaments. In Gnome Wood, gnomes aren't plastic or china figurines that are consigned to driveways, porches, and front gardens, but real live creatures that live in magical forests where things that you thought were impossible occur on a regular basis. As you spin the reels to try and win prizes with ancient rune stones, mystical amulets, and woodland creatures, you could encounter several of the slot's enchanting special features such as Wandering Wilds, Bonus Spins, and Free Spins. Wandering Wilds allow the game's wild symbols to move across the screen reel by reel awarding re-spins with each step, and because the wilds can also appear with 2x multipliers, the prizes of the winning combinations created can be doubled. The game's betting range is also budget-friendly as it runs from just 25p to £50 per spin.


More about the Software Provider

The Gnome Wood slot is the result of a partnership between two highly regarded software suppliers – Microgaming and Rabcat. Microgaming is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of online slots, and its biggest hits include Thunderstruck II, Immortal Romance, Forbidden Throne, Avalon II, and Jungle Jim El Dorado. Rabcat, on the other hand, has been making table games and 3D slots since 2001, and releases its mobile-friendly games like Castle Builder, Dragon's Myth, and Scary Friends via Microgaming's Quickfire platform.

Appearance and Sound Effects

The enchanting world of Gnome Wood lies hidden within a beautiful stretch of woodland where huge red-and-white spotted toadstools, miniature houses, and a sacred meeting place lie nestled within the trees. Look closely, and you'll see the branches gently moving in the breeze while the magical rune stone that forms part of the game's logo at the top of the screen emanates a mystical yellow glow.

With each spin of the reels, you encounter more of the game's magical symbols which include cauldrons, rune stones bearing ancient inscriptions, amulets fashioned out of acorns, a furry-faced gnome, spell books, and every self-respecting gnome's preferred method of transport – a bright-eyed rat with a leather harness.

Bonuses and Special Features

The glowing blue rune stone is the wild symbol, and it can replace any other symbol (except the scatter) to complete winning combinations. But, because Gnome Wood is a place where extraordinary things can happen, the wild also acts as a Walking Wild which can appear with or without a x2 multiplier. In the base game, Walking Wilds can only appear on Reels 2 to 5, and whenever it lands on a reel, it initiates a re-spin as it "walks" from its current position to the reel on its adjacent left until it drops off the end of the reels.

The shiny gold coin is the scatter symbol, and you need to get three or more in any position to win ten free games. On each free spin, Wandering Wilds can appear on any of the five reels to trigger the Bonus Spins Feature. Three or more scatters during the Free Spins Bonus award an additional ten free games.

After every win, the Gamble Game is unlocked, and it gives you the chance to double the size of your win up to five times in a row. If you'd like to use this feature, simply click or tap the "Gamble" button when it becomes highlighted, then choose either the copper cauldron or the golden cauldron. If your chosen cauldron topples over, you lose your original win, but if it causes a magical effect to appear, you get to claim double your winnings.

Paylines/Reels

Gnome Wood uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five paylines, and has a high RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.16%.
 

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
 

Our Verdict

Gnome Wood is a charming, fantasy-themed slots game with clever animations and several innovative special features that players are bound to adore. You have Wandering Wilds which can open up extra winning opportunities via re-spins and wild multipliers, and a free spins bonus in which Wandering Wilds can appear on all five reels to make your free spins last even longer. It's waiting for you in the Samba Slots games lobby, so why not see if you can make some magic happen on the reels today?