Witch Pickings

Witch Pickings is a slot that's all about the supernatural. It's made by NextGen Gaming and can be played just as easily on mobile devices as it can on desktops and laptops. The game centres around a coven of young witches, who are ready to stir up a storm of wins for your delectation from their enchanted cauldron.

Their magical powers also extend to the slot's special features, which include Crystal Ball wild substitutions, and a Free Spins Bonus where you get to pick an extra feature from each of the witches to conjure up stacked symbols, win multipliers, symbol transformations, extra wilds, expanding wilds, additional free spins, and reels that pay both ways. There's also a gamble feature that lets you guess playing card suits and colours to hopefully double or quadruple your wins. You can play Witch Pickings with bets of 40p to £80.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming was founded in Australia in 1999. Its slots are made available at scores of UK-focused online casinos via Microgaming's Quickfire platform, and often include attractive special features such as SuperBet and On a Roll. Just some of the exciting online slots that NextGen Gaming has produced over the years are Call of the Colosseum, Doctor Love on Vacation, Lightning Gems, A While on the Nile, and Justice League.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Playing Witch Pickings feels like walking into an illustration from a fairy story. There's a vast meadow filled with wildflowers, a handmade brick wall, a gnarled and ancient tree that looks exactly like the kind of place that pixies would live, a mountain range in the distance, and a fascinatingly designed pink-and-white palace with rounded turrets. A grandiose orchestral soundtrack which rises and falls intermittently adds a further sense of wonder and magic to the idyllic scene.

The game allows you to create winnings and trigger special features with symbols like the three witches, the copper cauldron, the palace, the perfume bottle, the crystal ball, the black cat necklace, and the six playing card symbols.

Bonuses and Special Features

The crystal ball wild symbol can substitute for any symbol except the three witches. And, it's the three witches who act as the scatter symbol that have the power to trigger the Witch Pickings Bonus when they appear three or more times on the same spin.

At the start of the bonus, you receive five free games, but before you can get spinning, you need to decide which three enhancements you wish to receive. Each witch offers a choice of three enhancements, and you can pick one from each witch.
The green witch lets you choose from: 1) five extra free spins; 2) pays both ways, or 3) a multiplier of between 2x and 5x on all wins;
The blue witch lets you choose from: 1) stacked symbols; 2) high-value symbol transformations, or 3) a win multiplier on one of the high-value symbols;
The red witch lets you choose from: 1) extra wilds; 2) expanding wilds, or 3) wild win multipliers of up to x10.

Paylines/Reels

Witch Pickings uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of between 95.79% and 95.94%. The game allows you to create winning combinations from left to right, apart from during the Free Spins Bonus where the Green Witch offers a feature that pays both ways.

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

What's particularly exciting about the Witch Pickings slot is that its Free Spins Bonus comes with nine different enhancements, and to make the gameplay even more attractive to players, you get to choose your own enhancements rather than the game randomly deciding them for you. So, if you love slots that offer stacked symbols or games that boast wild multipliers, you can combine them to your heart's content with Witch Pickings.