The Games Company has created Witch of the West, a new slot that of course has a witchy theme! It’s great to play and has some very good graphics, not to mention an appearance that is very distinctive.
But will the witch bring you good fortune as she flies around?
This is a standard 5x3 reel layout, but there is a massive collection of 50 lines here too.
Your lowest bet per line is quite high at 10 cents, meaning you can’t play this game for less than $5 a spin. This won’t please low-bet players, but those with big budgets will be pleased to see a huge $50 limit on line bets. That makes for a sizeable $2,500 max total bet!
The wild is a bubbling cauldron with something very questionable inside it. It’s good to see though, because it can substitute for other symbols to increase the chance of forming winning combinations.
Additionally, the scatter is a spell book, which is capable of creating some magic in forming some free spins for you if you get three or more.
The game also has Colossal Symbols. These are described as ‘scaled-up’ versions of regular symbols. The only symbols that can be Colossal are the cauldron, the spell book, the witch’s broom, the black cat, the bat and the witch’s hat. They can appear on the middle three reels, and the witch may also fly in and change one Colossal symbol for another. A Colossal symbol is just that – a bigger symbol than you might usually get. We had a big black cat taking up all nine central positions for a massive four-figure win! Shame it was in practice mode…
Let’s get onto those free spins. The number you get depends on how many spell books you find in the triggering spin. Three will bring you five free spins, and each extra one will bring more, up to 20 free games for 11 spell books.
This is a superb game that is a lot better than it may at first appear to be. With the Colossal symbols in play, and the chance the witch could fly across to change one into another, you never know what will happen next.