Never one to shy away from themes that visually impress and immerse their players, Play’n GO has decided to create a video slot that allows anyone that plays it to get lost in the beautiful and serene world that they have designed.
If your ideal tempo to play video slot games is relaxed and chilled out, then this is the slot for you. This developer has proven that they aren’t stuck to one particular theme or genre, they can create games that anyone can sit down and enjoy.
With that in mind let’s take a look at this title from the world renowned developer and see what makes this title stand out amongst the others.
Theme & Symbols
There is a rather mystical air around this title. The central theme is gems and precious stones with mysterious powers that allow them to split in half, doubling their value. Set in a mysterious forest where mushrooms and crystals alike glow with an unknown energy.
The play grid is placed in the centre of the cave, the borders are made up of a strange pink wood that has twisted at the ends tips to form their own crystals. It gives off the impression that not only is it sturdy but it’s also been around for centuries.
The music is fun and upbeat, it takes away from the relaxed vibe of the overall theme of the game but only slightly, you can always mute everything if you find it too distracting. Sound effects do a good job of notifying you that something worth your attention has happened.
Animations are superb, the reels cascade like waterfalls, moving seamlessly from position to position. The animations on winning combinations can be a bit lackluster at times, but given the theme simply sparkling is enough.
Overall presentation of this title is Play’n GO standard. It’s gorgeous and immersive, exactly what we should expect from a developer that consistently produces quality games.
Beginning with the lower paying icons we have playing card values. You’ll be seeing 10, J, Q, K and A appearing quite often during your time spent with this title.
Next up are the higher paying symbols, these are represented by various gems and crystals. These are the symbols you’ll want to keep an eye out for as you play the game and land winning combos.
There is a Wild symbol present in this game, the Wild can substitute for any other common icon meaning it can help you build winning combos a lot easier than usual.
There is also a Scatter icon in this game that can only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. Landing three of these during a single spin will activate bonus gameplay features.
Online Betting Options & Themes
The Shimmering Woods is a 5-reel, 3-row cascading video slot game developed by Play’n GO. There are 243 payways initially but that can increase to a ridiculous 7776 pathways as the game progresses. The RTP is set at 96.20%.
Naturally, being a cascading slot game, whenever a winning combo lands, winning symbols disappear and new symbols fall in to take their place. Every time this happens the multiplier increases and resets before each new spin.
Landing 3 Scatters will trigger bonus spins but before that happens between 0 – 3 of those Scatters will be randomly selected to split in half potentially creating up to 6 Scatters. At the beginning of each bonus spin random symbols are selected to be splitting symbols, should that symbol land it will be split in two. Landing 3 Scatters will award you with 10 bonus spins and 1 extra splitting symbol and should you manage to get 6 Scatters you’ll be awarded with 19 bonus spins and 4 extra splitting symbols.
Bonus spins can be retriggered but only 10 extra splitting symbols can be active at a time.
Come and explore The Shimmering Woods with Play’n GO.