The Enchanted Woods slots game can be found at Microgaming casinos. Microgaming as a standard do not publish the slots house edge information of their games. However they lease their slots games out to casinos using other software, some of which do publish this information. So far we’ve only found one casino – Virgin – that has published this information for Enchanted Woods and they list the house edge as 3.6%. When playing at any other venue, this information should be used as a guideline only as the game may be configurable.
If you venture into the enchanted woods, who knows what surprises the sprites and fairies will have in stall for you.
This game is a 5 reel game, with 1 payline and you can bet one coin on the payline. Unusually, Enchanted Wood does not require symbols to be either adjacent or start from the left. Winning combinations pay regardless of how they are dispersed over the reels.
The ‘Purple Fairy’ symbol is wild and appears on reels 2 and 4 .
There are two bonus features when playing Enchanted Woods. The first is active on every spin. When you click spin you will receive 5 symbols. You are then given the choice of whether to hold symbols by clicking on the Hold button at the bottom of each reel. After this all non-held symbols are re-spun.
The second bonus feature is activated when three or more of the ‘Toad’ bonus symbol appear anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen with showing 10 toads. You are allowed to pick the same number of toads as Toad symbols that activated the bonus feature and each toad awards a random prize.
Enchanted Woods is a very interesting slots game. The strategy decisions make this far more fun than a standard slots game. However the stipulation that the house edge of this figure does not change suggest that the game is artificially weighted so that player decisions have no effect on the end outcome. Either that or the 3.6% house edge is representative of either the best or worst possible playing strategy making the figure unreliable at best.