The Forest of Wonder slots game can be found at Playtech casinos. Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information and on the CasinoMeister forum, the Boyle Casino Manager confirmed that Playtech slots games are not configurable at the operators end. As such, it is possible to identify that the house edge of Forest of Wonder is 4.49-5.08% depending on your strategy during the bonus feature and should be valid at all Playtech casinos.
Take a trip back to Wonderland with Alice.
Forest of Wonder had 5 reels, 25 paylines and you can bet 10 coins on each of the paylines.
The ‘Sleeping Door Mouse’ symbol is wild.
There are three bonus features when playing Forest of Wonder. The first bonus feature is activated when you receive 3 or more of the ‘Mushroom’ bonus symbol in a row on an active payline anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing a forest glad full of mushrooms. You are allowed to select 3 of the mushrooms with some of them awarding prizes. Once you’ve picked your three mushrooms you are given the choice to either collect your winnings or select a further three mushrooms from those remaining. You can repeat this process until there are no mushrooms left. This is where the variation in house edge occurs, as if you are clever about when you collect and when you discard you can win substantially more. As such we would strongly encourage you to play this game in free play mode for the same stake you would usually play, before you play for cash. This way you can get a feel for what the average return from the bonus feature should be.
The second bonus feature is activated when you get 3 or more of the ‘White Rabbit’ bonus feature anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be asked to select one of the White Rabbit symbols and awarded a random number of complimentary spins.
The third bonus feature is the Dollar Ball feature. You activate this feature by click the Dollar Ball logo at the top right of the reels. When you activate this feature you select five numbers from the numbers 1-49. When you spin the reels some symbols come out with numbers attached. The more numbers that match the numbers you picked the more you win. The house edge of this side game/bonus feature is 27.59% - there is no other description for this other than suicidal.
A higher house edge that many of the Playtech slots games is compensated for with a bonus feature that genuinely requires a degree of strategy. Ensure you do not play the Dollar Ball feature.