Witch Pickings Slot by NextGen Review
Witch Pickings, developed by NextGen, is a slot machine with five reels and twenty-five paylines. The game features a double-up game and nine diverse bonuses during the round of free spins, subdivided into three groups. You can choose three of them, one from each group. At NeonSlots you can play a free demo of this slot with no download.
Free Spins of the Witch Pickings Slot
Three or more Scatter symbols activate free spins (5 times) with the Witches Bonus. This means, you can have your own set of bonuses for the round of free spins. Every witch – blue, red and green – has three bonuses each for free spins. You can choose one of the prizes from each of the three witches.
Blue Witch bonuses
One of the pictures - a castle, a cauldron, a bottle or a pendant - is chosen randomly. Then, during the bonus round, all these symbols become highlighted. One of the pictures - a castle, a cauldron, a bottle or a pendant - is chosen randomly. Then, during the bonus round, all such symbols become expanding (that is, they completely fill the reel, taking up all three positions).
One of the pictures - a castle, a cauldron, a bottle or a pendant - is chosen randomly. During the bonus round, the bet multiplier of 500, 250, 200, 150, 100, 50 or 25 is awarded for each such symbol.
Red Witch bonuses
During the bonus round the Wild symbol becomes expanding. The additional Wild symbols are added to all the reels during the free spin round. During the bonus round, any win earned for a combination with the Wild symbol is multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10.
Green Witch bonuses
All winnings during the bonus round are multiplied by 2, 3, 4 or 5, including the Prize for the symbol, which is already multiplied by 2, 3, 4 or 5. During the bonus round, the winnings are counted not only in the traditional way, from left to right but also from right to left (not applied to combinations with the Scatter symbol).
Five additional free spins
During the bonus round, five additional free spins are added, even if one more round was earned during the free spins. You can choose bonuses manually or you can use the Autopick feature (the icon with the hand), which will select three of them randomly. If you don't like the choice, you can use the Clear All feature (the icon with the broom) and clear everything selected earlier. You can view both the pay table and description of the game rules in full by clicking the blue button with 'i' letter in the left of the control panel.
Symbols and Multipliers
The slot by NextGen has both special and regular symbols.
The Wild symbol
The Wild symbol is the image of a crystal ball. The Wild symbol replaces all symbols, except for Scatter. If it forms a winning combo, the payouts for its combinations will be as follows:
- 5 pictures get 1,000
- 4 pictures - 200
- 3 pictures - 100
- 2 pictures - 20
The Scatter symbol
The Scatter symbol is the image of three young witches. The bet factors of this symbol are:
- 5 pictures - 625
- 4 pictures - 250
- 3 pictures - 100
- 2 pictures - 50
In the Witch Pickings slot, these factors are multiplied by the bet per line. They are paid regardless of where these symbols land on the reels. The Scatter symbol can land on all reels in the game. The win for the Scatter symbol is added to the prizes for combinations on active lines.
The slot comes with 10 regular symbols. Four of them are themed images and six of them are playing cards. The images show:
- A castle awards bet multipliers of 800, 100 and 50 for 5, 4 and 3 pictures respectively
- A cauldron of potion -600, 80 and 40
- A bottle of potion - 500, 50 and 30
- A pendant with an image of a black cat - 400, 50 and 30
The bet factors of the playing cards are:
- Ace and King - 200, 40 and 20
- Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine - 100, 20 and 10
Winning combinations are counted from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel.
You can try to increase any win in the double-up game. Click the Gamble button to agree to it. Then, your task is to guess the colour of the suit or the suit of the playing card face-down. The right guess of the colour of the suit will double the win, the right guess of the suit will quadruple your win, if you guess wrong, the win is lost. You have up to five successful tries. The double-up game is available in the real game. You cannot hit a jackpot in the double-up game.
Even though the factors of this slot cannot be estimated as high (but they are not low as well), the bonuses in the round of free spins make it very unusual.
How to Play Witch Pickings
The control panel of the Witch Pickings magic-themed slot is very simple. All you need for the game is one click to place a bet. Hit the red or blue leaf in the left of the control panel. The blue leaf increases the bet and the red one reduces it, accordingly. You can choose out of eleven bet options, from 0.01 to 2 game coins.
While you are clicking the images of the leaves, the Bet window pops up above them. Here, the bet per line is meant. Also, on the control panel, you can see the phrase Total Bet, where the total bet is shown - to find it out, multiply the number of lines by the bet per line. The number of credits which you can spend, are displayed in the right corner of the panel, next to the word Balance. As the game starts, you are awarded 1,000 credits. They are important for the gameplay, as the free version of the slot is available on the NeonSlots website.
The most pleasant section is in the centre of the control panel, this is the section with the word Win. If the spin is successful, the win will be shown below it. Two buttons with the arrows are used to launch a spin of the reels - a large button with one arrow activates a single spin (Spin) and a smaller button with two arrows starts automatic spins (Autoplay). You can select the number of auto spins in the range of 1 to 100, while adjusting this number, you can use a slider rather than the given menu or by entering the number of spins manually. During the reels motion, the Spin button turns into Stop. This means that you can stop the spin at any time. It will not affect the result of the spin but it speeds up the gameplay.
The sound in the slot is a calm and unobtrusive melody, matching the forest summer landscape, which creates the background for the spinning of reels. But if you feel bored with the music, you can turn it off by clicking the purple button with two notes, found in the left of the control panel.
History / Records
Clicking the icon with the podium in the right of the screen opens up the history of the game and the results of the best spins. A list of the latest winnings will be displayed, as well as the top five bonus spins. You can click and see any of these groups.
By clicking the icon with a cup in the right of the screen, you can see the list of awards, collected for achievements in the game. These achievements are the number of bonus rounds and the size of winnings for bonus rounds.
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