Microgaming are one of the most prolific developers of online casino games and their latest slot Gnome Wood hit the market earlier this month. It's a 5-reel, 25-payline game filled with symbols of potions, cauldrons and other items essential for a Gnomes' life. The reels are set against a forest backdrop, where a friendly gnome rides around on a gerbil, handing out treats such as Wandering Wilds and free spins.
Playing Gnome Wood
Nice animated sequences include the Gnome riding around the hills and forests he calls home, waving a magic wand onto the reels and also popping out of his door when players get a win.
Pin-sharp graphics bring Gnome Wood to life, and along with the picture symbols, there are some abstract designs that create the lower-value winning combinations, plus wild and scatter symbols to trigger the impressive bonus features.
Whenever the wild symbol appears, it will become a Wandering symbol, moving 1 reel to the left as all other symbol positions spin for free. This carries on until the wild has moved off the left-side reel, although if more wilds have appeared in the re-spins, the feature continues until none are left on screen. If that's not enough, it can also add random multipliers to any winline that it helps to complete.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Further free spins are awarded by the golden scatter symbol landing in any 3 or more places at once, and these play out against a different backdrop of statues and stone surrounds to the reels. Although an initial 10 bonus games are available, the Wandering wild symbols can also appear, extending the spins for longer, and if the scatter appears in 3 spots again, the round is re-triggered and another 10 spins are added on to any still left.
In addition to these features, players have the option to enter a double or nothing gamble game that can turn modest prizes into substantial rewards.
Where to Play
Expect to find Gnome Wood at major Microgaming-powered casinos like Royal Vegas Casino, bet365 Casino and PlayOJO Casino.