Sylvan Spirits slot review
The 5x4 reels are set in what looks like the entrance to some holy mystery spot in the forest, and you’ll see rocks with shimmering druid symbols floating in the air. The stage is thus set for summoning some animal spirit symbols, as well as the very important 2x2 Mega Mystery Wild that’s the only key to bigger wins in the base game.
The premium animal symbols might look cute enough, but the highest value fox pays only 1.5x for 5 on a payline. This is due to the insane multiplier action that’s possible in the Sylvan Spirits bonus round, which is the “hit or miss” climax of this game. You are dead in the water without a solid build-up, but you’re really in for a thrill-ride when the feature goes your way.
A screen of the Sylvan Spirits playing space
Sylvan Spirits slot Features
The witchy female druid symbol will land as a 2x2 mega wild around every 100 spin, and it’s called the Mega Mystic Wild. The 2x2 mega wild comes with a guaranteed win whenever it lands, and it steps in for all regular symbols to help you create winning combos.
Above the reels you’ll find all the regular pay symbols on display. These are boosted with random multiplier values whenever they are part of a winning combo with the Mega Mystic Wild. The next time a charged symbol is part of a winning combo, the built up multiplier will be applied and thus spent. You can build up multipliers as high as 99x for each symbol.
Things get even more interesting in the bonus round however, and you get 12 free spins when you land 3 scatters anywhere in sight. Every single win will increase the relevant symbol multipliers here, so you don’t even need the Mega Mystic Wild. Also, the multipliers will not reset after they’ve been applied, which means they will only increase as long as you keep winning. The base game multiplier values are carried over into the bonus round.
The bonus round also comes with Tumbling Reels Respins, which is just a fancy word for the regular Cascading Wins, or Avalanche feature, you probably know from plenty of other games. Winning symbols are removed from the reels, and new ones will drop from above to give you more winning chances which will increase the multipliers even more. This repeats as long as you keep landing new winning combinations.
The 200 Spins Sylvan Spirits slot Experience
We had a very fun ride time testing this game, and we landed several solid payouts from the Mega Mystic Wild in the base game. The bonus round is triggered at 2:11 into the edited highlights video, and we built up a pretty solid multiplier on several of the symbols. You can see how it all played out by smashing that play button.
The druid mystic theme is well-crafted by Red Tiger in Sylvan Spirits slot, no doubt about that. The Mega Mystic Wild is all-important to keep you afloat in the base game, but you can’t expect it to land more than every 100 spin on average. This is how the symbols are charged with multipliers, and without that charge they are all very low value.
This is how it has to be when the bonus round charges the symbols with random multipliers per win. Add the fact that the multipliers don’t even reset here, and that you also benefit from Cascading Wins, and you can’t expect anything else than low paying standard symbols. This combined with the high volatility makes the base game a grind, but a solid 7,500x your stake can be landed during the free spins feature.
- 2x2 Mega Wild boosts symbol multipliers
- Bonus round where every win increase symbol multipliers
- The symbols multipliers never reset, and can go up to 99x in the bonus round
- High volatility and 7,500x max win potential
- Highest default RTP is 95.77 %, but beware of customizable RTP ranges
- Max bet of £10 per spin is a bit low
If you enjoy Sylvan Spirits slot you should also try:
Secret of the Stones - is centered around an old, white-bearded druid mystic, and you will benefit from 4 modifiers during the bonus round here. The volatility is medium to high, and payouts up to 10,000x your stake can be landed.
Druids Dream - is a more lighthearted druid/mystery slot from NetEnt, and it plays out on 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 win ways. The volatility is low to medium, and you can look forward to both sticky wild respins and free spins here.
Poison Eve - is centered around a mysterious green female with pink hair, clearly a nature spirit of the seductive kind. The game comes with expanding wilds in the base game, and respins with sticky stacked symbols. The bonus round comes with special “portal reels” and “hot zones”, and payouts up to 2,000x can be landed here.