The enchantment of Forest Mania is brought to life through high quality graphics, from the opening tree house scene to the character animations and symbols. The game is set in the dimming evening light of the forest with the constant ringing of insects and the odd hoot of an owl. Watching the game are three strange looking creatures who, from time to time, like to have a brawl to see who gets the rights to delivering a bonus feature. The theme is backed up with some quirky, cheerful music accompanied by forest sound effects.
The game’s theme also extends to the symbols on the reels. There are six higher value theme related symbols including a red monster and a green monster, a crown, a vase, a helicopter hat and an exotic forest fruit. The lower value symbols are represented by novelty symbols such as a heart, a blue gem, a hairy mushroom and a blue and green forest fruit. The wild symbol is a gold coin with a ‘W’ inscribed on it.
The bonus features in Forest Mania occur randomly. The most common bonus feature is the wild symbol. The wild symbols do not land directly on the reels but they are delivered by an angry looking creature that pops up above the left side reel set and throws a bucket of wilds down onto the three creatures. The three creatures then fight to see who will distribute the wilds. The wild symbols are then placed by the strongest creature on a group of matching symbols on the left-hand side reel set. Those same symbols on the right-hand side reel will also turn into wild symbols. The slot then calculates any new wins.
Wild Reels work on the same principle. The bucket of wilds is distributed by the angry creature to our creature friends who this time distribute the wild symbols so that they cover an entire reel on the left-hand reel set. The corresponding reel on the right-hand set will also be stacked with wild symbols. The slot then pays out for any new wins.
The free spins round is also a random bonus feature awarded by the angry creature. They can begin at any time and the player can win a maximum of ten free spins. During the free spins, the chances of landing a win increase as the angry creature tends to deliver a higher volume of wilds. Furthermore, during the free spins, the background scenery changes to an autumn day with falling leaves.
Forest Mania is a medium volatility slot and it has an RTP of 95.62%, which is a highly respectable figure. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently. This slot falls somewhere in the middle.
The slot has a top standard payout of 250x that is won by landing five red monsters along a payline. The green monster can payout up to 200x, the crown and vase payout up to 100x while the helicopter hat and exotic red fruit payout 75x. The lower value symbols payout from 25x to 50x..
How to Play
Forest Mania is an easy to play slot. Before spinning the reels, all the player needs to do is set their coin value using the controls underneath the reels. This will then change the total bet amount, and players will always be betting 50 coins per spin. All the player then needs to do is click on the spin button. There is also auto play functionality that can be used to set up a pre-set number of spins in motion complete with win and loss limits.