The Odd Forest
The Odd Forest is a bizarre looking slot machine from Foxium, one of the up and coming casino software developers on the net. The Odd Forest can express its fantasy and fairy theme via a selection of funky high playing card symbols and its weird monster/critter imagery. More childlike than serious, The Odd Forest is played over 5 reels and 50 paylines, with players forced to stake anything from 50p up to £125 per spin – that’s not so good, especially when you weigh into the equation that top prizes are capped at just 10x the normal rate of pay. The Odd Forest has an RTP rate of 96.12%, but that scarcely seems enough to save it.
Wild symbols appear as glob-looking icons with “wild” written across them in purple wooden beams. These symbols can replace all others in the slot, save for scatter icons and bonus symbols.
Those scatters take the shape of trees (yes, trees but with faces) and they can trigger a free spins bonus if you land one 2×2 tree symbol completely on the reels.
Bonus icons appear as fairies, and if you land 3 of them on the reels, you will trigger a three-tiered click and win bonus. Multipliers, cash prizes and hearts can be won over these three tiers. In a final battle against a giant spider, your fairy superhero must try to defeat the beast, relying on the lives you have acquired (hearts) to see you through. Defeating the monster can see you win 50x your total bet, as well as any cash prizes and multipliers you have acquired.
Returning to the free spins bonus. There are four options for you here. You can choose to play with 14 free spins, 7 free spins with sticky wilds, 8 free spins with expanding wilds on the first and fifth reels, or 6 spins with extra wilds added to the reels and 2x multipliers on all wins. The choice is yours.
The features are certainly entertaining and prosperous, but the tiny non-progressive jackpot and the costly stakes are going to put a lot of players off The Odd Forest.