The perfect elixir against boredom is playing adventure-themed slots. For that purpose, Play’n GO did not miss the opportunity to add yet another interesting title to its remarkable assortment of slots, and namely Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness. The software supplier released this game in June 2019 to appeal to the interest of reel spinners who would like to embark on an exciting quest with Play’n GO’s explorer Rich Wilde.
The game runs on 5 reels and 5 rows. So far, the slot does not offer something particularly impressive. Now is the moment to inform our readers that the game is a cluster wins slot with cascading wins, offering a maximum win of up to 2,000x the stake and the RTP is 96.59%. It is worth mentioning that the RTP may range between casinos. As for the bet limits, slot fans can place wagers from $0.10 up to $100 per spin.
Most slot fans are familiar with the figure of Rich Wilde that appears in other slots developed by Play’n GO, including Pearls of India, Aztec Idols, and Book of Dead. In the Tome of Madness, Rich Wilde appears once again, trying to reveal the secrets of the Cult of Cthulhu. Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional literary universe – the Cthulhu Mythos.
The author created several deities, including the images of an octopus, a dragon, a caricature of a human, etc. The game developers smartly included these images on the reels of Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness. Once you load the game, you will hear a citation from H.P. Lovecraft’s short horror story The Nameless City that further adds to the excitement of the game. The slot features exceptional colors and we must admit that the game developers show no limits in their commitment to the theme.
The symbols included in the paytable are the perfect addition to the theme of the game. What is more, these come with some nice payouts if you land a cluster of 4 or more matching symbols. As we already mentioned above, the game is a cluster wins slot with cascading reels. This means that every time you hit a winning combo, the winning symbols will be removed from the reels and make space for new ones to replace them.
The maximum payouts are associated with landing a cluster of 10 or more identical symbols. The Octopus Pendant is the premium symbol in this game, offering a maximum payout of 100x the bet. The dagger comes with a maximum win potential of 60x the total bet, followed by the ring with a maximum payout of 40x the stake. The Cthulhu Skull has a maximum payout of 30x the stake.
The low-paying symbols are the colorful crystals. The purple and the red crystal comes with a maximum payout of 6x the stake. The red crystal can boost your bankroll with up to 5x the stake, while the blue crystal offers a maximum payout of up to 4x the bet. The green crystal has the lowest maximum payout of 2x the stake.
When it comes to special symbols, Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness has 3 wilds, including a Special Wild, a Multiplier Wild, and a Mega Wild. The figure of Rich Wilde is the Multiplier Wild and it doubles all wins.
The Special Wild represents the Necronomicon (the Book of the Dead) and it may trigger the Portal Effects in the game. The Mega wild Depicts a cycloptic octopus that comes into view only during the bonus game and it moves down the grid to create more winning opportunities.
Winning Combinations and Jackpots
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness has a lot to offer even during the base game. Once you start playing this slot, you may come across a pink Eye Mark that will appear on a random position on the grid. Provided that you are lucky enough to form a winning cluster on top of the pink Eye Mark, 2 Special Wilds will be added on the reels once no more wins are created.
When you load the game, you will notice a circular symbol on the left of the grid. This is the Portal that charges every time you build a winning formation. Provided that you collect 7 winning symbols, the Portal will open to add 2 Special Wilds to the grid that will appear in random positions. If you create a cluster of 14 winning symbols, 2 Special Wilds will be added to the reels. Assuming that one of these is part of a winning cluster, the Abyss Portal effect will be triggered to remove a row or a column.
If you make a winning cluster that contains 27 symbols, 2 Special Wilds will randomly appear on the grid. Provided that one of the Special Wilds participates in a winning cluster, you will activate the Void Portal effect that will remove all samples of a given symbol that is selected randomly. After that, new symbols will come on the reels, providing you with more chances to win.
The game comes with yet another interesting feature that is called Other World Free Round. It comes into play once you collect 42 winning symbols. The feature contains 3 Portal effects. What is laudable here is that reel spinners can receive up to 7 Portal effects as for every 3 extra winning symbols, they will receive an additional Portal effect.
During the feature, 11 or 12 Eye Marks will appear on the grid. To open one of the eyes, you need to hit a win in that eye’s location. Provided that you manage to open all eyes, the Mega Wild symbol will come into view to move down with every cascade until it disappears from the grid.
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness is a superb video slot that provides players with a unique experience. The game is far from the traditional video slots. It offers remarkable bonus features and effects that will appeal to the interest of most slot aficionados who are ready to embark on a supernatural adventure with Rich Wilde. Truth to be told, the maximum win is humble, but the game attracts with the distinct feel it carries.