Play’n Go has released another new slot game, Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness.
Yes Rich Wilde, the guy you might know from their most popular game, Book of Dead, received a sequel.
This time it’s an H.P. Lovecraft adventure, known for it’s most famous monster, Cthulhu. By the way, a very popular theme among board games these days. Games like Mansions of Madness, Eldrich Horror and Cthulhu: Dead May Die. H.P. Lovecraft is known for very spooky and dark fiction.
Cluster pays, Cascading reels
Tome of Madness uses a grid of 5 by 5 symbols. A winning combination is formed in clusters with 4 or more of the same symbols connected horizontally and/or vertically. And it uses cascading reels, which means winning combinations are removed and new symbols fall on top, creating the option for another win.
The game comes with three different wild symbols. A normal wild in the form of the book, a wild that doubles the win, in the form of Rich Wilde and a mega wild which can only appear during the free spins feature.
As with most of these grid games by Play’n Go, you are able to fill a meter with winning symbols. And if you hit certain numbers of symbols collected during one spin, you will trigger special bonus features.
- 7 symbols collected – Two random wild symbols will be added to the grid
- 14 symbols collected – Two random wild symbols will be added to the grid, if they then create a winning combination you will activate abyss which will remove all symbols from a row or column and add those symbols to charge to portal
- 27 symbols collected – Two random wild symbols will be added to the grid, if they then create a winning combination you will activate void which will chose one random low or high paying symbol and remove all of them to charge to portal
- 42 symbols collected – Will trigger the Other World Free Round
Other World Free Round
You will trigger the Other World Free Round with 42 or more symbols collected. This will award 3 different portal effects and 1 more for every 3 extra collected symbols, up to a maximum of 7 portal effects. The portal effects are the bonuses listed above.
After each set of cascades during a spin a random portal effect will happen, then again after each winning cascade, the next effect will happen.
During this Other World Free Round feature there are 11 or 12 marks on the grid. When you manage to get a winning combination on all of them during the bonus the Mega Wild Cthulhu will be released. This symbol is 3 by 3 symbols big and will move down after each cascade, creating big wins.
As with all these grid slot games, it’s harder to explain then to play. When you play the game you will get it pretty fast.
I like all grid games Play’n Go has released and they can pay out pretty big. This new one, Tome of Madness, looks a lot like Reactoonz. Especially with that mega wild symbol. But the payout on this game is a lot lower than that one. I believe the maximum win is 2000 times bet. Which is pretty high still!
The game looks amazing and I especially love the Lovecraft theme, always an amazing theme for anything.
If you are a fan of these grid games, then this one is right up your ally. If you don’t like these types of games, then I think Tome of Madness won’t change your mind, but maybe give it a try anyway. The theme might get you this time.
Overall a very nice addition to the Play’n Go library!
You can play Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness at all casinos offering Play’n Go slot games, which most NetEnt casinos do.