We do not often get to see Swiss folk tale heroes as stars of a high-budget slot production! Then again, even if you have never heard of Wilhelm Tell, you know part of his story. If you have ever seen someone shooting an arrow off someone else’s head in a show or movie, it has origins in this folk tale. Eventually, Wilhelm will go on to depose a tyrannical ruler. Before that can happen, he needs to be the face of this fun Yggdrasil game, complete with different free spins and multiplier values.
The view in this release is absolutely breath taking! Up above the cabin-shaped reels, we can see a cloud slowly floating by. Pine trees and rolling green hills slowly give way to tall, snowy mountains in the distance. There are a couple of cabins nearby, where we can see smoke rising from their chimneys and escaping into the sky. The whole image looks great! This does not account for a large green hill and a beautiful blue lake you can only see when you open the paytable. Symbol designs are just as great as the background image, and really sets this slot apart!
- RTP: 97.00%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £50.00
- Max Win: £376,000
- Similar Slots: Wild West Wilds, Immortal Glory, Arthur’s Fortune
How it Works
You play this Yggdrasil game on a five-reel board with twenty fixed paylines. This means players cannot turn them on or off as they like. Instead, the only way to change your stake is adjust it using the coin value. In order to win, punters need at least three matching icons next to one another. These symbols have to start with the leftmost reel and follow at least one active payline to award a cash prize. Yggdrasil put in a fair amount of effort into the control panel. It was designed to look like it was made out of wood; the same wood the reel cabin is made out of! You can use it to set up Auto Play, spin the reels and change the bet. The purple plus button can open the paytable, the settings and the help section. You can wager between £0.10 and £50 on each spin.
Icon designs are a mixture of playing card suits and characters from the folk tale. The clover, diamond, spade and heart all appear in different colours, which further sets them apart. Our only complaint about them is that they do not mesh well with the theme of this release. We also have a warrior, a peasant and an overweight aristocrat serving as standard, higher value symbols. An icon with the word Free Spins on it serves to activate free spins, while a child tied to a tree is the Wild.
All Wilds are three symbols tall. However, this does not guarantee they will always completely cover the reel when they land. This is where the Wild Nudge special feature comes in! If a Wild is partially on the reels, it will be nudged to completely cover that reel. However, this only happens if the Wild Nudge will result in a guaranteed win. In case it will not lead to a win, the Wild will not be nudged. Wilds can substitute for all regular icons, but cannot replace the free spins symbol.
Beyond just granting free spins, the free spins icon also pays a small cash prize. For example, having two free spins symbols will award a 40-coin prize, but will not unlock any other free spins round! Getting more than three of these icons only serves to increase how much money you get initially. It will not award extra free spins.
Instead, players get to choose one of three free spins modes. Each free spins round has a different multiplier, so it all comes down to how much you want to risk it. Your three available options are:
- 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier
- 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier
- 1 free spin with a 50x multiplier
There is no way to retrigger the free spins round, so you had better make your spin or spins count!
Labslots always like it when slots give us control over our own special features. Being able to choose which option we want to play allows us to set the volatility of it to our liking. The simplicity of this game makes it easy for anyone to jump in and start playing it. With a 97% RTP and a shot at winning 7520x your total stake, we can see many punters interested in this release. Wilhelm Tell is not the perfect slot, but it is an excellent game you should try.