Wicked Witch Review
Throughout literature, witches have been known to be disgusting and hagged women who have long pointy noses and the most obnoxious cackle ever. As time has gone on, the perception of witches has begun to change with Habanero's Wicked Witch highlighting this.
Instead of an ugly witch, players are treated to a stylish one in this slot adorned in a purple outfit. Wicked Witch definitely makes witches look more modern whilst delivering vibrant gameplay that is bound to entertain players.
When Wicked Witch opens up, the visuals are exactly what you'd expect for a slot from 2015. The design is quite outdated with a grainy quality but is still quite impressive. Next to the reels, is a spooky house lit up by a green light and the rest of the screen features a forest, a full moon and a witches' cauldron.
The symbols are actually set against a gate that looks like the entryway into a graveyard. All the symbols on the reels are related to witches with black cats, spellbooks, brooms and potions.
During the bonus round, players will be transported inside the witches' house surrounded by different spell books, mason jars and candles absolutely everywhere. It definitely looks creepier when you head inside.
When the game is static, there is creepy ambient music played throughout. When the player spins the reels, there is a funky bassline paired with different instruments making something quite whimsical building up the suspense.
Aside from the free spins round and the jackpots, there isn't really much to this slot. The free spins round is triggered by landing 3 or more cauldron scatters, whilst the progressive jackpots are awarded randomly.
The user interface for Habanero games can be quite difficult with bets, bet levels and coin balances at the bottom of the screen. There are 10 different bet levels and the lowest coin value is 0.01 with a bet of 20 leading to the lowest stake of 0.20. It can be extremely confusing, but take note of the bet level at the bottom.
In the base game, there is a disappointing RTP at 95.98% which is literally just under the average standard. Whilst this is under the average, it's not too low to be off-putting. In addition to this, players will find medium volatility in this slot leading to a mixture of low and high volatility wins.
As for the biggest wins, throughout the base game players can win up to 500x the stake by landing 5 scatters. However, there are two progressive jackpots throughout this slot that can be triggered leading to even bigger amounts.
The Wicked Witch slot from Habanero is what you'd expect for a Halloween slot. There is nothing overly complicated in terms of the gameplay and it's kept simple to apply to newcomers and seasoned players.
Sadly, the win potential is nothing too special in the base game but there is the potential to win huge with the jackpot. However, keep your expectations tempered as the biggest recorded win from the jackpot is just over £20,000.
Despite this, if you love Halloween slots and witches, then Wicked Witch is still a solid slot to play that will deliver bewitching gameplay.