Well of Wonders is a unique slot released by Thunderkick just a few months ago. You won’t see any reels or paylines here, nor is there a grid at all. Despite all that, we still call it a slot, for that’s what it essentially is. Though, it has certainly taken an extra step from the usual.
The game, as you may have imagined, features a well of wonders. Colourful stones, which are our symbols, fly in and out of it in combinations. Your goal is to get as big combinations as possible, and the more – the better. Don’t worry, though, because you’ve also got a magical friend to help you.
There are seven floating symbols that are replaced on each ‘spin’. If you manage to collect at least three of the same kind, you win. The winning symbols then vanish, and new ones fill their place while the ones that didn’t make a winning combination remain fixed in place. So, it’s a mechanic comparable to cascading reels. The problem is, there are no reels on Well of Wonders.
Like many Thunderkick slots, Well of Wonders is a low to medium variance game, so if you like huge wins, this one isn’t for you. It’s better than some other games of the developer, though, allowing theoretically infinite wins (due to re-spins after every win). In a single re-spin, you could potentially win up to 1,600x your bet, which is surely amazing.
The game’s RTP is 96.1% and the bet limits are quite wide too. The minimum is 10p and the maximum is £100. Since re-spins highly increase the chance to win many times in succession by making just a single spin, the payouts are quite low. More precisely, none of the nine symbols returns the whole bet in a single win if it’s just the minimum 3-symbol combination. However, these winnings can increase very quickly, and in more than one way.
The selling point of Well of Wonders slot isn’t original when it comes to Thunderkick games. Just like Esqueleto Explosivo and a few other titles, this new release has a 32x multiplier. It isn’t that difficult to get, either. Every time you win and re-spin, the multiplier is doubled. In other words, every first re-spin has 2x wins, every second re-spin multiplies the win by 4 and so on.
So, every fifth re-spin always has a 32x multiplier, at which point it rises no more. However, the number of possible re-spins is unlimited. Besides, there’s a random special feature that can help you reach the maximum multiplier faster. We’re talking about the fairy feature.
During any re-spin, a fairy may emerge from the deep of the forest. It will stay by the side of the well until you land a non-winning spin. At this point, the fairy will remove all the single symbols, leaving only pairs of the same symbols. The removed symbols are replaced by new ones which, of course, increases your chance to win, gives another re-spin and doubles the multiplier.
Adding all these features into one, some impressive combinations become possible. It gets even better if you get a wild symbol or two. That’s right, wilds also exist in this game, though they don’t pay on their own nor do they increase the multiplier. However, two of them means that all the symbols win, resulting in big payouts.
In essence, Well of Wonders is a simple game. It has no bonus round and no free spins. However, guaranteed re-spins and big multipliers make even the base game exciting. You’ll soon find that the average payouts aren’t big, though it’s possible to get impressive wins too.
We highly recommend this game to those who like long gameplay sessions where there’s a remote chance to win big at the same time. What’s more, the unique layout of the game and a complete absence of reels makes it interesting too. It might be just what you need if regular slots have all started looking similar to you.