Wild Cauldron slot review (Quickspin)
Megaways slots are hot, hot and every slot provider wants to piggyback on the success. Either by making Megaways slots under license from Big Time Gaming or hacking together a similar mechanism. Play’n GO introduced their ‘symbol splitting feature’ in Perfect Gems. Yggdrasil recently premiered the ‘Splitz’ mechanism in their Temple Stacks slot, and Quickspin introduced the ‘tumble slot’ mechanism in Golden Glyph.Play Now
Wild Cauldron is Quickspin’s second tumble slot and a pretty decent attempt at Megaways-like gameplay.
Wild Cauldron will tickle your fancy in many ways: win all ways, progressive game multipliers, and free spins.
Oh, and let’s not forget, there is crazy potential: you can win up to 21,120 x the total bet. We can’t help it; we immediately start dreaming about where to spend it on!?
Wild Cauldron gameplay and features
In Wild Cauldron, the symbols hang above a magic kettle, and the playing field expands in case of a winning combination.
You start at 4,096 ways to win, and by making enough consecutive winning spins, that can skyrocket to as many as 262,144 ways to win.
Winning combinations remain, and non-winning symbols disappear.
As long as you create new winning combinations, you keep spinning.
This way, your chances of getting a significant payout increase as you unlock more ways to win.
Stakes start at $€ 0.10 per spin and increase to a hefty $€ 100 per spin.
It’s a high-variance video slot, which can result in fireworks, a prize bonanza, and a boost to your bank account.
With the maximum bet active, you can rake in over $€ 2.1 MILLION, in theory.
Please don’t order your brand new planet-saving Tesla / red Ferrari yet: the chances of this happening are, let’s put it politely, minimal (very, very, very).
The chance of hitting the moon by throwing a rock at it is equally high.
Symbols and payouts
As is often the case with this type of slot, all symbols’ individual value is of minor importance.
We, therefore, limit ourselves to a summary:
- The crazy critters are the premium symbols (worth between 0.7 x and 3.5 x the total bet with 6 the same).
- The elements are the low symbols (worth between 0.4 x and 0.6 x the total bet).
- The green test tubes are the scatters.
- Wilds hold progressive multipliers.
Free spins bonus
Spin 4, 5, or 6 scatters to activate the free spins bonus.
Depending on the number of scatters, you win 8, 10 or 12 free spins, respectively.
During the free spins, you play with an extended playing field, which allows you to form more profitable combinations faster.
Wild multipliers are also active during the free spins bonus, and it is possible to win extra free spins.
Our verdict on Quickspin’s Wild Cauldron
We had to get used to it for a while, but in the end, we had a lot of fun with Wild Cauldron.
It’s nice to see how Quickspin has given its twist to the high variance and/or Megaways phenomenon.
A recognizable concept and yet with a unique Quickspin taste to it.
3.5 out of 5 stars.