Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness is a video slot from Play ‘n Go that was released on June 27, 2019. The most well-known explorer in the Play n Go universe has returned with a new journey. First, he was searching for the Aztec Idol, then he went north in Pearls of India, after that he appeared in a successfully popular Ancient Egypt themed slot, Book of Dead, and now he is working his way through a tomb in order to get his hands on the Tome of Madness. For an explorer slot, this game has a somewhat spooky theme, but we like the change of pace that this provides. The visual presentation of this online slot machine is still top-notch, and it does an excellent job of drawing you into the action. You should read our review before deciding whether or not it is a game that is worth your time and money to play.
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness Video Review
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness General Characteristics
1. Cluster Pays
2. 5 reels and 5 rows
3. Volatility: Extreme
4. RTP: 96.59%, 94.52%, 91.59%, 87.52%, 84.5%
5. Bet amount: 0.1 EUR - 100 EUR
6. Maximum Win Multiplier: x2,000
7. Maximum Win Value: 200,000 EUR
8. 8 main symbols
9. Additional symbols: Scatter Symbol, Wild Symbol
Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness Bonus Features
Cluster Pays. You get a payout, when a cluster consists of 4 or more matching symbols (vertical or horizontal plane).
Avalanche Feature. When a winning combination is formed, the symbols in that combination explode and vanish, making room for a second Avalanche of symbols that may result in larger prizes. The Avalanches will continue as long as there are still matches happening.
Eye Marks Feature. During the main game, a pink eye can appear in a random place on the grid. If a winning cluster lands on that place, after a series of successful wins, you will get 2 Special Wilds on the Grid.
When you are playing the Free Spins bonus round, opening every eye will give you the 2x2 Mega Wild. Mega Wild has the ability to move down the grid to create more chances of winning.
- Collect 7 winning symbols and you will trigger the portal awarding 2 Special Wilds.
- When you Collect 14 winning symbols, the grid can offer not only 2 Special Wilds, but when they are part of a winning cluster, the Abyss Feature will be triggered. The Abyss feature removes a row or column with symbols in which the Special Wild is landed, and those symbols contribute to the charge of the portal.
- When you collect 27 winning symbols, besides 2 Special Wilds, the Void feature will be triggered, in the case when the wilds are a part of a winning combination. The Void removes all instances of randomly selected symbol and uses them to charge the portal.
Free Spins. In order to activate this bonus round, the portal has to be loaded with 42 symbols, and you will get an additional Portal Effect for every 3 more winning symbols, up to a maximum of 7. During the time that you are participating in this bonus feature, 1 random Portal Effect will be activated whenever no winning combination is achieved, and this will continue until all of them have been utilized.
Out Experience Playing Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness
When we started playing the game, we were greeted with a nicely designed reelset with different scary looking things on it. The soundtrack that was playing in the background set us in an adventurous mood and were ready to test how this slot behaved in terms of its payout potential. We made a deposit that was equal to the normal amount, which is now set at 200 Euros, and we decided the stake would be 1 Euro. Following that, we put this game through its paces by playing it for perhaps in the neighborhood of 300 rounds in order to fully test its capabilities. We had only begun our first hundred spins when, as a result of the Power Portal feature, we were awarded a payment that was almost 65 times the amount that we had wagered. Also, during the first hundred spins we played, we triggered the free spins, but the reward was only around 35 times our original wager. This was disappointing. Following the completion of our first attempt, we discovered that we had made a profit of over 40 Euros, which was not a terrible beginning by any means. The subsequent one hundred spins did not give us any bonus rounds, nevertheless, the Power Portal feature came through for us when we needed it most and bestowed upon us two large payouts that were 20 and 30 times our original wager respectively. These two significant payouts, along with a few other wins of a lesser magnitude here and there, enabled us to maintain our positive financial position. During the last hundred spins of the regular game, we did not get any substantial winnings, however, we did once again activate the free spins feature, and this time it awarded us 95 times our original wager, which was a really kind gesture. After a total of 300 spins, our total winnings amounted to 54 Euros, and we were very pleased with how things worked out for us.
With Play ‘n Go, when it comes to their mascot Rich Wilde, they almost never disappoint. This slot is not an exception. Overall great design, enticing music, a couple of interesting bonus features, decent payout potential both during the main game and Free Spins make for a decent addition to the Play ‘n Go family of slots that include this charming character. However, you should always be careful when you play slots with such a degree of volatility because it can make you some profit or ruin your bankroll rather quickly. Whether you are a fan of Rich Wilde, or somebody who is looking to try something new, give this slot a shot. Good luck and have fun!