It’s Time to Save the Day in the Wilhelm Tell Slot From Yggdrasil Gaming!
Mr Green Casino has recently added the new Wilhelm Tell slot from Yggdrasil Gaming, or as he would be known in the UK William Tell, based on the story of him shooting an apple off his son’s head.
In terms of the slot, Yggdrasil has created a cartoon stylised machine with a regular 5×3 reel layout and 20 fixed paylines, the famous archery shot with the apple on his sons head is included as a special nudging wild reel that can nudge into place covering the entire reel with a wild symbol, and this can appear on every single reel. These nudges actually only occur when a guaranteed win is going to be created.
Apart from the Wilhelm Tell Nudging wild reels, there isn’t really any other base game features of note, apart from triggering the bonus game with 3 or scatters.
The free spins do offer a significant increase to the volatility of this slot though, with 3 options of various multipliers and free spins on offer, you can opt for a less volatile 10 free spins with a 5x Multiplier, or the extremely volatile 1 free spins with a 50x Multiplier!, the final option sits nicely in between these two ranges!
Although the introduction of the huge 50x multiplier does give this slot some huge win potential, the reality is that the less volatile free spins options seem to struggle to create more than 100x wins, and certainly, in our playtests it can be an incredibly frustrating bonus round if you opt for 1 spin and it results in no-win after spending a hundred spins in the base game to get the bonus round.
Unlike William Tell, this slot really does seem to have missed the mark in terms of being an enjoyable slot to play!
Wilhelm Tell Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Wilhelm Tell Slot - Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Free Spins
Nudging Wild Reels
|RTP (Return To Player)||97.00%|
Wilhelm Tell Wilds
The Special Wilhelm Tell wild symbol can land partially in view on any reel and will nudge to cover the reel completely if a win can be created, these nudging wilds can occur on multiple reels in the base game and bonus rounds also.
The Free Spins bonus round is triggered by landing or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and offers a selection screen with 3 different options, which have increased volatility.
- 10 Free Spins with a 5x Multiplier
- 5 Free Spins with a 10x Multiplier
- 1 Free Spin with a 50x Multiplier
Wilhelm Tell Slot
The Wilhelm Tell slot from Yggdrasil Gaming is a fairly average slot release, graphically it is superb like most of their slots but the gameplay is lacking somewhat, there really isn’t enough excitement created from the nudging wilds reels to make the base game or bonus features that exciting to play
The volatility of the 50x multiplier and just one spin can, of course, create some huge wins potentially, but for real money play it seems way too risky to spend time triggering the bonus in the base game for what could be a 0x spin.
In our playtests we tried all 3 free spin options and struggled to get wins over 100x stake, the one redeeming feature is this slots high RTP at 97% it could well be a very good bonus wagering slot!
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