Shimmering Woods by Play'n GO released on 25.03.2021 is a 5-reel & 6-row online slot with 7776 paylines and a 96.20% RTP. The maximum win potential playing this slot is 25000x the stake. Shimmering Woods can be played on all devices from €0.2 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
- Cascading Reels
- Free Spins feature with Win Multiplier
Shimmering Woods is the new and magical woodland slot created by none other than Play'n GO. This is a different kind of jewel-themed slot, as you will be spending your time in a magical woodland. The developers prove that once again they are able to provide slots with all sorts of themes. While this slot may look all quiet and innocent at the first glance, there is more to it lurking beneath the surface as it switches from day-time to night-time.
There seems to be a number of things going on in this slot, such as the special Splitting Symbols which are able to increase the number of ways to win. In addition to this, you will be looking at special features such as cascading reel wins, expanding multipliers and also a Free Spins feature also featuring extra Splitting Symbols.
How to win big in Shimmering Woods – Splitting Symbols
The key to getting the big wins from the game, is through the Splitting Symbols feature which can increase the ways to win from the standard 243 and up to 7 776 as well as the Win Multiplier. At the start of every spin, one standard symbol will be randomly selected as the Splitting Symbol. Any splitting symbols landing on that spin will then be split into 2, increasing the number of ways you can get a winning combination. At the start of every new spin, a new Splitting Symbol will be chosen.
With every successive winning cascade, you will see the Win Multiplier coming into play. Each cascade will then increase the multiplier by 1, which will continue to increase until you have a cascade with no win.
- Shimmer feature
The third and final special feature of the slot is the Shimmer feature, which will be triggered by landing 3 or more scatters during a spin. Any or none of these scatters will have the ability to become Splitting Symbols, the more scatters, the better the potential rewards will be in this feature, more scatters mean more free spins and more splitting symbols.
- 3 scatters – 10 free spins – 1 Splitting Symbol
- 4 scatters – 13 free spins – 2 Splitting Symbols
- 5 scatters – 16 free spins – 3 Splitting Symbols
- 6 scatters – 19 free spins – 4 Splitting Symbols
It's also possible to unlock all symbols, turning them into Splitting Symbols during the free spins feature. This will of course increase the potential ways to win. The Win Multiplier is also in play in this feature, but will reset between each free spin. Re-triggers are also possible here and will reward you with additional free spins as well as extra Splitting Symbols.
- 3 scatters – 3 extra free spins – 1 Splitting Symbols
- 4 scatters – 6 extra free spins – 2 Splitting Symbols
- 5 scatters – 9 extra free spins – 3 Splitting Symbols
- 6 scatters – 12 extra free spins – 4 Splitting Symbols
Look and Feel of Shimmering Woods
Shimmering Woods welcomes you in to a magical setting, set inside a forest. What looks like an enchanted forest, filled with magical gemstones surrounding the reel set. In the background you will be seeing trees with mushrooms growing on them, different coloured gemstones on the ground, blooming flowers and all sorts of greenery. The reel set is framed by a couple of roots growing on either side, along with purple gemstones all along and at the top.
On the reels you will be seeing the standard royals from 10 to A, which have simply been designed on different coloured wood panels. In addition to these low value symbols, you also have a number of high value symbols.
These are of course represented by different gemstones in all colours and shapes, with the highest valued symbol awarding you x3 your total stake for 5 of a kind.
disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.