What’s This Sorcery? Quickspin to Cast Spell of Winning Success with Wild Cauldron
Whenever we hear on the grapevine of an upcoming slot; we get super excited. Especially when the developer behind the reels is Quickspin. Hot on the heels of Skulls Up comes Wild Cauldron, a Halloween-themed slot which can be enjoyed all year-round.
Aiming to cast a spell on those who play, Wild Cauldron is full of little (and big) surprises. Mysterious concoctions brewing in a big black pot are the secret elements that can produce some colossal wins. However, we won’t get to witness such sorcery until its release sometime next month (estimated).
It’s less the Nightmare on Elm Street style slasher and more your cute and cuddly creatures video slot, which will make it all the more fun. Playful monsters, magic potions and high volatility are guaranteed, as well as a reel engine with the ability to expand to great heights!
It all starts with a 4×6 reel engine and 4096 ways to win. The fresh tumble mechanic is a new take on what we call the cascading reel engine, only when you win, those winning symbols remain locked firmly in place by a magic spell.
Re-spins are granted when wins land in view and all non-winning symbols vanish with a click of a finger. Should more winning symbols fall, more re-spins come and if you’re lucky with the winning symbols, you could find yourself playing on an 8×6 reel engine, now with 262,144 bet ways with a maximum win potential of 21,000x your bet!
The Story Behind the Game
Travis Grabau, Producer at Quickspin wanted to let us all know what went into creating this latest slot: “We wanted to create a game for the kind of players who are well acquainted with tumbling reel mechanics. And we also wanted to combine these game mechanics with something fun and colourful.
So, we came up with the idea to use a witch’s ‘workshop’ for the theme, a warm and inviting place filled with magic. The symbols consist of playful – and slightly mischievous – ‘squishy’ monsters, magic spells, and different kinds of artefacts.
We’ve also added a new and unique feature to the game. A traditional avalanche game will blow out all the winning symbols and keep the non-winning ones, whereas this game does the opposite – it keeps the winning symbols and removes the non-winning ones. This will give the player a completely new experience, where they get to watch a regular win build up to become a potentially really big win.
When it came to the art style, we wanted it to be quite stylized. We gathered our visual inspiration from pictures of cosy cottages, warm lighting, wonky walls, and an overall cosy ambiance. The mood board looked a lot like the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films, and the end result really reflects this.
I’m really happy with this game and the team has done an amazing job with it, combining exciting game mechanics with a really fun and beautiful theme. Wild Cauldron is a great addition to our portfolio, diversifying the Quickspin universe even further!”