This video slot from The Games Company stars an unusually friendly witch with a penchant for using her wand! Witch of the West has a 5x3 reel structure, with a 50 payline return, and certainly holds player attention – even if just for the sheer absurdity of the theme.
This witch will fly across the game with her wand, converting the nine symbols to a ‘colossal’ symbol in a 3x3 structure, the 4 top symbols of the game are the only ones to appear during this feature, along with scatters and wilds too.
There are plenty of witch-like symbols on offer here, along with the alphabet are tree branches, black cats with green eyes, crooked witch’s hats and the obligatory broomstick for the lady herself to travel around on.
One hell of a Colossal spell
Although there is no witch wild symbol you might have become accustomed to in other video slots, this cackling dame has bigger plans. She appears at random after any spin, flying across the game transforming reels 2, 3, and 4 into a colossal symbol. Now the whole of the middle section becomes one giant icon, with reel positions becoming individual icons of the same style.
If you manage to find the matching icons, you not only bag a five-in-a-row win, but multiple line wins too, meaning the payout will be very nice indeed.
Book me a scatter
Free spins are a-plenty and can be triggered by getting the book symbol as a scatter. Between three and eleven scatters are on offer, giving out between 5 and 20 free spins, depending how many symbols you get. The average is to get around fifteen free spins from a colossal scatter.
Playing Witch of the West for extended periods can prove very lucrative. Overall, the real money comes from the colossal features, so although they are few and far between in our experience, when they come they bring with them huge wins.
Adding to this is that fact that it’s an exciting game, even losing streaks are punctuated with sizable wins, making the pain of a bad run easier to bear. We also recommend keeping your bets lower to shoulder these dry runs, making the wins even sweeter! It’s a fair slot that requires patience and a decent budget.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring