Moonlit Magic from Owl Eyes Slot
One of the things that makes NextGen one of the top developers producing digital slot titles is the variety they offer. There are funny titles like Super Safari, titles based on brooding danger like Volcano Eruption, and elegant offerings like Venetian Rose. Owl Eyes is a slot for those who enjoy the magic of moonlit forest nights.
The backdrop to Owl Eyes is a night time forest scene, lit by fireflies, phosphorescent fungi, and perhaps even a fairy or two. The ethereal music, which gets a little more animated during big wins and bonus features, helps to set the mood of forest fantasy.
Beautifully Detailed Symbols as Usual
Another recognisable NextGen slot feature is the carefully coloured, intricately drawn symbols used in game play. Owl Eyes uses the familiar low-value Poker icons 9 to A, but they are rendered in beautiful looping script and decorated with foliage.
The higher-value symbols all conform to the forest theme, and are just as exquisitely detailed. There is a feather, a clump of toadstools, a badger and an enchanted tree, sporting a face. All these symbols require matches of three of a kind or better on a payline, beginning on Reel 1, to win prizes. Prizes range from 5 coins for three 9s or 10s, to 1,000 coins for five trees.
Owl is the Wild
The owl is the Owl Eyes slot’s Wild symbol. Unusually for a NextGen game, the Wild does not win any prizes for combinations with itself. This is because it only appears on Reels 2, 3 and 4, so it cannot start any combinations with itself from Reel 1.
However, the Wild does as usual stand in for other symbols, with the exception of the Scatter, to create more winning paylines. Whenever an owl does feature in a win, the player is rewarded with a quick animation of the owl flying across the full moon. The Wild can also stack, filling two or even all three windows on a reel, to create even more winning potential.
Scatter for Free Spins and Multipliers
The full moon, another icon with a mystical association with owls, is the Owl Eyes Scatter, and as is the case with most slots titles, it can score from any position on the reels. The player needs at least three Scatters to qualify for extra prizes. Three Scatters trigger the Owl Eyes free spins bonus, which consists of five free games in which additional stacked Wilds come into play, giving yet more chances to win.
The Scatter also fulfils the common slot function of multiplier: three Scatters win 5X the total bet for the spin immediately, four Scatters win a 20X multiplier, and five Scatters score a 100X multiplier.
Auto Play Options and 50 Paylines
Owl Eyes scores in another way over most NextGen slot titles; instead of 25 paylines, it has 50. Players can adjust bets per line from as low as 0.01 to as high as 2.00 in whatever currency is in use. The game also features an Auto Play button for pain-free long-term play, and a Gamble button for those who like to try to improve small wins.