Enter a magical forest protected by three wise owls on the slot from NoLimit City. Make it past the owls to loot the reels with scattered pays and a free spins round with a choice of three reel modifiers that can lead to wins of up to 1,374 times your stake on every free spin.
Owls is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. You can spin the reels on desktop or mobile for 0.15 to 15 credits per round. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.22%. Use Autoplay to set up 10 to 100 consecutive spins without interruption.
Graphics and Visuals
A blurry scene of a magical forest can be seen in the background of the completely frameless reel set. One of the owls stands on a tree branch to the left of the game window. An enchanted acoustic soundtrack with flute elements is only interrupted by scatter thumbs and win count noises.
The three levels of pay symbols are marked by corresponding colours that will play a significant role in the bonus features. At the low end are the blue frost, green emerald and orange flame shards, each paying 1x your bet for a single five of a kind. On the medium level you have a blue sword, a green book and an orange-brown chest, with pays increasing to 1.33x your stake when five line up across the reels. The premium symbols are a blue Frost Owl, a green Grove Owl and a red Flame Owl. Hit five on a pay line to win 20x to 33.33x your stake.
There is also a wild symbol substituting for all symbols except scatters. Those are a mainly purple coloured tile depicting an owl, appearing stacked on reel three and non-stacked on reels two and four.
The Scatter Loot Feature
Hitting the scatter fully stacked on reel three will trigger the Scatter Loot feature. It will also trigger when two more scatters land on the same spin to award the free spins round. In this case, the Scatter Loot feature is played first.
One of the pay symbols is randomly chosen to award a scattered pay according to how many are in view. The stacked scattered counts as one symbol, while wilds will also be added to the total amount offering the potential to hit six or seven symbols. Pays for a six of a kind range from 2x to 66.66x your bet and for seven of a kind from 3x to 100x your stake.
The Dreams Spins Feature
The feature is activated when scatters land on reel two, three and four. The centre scatter will nudge to full reel height and will stay as a sticky wild symbol for any of three features, each with a distinct reel modifier: Ember Dreams, Emerald Dreams and Frozen Dreams. Any scatter landing on a free spin will add +1 extra spins without limits. Before the round starts, the middle scatter will turn once to randomly select one of the three modifiers”
- Ember Dream: any flame shard and the chest symbols will turn into a wild symbol.
- Emerald Dream: any emerald shard or book symbols transform into the high-value Grove Owl symbol.
- Frozen Dream: all frost shards, swords and owls will transform on each free spin into the commonest frost symbol appearing on the respective spin.
To be honest, I wasn’t holding my breath for this slot but was pleasantly surprised. It plays rather well and has sufficient features to keep things in motion most of the time. We hit repeatedly 100+ wins in our test runs with the Frozen Dream feature delivering the highest results.