- Provider: Playtech
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 576 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £200
- Maximum Bet: £2,000
- RTP: 96.26%
- Maximum Payout: Progressive
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest Slot Review
The Forbidden Forest was kept secret for centuries, but intruders have managed to break the magical barriers placed by the Green Druid Liana, and now the whole enchanted kingdom is in danger. Royal subjects are hoping that the Red Queen Jayna and her main warrior, Kiera the Huntress will defend the realm, but they will need your help. Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest is Playtech’s five-reel video slot that offers 576 ways to win. Visually impressive, the 2019 release offers a rewarding Owl Respins feature, as well as a Progressive Jackpot and the Kingdoms Rise Shop, where you can buy features from other video slots.
Enter the Forbidden Forest and meet the guardians of the enchanted realm, who have been defending the kingdom for centuries. The Red Queen Jayna is the main character of the story, being the Queen and the highest-paying regular symbol. The Green Druid Liana is in charge of magic, while the Huntress Kiera takes care of weapons. The Green Gemstone with a tree mark on it is the Wild that substitutes for all regular icons. The Bear and the Wolf is also there to help the guardians protect the forest. Small Gemstones are used for low-paying symbols. Owl is the Scatter that triggers respins.
The reels of the 2019 release are placed in the very center of the magical forest, but you do not have to be afraid of the magic, it is only used for good. The Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest video slot features five reels with a 3-4-4-4-3 reel formation, offering 576 ways to win. Gamers only need to land at least three matching symbols on successive reels, starting from the leftmost reel, to start winning payouts. The betting range is extremely wide and will satisfy the appetites of both penny punters and high rollers, because players can wager as low as £0.10 and as high as £2,000 per single spin.
Instead of free spins, Playtech decided to use respins in the 2019 release. The most important symbol in the video slot is the Owl Scatter, because it activates the Owl Respins. Land 1, 2, or 3 Owls to trigger 2, 4, or 12 respins. Also, all Owls will be transformed into Roaming Wilds, which will remain on the reels, but will shift positions on every respin. During the feature, a Feather can be landed on reel 5 and once that happens, punters get 2 extra respins. Remember that the Wild and the Owl cannot appear on reel 1.
Like in other Kingdoms Rise video slots, the Progressive Jackpot can be triggered after any spin, but the bigger the bet, the greater the chances to trigger the Progressive Jackpot.
The Progressive Jackpot will be the main target of most spinners, but even if you fail to trigger it do not despair, because there are plenty of other ways to win big. The Owl Respins is definitely one of them, due to the fact that there will be plenty of Wilds roaming the reels. The Red Queen pays the most, offering 200 coins for five of a kind. Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest’s RTP is 96.26%.
Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest on Mobile
The location of the Forbidden Forest is no longer a mystery, but if you do not like exploring enchanted places, with warriors and wild animals looking for you, then you should try the Playtech title from the comforts of your homes, or on the go, since Kingdoms Rise: Forbidden Forest is playable across all devices.
+ Playable across all devices
+ Owl Respins with Roaming Wilds
+ A rewarding Progressive Jackpot
– No multipliers
– Could use a bit more action
Like in other Kingdoms Rise video slots, in the Forbidden Forest you can also collect tokens and buy features from other games of the series. Also, there is a Map available on the right side of the screen, and you can switch games whenever you want, which is awesome. As for the kingdom of the Red Queen, we liked our stay, there is plenty to play for, even though we feel that it could use a bit more action, especially after playing Kingdoms Rise: Guardians of the Abyss. The Owl Respins feature is the central attraction of the game, offering up to 12 respins with up to 3 Roaming Wilds.