During a press release dated February 27, 2019, games developer Nolimit City unveiled Owls slot whose product blurb acclaims it as an imaginative slot game that is set against a backdrop of a wartime owl-inhabited fairyland, where elite owlish defenders have teamed up to ward off incursion. Accordingly, the featured themes are fantasy, avian kingdom, personification, treasure, warriorhood, mysticism, warring, superstition, fairy, and magic.
More suchlike video slots from Nolimit City: Dungeon Quest (October 2018), Dragon Tribe (November 2019), Mayan Magic Wildfire (Jun 2019), Coins of Fortune (June 2018), Thor: Hammer Time (July 2019), Creepy Carnival (September 2016), Poison Eve (December 2019), Gaelic Gold (March 2020), and Ice Ice Yeti (November 2018). Owls’ rival online games include Owl’s Magic (June 2019) from Slotmotion, Owl Eyes (August 2014) from NextGen, and Magic Owl (July 2014) from Amatic Industries.
The slot name “Owls” refers to the featured parliament of owls. Ten symbols (“W” shield, hooded owl, flowery owl, snowy owl, treasure chest, spell book, frost sword, flame shard, emerald shard, and frost shard) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Fortunately, the “Scatter Loot” special feature can make nine symbols (hooded owl, flowery owl, snowy owl, treasure chest, spell book, frost sword, flame shard, emerald shard, and frost shard) to be involved in six or seven winning combinations.
Owls Game Characteristics
Owls has an unpartitioned, unframed, and translucent 5X3 grid that is embedded on a forest green fairyland; it has 15 fixed paylines, eleven symbols, 15 total bets, four special features, nudged symbols, repopulating symbols, ordinary symbols that transform into wilds, three-part free spins with sticky wilds, infinite extra free games, fixed odds, and regularly pays from X5 to X1500.
Owls has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute-and-wild is a golden wooden “W” heater shield; and the scatter is an upside-down caricature of a yellow-eyed purple-and-white owl warrior.
The ordinary symbols comprise of three high-paying owls and six low-paying objects. The owls: an open-beaked white-and-black owl warrior draped in a red headcloth; a wreath-wearing brown owl warrior clad pear-and-forest green body armor; and a blue-eyed snowy owl warrior in a blue-and-black body armor.
The objects: a locked flame-embedded black, red and golden treasure chest; an emerald-embedded pear-and-basil spell book; a blue-and-orange frost sword; an orange flame shard; an emerald shard; and a blue frost shard.
Though not selectable per se, the coin values for each bet line are: $0.01 (minimum coin value), $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.15, $0.2, $0.3, $0.4, $0.5, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00 (maximum coin value). The Owls total bets: $0.15 (minimum bet), $0.30, $0.45, $0.60, $0.75, $1.50, $3.00, $4.50, $6.00, $7.50, $15.00, $30.00, $45.00, $60.00, and $75.00 (maximum bet).
Here are the Owls payouts for winning combinations. Three, four, and five “W” shields pays X15, X80, and X500. Three, four, five, six, and seven (emboldened payouts paid during the “Scatter Loot” spins): hooded owl warrior pays X15, X80, X500, X1000, and X1500; flowery owl warrior pays X10, X70, X400, X800, and X1200; snowy owl warrior pays X8, X60, X300, X600, and X900; treasure chest, or spell book, or frost sword pays X7, X45, X200, X400, and X600; and flame shard, or emerald shard, or frost shard pays X5, X30, X150, X300, and X450.
The upside-down owl’s caricature on the middle reel enables six or seven combinations that offer the aforementioned emboldened payouts. Three upside-down owl’s caricatures on the three inner reels unlock any of the following three-part “dream [free] spins” at random: five “ember dream” free spins that converts the flame and treasure chest to “w” shield wilds; five “emerald dream” free spins that converts the emerald and spell book to a flowery owl; and five “frozen dream” free spins that converts the blue frost, sword and snowy owl to the highest-paying widespread symbol. Owls’ simulated non-progressive jackpot is X1374, which (75X1374) is theoretically $103,050.00.
The good Owls software has these notable features: game history, clock display, turbo, left/right-hand modes, and from -75% to +500% balance decrease/increase for the 10/25/50/100/250/1000 number of automated rounds. The magical ambient music includes distantly chirping birds. There is a chinking sound effect. Its subtly animated 3D graphics include: glowing symbols, dolly zoom, fluttering leaves, falling leaves, glitter effect, and the blinking anxious snowy owl magician perched on the foreground.
Luck in Owls
Owls is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 96.22% and house edge is 3.78%. It has volatility index 6/10 and 25% hit frequency.