The game is played on a 5×3 board with 15 fixed paylines, and you can choose your bet between €0.15 and €75 per spin, giving you a nice range to work with. The game is designed with a mobile-first approach so it will probably play even better on mobile than it does on desktop. I’ve played it on mobile for a few hours and the game responds great. Let me give you an honest review of this Nolimitcity release.
Main game and paytable
It shouldn’t be too difficult to read the paytable. The game has 15 fixed paylines and you always bet 1 coin on each payline, so a win of 15 coins gets you your stake back and a win of 45 coins triples it. There are six low-win symbols, three Owls, and a Wild. For three-of-a-kind wins you can only get your stake back at best, for four-of-a-kind you can get from 2x to 5x your bet, and for five-of-a-kind wins the prizes are between 10x and 33x your bet. Most notably, all the symbols in the game are capable of paying well, even the lowest ones.
When the six- and seven-of-a-kind wins are made possible by a stacked Wild on reel 3, potential prizes grow all the way up to 100x your bet, which is what you get if you land seven Red Owls on your board – and they don’t even have to be on a winning payline.
There are three stacked Wilds, Red Owl, Green Owl and Blue Owl. If you land one of those stacked Wilds on reel 3 fully visible, you’ll trigger a scatter payout for all symbols. Since you got three Wilds on reel 3, that actually means you can now get six- and seven-of-a-kind wins.
When you land three Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 you’ll trigger the Dream Spins and will randomly be assigned one of three versions of it. The central reel will always be fully Wild on every spin, in case of all three different free spins features. Ember Dream will award 5 free spins where Flame Shard and Flame Chest symbols will transform into Wilds. Emerald Dream will award 5 free spins where Emerald Shard and Emerald Book will transform into Grove Owl. Frozen Dream will award 5 free spins where Frost Shard, Frost Sword and Frost Owl will transform into the commonest symbol presently on the board.
The bonus round can really pay incredibly well, and total wins of 100x your bet can be expected. This is to make up for the low win frequency during the base game. The game really loosens up during the bonus rounds and you’ll start getting mega wins and super mega wins, helped by that Wild reel and the scattered pays!
Owls Slots RTP
Theoretical return to player (RTP) may only be 96.22%, which is simply good enough for modern standards, but the game feels like it’s paying way better than that. During the base game the win frequency is rather low and the game is tight, but in contrast, the free spins game will award mega wins on almost every spin.
Owls is a quality high variance slot game in which it’s really possible to win big. If you trigger the free spins game early enough in your playing session, you will definitely be walking away with money. In essence, this is a tight 15-payline classic slot – until you trigger the free spins game, where it becomes a flurry of scattered wins. This slot game shouldn’t be overlooked because it’s by a small developer, it’s innovative and is definitely worth playing for real money. Excellent slot game that deserves your attention.