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Title:  Druids' Dream
Developer: NetEnt
Reels: 5
Rows: 4
Paylines: 40
RTP: 96.0%
Free Spins/Multiplier: 6-7-1x
Max Win: 200x/ Spin
Max Win Probability: N/A
Volatility: Low/Medium
Min/Max Bet: 0.20/40
Release Date: March 23, 2020

 

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Druids' Dream: Slot Overview

Druids’ Dream is the latest Celtic themed slot from Swedish developers NetEnt. Interestingly, key competitors in this category include NetEnt's own classic Secret of the Stones and the recent version which received a MAX makeover. You can never have too much of a good thing, so the saying goes, and fans of the mystical way of life have one more alternative to choose. In tone and gameplay, Druids’ Dream presents quite a different holistic experience. Is it any good? Let's break out the chanting and find out.

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Right from the bat, it becomes clear that this is a more of a budget production and not quite the high quality slot we're used to coming from NetEnt. It's not all that bad though. The 5 reel, 4 row grid has been crafted in a cracked stone style and sits before a great, glowing tree that waves gently in the breeze. The deep wood vibe permeates the scene and is capped off with a relaxing tune. Budding druids with a range of bankroll requirements are well served with bets from 20 p/c to £/€400 per spin. Payouts happen by landing combinations of at least three of a kind on one of the 40 fixed paylines. What increases the odds of that happening is that the game pays both ways – left to right, and right to left, with the highest combination on a line paying out. The math model is an interesting one. Despite an RTP of 96% and a low-medium setting, it can take a while for anything interesting to happen. Scatters can be few and far between, for example. Patience was a prized virtue for the druids. Catch Druids’ Dream on a lull, and it can test even the most stoic among them.


The paytable symbols that NetEnt has provided are all new to the game and inspired by the naturalistic theme. There are four low pays which are blue, green, yellow and red shimmering rune stones. The premiums are made up of an orange gourd or rock, a bear print drum, an owl, and a wolf. Symbol values are relatively low across the board. For example, the wolf pays out 5 times the stake for a line of five. Winning both ways does compensate to an extent but don't expect miracles in the payout department.

 

Druids' Dream: Slot Features

The Druid’s Dream slot offers plenty of bonus features. The 2 Druids appearing with a stack of wilds sees the Wild Charge feature activated which leads to re-spins and nudges. There is also a Free Spins feature where you will benefit from sticky wilds and plenty of extra free spins.


The main attraction of the game is the Scatter symbols: two Druids dwelling in the Enchanted Forest. Whenever one of them appears on the reels with a stack of Wild symbols, the Wild Charge feature is activated. Once charged with the Druid’s magic, every Wild awards a Re-Spin and remains on the reels together with the Scatter. During the Re-Spins, the Nudge feature can be activated for a chance to land the second Scatter.

 

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Wild Charge & Re-Spins features
The wild symbol is key to the action in Druid’s Dream. When wilds landing as a stack on reels 2 or 4 as well as 1 scatter symbol, you’ll trigger the Wild Charge feature.


Every charged wild symbol will give you a free re-spin in the Re-Spins feature. The scatter symbol and all wilds that triggered the Re-Spins feature will remain in position until the end of the feature.

 

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Nudge feature
During the re-spins, a stack of wild symbols appearing on reel 2 or 4 with a scatter will initiate the Nudge feature on your next re-spin. This gives you the chance to land a second scatter. You can also trigger the Nudge feature together with the Re-Spins feature if 1 stack of wilds lands with a scatter symbol and the second wild stack lands without a scatter. The Nudge feature continues until the re-spins finish or you land a second scatter.

 

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Free Spins feature
Landing both scatters on reels 2 and 4 in the main game or the Re-Spins feature will activate the Free Spins feature with 6 free spins. Each charged wild symbol on reels 2 and 4 will reward you with 1 extra free spin. All triggering scatters and wilds then become wilds and become sticky for the duration of the free spins.

 

Furthermore, a stack of wilds with a scatter can appear on the middle reel (reel 3) – a scatter landing on reel 3 together with wilds will give you 3 additional free spins.

 

Druids’ Dream: Slot Verdict
Druids’ Dream was one of those games that provoked little emotional response and left a somewhat empty feeling when it was over. No doubt there are nature lovers, and even the odd Druid out there who are more than happy to lose themselves in the mystical forest NetEnt has created. If that's not you, it's tough to recommend Druids’ Dream. It doesn't do anything overly exciting with its features, the potential is nothing to write home about, and it's a real dig to find something positive to get excited about.

 

For the sake of balance though, the outer wrapper is nice; the animated forest has a certain mystical quality to it, and the features are fairly well thought out. It would be a better game if they dropped more, or if a random feature was added to spice up the gameplay. Regular pay symbols can land stacked and it's possible to fill the grid with matching symbols - this comes close tantalisingly often. Unfortunately, they don't pay a whole lot when that does happen, so the thrill of accomplishment is blunted by the chump change reward for doing so.

 

If this is what druids used to dream about then good luck trying to rope in new acolytes to the creed. It will be tough for rocks, trees, and moss, to compete with smartphones, apps, and Tinder. Druidism does have a certain gentle, relaxing appeal, an escape from the rushed fast-paced world we live in. That sleepy, gentle vibe doesn't always cross over well to a slot though. Play the game too long and you'll be nodding off into your own dream world, whether that includes druids or not is a personal matter. You could say that Druids’ Dream would suit laid back players who rate atmosphere over intense gaming and potential. Anyone else intrigued by the subject matter but want to go large would do better firing up Secret of the Stones MAX.

 

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