The magic and mystery of an enchanted forest is the theme behind the slot title Mystique Grove, accompanied by appropriately ethereal music. It can be found at online and mobile casinos. The Genesis design team has put quite a bit of effort into the whimsical cartoony symbols on the five reels and the stunning backdrop: a leafy forest glade lit by shafts of sunlight, with lighted windows showing that the trees are also fairy homes.
Mystique Grove uses the 243 Ways to Win system rather than conventional paylines: winning combos can be formed as long as matching symbols line up on adjacent reels from Reel 1, no matter where on each reel they are placed. The minimum bet is 0.25 per spin, but players can bet up to 10 coins and vary coin denominations, so the maximum bet is 250.00 per spin. Pay table prizes mentioned below are based on a maximum 10-coin bet.
Bonus Feature Provides Instant Wins
Unlike most slots, Mystique Grove does not feature a free spins round. Instead, it has a bonus game triggered by three or more appearances of the Mystique Grove Scatter, which is the game logo. As the name Scatter implies, the bonus is triggered no matter what position the three Scatters land in, irrespective of Aristocrat pokies paylines. For three, four or five Scatters, the player wins 50, 250 or 1,250 coins in addition to the Bonus Game.
When the Mystique Grove Bonus Game is triggered, the player is taken to a second screen filled with 15 exquisite flowers. The player picks flowers to reveal the instant prizes they conceal. The selection continues as long as each pick reveals a new prize. When the player picks a bloom that reveals the word Collect, the round ends and the total prize is tallied and added to the player’s balance.
Wild Acts as a Substitute Only
Happily, Mystique Grove does not omit another slots standard: the Wild icon. This role is played by a bird’s nest in a holly bush, filled with vibrant polka-dotted eggs. But the Mystique Grove Wild does not win prizes for matches with itself, which is a feature of several other slots.
Instead, the Mystique Grove Wild is restricted to a substitution function: it can replace any of the 10 payline symbols to complete combinations.
Payline Symbols Continue Intricate Artwork
There are no other surprises in Mystique Grove, but it cannot be denied that this slot is beautiful to look at. Brilliant hues and intricate illustrations are common to all the payline symbols. Even the familiar card-deck icons, 9 to A, are rendered in attractive curly pastel fonts, each accompanied by forest plants, flowers, fungi, snails and butterflies. All Mystique Grove symbols require three matches or better to win a prize, and five As will win the player 250 coins.
A sleepy owl against a crescent moon kicks off the medium-value symbols, followed by a titian-haired witch, a redheaded fairy, and a blonde fairy in a clinging green dress. The latter wins Mystique Grove’s top payline prize: 1,000 coins for five of a kind.