Core Gaming’s Balthazar’s Wild Emporium slot game is a real standout from the crowd thanks to its intriguing concept that compels you to keep spinning so you can peel away at the many layers this game has to offer.
Balthazar’s Wild Emporium takes place, strangely enough, inside Balthazar’s Emporium, which looks like a dark, spooky witch’s lair. Some of Balthazar’s creations make it onto the playboard itself, with a range of potions and recipes awaiting players who dare click the “spin” button.
If you’re wondering about staking sizes, players can wager as little as $£€0.20 per spin, while players with more sizeable bankrolls can wager up to $£€100 per round.
The Returns To Player (RTP) rate for Balthazar’s Wild Emporium comes in at just over 94% which means it just falls short of the 95% we typically look out for when selecting a slot game, but that said, it’s pretty close, so we would absolutely recommend giving this one a try due to the game’s modest volatility. This means that wins, both big and small, are fairly regularly and you should get plenty of value out of your playing budget.
Now to the good stuff. To get yourself one of the regulations wins on Balthazar’s Wild Emporium you just have to match up at least three matching symbols on one of the 20 fixed paylines. Playing card values naturally have the smallest jackpots, while Balthazar himself and his gold coin hold the key to the highest standard multipliers.
As far as aesthetics go, Balthazar’s Wild Emporium is certainly on the more premium end of the scale of pokies. Core Gaming have certainly gone to town when creating their pristine playing symbols, and they haven’t skimped on bringing the concept to life with some stunning visuals and gorgeous spin-to-spin animations. When awards are handed out for the best-looking slots, this one will be in the running.
There are some great free spin bonuses on offer if you can pick up enough coloured potions in a single spin, with a whopping 750 spins up for grabs if you can pick up five blue potion bottles. In addition, Balthazar himself is on hand to turn random losing spins into winning ones, while any two matching vials will trigger the gamble game which gives players an initial bounty of spins which can either be collected and played with, or gambled in exchange for even more spins. The choice is yours…
Core Gaming have undeniably hit a home run with Balthazar’s Wild Emporium. The first bite is always with the eyes and the visuals are some of the best we’ve seen for a long time, and the general gameplay has enough depth to give the concept stacks of credibility. Perhaps the RTP lets things down a touch, but we can’t complain too much when a game ticks so many of our boxes, and we think it’s sure to do the same for you too.