William Tell & the Wild Arrows Slot Review 2024

Grab your crossbows and take aim in iSoftBet’s latest Hold & Win title, William Tell & the Wild Arrows!

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. Known for his skills with a Crossbow, William Tell assasinated Albrecht Gessler, a reeve of the Austrian Dukes of the House of Habsburg.

William Tell was known for his defiance and his tyrannicide. His valiant actions encouraged a population to rebel against foreign rulers, which marked the beginning of the Swiss Confederacy.

iSoftBet are known for their extensive Hold & Win slots collection, but will William Tell & the Wild Arrows stand out as one of the best so far? Let’s play on and find out!

Wiliam Tell & the Wild Arrows Base Game and Features

William Tell & the Wild Arrows is a 5 reel slot with 25 fixed paylines. Forming winning combinations requires 3 of the same symbols to land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.25 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€250 per spin, with plenty of other options inbetween the two. The theoretical RTP here is 96.00% and the max win is capped at 535x.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol is William Tell, followed by Gessler, the Lady, Knight, Scenic View, Tree and Crossbow. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 250
Maximum Win 535x
Paylines 25
Release Date 24/01/2023
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics video slot
Volatility mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.25

In Game Modifiers

During any random spin in the base game, 1 of 2 special Modifiers can be awarded, as follows.

  • William’s Wild Arrow – Once active, up to 5 High or Low-paying symbols can transform into Wild symbols.
  • Gessler’s Greed – Once active, all Low-paying symbols will be removed at the start of any random paid spin. This is active for 1 paid spin only.

William Tell & the Wild Arrows Hold & Win Respins

Landing 5 or more Target Scatters across the reels in any position triggers the Hold & Win Respins round, awarding 3 Respins.

All triggering Scatters will remain in their positions for the duration of the round. Each Scatter symbol will appear with a random Multiplier value between x1 and x100.

During Respins, each time a new Scatter symbol lands in view, it will remain fixed in its position for the duration of the Respins round, resetting the Respins Meter back to 3.

Split-Zone Feature

At any time during the Respins round, an Arrow can hit any Grid Position, causing the position to split into 4 Grid Positions.

If a grid position is split with a Target Scatter on it, the grid position will split into 4 instances of the initial Multiplier value. Arrows can also split empty positions on the grid, into 4 seperate grid positions.

Special Prizes

Above the Hold & Win grid sits 3 Special Prizes in the form of Jackpots. These special symbols can land at any time on the grid and are able to split through the Split-zone feature.

The Special Prizes up for grabs are as follows.

  • Minor – Awards 20x your current bet.
  • Major – Awards 50x your current bet.
  • Grand – Awards 100x your current bet.

William Tell & the Wild Arrows Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

iSoftBet has granted players access to the Hold & Win Respins round for a total cost of 60x your current bet. (RTP 96.40%).

William Tell & the Wild Arrows: Our Verdict

William Tell & the Wild Arrows may be all too familiar for those of us who have played multiple Hold & Win titles in the past, but iSoftBet has made the Respins round a little more interesting thanks to the Split-Zone feature, which opens up the grid and offers more potential.

When you come across a slot with a Crossbow/Arrow theme, the first character that pops in your head may well be Robin Hood, so it’s always a pleasent surprise when a Provider chooses to give us a brief History lesson on someone else.

If there’s one thing we can appreciate about iSoftBet, it’s that they never leave us high and dry in the base game of their slots. More often than not, we’re gifted with the overly used Mystery symbols, but iSoftBet has chosen to dish out a couple of sufficient In Game Modifiers instead.

Overall, William Tell & the Wild Arrows looks great with its tried and true Hold & Win feature, paired with the exciting new Split-Zone mechanic.