Theatre of Night from NextGen Gaming: Slot Review - a forest full of wonder

Visit a magical forest where a host of fireflies, butterflies, and hummingbirds are waiting to greet you!

Magic-based slots are becoming more and more popular with players these days so it was no surprise when NextGen Gaming decided to base their latest slot inside a magical woodland setting. Theatre of Night is all about a bunch of creatures that live in a mysterious forest and when night time approaches, it becomes a picturesque scene filled with beautiful lights and vibrant colours. Much like witnessing a theatrical production for free so to speak!

Theatre of Night is a 5 reel slot with 10 paylines that includes Respins and Stacked Wilds.

Theatre of Night Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature I came across while playing this game is the Wild symbol and this is represented by a beautiful flowery frame with the word “Wild” inside it. The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols in the game and only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4. If you manage to land 3 Wilds on reels 2, 3, and 4 then you will trigger the Firefly Respins feature.

In this feature, you will be awarded 6 Firefly Respins and on each one, the entire middle reel will transform into a Stacked Wild. That is not all as symbols can transform into Wilds randomly on each Respin which greatly enhances your chances of landing a big win. Since the Wild symbol will now appear on all 5 reels in this feature, it makes it possible to land the top jackpot of 750 coins if you manage to land 5 Wilds as part of a winning combination along the reels.

Theme and Graphics

The graphics are top-quality as the game is set deep inside a strange forest that is shrouded in mist with moonlight shining through the top branches of the trees. At the bottom of the reels, you'll notice a well-worn path on the ground with lots of flowers, mushrooms, and plants surrounding it.Symbols are wonderfully detailed and consist of flowers, hummingbirds, butterflies, hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. The animations are also worth mentioning as when you form a win on the reels, symbols will enlarge and sparkle brightly. It is a real visual treat for the eyes. The slot has a real ethereal glow about it and it really helps to immerse you into this magical woodland setting.

The music is relaxing and very soothing on the ears. It complements the theme of the game extremely well.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 10 paylines, a very good RTP of 96.13%, and a low jackpot of 750 coins.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Coin Size: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, 2.50, 5.00, 10.00

  • Theatre of Night Wild Symbol: 25 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 750 for 5X
  • Humming Bird Symbol: 15 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 400 for 5X
  • Butterfly Symbol: 8 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Pink Flower Symbol: 8 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Heart Symbol: 5 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 50 for 5X
  • Diamond Symbol: 5 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 50 for 5X
  • Club Symbol: 3 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 35 for 5X
  • Spade Symbol: 3 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 35 for 5X

Our Verdict on Theatre of Night

Theatre of Night is produced by NextGen Gaming and it’s a hypnotic trip to a mysterious forest you won’t forget anytime soon! The game is visually stunning to look at and very easy to play. Sadly the game does not contain that many features apart from the Firefly Respins game and it is a shame that you cannot retrigger more Respins. This slot is of medium variance and thanks to a both ways win reel structure, you’ll find that wins are nicely balanced the more you play the game.

Seek out a magical fortune amongst the trees in Theatre of Night!