With a name like Wild Gambler we were imagining a frantic game full of fun. This review will tell you how this game fared against the expectations it sets for itself.
What’s it all about?
This wild nature themed game features 5 reels and 20 paylines full of animal symbols. The highest value of these is the Lion symbol (who also serves as a Wild); he’ll net you a 1000x multiplier for spinning 5. At the lowest end of the animal themed symbols is the Flamingo, which will see you winning a 80x multiplier for spinning three.
You can bet with anything from €0.01 all the way up to €200 and if you want to try this game’s unique setup then check out the demo version.
Any Bonus Rounds/Special Features?
The Lock and Spin Feature
The Lock and Spin feature is a key sell point in this game. Whenever Wild symbols appear then you’ll be presented with the option of locking them into place prior to taking your next spin (to do this just click on the Lock and Spin button). This then means that you have an increased chance of winning. This feature does incur an additional stake, which is displayed above the bottom and updated each time the feature becomes available.
Play Your Way
The Play Your Way feature allows you to choose any configuration of locked wilds by clicking onto the reel symbol in order to select or deselect it. This will of course alter the stake you have to place in order to lock the reels you want on the board. You also have the option of uping or lowering your stake, which will automatically adjust the amount of locked wilds on the reels.
The Free Spins Bonus Round
The Free Spins Bonus Round is triggered by 1 to 5 meerkats appearing randomly on any spin (or during lock and spin). 5 meerkats will award 8 free spins and any wilds that are locked when the Free Spins Bonus Round is triggered will be held throughout the round. Any new wilds that appear upon the reels will also automatically lock into place.
How does it look?
This game follows a cartoon style, which works really well with game play that is fast and frantic. The sound effects of lions roaring and bongos drumming in the background compliment gameplay which is fast and fun. Winning combinations are signified by a short burst of music and animated animals, which adds a little charm to the game. The game is then finished off nicely with themed controls that see you clicking arrows and buttons that have been made to look like rocks and shaped stones.
This theme works really well to create a completely immersive playing environment. The big seller of this game is the Lock and Spin feature, which we’ve not seen at such an advanced and adjustable level. Overall this game should be on your must play list!