Wild Play is the sort of slot machine that you would expect to find in a Las Vegas casino, with its reels being filled with neon style classic symbols and lovely animations that start up whenever you get a win. It might not be the kind of game that offers a unique theme or the best graphics, but it’s miles ahead of any regular game that usually has classic symbols on its reels. The game is not a classic, despite the symbols that it has on its 5 reels. It has its 40 fixed win lines and its best payouts will go up to $4,500. The features appear to be quite impressive, with combined multipliers as high as 30x possible, with free spins, scatters and wilds.
The betting is done at the basic level or at one of the four levels of the SuperBet. The basic level uses up 50 credits, while level 1 gets 100 credits, level 2 has 200 credits, level 3 has 250 credits and level 4 requires 300 credits. The difference is the multiplier that the wild gets, ranging from 1x to 5x. The value of those credits is between $0.01 and $0.50. At level 0, the total bet reaches a value of $25, while at level 5 you can end up spending $150 per spin.
Wild Play looks like a modern version of a Las Vegas fruit slot, the difference coming from the layout of this game and from the quality of the symbols that were designed for it. The background graphics have a bit of an abstract look to them, modern and well made, with shades of purple and blue in it. The images on the reels are the expected ones though, with flaming 7s, with blue and green diamonds, a bell, a slice of melon, lemons and cherries. These are all symbols that are used in classic slots, but the difference is that usually the quality is a lot lower than what you’re seeing here. The modern design is the one that saves the game, which otherwise shows little originality where the theme or choice of symbols is concerned. There are a total of 9 symbols inside, two of which are features, showing logos marked Bonus and Wild.
The features are the ones that end up making the difference in Wild Play. The graphics are coming from the classics, in terms of inspiration at least, but the features are modern and actually exciting. The first one I’d look at is the wild symbol, which can have a multiplier that goes as high as 5x in the base game, depending on the SuperBet level that you’re using. There are three reels on which the wilds are allowed, the middle ones. The multipliers add up if you have more than one wild contributing to a combo, so with three wilds you could have as much as 15x the regular payout. The wild symbols are marked with their logo and they’re easy to spot. They can be replacements whenever they have the right position on the reels, but they will not be able to behave as scatters, even if it’s needed. Other features that are typical of modern slots are part of this game, meaning that you can get scatter symbols on the reels and through them you can gain access to free spins. The scatters that I’m talking about have crystals in their image, with a Bonus logo in front. Having three land on just as many reels will get you a payout of 80x, along with 10 free spins. The reels on which the scatters are allowed are the same ones as for the wilds, the middle three. For the duration of the free spins, you will find that wild symbols double their multiplier, so they can go from 2x to 10x each one, instead of 1x to 5x. As I mentioned before, wild multipliers add up in this game, so with three contributing to a win you could get as much as 30x the usual payout. You may retrigger free spins, as long as the three scatters show up again, all during the same spin.
The Flaming 7 symbol is the chosen one in terms of highest rewards possible in Wild Play. It can give you 300 coins, which means only $150 normally. With the SuperBet active and at its highest level, plus three wilds contributing, that amount can go to 9,000 coins, or $4,500. It’s still not a very big payout to get. The value of the payouts might not make the game sound that appealing, but according to the developer there is a theoretical RTP of 95.65% to $97.45% available here, which actually sounds great.
Wild Play has a big theoretical RTP and enjoyable features, so it can be excused for some of the design choices that were made in its case.