ALL ABOUT WILD 3 SLOT
NextGen have clearly put some thought into their new slot Wild 3. This is not your run of the mill 5×3 game with a basic free spins round. Here we have different bet levels that control how many features are active and the RTP level of the game.
There are then Missions to be completed – a kind of gamification model that we are starting to see in more slots which keeps you playing for longer to achieve a goal. These Missions reward you with a Pick Me bonus round with 100x prizes.
Later on in the game you can earn free spins that come with Sticky Wilds – always a good combo in our world – and also opportunities to trigger more free plays, all in combination with the base game wilds features that gives you up to 10x multipliers.
Wild 3 Game Set Up
This is a good-looking slot, as we expect from NextGen. The theme is a wild west town in the gold rush era. The reels sit against a backdrop of the main street in the town of Peaceville. There are bad guys – the outlaw – and three good guys – the sheriffs, El Loco the Racoon, Five Star the Coyote, and T-Bone the Bull.
The reel set up is 5 reels by 3 rows and there are just 10 fixed paylines. This slot can be played from 10p to £200 per spins with a Super Bet feature that allows you to control how many features you have and what RTP the game operates on.
Wild 3 Game Symbols
There is a range of wild west symbols on the reels, from cacti, dynamite sticks, purple cacti and cactus flowers, tall cacti, money bags, safes, gold bullion, banks and vultures. The vultures are the most rewarding premium symbol at 25x for five on a payline.
There are also 3 Wilds symbols to look out for – which gives the slot its name, of course. They are Wild Bull, Wild Racoon and Wild Coyote. Each can substitute for any other symbol on a reel, as well as the other wilds, except the scatters that trigger the bonus round.
The bonus scatters that appear on reels 2 and 4 are needed to set up the free spins.
Wild 3 Slot Features
There are 3 Wilds features in the base game one for each of the wild symbols. They work as follows:
Wild Racoon Feature: When the raccoon lands on the middle reel it can randomly transform non-wilds elsewhere on the reels into wild racoons. Landing 2 bonus scatters that get transformed by this feature will ALWAYS trigger the free spins round.
Wild Coyote Feature: If the Wild Coyote lands on the middle reel, ANY cactus symbol will be transformed into this wild.
Wild Bull Feature:Land the wild bull in the middle reel and ANY win including a wild will be subject to a multiplier of 2x to 10x.
The exciting thing is you can get combinations of these. In fact, you can trigger all 3 at once!
Super Bet Feature
This feature we have seen before in NextGen games. It means you can play with more or less features and a different RTP depending on your bet level. They are as follows:
Level 0:From 10p to £100 per spin at 95.5% RTP. ONLY Wild Racoon feature is active.
Level 1: From 15p to £150 per spin at 96% RTP. BOTH Wild Cayote and Wild Racoon features are active.
Level 2: From 20p to £200 per spin. ALL THREE Wild Features are active at 96.7% RTP.
Wild 3 Missions
So, NextGen have added in-game collectible achievements, called Missions. These are tasks like collecting a 25x stake win from one spin, or triggering the Lock n Load game feature, or the free spins feature. Your missions will be assigned at the start of the game.
Should you complete them, you will trigger the Rob the Rich feature. This is a pick me bonus round where you will have to pick from 15 money bags on the screen. You pick 3 in total to reveal cash prizes, extra picks or mystery symbols worth 5x to 100x each.
Lock n Load Feature
Lock n Load is the free spins feature in this game. The trigger is a little more complex than in other slots.
Here, you need scatters to land on reels 2 or 4, but NO WILDS on reel 3. Then, reels 2 and 4 are held and reel 3 spins 3 times. IF you land a wild on one of those spins, then the Lock n Load feature is activated.
The Free Spins round gives you FIVE spins with the wilds on reel 3 that triggered it held throughout.
Any further wild to land on reel 3 will be held for the remaining spins and will also trigger an extra free spin.
The Wild Features from the base game are also active here. So, if you and the Wild Bull you may add multipliers of up to 10x!
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Lots to take in here but once you get spinning it’s not really that complicated. The big decision to make is which bet level you want to play at. Any chance of landing a decent win only really comes with the Super Bet level 2. This means ALL three wild features are active, and should you get into the free spins round there are opportunities to add a 10x multiplier along with your sticky wilds to push up your win potential. Game on!