Roaring Wilds Slot Review

One of the newest games from Playtech offers you a chance to venture into the wilderness amongst some of North America’s most beautiful wildlife. The Roaring Wilds slot transports the players into the wilderness where Salmon leap up waterfalls, bald-headed eagles soar through the air, jaguar’s patrol their domain and the fearsome Grizzly Bear roams free. This is a 5×4 reel slot which features a Turbo Mode, which allows you to play through the spins far more quickly when activated. A fantastic feature, particularly for those players who want to maximise their number of spins they can play in the time they have available.

There are a total of 40 selectable paylines available on the slot and line bets begin at just £0.01 although you can increase the value of that bet up to £0.40. This gives you a minimum bet of just £0.01, but you can ramp up the bet to cover the maximum number of paylines at the maximum coin value for a total Max Bet of £16.00 per spin. There is an Auto Play feature available for up to 99 Spins, while any win can be gambled and potentially increased using the Gamble feature at the bottom of the slot console.

The maximum jackpot on the slot is 1,000 coins, which is achieved when you land five of the Bear Wild symbols across the reels on a single payline. That is five times the value of the highest standard symbol win of 200 coins for landing five Jaguar symbols. The low value symbols are the Jack, Queen, King and Ace which offer the same value wins (between 5 and 100 coins for 3, 4 or 5 on a payline), while the Salmon and Bald Eagle offer very similar levels of wins with four on a payline paying 20 coins, the other two payouts for 3 and 5 symbols being the same as the low value symbols.

Roaring Wilds Key Features

Other than the Bear Wild symbol, which not only is the biggest value symbol on the reels in terms of payouts, but also acts as a Wild replacing any standard symbol to help create winning paylines on any base game or free spins spin, the main bonus feature of the Roaring Wilds slot is the Free Spins bonus feature, which you can activate by landing three or more of the Scatter symbols (a bears paw print) across the reels in any position.

This awards you 5, 10 or 50 coins depending on how many scatters landed and you also trigger 15 free games. During free spins there’s not too much difference between the standard base game spin and free spins, however you can retrigger free spins by landing three or more of the Scatter symbol once again on the reels. Indeed, there is no limit on the number of free spins that can be retriggered during the bonus, so in theory you could earn an unlimited number of free spins.

The final feature of note here is the Gamble feature, which we have mentioned briefly before, but which is slightly different to other Gamble features on slot games. In this Gamble feature, the player is presented with a selection of five cards and the dealer turns over the leftmost card. This is the dealers card. The aim for the player is to pick one of the four remaining face-down cards to beat the value on the dealers card.

However, with this bonus feature, you do not need to wager your entire win if you do not wish to do so. You can click on the Double button, which will wager all of your win. The Double Half button which gambles half of the amount of your current win or you can take your winnings and click on the Collect button to return to the main game.  Pick a card that ranks higher than the dealers and you win double your wager back and you can play through several rounds of the Gamble game to increase the value of your win.


Editor's Review

Roaring Wilds is another nature themed slot, this time from Playtech, which has simple, yet effective graphics and enjoyable gameplay. However, this is most definitely a higher variance game and as such, this is a slot which requires patience and the ability to play for a long time without hitting regular wins. If you are able to play this way, then Roaring Wilds has some great bonus features to unlock and the opportunity to win a decent amount of money. The Free Spins bonus, which could in theory offer you infinite amount of free spins, is a great addition but it does require patience and a degree of luck to unlock and turn into a decent payday.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:40 Paylines
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech