The classic category is generally populated with fruit themed slots, but once in a while we see a modern design as well, and Booongo’s Wild 888 is just that sort of game. Not only are the graphics modern, but they also have a lucky Chinese theme which should be appreciated.
Wild 888 will deliver 3 reels, as well as a total of 5 active lines. Have the right combo form, on the 5th line, and a jackpot of 6,000x could be yours for the taking. That’s a jackpot of up to $30,000 that you can win, for a slot machine which has a wild symbol in play, but no other major features.
Betting and Prizes
In a game which delivers 5 active lines every single round, you have no choice but to select a total bet which will cover all available options. That’s why the minimum bet of Wild 888 starts from $0.05, because it needs to use $0.01 on each of the 5 lines used. It can be increased up to a value of $25, and at that point you’d naturally use $5 per line.
The combinations which will pay the most are the ones with the 8 Logo. The thing is that different lines will have different payouts to give you, for those particular symbols. Have the three 8 logos appear on line 1, and all you can hope to win is 1,000 coins. Get the same symbols on any of the higher lines, and wins will be worth 2,000, 3,000, 4,000 or 6,000 coins. For the biggest payout, you need the 5th line to host the three 8 symbols. Should the maximum bet be selected that round, you would have a win of $30,000 on your hands.
In the unlikely case that you would get the 8 symbols in all 9 positions available, the total amount paid out by the five lines would be 16,000 coins, or $80,000 for a single spin.
Wild 888 Slot Features
The theme of this 3-reel game might be a modern one, related to China, but the features you find inside are not that interesting. The classic line is respected here, and the game provides you with a wild symbol, nothing more.
As for the symbol which will have the ability to act as the wild, the name of the slot gives it away. It’s the same 8 symbol which you use to trigger the jackpot, that is also in use as a substitute in this case. Have it next to two matching symbols, or two 8s and one regular, and they will form a combo together which pays the amount indicated by the regular icon.
Gameplay wise, the game will often use empty positions on the reels, so you’re not even guaranteed three random symbols on a line, you might get nothing in some cases.
Theme & Design
When it comes to the theme, Wild 888 will have a Chinese inspiration that’s not that common for the 3-reel category. There are dozens of 5-reels slots with similar graphics and symbols, but they rarely get used for the classics. The 8 symbol is used because the Chinese consider it lucky, and its companions on the reels will be Chinese style gold ingots (shape of a hat), paper lanterns and three variants of gold coins (1, 2 and 3 coins together).
I think you will enjoy Wild 888 if you already get a kick out of the classics, and you don’t mind having a good looking one to play for a change.