The Wild Life Slot Machine
The Wilf Life is yet another African safari themed game, and this time the version that we’re getting is coming from IGT. One of the biggest developers of slot machines, for the online and land-based markets, IGT has done a decent job with this slot, though there is enough room for improvement as well.
The 5 reels of The Wild Life are hosting 10 active lines which are capable of paying both ways. The slot pays jackpots of up to 2,500x, meaning as much as $250,000 for high rollers. As is usually the case with IGT titles, the feature list is a healthy one, including on it expanding wilds, free spins, scatters and the possibility to have locked wild reels at times.
Betting and Prizes
10 coins are going to be used in every single wager that you place in The Wild Life. 10 active lines are going to be covered as a result, with amounts that range from $0.01 to $200. The complete betting range is going to be $0.10 to $2,000.
The slot’s most valuable combination can pay you 2,500 coins, which in this game could mean a value of up to $500,000 (for the $2,000 bet). The RTP is a bit on the low side, being set to 95% for The Wild Life.
The Wild Life Slot Features
Look for the Roaring Lion symbol on the reels, as this is going to be a very special feature for you. Though you get it only on the middle three columns, the symbol will act as an expanding wild when it lands there, which means that you will get it to contribute to all winning combinations that are formed that round, no matter on what line they form on. You could even end up with three full wild reels, in which case the rewards of that particular spin should be huge.
The Africa scatters are also mentioned as major features, symbols that you will need to appear a minimum of three times somewhere in view. The fact that the exact position of the scatters doesn’t matter can only help make it more valuable. If the requirements are met, the game will give you 10, 15 or 20 free spins, in exchange for your 3, 4 or 5 scatters.
Once the free spins have started, you will notice that the wilds are even more fun at this point. The wild symbol expands when appearing on the middle three reels, but at the same time it is also going to be locked in that position for the rest of the free spins. Ending up with all three middle reels locked and wild is not unlikely, given the number of free spins that we’re talking about.
Theme & Design
The game that we’re looking at here has the usual safari theme, where the action takes place in Africa. You get the savannah from Africa, at sunset, while the symbols used in the game start you off with four major Royals, and then switch to lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes and zebras. The Royal symbols get prints with animal skin motifs, so they appear to be somewhat appropriate for the theme.
Graphics quality is good enough that you shouldn’t have to worry about it if you enjoy the rest of the game. It’s no masterpiece, but then again IGT slots rarely are among the best when it comes to graphics.
The Wild Life has as strong points its features, particularly the free spins. There are some downsides as well, but nothing major to worry about.