Wild Plunder, the NextGen Gaming release which is scheduled for November 2018, is a slot machine with very child-friendly graphics, cartoonish and pretty, so overall just a pleasure to try out if you’re not into something extra realistic.
Moving on to the action taking place on the reels, that’s where you can find 26 active lines over 5x3 reels. You can place big enough wagers that rewards of $250,000 become possible, even though this means only 400x the stake. They implemented major features which include the Wild Current, a random Release the Kraken, Rhonda’s Respin, but also free spins with some interesting mechanics.
Betting and Prizes
For some reason, NextGen went with 26 active lines, but at least they require only 25 coins to be used in the wager. You get the starting point at the very low $0.25 mark, and then you can increase the total bet up to $625. For that kind of wager, you can spend $25 per line, if you want to.
On the reward front, you get paid at most 400 coins by the best combination, which is disappointing to say the least. You will get paid at most 400x the stake, or up to $250,000 if the wager is at its highest, but you need to have a screen filled with wilds for that to happen. Based on the ultimate reward which is advertised, I wouldn’t expect this game to entice too many players to try it out.
The RTP of this game looks better than its jackpot, and since it’s at 96.6%, you can count on this to be a low volatility title.
Wild Plunder Slot Features
Rhonda, which is the game’s hero, is the wild feature and the one which can offer the biggest rewards. It’s going to pay 400 coins when it occupies an entire active line. In most cases, you’re going to find it in roles which allow this symbol to act as a replacement, a Joker if you will. The substitution ability doesn’t extend to any of the other feature symbols.
Several random features were implemented in Wild Plunder, and they can happen at any time as you play the game. You could get Wild Current for example, which adds extra wilds to the reels. Another possible choice is Release the Kraken, which will also give you wilds in random locations. Finally, Rhonda’s Respin will have one Rhonda wild appear and then it will continue with a respin which could result in the bonus feature.
Activating the free spins will require that 2+ Rhonda icons appear in view. The result will be the start of 5 Wild Spins. Inside, there will be walking wilds, which will stay on the reels as they move from right to left, helping out along the way until they leave the screen. The best chances of having a screen filled with wilds come here, as the wild also transforms adjacent positions if they have high symbols in them.
Theme & Design
Wild Plunder can be fun to play, but it’s not for everyone. The pirate theme has wide appeal, but the very child-like graphics aren’t as appreciated by players. An attractive female pirate named Rhonda is present on the reels, along with images of octopuses, ghost pirates, treasure chests, beer and four coins made out of gold, silver, copper and wood.
Those that love low volatility games that pay small amounts often, and which don’t mind the childish graphics, will have fun playing Wild Plunder.