Wild Run, a slot machine that’s coming from NextGen Gaming, has been designed as a nature themed game. The focus is on Africa and on its majestic creatures, which is not that unusual in this day and age. The game can pay well, the jackpot having a value of up to $20,000, but it also offers a range of features that can improve its average RTP. You will have wild symbols to act as replacements, plus free spins and a feature called On-A-Roll. The slot’s 5 reels form combinations through 243 ways to win.
Betting and Prizes
The lowest that you can go when you’re picking a bet value in Wild Run is $0.30. The reason is that the slot uses 243 ways to win, but for the bets it requires that you cover the equivalent of just 30 lines. You have minimum line bets of $0.01, going as high as $25 if you want to. The maximum bet that’s allowed can reach $750, which is the kind of amount that a high roller might consider using for a single spin.
If you’re looking at the jackpot, you’re going to find that a top prize of 800 coins is offered, which can translate into a maximum value of $20,000.
Wild Run Slot Features
One of the more obvious features that are offered in Wild Run will come from the Lion icon. It does have a Wild logo in front as well, so it shouldn’t be difficult to spot. You can get a combination formed with anywhere from three to five such symbols, appearing from the left to the right. They will pay up to 800 coins when this does happen. You can also use wilds as replacements for all other symbols, without any exceptions.
On-A-Roll is a feature that will trigger after every single winning round that you get. It will have two levels, where you get extra wilds and increased wild multipliers. You get the wilds on the 1st and 5th reels during the first level, with the multiplier at 2x. During level 2, the extra wilds are placed on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th reels, while multipliers get to 3x. If you get a non winning spin, the player is taken back to the previous level. Get a non winning spin on level 1, and the feature ends.
Should you get a win on level 2, during On-A-Roll, you will be triggering the slot’s free spins. You get wilds on all the reels at this point. Multipliers of 5x are going to be applied by wilds when they contribute to a win during free spins. You get to continue the free spins until you have four rounds with no wins in them.
Theme & Design
The African safari theme is hardly unusual, and it’s been used a lot of times in the past, by most developers. You will still get non-related symbols in this particular case, with the four card suits taking the roles of the low value icons. The higher value symbols have the images of leopards, rhinos, elephants, bulls and lions. I did enjoy the design of the slot, but it’s not one of the best that I’ve seen with this theme.
Wild Run is a decent attempt on NextGen Gaming’s part, the biggest strength it has coming from the On-A-Roll feature.