Roaring Wilds Slot
Roaring Wilds is a 5-reel, max-20 pay line online slots game from Playtech. Modern online slots games have become a little complicated of late, with cinema-standard graphics, endless side games, absurdly animated characters and enough complicated features to confuse a quantum physicist. It's nice then, that Playtech have gone back to their roots and provided the slotting world with a slot that's just about landing identical symbols in the correct combination – as it used to be. It's kind of like having a week's worth of gourmet meals then craving a slice of buttered toast and a cup of weak tea.
The symbols in this game are all animal-related, aside from playing card symbols jack through to ace. There's a puma (we think – we're not too hot on giant pussy cats), an eagle, a fish and a bear. The only other symbol is a paw-print – again our tracking skills are on par with our big cat identification skills, but we think it's a bear's.
This game has four rows as opposed to the typical three, and a massive forty pay lines. You can select as many of the pay lines as you want in play for as many spins as you wish, from one to all forty. You can also choose your 'line bet' – any value from 0.01 to 0.40. Your final 'total bet' will be your line bet multiplied by the number of lines you have in play. When you're ready to go wild in the country, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning pay out in this game is five coins, which you are awarded if you land three identical ace, king, queen, jack, eagle or fish symbols on an active pay line. The top prize is snagged if you land five bears across a pay line – you will swell your balance by one thousand coins.
The bear is appropriately wild in this game and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
The paw-print symbol is the scatter symbol here. If you land at least three anywhere on the reels you earn yourself a cash pay out and fifteen free games. You can re-trigger free spins during your freebies.
All wins can be gambled. You can gamble all of your winning cash, or just half. This is a 'higher' card game in which you must select from four cards to try and beat the dealer's card. Note that sometimes none of the cards will beat the dealer's card, if the dealer is fortunate enough to be dealt a high card.
That's as wild as it gets with 'Roaring Wilds'. This is as basic a slot as can be – apart from having four reels instead of the usual three. Just a wild, a scatter and no bonus games (unless you count the free spins). If you like non-flashy online slots games, then Roaring Wilds might just be what you are looking for.