The gold rush of the 19th century has been popularised by many TV Shows and Hollywood films in the past and it seems it will now get its own place in the form of a slot game.
Scandinavian developers Play n’ Go have combined the art of mining for gold and the excitement players get from spinning the reels on a slot machine to produce their Wild Falls game.
A waterfall setting with a river that sees chests travel down the stream creates the setting for this particular game, whilst a number of exceptional bonus features appeared when we did our Wild Falls game review.
Further details about what we found in Play n’ Go’s slot game is below, as we highlighted all the best bits of information that players need in order to get a real feel as to what this particular game can offer them.
Play n’ Go’s Wild Falls is a five-reel, three-row slot game that has 20 available paylines to win from, with players being able to get in on the action for a very small wager on each spin.
Although players have the possibility of exploring the Wild Falls Free Play version that exists, spins start at 0.20¢ and can go all the way up to $100 per spin, thus attracting bettors who like to bet big to win big. The game features an ‘Autoplay’ button, which allows for a number of predetermined spins to be spun without interruption.
The Wild Falls slot game features a number of different symbols with varying values attached to them. Like other traditional slot games, the playing cards are the low-value icons, whilst there are a number of premium symbols that can be collected.
These include an oil lamp, a pair of pickaxes and shovels, a mining pan and a bag of gold nuggets, with the latter being worth the highest amount.
There is also a treasure chest that drops from the river and onto the reels from time to time and this symbol is rather unique as it acts as the game’s wild and the scatter in a dual function feature.
Speaking of features, Play n’ Go have pulled out all the stops when thinking about what Wild Falls bonus features could be introduced into the slot game. The Swedish developers have been incredibly inventive with some of their previous titles and it seems they have managed to be so again.
On any spin that is made by the player, a wild treasure chest can be seen floating along the river towards the reels. They will land on either reels two, three or four when they are ready to in the base game and in the free spins feature. When they do land on the reels, they then turn into the wild icon and help to form winning combinations.
As mentioned, they can also act as the scatter and will trigger one of four bonus games when three land across the aforementioned reels. The four bonus games are Rapid Respins, Gold Rush Respins, River of Gold Free Spins, and Super River of Gold Free Spins.
The Rapid re-spins feature is triggered when one or two Wild Chests land on a spin of the reels in the base game and will grant a re-spin after the winnings are collected. They will turn into a sticky wild with no multiplier attached. They can turn into golden chests, containing x2 to x5 payout multipliers that remain active until the feature ends.
More Wild Chests landing on the respin will grant another spin until no new chest appears. Having three on the reels will trigger the River of Gold free spins round.
River of Gold free spins are triggered by having three Wild Chests drop onto reels 2, 3 or 4 on a spin in the base game or via the Rapid re-spins feature. Instead of chests falling off the reels after a spin or new spin ends, they will move down one position each spin until they fall off the bottom. The free spins will continue as long as there is at least one wild chest on the reels. Chests will not have a payout multiplier attached.
The second feature of the base game can be triggered randomly on any spin. During Gold Rush re-spins, all Wild Chests on the reels will turn into sticky gold chests that will reveal a win multiplier of x2 to x5. The re-spin mechanics are the same as in Rapid re-spins. Land more for another re-spin or hit three to launch the Super River of Gold Free Spins.
Super River of Gold Free Spins plays out in a similar way to River of Gold Free Spins, but all Wild Chests landing on the reels always turn into gold chests with hidden multipliers. These range from x2 to x5 giving you the chance to get win multipliers up to x125.
RTP (return to player)
Play n’ Go have built a reputation of providing players with rather generous return to player rates (RTP) in the slot games and Wild Falls is no different. The game is of high volatility and with a RTP of 96.5%, bettors can feel safe in the knowledge that they could be in for a big win if they bet big!