NetEnt never sleeps. They keep pushing slots out like crazy and they don’t seem to stop. However, not all of their slots are a hit – some may be a miss. This has shown significantly during their roll of releases over the last year. It hasn’t even been too long since we released a slot review about their last announced game. All that comes down to the quality versus quantity debate. Moreover, it’s about what the slots fans out there really want. Surely enough, most recent NetEnt slots get a decent amount of playtime and appear on the top of most online casinos, which might serve as an indication that they’re perfectly playable. But it all comes down to what really hides under the hood, which we can rarely really find out but we can try to come as close to it as we can. So, it’s time for us to analyze their next upcoming slot – Wild Worlds. Find out more about the slot in this Wild Worlds slot review.
Wild Worlds Slot Review: An overview
Wild Worlds slot mixes elements of various other slots we have seen before. First of all, it has a similar layout model to some Play’N’Go slots, such as Rise of Olympus and Moon Princess. The 5*5 grid layout stands strong and effective for the two aforementioned slots and is no less functional in the case of Wild Worlds. NetEnt distinctively names the reel type Avalanche™, representing the falling symbols that are replaced by wins of connecting symbols. Quite similar to Gonzo’s Quest with a mix of the aforementioned Play’N’Go slot reel mechanics.
Aesthetically, the game revolves around a trio of superhero bird characters, that are off living their casual lives and clicking away in their office. Though, as danger arises, their true superhero personas are revealed and out they go to fight evil. Each of the characters is represented by their own color and Hero Symbol. In the case of Wild Worlds, the design is similar to a kind of a modern kids cartoon.
This slot lands in the medium volatility side of things. On top of that, it has an RTP of 96.47%. Also, Wild Worlds slot has a bet size range between €0.20 to €400 and a maximum possible payout of 2500X per spin with a full screen of high win symbols or wilds. Yet, the maximum win potential can extend even further than that, given that the Avalanche™ reel mechanic replaces winning combinations of 3 or more symbols with new symbols.
The slot has a total of 8 symbols. Three of which are low win symbols, three medium win symbols or Hero Symbols. Additionally, there’s a High Win Symbol & Wild Symbol. There’s a bit more to the types and colors of the symbols in the bonus game and the base game.
Wild Worlds Slot Review: Features
Now, there are a whole bunch of things going on in the base game. Although the list of the features may seem overwhelming, the game is a lot more simpler than it may seem. As was mentioned before, the basis of the game revolves around the Avalanche mechanic, which is just a fancy way of calling the falling symbols mechanic. However, the two primary base game features are Hero Wilds and Destroy Feature.
The Hero Wilds trigger when you connect a win with three of the medium value symbols or Hero Symbols. Once that happens, all other hero symbols of the same color within the reels are replaced with wild symbols. This feature works both in the base game and free spins bonus game.
The Destroy Feature is a randomly triggered feature in the case of a no-win situation. In the case of a Destroy Feature, one of the hero characters shows off their cool superpowers and destroy all symbols other than their respective low and medium value symbols. This feature is more or less mediocre as the low and medium symbols of the same color do not connect. They can cluster up in a bunch and just leave off a dead spin nonetheless. Still, it’s a fun way of presenting a dead spin at least.
Wild Worlds Slot Review: Bonus
As usual, three or more scatter symbols trigger the Free Spins bonus game. The bonus game shares some elements of a recent release by Skillzz Gaming – Battle Mania. The three superheroes central to the Wild Worlds slot enter one of the three worlds to face their nemeses. Each world has their own set of three captains and bosses. The boss has 105 hit points spread across 6 different weak spots. However, at first, they are met with 3 Captains with 15 hit points each. For the bonus, there are three randomly selected world options that are as follows:
- Dark Forest uses the Spreading Wilds feature. Whenever a captain or a bosses’ weak spot is destroyed, a spreading wild enters the game screen. Every win combination makes the wild move to an adjacent position.
- Fire Lands uses the Random Wilds feature. Whenever a captain or a bosses’ weak spot is destroyed, 2 to 4 random wilds appear on any location on the reels.
- Ice Worlds uses the Heavy Wilds feature. Whenever a captain or a bosses’ weak spot is destroyed, a stack of Heavy Wilds or sticky wilds appear on one of the tiles and stick around until the next spin.
Each of the heroes uses their own respective power that are charged by collecting winning combinations of their respective low value and medium value symbols. While, each win can do some damage by their separate character, each superhero has their own Special Attack that is triggered once their meter is charged. The special attacks are as follows:
- The Blue Hero Special Attack does one damage hit point to all the enemy characters.
- The Pink Hero Special Attack does one damage hit point 4 times to randomly selected monsters.
- The Green Hero Special Attack does four damage to a single random monster.
Now, that’s a lot of things for a single game, but when you put it all into perspective, there’s not that much at all. The whole list might honestly seem overwhelming, but the mechanics are by no means anything that we have not yet seen before. Nonetheless, collectively, they all synergize quite well.
Wild Worlds Slot Review: Conclusion
As we have noted throughout this Wild Worlds slot review, there is a whole lot going in this game. A lot of features, a lot of variety and the potential is not that bad either for a medium volatility game. Overall, the game really shows itself to be exciting. This variety of features is exactly what provides it that little bit of buzz. Nonetheless, as said before, there’s nothing truly new to it. Wild Worlds slot simply uses very familiar features from previously known slots and packs them into one. NetEnt has done it quite well. While aesthetically, the game might not be appealing to the regular audience, the technical aspect of the game is well functional. The developers have really put their foot into this one and it will truly be an exciting game to play.
We highly recommend you to check this game out when it releases on 9th of April this year. Wild Waters comes off as an adventurous slot that can keep you locked in your chair for hours. And why not spend these hours on SlotsMillion with our exclusive bonus deal.