Tue, Oct 9, 2:38am by William Brown
Last Updated Fri, May 15, 2:28am
Wild Ameri’coins is a fun-filled pokie featuring Uncle Sam as the entertaining central character. The game is very similar to Wild Lepre’coins, a highly successful live casino slot from Aristocrat. That game featured a leprechaun as the lead, and the eagle-eyed among you will notice that there are huge similarities between the leprechaun and Uncle Sam.
You’ll quickly realise that the word ‘wild’ in the name is significant, as wilds play a huge role. Uncle Sam can delve into his large sack of gold at any time and spray wild gold coins across the reels.
Look out for the main bonus feature of the game – a free spins bonus round. On landing this feature you can win up to an incredible 100 free spins. You can get randomly added wild symbols in the base game – though these are much more frequent in the free spins bonus.
Aristocrat is known for creating some of the top online and live casino slots. Many of the online games have a free play version, where you’ll get to play the game for fun before you play for real money. Being a live casino pokie, Wild Ameri’coins doesn’t offer a free play version. You can enjoy many Aristocrat classic slots in demo-mode while you wait for this one to appear online.
Wild Ameri’coins features five reels, each reel featuring three symbols when the spin is completed. You’ll win from left to right as usual, with the largest payouts coming when you land five in a row. On the reels, you’ll many patriotic American symbols such as the Liberty Bell. Stars and Stripes are certainly the order of the day in this game. Uncle Sam himself is the highest paying standard symbol, worth 500 coins for the maximum five in a row.
Perhaps the most eye-catching symbol of all is a pig in the colours of the American. The pig looks happy, although this is surprising as he is stood on a dinner plate. Like many Aristocrat slots, aside from the themed symbols, you’ll find playing cards filling the reels. These symbols range from 9 to Ace and offer wins at the lower end of the paytable.
There are two bonus features. Uncle Sam, on the upper screen, will regularly give the game a boost with added wilds, as he showers them down on the reels. Then you’ve got the free spins feature – get it right and you could land 100 free spins.
In many ways, the wilds added into the game by Uncle Sam are the key feature of this game. Gold coin wilds appear on the reels as standard. These will substitute for any other symbols apart from the bonus scatters.
The extra wilds feature is activated at random after any spin. Suddenly Uncle Sam will spring into action and head to his brown sack full of gold coins. He’ll now throw a series of coins onto the reels.
He might throw one, he might throw three or four. If you’re lucky, he might go back to the back again and again. Once he has finished adding these wilds, the reels will be evaluated and wins paid out.
Occasionally he’ll throw a fireworks symbol onto the reels. This will explode and create a cluster of wilds, almost certainly ensuring a mega win.
Land five wilds in a row and you’ll win 1,500 coins. It is possible to fill all five reels with these wilds, ensuring 1,500 coins being paid out 30 times – for a total win of 45,000 coins.
To activate the free spins feature you’ll need to land three or more scatter symbols on the reels. This scatter shows a large dollar sign. Hitting 3, 4 or 5 scatters will immediately award 7, 10 or 20 free games. Also, on reel five, there are a series of blue scatter symbols. Trigger the feature with this blue symbol and the number of spins can be multiplied by 2x, 3x or 5x. For example, if you win 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier, 30 free spins are yours. The maximum number of spins is an incredible 100 – when winning 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier.
The good news during the free spins feature is that you’ll have an increased chance of landing those additional wilds on the reels. Uncle Sam gets extra busy.
There is no progressive jackpot prize available at Wild Ameri’coins, this pokie going down the fixed win route. With all those wilds in play, some of the wins will be in jackpot territory. Fill the reels with wilds and that possible 45,000-coin win will certainly feel like a jackpot.
Yes. Wild Lepre’coins is a very popular live casino pokie and it was no surprise to see this sequel. This game remains faithful to the original. Even the lead character looks the same (aside from the lack of red hair). The main upgrade in this game is in the free spins bonus feature. This time around you can win up to 100 – there was a cap of 45 in the original game.
Currently, Wild Ameri’coins is only playable in the casino. If Aristocrat produces an online version of the game, you’ll be able to enjoy the game either in your browser or via an app.
Yes, and the feature is one of the highlights. It’s not unusual to have multipliers in this kind of feature, but it’s highly unusual to have those multipliers applied to the number of spins. If you land the maximum 100 free spins, you’ll be looking at an amazing payout.
Yes, Uncle Sam throwing those wilds onto the reels occurs in both the base game and the free spins feature. Any time he springs into action, you have the chance of a big winning opportunity.