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Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:36pm
An Asian Themed Pokie featuring Stacked Wilds and a Free Spins Bonus Feature
The name ‘Wild Splash’ comes from the wild symbol, which features an eye-catching image of a carp in the sea. The wilds are stacked in the Wild Splash pokie game and are always on hand to give any spin a huge boost. Joining the wild symbol are a mix of Asian themed images including a sea turtle, a crane, bamboo and a distinctive looking string instrument much like a violin. Look out for the lotus flower too, which allows access into the free spins bonus round.
Wild Splash is a picturesque and atmospheric pokie from Aristocrat with the following range of features:
The standout image of the game is the wild, which shows the image of a coy carp inside a golden picture frame. The carp has a long white body, with both blue and red colourings, and swims in the blue sea. This wild will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the bonus symbol.
This wild symbols in Wild Splash appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and is stacked on each of the reels. This wild appears frequently in the game and it’s not unusual to find more than one wild stack filling the reels on any spin, ensuring some very good winning chances. The dream spin will see wilds fill reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (which is not as unusual as it sounds) ensuring 5 in a row wins on all 40 win-lines – hopefully with the higher paying symbols on the first reel.
During the Wild Splash base game you’ll be on the look out for the lotus flower which acts as the bonus symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 80, 160 and 400 coins respectively (the latter two prizes being the highest pays in the game). Three or more scatters will also gain entry into the free spins bonus round.
Hit three scatters and five free spins are yours, while four scatters will give you 10 free spins. Land the maximum five scatters and you’ll gain the maximum 25 free spins. The free spins play in a similar way to the base game, with the biggest difference being that the wilds appear even more frequently than in the base game. Your biggest wins will therefore usually come in the free spins feature.
Free Wild Splash pokies play out on a 5×4 reel configuration, this slightly larger set up than usual allowing for a total of 40 win-lines. The game pays from left to right for all symbols apart from the scatter.
An Asian temple and a bag of coins are the highest paying standard symbols, each paying 100 coins for the maximum five in a row. The crane, the turtle, the violin style instrument and the bamboo each pay 75 coins. The lower end of the pay table is filled by the playing cards 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, which each have a top prize of 50 coins.
Wild Splash plays out against a backdrop showing a river with grassy banks. The reels sit on the water itself and have a pale blue background to match the colour of the water. The range of symbols all have a nice design, with the wild symbol being the standout. Land a win with the wild and the symbol will spin on its axis and flash. Land a major win and gold coins will spew from the reels too. The accompanying soundtrack comprises of the simple clicks and whirrs of the reels, alongside upbeat jingles when you win.
Wild Splash is an enjoyable Asian themed game. The base game is an exciting one. With 40 win-lines, there are always going to be ample opportunities for a win, but it’s the stacked wilds that really set the game apart. These appear regularly and it’s not unusual to see 2, 3, 4 or even 5 wild stacks line up in a row. The game could have featured a little more variety as the base game plays similarly to the feature, however this is a small criticism of a fun game.