Tue, Oct 9, 2:07am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:36pm
Cupid Features in this Lively Aristocrat Gambling Machine
The wings in the title of this lively classic Aristocrat pokie belong to Cupid. There are plenty more love-themed symbols in play. While you spin an upbeat jazzy tune plays, along with the classic jingles for bigger wins.
In many ways this is a classic setup, with the familiar playing card symbols often dominating the reels. When the bonus games start, you’ll collect ‘wild wings’ for a chance to get more wilds in play, and some extra free spins.
Here are the reasons to fall in love with the Wild Wings pokies:
There are two ways to trigger the free spins bonus game. You can get 3 or more special symbols, which show a heart shaped blue jewel with Cupid inscribed on it. The bonus can also be triggered at random. For this to happen, you need to get at least 2 of the wild symbols (which as the title suggests, show wings) anywhere in view.
To start the bonus, you’ll have 8 free spins. These can be extended at random. You’ll get between 1 and 3 extra spins awarded, courtesy of Cupid himself. The Wild Wings pokie includes the ability to extend the free spins as you collect wild symbols.
Above the reels you will see a target number of wilds. These are totalled on the top right of the pokie. Each wild appearing on the reels will create a sound effect like an old-style supermarket till. When you hit the target (the first is 10, then 25, 50 and so on), two things happen.
First, you get 3 more free spins added to your total. Second, clouds cover the reels, and a lot of gift boxes, wrapped with bows appear. You simply pick one, revealing an additional symbol to turn wild. All the symbols are shown – and the best ones to choose are the playing cards. This might seem counterintuitive, though there are more of those symbols on the reels.
Having more wilds makes it easier to reach your next target – as well as giving you a better shot at connecting some big wins.
The free Wild Wings poker machine plays on a classic 5×3 set of reels. There are 40 win-lines crossing them (no reel-power this time). Bets start at just 1c per line. With the nature of the feature, I would not recommend lowering the number of win-lines in this pokie.
The highest paying symbol is Cupid. This guy has a cartoon look and will grow a little and wink at you when involved in a win. Other higher paying symbol include the quiver of arrows the Cupid draws from, a golden harp and a red heart with a golden arrow through it.
As with many classic Aristocrat pokies, the playing cards can dominate the reels at times.
While this gambling machine can’t compete with the latest curved-screen multimedia specials from Aristocrat, it does have some good touches. For a start the music is much livelier than you’ll generally find. Expect a jazzy, brass-instrument style tune – which changes during the free spins.
There are also some animations, which are short though entertaining. The hearts will beat, the Cupid will wink – and so on. The stand out part of the design is when the reels get covered in pink fluffy clouds as you reach each target during the bonus game.
Love themed pokies have a following, and if you enjoy them then I’d recommend taking Wild Wings for a spin. For the most part, this is classic Aristocrat game-play, with cute animations and upbeat music. When the bonus game starts, things can escalate very quickly. Random extensions to your free spins, plus more spins and wilds for reaching targets are great combination. If you hit the 3rd target (50 wilds), you could easily be looking at some mega-wins for your final few spins.