Wed, Jul 17, 9:26pm by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:12pm
If you fancy a trip to the Safari without leaving your house, Mighty Wilds might be the perfect game for you. With a mountainous backdrop, this Ainsworth pokie drops you straight into the middle of Africa. You’ll be surrounded by a colourful group of creatures, many of which are big cats! On the pokie reels you’ll find a leopard, panther and cheetah, while leading the way as a wild is a huge lion. A hippo and a gorilla also appear, the hippo with his jaws wide open, while the gorilla looks pretty content with his life.
Gaming action certainly intensified during the bonus features of the Mighty Wilds slot. The combination of multipliers and expanding wilds gives you plenty of big-win potential. Here’s a closer look at the highlights of this fairly low variance pokie game:
While the lion itself features as the wild symbol, the ‘eye’ of the lion acts as the scatter symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you’ll win 2x, 10x or 50x your total stake respectively, as well as activating the free spins feature.
There are a number of changes in the free spins feature that set it apart from the base game. The most striking change is the addition of a 6th reel. This new reel contains only scatter symbols and 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers, there are also blanks on this reel.
Any time one of these multipliers appears on the 6th reel, that multiplier will be applied to your win. This would make a very good time to land one of those high paying 5 in a row wins!
With the scatter symbol also appearing on the 6th reel, retriggers are made that little bit easier. Any time you land three or more eye symbols now, you’ll see 5 additional spins added to your existing total. Don’t be surprised if you achieve regular retriggers in this bonus feature.
The other main key difference in the feature is the behaviour of the wilds. During the free spins, the wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (as opposed to reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game). Any time a wild appears on reels 2 or 4 it will automatically expand to fill the entire reel.
Finally, for the feature; the leopard, the cheetah and the panther symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. These can be connected by the expanding wilds on reels 2 and 4 and pay mixed as well as individually.
Mighty Wilds is a five-reel pokie featuring a set total of 30 win-lines. The leopard is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 450 coins for the maximum five in a row. The panther is next on the pay table, paying 300 coins and is joined by the hippo and the cheetah, each worth 200 coins. The gorilla is joined by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in completing the symbols.
The lion is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 during the base game and will substitute for every other symbol apart from its own eye!
The setting for Mighty Wilds shows a South African flat-topped mountain, much like ‘Table Mountain’ in Cape Town. In front of the mountain you can see giraffes grazing while trees and grassland make up the front of the scene. The reels are transparent, ensuring the mountain is still in view, while also offering a perfect backdrop for the colourful creatures. Enter the free spins feature and the whole look changes, with tribal colours and spears entering into the mix.
This Ainsworth designed pokie is an exciting and enthralling game. With those stacked wilds throughout the base game, you’ll find many big win opportunities, especially when you manage to line up those stacks. It’s the feature where things get that little bit wilder. With that extra reel in play, the added multipliers can boost any win. The presence of more scatters makes those retriggers that much more likely too. Throw in expanding wilds and mixed pays, and this is a feature you can’t miss out on.