The Wild Spells slot is a full force showcase of the power of the fire, ice and earth. Let me cut straight to the chase – this slot features charming graphics, magical bonuses and a massive Jackpot. A bit of an exaggeration?
Absolutely not. If you don’t believe me, go ahead and play this game and come back later me if the magic hasn’t worked on you. Wild Spells isn’t all about the magical theme and looks either. Under the hood, it packs tonnes of extra spins and stacked Wilds. Is this slot perfect as it is? Let’s find out as we put Wild Spells to the test.
The Wild Spell slot by Pragmatic Play is a five reel slot that is mated with 25 fixed paylines. The slot is set against a magical looking mountain with your reels drenched in a purple shade that goes easy on the eyes. Symbols that you will find here include the three witches themselves, books of spells, some potions, candles and the usual playing cards. The symbol that you should be looking out for is the fire witch, as she is the highest paying symbol, and may reward you 8 times your spin wager when you get five of her in a winning payline.
Wild Spell accepts wagers from a mere 25p and you may go all the way up to £125 per spin if you wish to do so. The coin system is in place here, so you will have to assign a value to your coins that will result in your wager. All of these can be adjusted by tapping on the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons situated below your reels.
Pragmatic Play has set the Return to Player (RTP) rate of this game at 96.4%, marginally higher than many other new slot releases. That said, maintaining your bank balance shouldn’t be much of a concern if you are able to trigger some of the bonus features once in a while. You will also be delighted to hear that Wild Spells is a game with low to medium variance, which means you will be experience frequent payouts throughout the game.
Pragmatic Play has impressed me in many ways now, but it’s the bonus features that will decide whether this slot is worth playing or not. As with all modern games, the first bonus feature here will the Wilds. In Wild Spells, the Wild symbols come in the form of the witches’ beloved black cat and it will replace all other symbols except scatters to complete winning paylines. Best part is, it may also come stacked on any of your reels.
In the base game, you will be treated with loads of Stacked Symbols. In this feature, the three highest paying symbols in the game may come stacked, covering your whole reels. It is also the most prevalent feature in this game, so it will be responsible for a huge chunk of your wins.
Last but not least, are the extra spins bonus feature. To trigger this feature, you will need three scatter symbols in the form of the crystal ball on your first, third and fifth reel. Once activated, you will be given three unique extra spins variant from which you can choose one. The following are the details:
- You will be awarded 20 extra spins with the Earth Witch being the Wilds on your second, third and fourth reels
- You will be awarded 10 extra spins with the Earth and Water Witches being the Wilds on your second, third, fourth and fifth reels
- You will be awarded 5 extra spins with the Fire, Water and Earth Witches being Wilds on your second, third, fourth and fifth reels
If you hadn’t noticed already, I am in awe of the graphic and visual elements in Wild Spells. Every aspect from the characters to the reels and background is well designed and goes hand in hand with each other and the magical theme. I especially liked the animations when the stacked symbols were active – the witches truly come to life and reward you with big wins. The soundtrack that accompanies this game is mildly irritating and repetitive but you can easily mute it and play your own music.
In the solid half hour that Wild Spells was tested on multiple devices, it performed impeccably throughout with no issues whatsoever. It is compatible with both the Android and iOS platforms, and also loads pretty quickly on mobile phones.
I have to say that I am completely enchanted with the Wild Spells slot. Even though it has been developed by a smaller gaming studio with less resources, the game has been made with great attention to detail. From a player point of view, I loved how the stacked symbols came by really often to give sizeable wins. Not to mention that Wild Spells sports a massive 1,250x your spin wager jackpot in this game. I understand it’s not going to be easy to win the jackpot, but who knows, if you’re lucky enough, you might actually win it!