Wild Hike is a new casino slot from Relax Gaming where we go on a night trip into forest filled with wild animals. It is a slot characterized by lucrative expanding multiplier wilds that can give the wins a hefty boost. By landing wilds on the reels 3 and/or 4, they will fully expand and then give a respin. Each time the respin yields a win, you will continue to receive a new respin and the multiplier will increase by +1X. It's a feature reminiscent of what we've seen before in Iron Bank, among others, which both then and now can deliver many nerve-wracking moments. The daring player who manages to tame these wild animals, can walk home with winnings of up to an incredible 20000X the bet. Let's find out what you can expect to see during the spins.
Wild Hike is a video slot from Relax Gaming that features 6 reels, 4 rows and 4096 ways to win. You can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.10 and a Max.bet of 50. The game has been created with a higher-than-average RTP, where we have an RTP of 96.09%. Wild Hike has a high volatility and during the spins you can win up to 20000X the bet.
During this wild night hike, we have a couple of great features to help us in our quest for the bigger wins. The features are Wild Symbol, Expanding Wild Re-Spins, Free Spins and Bonus Buy.
The game design is a nature theme where we visit a forest filled with wild animals by night. In the background of the reels, you can see a dark forest that is lit up a little by a small campfire. When you activate the bonus game, your eyes are directed upwards towards a star-filled sky. You can play this slot on all the devices notepads, desktops and mobiles. You create a win by landing 3 or more of the same symbol type on adjacent reels starting at the leftmost reel.
The lower paying symbols are 10, J, Q, K and A. If you land 6 of the same symbol type, it pays 1X the bet. The higher paying symbols are an owl, a deer, a boar, a bear and a wolf. If you land 6 of the same symbol type, it pays between 1.8X to 10X the bet. The symbol showing a howling wolf with a golden W is the game's wild symbol and if it lands on the reels 3 or 4, it will become a fully expanded wild. The tent is the game's scatter symbol. Let's find out what the features do.
What is the max win in the slot Wild Hike?
You can win up to 20000X the bet.
What features are available in the slot Wild Hike?
The features are Wild Symbol, Expanding Wild Re-Spins, Free Spins and Bonus Buy.
The game's wild symbol helps to create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols, except for the scatter symbols. You can land wilds on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. If you land wilds on any of the reels 3 or 4, they will expand and cover the whole reel.
When you land a wild on reel 3 or 4, it will expand to cover the entire reel. It will then receive a multiplier of 1X and then you will receive a re-spin. If you then create a new win during the re-spin, you will continue to receive a new re-spin, and this will continue as long as it is included in new wins. Each new re-spin that occurs will increase the multiplier by 1X. If you have created expanding wilds on both the reels 3 and 4, their multipliers will be multiplied by each other, creating a total multiplier that is applied to any wins it is included in. Scatter symbols within the base game are transferred to re-spins and within the bonus game they are sticky and persistent during the re-spin round.
If you land 3 or more scatter symbols, the free spins feature is activated. Depending on whether you land 3 or 4 scatter symbols, you will receive either 7 or 10 free spins. Each time you land a scatter symbol during the bonus game, you will receive 1 extra free spin. If you have activated the free spins through a re-spin round, its current multiplier will follow you to the bonus game. The multiplier is persistent within this bonus game and if you reactivate the expanding wilds, they will start with the multiplier that it had at the previous winning spin.
If you want to take advantage of the free spins right away, you can use the bonus buy feature. You can then choose between these two different options:
75X = You randomly land 3 or 4 scatter symbols and then the free spins feature is activated. The RTP increases to 96.51%.
150X = You randomly land 3 or 4 scatter symbols and then the wild free spins feature is triggered where you are guaranteed to create at least one win with double expanding wilds. The RTP increases to 96.54%.
Among the variety of popular slot themes, we find nature themed games constantly recurring and here we have games such as Kodiak Kingdom and Thunder Screech. Despite their usually distinctive features, this type of theme in most cases gives a big boost to the gaming atmosphere. Unlike these classic nature themed slots, we this time visit the nature during night, where campfires and the starry night brighten up this otherwise dark place. Something else that can add light to the presence is the gigantic prizes that can reach 20000X the bet. The game also has a stable size of the RTP which starts at 96.09% and can increase up to 96.54% with the help of the bonus buy feature. The stats are solid and will be a great addition to the features that revolve around expanding multiplier wilds. It's a feature that follows a similar concept to what we've seen before in Iron Bank and Magician's Secrets, where the multipliers can grow very quickly in size but at the same time could disappear just as quickly from the reels.
Something that create some reassurance in the bonus game though is the fact that the multipliers value is persistent, and you don't have to restart from 1X when you reactivate it. The possibility to make a bonus buy with at least one guaranteed win with 2 expanding multiplier wilds is appreciated and becomes a great adding to the game experience. The game certainly has its charm, and the theme intertwines well with the lucrative expanding multiplier wilds that can land during the spins.
Wild Hike is a slot that really lives up to its name, where wild expanding multiplier wilds quickly can turn peaceful spins into high intensity ones.