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Wild Run – A New African Savanna Themed 243-Way “On a Roll” Slot From Nextgen Gaming

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Videoslots Casino has just added the latest Nextgen online slot titled Wild Run to their casino along with several older titles in the form of Platinum Pyramid and Thai Sunrise which are upgraded to HTML5 and now playable on mobile devices forming part of the Nextgen Classix range.

The Wild Run slot is a regular 5×3 reel slot themed in an African savanna setting and utilises a 243-way payline format along with the unique “On a Roll” feature, with a mixture of high and low paying symbols on the reels along with the special wild symbols which can also multiply wins when you are “On a roll”.

The normal scatter symbols required to trigger a bonus round has been replaced with the “On a Roll” feature, where successive wins are required in order to trigger the free spins round.

Forming a winning pay in the base game starts the “On a roll” feature where extra wilds are then added to the reels along with rising multipliers for wins that are formed using the Lion wild symbols, just 3 successive wins are required in order to trigger the free spins bonus round and this seems to occur quite frequently.

Wild Run Slot  – Screenshots

Wild Run Slot - Intro Screen
Wild Run Slot - Base Game
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Wild Run Slot - Bonus Trigger
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Wild Run Slot- Summary
Paylines243-Way
Variance/VolatilityHigh
Free SpinsYes
MultipliersYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundNo
Special FeaturesOn a Roll Bonus Trigger
Multiplier Wilds
Free Spins
RTP (Return To Player)96.186%

Wild Run Slot – Bonus Features

The “On a Roll” Feature is triggered once a winning spin in the base game occurs, extra wilds are then added to the reels starting on the outer reels along with an increased multiplier for any win that is formed using the wild symbols if further wins are then formed the number of wilds added to the reels increases along with the multiplier value.

Reaching the top of the “On a Roll” meter then triggers the main free spins round.

Free Spins

Once the bonus round is triggered the Wild symbols are given a 5x Multiplier value and added to all reels, it’s worth noting that the wild must form part of a win for the 5x multiplier to be applied.

There is an unlimited amount of free spins on offer during the bonus round and will only end when 4 non-winning spins have occurred.

The number of free spins remaining can be easily tracked with the special meter to the left of the slot during the bonus round.

Wild Run Slot
3.5

Overall Thoughts

The Wild Run slot is a fairly average slot release from Nextgen, the “On a Roll” feature is novel but has been used before and this slot plays out in a very similar fashion to previous “On a Roll” slots and suffers from the same problems.

Whilst the bonus round does seem to trigger very frequently, the regular pays are incredibly low so you are heavily reliant on wins that are formed using the Wild symbols during the bonus round, and also factor in that, if no wins occur during the bonus round the free spins round can end very quickly with very poor results.

There are some big wins on offer during the bonus round with 5 of the 5x wilds possible, but in our playtesting, we struggled to get an ending bonus result over 50x stake.

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