The Wild 3 Slot
- A fun and wild theme set in the time of cowboys
- Plenty of features including free spins and special missions
- An immersive slot with some great payouts too
The Wild 3 slot is the latest from NextGen that offers a huge range of features and missions, a great incentive to start playing the game with some big wins on offer. There’s lots to enjoy about this Wild Westgame, so let’s start talking about how to play it.
Initially, you might think things are standard with just a 5×3 reel set-up, but don’t be fooled. To get things going, just spin to reels to get a winning combination from left to right using the following base symbols:
- Tall Cactus, Green Cactus or Purple Cactus of a kind (lowest value)
- Dynamite, Bag of Money or Bars of Gold
- Vulture (highest value)
There are also 3 Wild symbols in this game, each a different character including Wild Racoon, Wild Coyote and Wild Bull. Each of these will substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from each other and also the Scatter symbol. The Scatter symbol, shown as a wanted poster, actually pays a small amount when in a combination of just 2, and is also used to trigger a bonus as shown below.
The Wild 3 Slot Bonuses and Features
Wild 3 Feature. The 3 Wild symbols also have their own unique properties as follows:
- Wild Racoon Feature. If the Wild Racoon symbol appears anywhere on reel 3, it could randomly replace any other base symbols that aren’t Wild with itself, thus making them Wild. Additionally, if there are 2 Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and these are replaced by the Wild Racoon symbol, any payable Scatter win will be paid out and the Bonus will still be triggered. Note that this feature cannot be triggered.
- Wild Coyote Feature. If the Wild Coyote symbol appears anywhere on reel 3, all the Cactus symbols on any reel will turn into Wild Coyote symbols.
- Wild Bull Feature. When this symbol appears on reel 3, it will apply a multiplier to any win in which any Wild symbol is used, not just the Wild Bull. This multiplier could be 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x the initial value and all the wins (if there are more than 1) will be multiplied by the same value. The multiplier is applied once only after any Wild raccoon or Wild Coyote features have completed.
If numerous instances of the same Wild symbol occur during free spins, the feature will trigger only once per spin.
Lock N’ Load Respins. This bonus is triggered when a Bonus symbol appears on both reels 2 and 4, and no Wild symbols land on reel 3. Reels 2 and 4 will be held in positions while reel 3 will spin up to a maximum of 3 times. If at least 1 Wild symbol appears on reel 3 during the respins, the bonus will stop and the Free Games Bonus will trigger. If no Wild symbols appear, the Bonus will end after the 3rd respin. Note that during the respins, any Wild symbols on reel 3 will not trigger their own features, and no wins are awarded. This bonus is only to try and get you to win the Free Games Bonus.
Free Games Bonus. This will give you 5 free games, and any Wild symbols that appear during the bonus will be held in place if it appears on reel 3, also awarding you with another free spin. Also, if a bonus symbol appears it will also give you another free spin.
Missions. If you’ve started playing the game will be given a set of 3 missions to complete. 3 of the following missions will be applied in each set:
- Big Win. Get a win bigger than 25x your total bet in a single spin.
- Free Games. Trigger the Free Games Bonus.
- Lock N’ Load. Trigger the Lock N’ Load Respins.
- Wild 3. Trigger at least 1 Wild 3 Feature.
- High 5 of a kind. Get a 5 of a kind Vulture, Bank or Safe on a single spin.
- Low 5 of a kind. Get a 5 of a kind of the lower value symbols on a single spin.
- Spin 100. Spin the reel 100 times.
- Win 20. Get 20 winning spins.
Rob The Rich. Once you complete a mission set, the Rob the Rich Feature will be triggered and is played at the same bet level that was used to complete the mission set. 15 money bags will appear on the screen and you will have a chance to pick 3 of them, revealing a cash reward, a mystery symbol of another 2 picks. The mystery symbol will give you a cash reward of between 5x and 100x your bet.
The Wild 3 slot is a feature-heavy, very fun game with lots to do. I’m a big fan of the missions which isn’t something you usually see and it gives you a great incentive for starting the game and playing longer. It’s quite a high variance slot, meaning wins come less frequently but tend to be pretty big. This really is an exceptional slot from NextGen that I can’t recommend highly enough, so head over to Casumo now to give it a go.