Wild Times Slot
- Available both online and in the bookies
- This FOBT classic uses Big Bets for a higher RTP
- A traditional three reeled slot with bonus multipliers
The Wild Times slot is a fun Barcrest title released back in 2016 that is actually a three reeled fruit machine, but with some unique twists and turns. There are two levels of play, the base game and the Big Bet Game where you get to choose your stake, and the size of the stake will determine the quality of the multipliers you get.
The Wild Times slot is a rewarding one if you know how to manipulate the stakes to get the maximum payout, and the graphics are very nice in this mobile-first slot game that plays well on all devices, including the FOBT’s in the bookies. There are four fruit symbols; Cherry, Plum, Lemon and Orange, and they pay 20x for three-of-a-kind. Watermelon is the fifth fruit symbol and it pays 50x. Bar also pays 50x, and then there are two symbols that pay 100x, Bell and Blue Star. Red Star pays the most, a massive 500x.
There is also a Wild symbol, with a truly unique feature. Every Wild win brings up a multiplier wheel, which will spin to determine the multiplier that will apply to that winning payline.
Wild Times Slot Multipliers
The main feature of the Wild Times slot is the Big Bet Game, and you get 5 Big Bet Spins with 27 paylines in effect. That means it’s basically an any way pays game. The mutlipliers of each win will depend on your bet size (for 5 spins), and you will, uniquely, get to choose your stake during this feature. If your bet is 10.00, the four possible multipliers will be 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. If your bet is 25.00 you’ll have the highest level of multipliers, which is 5x, 6x, 8x and 10x. It’s common for Barcrest to ask for a higher stake to unlock the best feature of the game, and to offer a certain price for a certain batch of spins. Playing with a higher bet, essentially tilts the theoretical return to player percentage a bit in your favor.
With a stake under 2.00 per spin, the theoretical payout is only 94.00% and it’s not worth playing the game as such. With a stake equal or greater than 2.00, the payout rises to 96.00% and this is the real payout of Wild Times. The expected return for the Big Bet Game alone is whopping 98.00%! What all of these numbers mean is that Wild Times is a rewarding slot, but you have to play it with a larger bet size. You won’t get anywhere with a small bet on this one. You should play with a 2.00 bet per spin during the base game and you should increase that to 25.00 per 5 spins during the Big Bet Game. That’s the way to play Wild Times to make the most of the game’s theoretical return.
Wild Times is a truly unique slot machine that most player should try out at least once, as there’s a good chance they might like it a lot, even if they weren’t fans of fruit machines to begin with. Very fun game in which you have a chance to win big during the Big Bet Game. No jackpots of any sorts, but this is a fun little slot that’s perfect for killing time.