Wild Orient

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The first of its kind from developer Microgaming, Wild Orient will allow you to release your inner wild animal with a whopping 243 ways to win. Set in the depths of the Asian jungle, be amazed as you feast your eyes on a host of wild animals including elephants, tigers, pandas and more! Launched back in 2016, Wild Orient has been doing the rounds, much to players approval – and those 243 paylines don’t hurt, either.  

Features

  • Software Providers:
  • Reels: 5
  • # Paylines : 243
  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Jackpot type: Other
  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes

Pros and cons

  • 243 payways
  • Microgaming-powered
  • Gorgeous graphics
  • No progressive jackpot
Although there's no progressive jackpot, there are more than enough payways to keep you interested - 243 of them, to be exact!

How to Play   

The slot itself is a 5 reel, 243 payways game. It’s pretty flexible too – the lowest bet you can make is 0.25, and the highest a rather hefty 125. You can bet up to 10 coins per spin, and the biggest win available is a rather impressive 60,000 coins.  

There’s a nice range of animal symbols to represent the higher value symbols, these include:  

  • Elephant 
  • Tiger 
  • Panda 
  • Monkey 
  • Exotic bird 

The lower value symbols are:  

  • A 
  • K 
  • Q 
  • J 
  • 10 
  • 9 

As you’d expect the wild and scatter symbols are a bit more, well, exotic:  

  • The wild symbol is the Wild Orient logo itself, which only appears on reels 2 and 4,  
  • The scatter symbol is the world ‘Scatter’ over a backdrop of what looks like charging elephants, and if you’re lucky enough to get three or more of these on the reels, you win entry to the free spins bonus game (more on that shortly).  

Otherwise, the game plays in the same way that most slots would – simply select your bet size, and click ‘Spin’.  

Graphics and Sounds 

You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped right into the Asian jungle, with the deep green, leafy and densely packed screen. The reels are made up of – look closely – bamboo sticks. And the animals appearing on the reels are drawn realistically and with a great deal of attention.  

The sound is what makes this slot so exciting, though – enjoy the soothing tranquility of a range of traditional-sounding string instruments and woodwind sounds to complement your gameplay. You’ll also enjoy the chimes (and extended music) when you’re lucky enough to win something – the longer the chimes go on, the more you’ve won! 

Jackpot 

Although there’s no progressive jackpot to speak of, the range of payouts possible (if we hadn’t mentioned it enough – 243 payways!) will definitely keep most players interested, and winning something fairly regularly. This is a medium variance slot, with some pretty steady wins in the base game, and more available in the special features (which we’ll get on to in a minute).  

Having said that, there are some nice returns available – you can win an impressive 60,000 coins if you are lucky enough to spin 5 scatter symbols in the base game, and a still rewarding, if smaller 16,000 coins if you spin 5 elephant symbols on the reels.  

Special Features 

There are some nice added extras here too – you’ll be asked at the start of the game whether you’d like to enable the ‘Respin Feature’, which you should definitely give a whirl. With it, you can choose to isolate and respin any one reel independently of the others – for a small fee. This mean that if you’ve spun a near-miss combination, that’s your chance to try for the win! It’s also a great way of enabling the 3rd scatter symbol needed for the… 

Free Spins feature – which, as its name says on the tin, gives you free spins to play with – 15 of them to be precise, with all wins getting a 3x multiplier, the free spins feature is also available to be retriggered up to 30x. That means you potentially could win up to 480x your stake, if you’re lucky!  

Conclusion 

Maybe it’s time for you to take a walk on the wild side, and if so, this is the slot for you. Microgaming have done it again, creating an easy-playing slot which does the trick, with some exciting added features. Of these, our favourites are – you guessed it – the 243 payways and the Respin Feature, which we think will definitely solve more than a few players’ slots-related frustrations!