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The Wild Life Slot

The Wild Life

I was surrounded by Africa’s most majestic creatures in The Wild Life by IGT. While the graphics felt a bit dated for a 2017 title, I still enjoyed the gameplay which featured animals like lions, giraffes, and elephants as symbols. Expanding wilds make winning easy and the game’s maximum prize of $500k makes this safari adventure well worth a try.

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Our Verdict:

The Wild Life slot won’t win any design awards, but solid features and a big top prize make it a must-play with a decent prize. The free spins explode with potential, thanks to the sticky expanding wilds and the extra free spins that come with every new scatter. I was impressed by the $500k jackpot possible with this game, but as far as African-themed slots go, Serengeti Gold and 9 Masks of Fire Hyperspins are two of my top picks.

RTP and Variance

This is a game with high volatility, meaning you can expect larger wins to land occasionally with some smaller wins along the way. The 96.16% RTP is just above average for an online slot and indicates a potentially good return on your wagers.

How to Play

The Wild Life features straightforward gameplay and a basic format. With no Autoplay option, you will have to spin manually, using the button in the bar below the reels. Also located here are the betting controls and the paytable button. This is a pay-both-ways game, so wins can be landed from left to right, and right to left.

Wildlife start screen

Bonus Features

Expanding Wild

The wild symbol is a snarling lion that stands in for any other symbol, except the scatter. Whenever a wild symbol lands, it will expand to cover the entire reel, giving you a big boost to your winning chances.

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An expanding wild makes more winning combinations possible.
Free Spins

The bonus round kicks off when you land 3 or more scatters on the same spin.

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The 3, 4, or 5 scatters.

For 3, 4, or 5 scatters, you will get 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. Now, whenever wild symbols land and expand, they will stay locked in place until the end of the feature and every scatter symbol that lands will grant you 2 extra free spins, up to a maximum of 200.

Game Symbols

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J, Q, K, and A pay 5x your stake for 5 on a payline, the zebra pays 10x, the giraffe pays 15x, the rhino pays 50x, the elephant pays 100x, and the lion pays 250x.

Free Play or Demo Play

It’s always a good idea to check out an online slot before you put any real cash down. Our free demo makes this conveniently possible. You will find an endless supply of credits available so you can explore every corner of this game before putting your money on the line.

The wild Life 25 Free Spins Experience

The focus of The Wild Life is on simplicity and ease of playing the game.

Objective:25 spins to maximize my game time and entertainment value. To do this, I adjust my bet sizes/paylines to maximize my playing experience. If I hit any bonus features and walk away with more than I started, that’s a success.

Note:Because the results are always completely random, we use the demo simulation of the game, which mimics the real money experience. We always recommend you start in demo mode to learn and understand the game before you play for real money.

The Wild Life, In comparison to other slots, puts a lot of focus on simplicity and ease of playing the game. With simple textures, gameplay, and theme I thought it would be a good opportunity to steer away from extra features and focus on winning combinations. I started with a modest bet of 10 credits, for 10 spins, not making any winnings I decided to up the bet to 20 credits and quickly won 40 credits followed by a 50-credit win.

After winning a further 40 I decided to decrease my bet size 10 to win a few more but constant small wins. This was unsuccessful. I then went on to complete the challenge and increase the bet size to 30 finishing off strong but didn’t manage to get over my starting amount to end on a profit.

  • Did not make a profit.

Although The Wild Life is great in its simplicity, more paylines could have been good to add more excitement to the game.

Author Lisa Michaels

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Lisa started off as a croupier at her local casino. However she found her niche in writing and has subsequently used her real-world gambling experiences to help produce and review the many online slots that are released monthly. Lisa also contributes to keeping you up to date with Canadian newsworthy stories.

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