Graphics - 83%
Gameplay - 75%
Bonuses - 72%
Value - 65%
Whats not so hot?
Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab
With regard to the fun stuff, there’s a lot going on. Gold Coin Studios rings in the fun with Rolling Reels, Exploding Wilds, and Free Spins.
For a quick tour deforce into the free spins, players can use the Bonus Buy. The online slot features 5 reels, 5 rows with the Cascades.
Which means a lot of winning chances. The hit frequency of 48.29%.
The jackpot is 25,000x which is generous. However, the coin betting range is not as wide. The least you can play for is $0.20 while high rollers can wager up to $10.
There are 3 RTP versions, the default RTP is 96.26%. The other two are 94.09% and 92.11%, so not worth playing at all.
Thematically, you’ll visit the lab of an enigmatic professor. He’s wild alright, and the symbols are all thematic. There are no card ranks which makes for a welcome change.
The low-value symbols show magnets, gadgets, and ray guns. The high-value symbols are brains, mice with frog heads, robots, and Dr Wildshock himself.
For a full line of these symbols, you can win up to 15x your bet. Danger Wilds pitch as well and the sub adjacent symbols during a winning combo.
When a winning combination occurs. The Cascading engine removes the winning symbols and replaces them with new symbols.
The Cascades continue as long as a winning combo occurs.
Aside from Danger Wilds, there are also Red Danger Wilds. These explode when involved in a win, giving you up to 4 extra Wilds onto the board.
Also, these Wilds can land on existing Wilds, which will create Multiplier Wilds.
Even better, the Wilds that appear in a combo increase the global win multiplier by +1x. The win multiplier applies to all wins. Moreover, it resets between spins.
Next to the reels, there’s a box that shows a number of Wild symbols. You need to find those in a spin to trigger the Free Spins Feature.
Once you do that, you’ll get a set of 10 free spins, with no real kickers. You can get more free spins by finding more Wilds.
If you don’t want to wait for some free spins to roll around naturally, you can use the Bonus Buy option. This will set you back by 40x your bet.
We had a bit of fun with the slot game. The highlight of the package is the base game wins. We received a payout on virtually every 2nd spin.
The only bummer is that the wins were small. Moreover, we triggered the free spins feature a few times, but no cigar.
It’s one of those games we’ll play again in the not-too-distant future. If you’re looking for a bonus, this is the slot to play it with.
Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab is an excellent addition to the Microgaming catalog. It has a great theme, nice symbols, and a seriously good math model.
It has a 25,000x top payout and wins pitch almost on every second spin, which is awesome. To that end, it will please most players.
We do agree however that the RTP rangers aren’t ideal. Unfortunately, the free spins seldom drop anything substantial.
Despite that, the free spins trigger often. In short, we can recommend Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab if you want an entertaining romp.
As an alternative, check out Gigantoonz from Play’n GO. It’s a fancy release with a huge grid that has 8 reels, 8 rows and Cluster Pays.
The jackpot is 4,000x and there are a plethora of bonus rounds. Mega Symbols, Quantum Wilds, and even the famous Quantumeter.
To get all sorts of modifiers, you only need to collect enough winning symbols. That’s how the system works and it leads to a marvelous gaming experience!
There are no free spins in the mix, though, so note that before playing.