|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Unique game mechanic||Expect a lot of dry spins|
|Lots of different wilds||No free spins feature|
|Graphics and animations good||Poor payout for a full screen of wilds|
Where to play?
Wild Bazaar is a 4-row, 26 (fixed) payline, 5 reel medium variance online slots available to play at Netent Casinos with an RTP (return to player percentage) of 96.15%. You can win as much as 390x your stake on a single spin, bear in mind this is a non-progressive jackpot slots.
We picked up and an interesting snippet about the game’s mechanic, before play can resume you must double click on the Max Bet button twice, that’s if you want to play the game at lower stakes. This is certainly a first for us so once again kudos to NetEnt for trying something different. Let’s have a look at the in-play bonus rounds quick. Three or more matching chest symbols on an active payline gives you one of four Wild features that includes Stacked Wilds, Colossal Wilds, Linked Wilds and Multiplier Wilds of 2x.
The theme of the game is similar to that of a Disney animation film, the only thing that lacks are Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Tom, Jerry and some of the mainstay characters we’ve come to love over the years. NetEnt added a bunch of innovative streaks to the game such a radio blaring tunes, a breeze that blows across your screen and a fan spinning.
Question is with all these interesting additions does it spice up your overall slots play? Let’s find out. Against the backdrop of the reels you’ll see an Arabian town, we get an Aladdin and the 40 thieves vibe here that adds a nice touch to the game. Symbols on the reels are 4x different treasure chests (blue, red, green and pink). The interesting bit about them is that they offer the same cash prize at the maximum bet, 5 of them pays 7x your stake.
You can spin the reels from £0.20 up to £400 per spin be it on your mobile phone or PC desktop. Although the highest bet per spin is £400 we can’t say that Wild Bazaar will appeal to high rollers taking into account that it only pays a top jackpot of 386x your stake. Our take on the game thus far is that it appeals to a broader audience as opposed to high value customers. It’s something ‘new’ so to speak, just to get the ball rolling we recommend you try it out with a bankroll of £50.
If you’re looking for a scatter you won’t find one in Wild Bazaar, scatters are normally responsible for triggering the free spins, you won’t find any of them here. So, what’s the score on this front then? It all boils down to the treasure chests yup all of 4 of them, when they pitch they give you one of 4 Wild Spins per feature:
The red chest houses the stacked wild, if it’s played they appear stacked across the reels.
When the green chest appears all the symbols on the reels appear as 2×2 Colossal symbols.
The linked wilds is associated with the pink chest, wilds that appear to the right and left end of your screen transform adjacent symbols into wilds (between them).
Multiplier 2x Wilds
When the blue chest appears all payouts will be doubled (2x multiplier).
Okay, so what’s next? There’s more to the bonus feature than what meets the eye. You can initiate all 4 Wild Spin bonus modes in one spin, meaning you can score a full screen of wilds. For example, should 4 blue chests pitch, you’ll get 4 spins with a multiplier of 2x (all wins are doubled). Let’s say you score another 3 blue chests with your 4 re-spins, you’ll receive 3 more spins.
Wild Bazaar has a lot going for it but to be honest we never really warmed to the slots despite the fact that NetEnt tried a different concept – we’re suckers for traditional slots with free spins features. Be that as it may, the potential for big wins is definitely on the cards if you hit a slew of Wild features in a winning combination.
We had a lot of dry spins during the base game given the fact that it’s a medium variance slots, we’ve had more winning spins on some high volatility games. Will we play it again? Nope, here’s why. After 40 or so spins the game bored us to tears, it’s very difficult to hit a winning combo (multiple chests) and the payout for a full screen of wilds is 390x your stake with a 2x multiplier leaves a lot to be desired. All we can say is there’s definitely nothing wild about those Wilds!
Wild Bazaar frequently asked questions?
Are payouts during the main game good?
We expected way better. To compound matters further decent wins at the higher bet levels become sparse and don’t bank on a full screen of wilds. This game’s bark is far more louder than its bite!
Is it easy to trigger the bonus rounds?
Although we played wild Bazaar with £40 at an average bet per spin of £0.40 we struggled to land 3 chests on the reels. Hit 4 of them you’ll trigger a bonus round, maybe £40 wasn’t the way to go. However, we find that this amount is more than enough on most slots we’ve played just not this one.
Does Wild Bazaar have a free spins feature?
No it doesn’t. It offers Stacked, Colossal, Multiplier and Lin