March 24, 2014
Net Entertainment takes you back to the summer of the 60’s with your surfing buddies as they present the gorgeous and nostalgic reels of Wild Water. Surf through time with Wild Water as they showcase tons of their features such as the surfers Stacked symbols, Wild substitutions, Free Spins, 2 types of bonuses, and more. With so many features on offer, is the game really worth your bucks?
Wild Water is a video slot by Net Entertainment with 5 reels, 3 rows, 20 paylines, and a theoretic payout of 96.4%. The game takes players to the beach with their 60’s and 70’s summer theme and packed with game features like Wild substitutions, stacked surfer symbols, Free 50 Spins, and 2 types of bonuses: Surf’s Up and Surf Team. Surf’s Up bonus rewards a 20x multiplier whereas Surf Team bonus gives a massive 200x multiplier.
Wild Water really does take you on a 60’s and 70’s surfing adventure with its nostalgic retro theme. Set against the beach as the background, the game’s vibe itself already has a classic summer feel in it, plus the lively music that goes with it as you spin those reels. Add to it the surfers that complete the entire reels.
Wild Waters is probably one those video slots that offer several various types of features for players to enjoy. They have 5 different surfers as Stacked symbols, a shark that pops out of the ocean as Wild substitutions, a man surfing on a golden surfboard Scatter symbol, the highest paying symbol that comes in the form of a woman surfing set against a yellow-orange background, and 2 types of bonuses.
Wild Water’s stacked symbols are 5 different surfers that come in different colors. The lowest paying ones are the female surfer in blue and the long-haired male surfer in green both rewarding 4 coins as the lowest and 75 coins as the highest. Meanwhile, the highest paying Stacked is the male surfer in red who pays 15 coins as the lowest and 500 coins as the highest if he appears on all reels.
The Wild symbol in Wild Water is a shark popping out of the water except that there are two kinds of this wild substitution that comes in two sizes, the small one, and the expanded one. Both substitute for all symbols except the Scatter. The small Wild substitute offers the highest possible winning combination on a betting line. This can appear anywhere on the reels both in the main game and in the Free Spins round, whilst the expanded Wild automatically cover the entire reel in Free Spins round.
The Scatter symbol features a surfer on a golden surfboard and activates Free Spins when 3 or more of this symbol appears on the reels. 3 Scatters gives you 15 free spins with no deposit bonus, 4 Scatters give 30 free spins, and 5 will reward you a whopping 60 free spins. In Free Spins round, like what was said, the Wild symbol automatically expands and covers the entire reel.
The highest paying symbol is a woman surfing against a yellow-orange background. This symbol can appear on any reel in both the main game and Free Spins round. The only difference between this symbol and the Stacked symbols is that this particular symbol pays higher–up to 2,000 coins. Other than that, nothing else. They could have just made the highest paying Stacked symbol pay this huge amount.
There are a couple of bonuses built into the game and this is the first one. The Surf’s Up Bonus happens when any mix of 5 surfers cover all the reels, thus you will be rewarded with 20x multiplier. A possible combination of one red surfer, one yellow surfer, and three green surfers can appear on the reels and you will automatically be credited with 20x your bet.
In the same way, if all the surfers land on the reels at once, you will get a massive 200x multiplier of your bet. This is a once in a blue moon opportunity, so better play the game with Lady Luck beside you.
Players can choose a bet level from 1 to 10 on 20 bet lines. There are 5 different coin values: 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, and 50 cents. Hence, the minimum bet starts at €0.20 and the maximum bet is at €100.
Paytable is viewable by clicking on the green button at the bottom left and this will give you all the values of the symbols and the winning combinations. The paytable also reminds you that bet line wins only pay if it occurs from left to right and only the highest win per bet line is paid. There is also one reminder that rarely appears on other video slots of NetEnt which says: “Malfunction voids all pays and plays.”
The 4 standard buttons are still present in this game, except that the wrench button has more options and a different layout. The additional settings include Quick spin, Intro screen, Ambience sound, Sound effects, Graphics quality which you can set to low, medium, or high, Keyboard shortcuts which uses the spacebar for spinning the reels, and Game history.
There’s definitely nothing to worry about where and when you can play Wild Water because this game allows you to surf in the waves with your desktop, laptop, mobile, tablets and other devices compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
NetEnt probably has made all the concepts you could think of in a game. Wild Water’s theme is not new at all, yet NetEnt has made an innovation within the game that makes it fresh, more exciting, and fun to catch those waves. Plus, there are tons of features on offer that grants big amount of prizes.