Traditional yet Modern
Fruit slots have been in casinos for decades and there’s not many people who haven’t played at least a game or two.
This means that the iconic symbols of the cherries, lemons and other fruits have become synonymous with slots. Despite moving to an online game, the love for fruity slots has endured and many developers have chosen to create an online version of land based fruit casinos. With Wild 7 you’ll get lots of instantly recognisable symbols, but rather than being limited to a three reel slot, the game has been expanded to take on the format of a video slot.
However, you won’t find lots of confusing extras, side games or frills with Wild 7; it’s all about focussing on the reels and enjoying the simple pleasures of matching up the fruits along the paylines. This doesn’t mean this slot is only for beginners, but it is a good place to start if you’ve never played before.
Squeezing the Fruit
To squeeze every last drop of cash out of the reels, you’ll need to start the fruit spinning and see whether Lady Luck is on your side.
You’ll be playing on 5 reels, which includes 10 paylines which you can adjust if you want to play on fewer. The coin value starts at 1 per line and increases up to 50 giving total min bets of 10, and a total max bet of 500. This is a good range and incorporates a wide enough span to accommodate both low betters and reasonably high rollers. The paytable will reflect your current level of betting so if you want to play strategically you could alter you stake and then re-enter the paytable to see how the wins have changed.
Based on a max bet, the top prize is the number 7 set against a fiery background with flames licking up and down. This symbol is hot in every sense of the word as it pays out 50,000 if you line up 5. The next prize is the star with a win of 25,000 and then the watermelon paying out 10,000. The 7 and the star are more than just high value symbols however, doubling up to provide extra benefits on the reels. The 7 is the wild which means it can substitute for other symbols, and if you line up a win using the wild you’ll receive double the usual prize. The star is also the scatter, which means that it enjoys the unique advantage of not having to appear along an active payline. Wherever the star appears, it counts so keep your eyes out for this twinkling little symbol everywhere!
Turn up the Heat
As well as the above features, there’s also the Gamble which appears every time there’s a win on the reels. You aren’t obliged to play it and can choose to ignore it, the decision is entirely up to you.
Gamble is a feature which involves an element of risk, but with this particular version there’s not as much as in other slots. You’ll have to gamble your prize for the chance to either double or quadruple it, but rather than putting it all at risk you can choose to only play with half. This means you can keep half of your prize and gamble the other half, a good compromise if you’re not sure what you want to do!
Simple but Fun
Wild 7 by Amatic is an online video slot which is simple yet effective using familiar symbols in a way that will be entertaining and yet contemporary too. Taking the original concept of fruit slots and bringing it bang up to date, there’s a charming quality about this game even if it doesn’t include all of the features and big prizes that can be found elsewhere.