It doesn’t get much more classic than a good old fruit machine. Cherries, plums, peaches and apples, you could even throw in a few golden bells and some lucky number 7s and you’d be in the familiar territory of a classic arcade slot machine. But then again, even the classics get a bit too repititive.
Wild Clover takes the classic fruit machine premise and gives it a bit of a makeover, just to shake things up a little. This added twist comes in the colour of green, more specifically, the colour of Ireland. That is because the game is themed after the Emerald Isle and its lucky emblems with icons that include a four-leaf clover and a golden horseshoe. Not to put a jinx on your good fortune, but it has to be said that the game designers did make a fatal error by placing the horseshoe the wrong way round; or should we say, the “unlucky” way round!
When it comes to the game’s graphics, players will be pleasantly surprised to find that the symbols are quite eye-catching, which is more than can be said for some other slot machines by Casino Technology. Then again, the fruit machine has nothing on some of the more innovative video slots from top software companies, such as Fruit Zen by BetSoft.
Spin It to Win It
With 20 paylines laid out over the 5 reels of this slot machine, players will find that Wild Clover has a relatively middle of the road volatility level. As such, there is a decent balance between the regularity of the wins and the size of the prizes that are awarded whenever three or more matching icons appear on a payline.
The biggest prize that is awarded for lining up certain symbols is a 1,000x line bet multiplier, a jackpot that is given whenever five lucky 7 icons match up on an active line. After that, the game offers a range of line bet prizes for full-payline sequences with 300x for five bells, 200x for five coins or horseshoes and 100x for any matching combination of five fruits.
Spinners of this slot have plenty of freedom to manoeuvre when it comes to placing their bets. First of all, punters can choose to play with just 1 single payline, all 20 paylines or any number of paylines in-between. If a player was to have the maximum number of paylines active, then the minimum bet would be 20 credits while the maximum bet would be 400 credits.
Plenty More Ways to Win
This fruit themed video slot may mix things up when it comes to the style and design of the game, but it does keep things relatively conventional when it comes to the bonus gameplay features. In fact, the online slot doesn’t offer anything in the way of free spins or bonus side games, instead leaving players to rely on a simple wild icon and scatter icon to help them boost their wins.
The wild icon is represented by the Wild Clover logo and it will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 with the potential to complete winning formations with any standard symbol. This wild also tends to appear in stacks, meaning that it could play a part in completing a number of payline wins at any one time.
The scatter icon is depicted as a star and it cannot be replaced by the wild. The reason for this is the fact that the scattered star doesn’t need to appear on a payline to award its prize payouts. And they are some prize payouts, with five scatters in any reel position multiplying the total bet value by 500x. So, if you had all 20 paylines in play and a maximum bet of 500 credits, you could end up with a massive scatter jackpot worth 250,000 coins.
Luck of the Irish
The internet is full of fruit machines, so much so that it is sometimes difficult to pick out which one is worth having a punt on. Wild Clover may not be the most visually spectacular of games on the web but it does have a bit of a nice gloss to it. But, perhaps the most enticing aspect of the online slot machine is the fact that there is a 250,000 jackpot to be won!