Enter the Wilderness
Prepare to teleport back in time to the vast, untamed wilderness of the North American continent. Every symbol, reel and picture of the game evokes the hauntingly beautiful scenery of the unspoiled land that had been inhabited for thousands of years. Featured here are many of the most iconic animals that have captivated our imaginations for centuries, including bears, bald eagles, bison, and more. Also featured are images that depict everyday life for the natives of the region, as well as what they believed and how they lived.
Like many of Lightning Box’s past releases, Mystic Wilds is designed in the kind of gorgeous yet classically inspired two-dimensional artwork that is fast disappearing. Some players might attempt to argue that Mystic Wilds looks rather out-dated. We don’t agree with this; we think the art direction taken here represents a welcome break from the onslaught of gaudy, cheaply designed 3D slot games that are churned out on a regular basis.
From the Far Throes of Native America
The reels contain some of fine examples of real money slot game design. The instantly recognisable tomahawk axe is present, as well as a ceremonial drum that acts as the game’s scatter symbol and a stereotypically Native American woman that acts as the game’s wild symbol.
Each of these symbols gives you multiple opportunities to strike it big, and in true Lightning Box fashion they appear a generous number of times throughout.
The Way of the Wild
A great feature about Mystic wilds is that its interface is drawn such that it makes it very easy to figure out how to use it. You have a considerable degree of control over what you bet in each spin; between one to 25 paylines can be selected, with each line receiving anywhere from 0.01 to 5 credits. This lets you bet up to 12.50 per spin, perfect for risk-takers everywhere, while budget hunters will enjoy the 2.50 minimum bet.
Plunking down bets like these are the perfect way to get a shot at earning those 1.25 million credits. Actually winning requires you to receive five scatter symbols in a single spin, which is an exceedingly rare event. All other wins are calculated in terms of how they fit into your overall sequence. Multipliers, if there are any, are only added if they are present in winning lines.
Make Your Dreams Come True
You don’t have to get five scatter symbols to strike it rich here. Getting at least three will begin the “Dream Catcher Bonus”, which is where the real bonuses are. This game allows you to select from a series of items that will add random multipliers and bonuses to six free spins. The bonuses include receiving additional wild symbols (up to four) and receiving up to a 4x multipliers on your winning spins.
While you won’t win the million pound jackpot here, you can still win some serious amounts of money without having to risk any of your own finances during these spins. What’s even better is that you can actually retrigger your spins within this mini-game, giving you even more free winnings.
Revel in the Mystery of Mystic Wilds
There is a lot to say in the defence of Mystic Wilds. It’s not particularly innovative nor is it visually stunning, but it makes up for this by offering an incredibly lucrative and well-built take on the slots genre. The Dream Catcher Bonus represents an especially powerful chance to win some serious cash, and while its portrayal of the natives of North America might come off as somewhat cliché, it’s generally all in good fun. Give this game a try – you might just walk away a whole lot richer than before by doing so.