Loud and Bright
The Wild at Heart video slot is a new game developed by Novomatic which has started to appear at some social casinos online. As we noted, the game uses an artistic style that borrows heavily from the types of bold, brilliant color schemes used in artistic tattoos. That leads to an interesting color palette, with dazzling greens, oranges, and blues taking center stage. Despite that, the actual layout of the game is simple and uncluttered, allowing the artwork to carry the presentation without throwing in elements that would make the screen look messy.
So far, we’ve only seen this game in a play for free format, meaning that you won’t have to risk any of your real cash in order to try this game out. However, players can still do a lot to customize how much they wager on each spin, with both the number of paylines and the number of coins per line being up to gamblers. Some of the casinos that offer this game have apps that are mobile-optimized, allowing you to play this on Android or iPhone devices.
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
The Wild at Heart video slot is a five reel machine with up to 20 paylines of action. The object of the game is to match identical symbols from left to right across the reels, with only left-to-right combinations counting for wins. In all cases, players are required to match at least three in a row in order to score prizes, with longer wins generating larger payouts.
The basic prize-winning icons are the same generic card ranks (tens through aces) as many other machines, though the artistic style of the game comes through even on these symbols. Bigger wins are attached to two pretty stereotypical tattoo ideas: one, a snake wrapped around a dagger, and the other a beautiful rose. Finally, the largest wins are attached to a traditional online slots favorite: a diamond. Hit five of these, and you can earn 1,000x your line bet.
Pick Your Poison
The most valuable icons of all are the tigers. These wild symbols can help complete winning paylines by substituting for any normal icon, while also having the potential for creating their own huge prizes if you hit three or more in a row. As with most games, there is also a scatter symbol – a flying heart – that appears on three reels. Hit all three on the same spin, and you’ll be taken into a free spins bonus round where you’ll get 15 free games.
This feature starts with the player being asked to make a choice. You must pick a target for how many special heart symbols you will collect during your free spins, with options ranging from a very conservative three to a much more ambitious 15. Should you hit your target, you’ll earn a multiplier equal to that goal. For instance, pick three hearts, and meeting that goal will give you a 3x multiplier on all of your wins at the end of the round.
Finally, those who enjoy risking their hard-earned winnings can take a shot at a gamble feature that appears at the end of every winning spin. This is an entirely optional feature, but you may choose to try to guess whether the next card drawn from a virtual deck will be red or black. If you make the correct decision, your winnings from the previous spin will be doubled. Choose incorrectly, however, and you’ll lose everything you’ve won on that round.
While this may not be a particularly innovative machine, fans of classic slots stylings as well as this theme may well want to play Wild at Heart. The machine really does look great, and we liked that there’s some control over the amount of variance that you’ll see in the bonus round – and that even the low variance options are pretty likely to leave you with a nice big reward at the end of the day. While this doesn’t necessarily stand up to the best of what’s being released in the iGaming world today, this is definitely a great addition to social casinos and well worth your time to check out.