The theme of the Wild Gambler slot game is, rather unexpectedly from the title, is all about an African wildlife safari. Graphics are cartoon like and will probably remind you a little of the Jungle Book. You will see a Rhino, a Leopard and a Zebra, an Elephant and even a Meerkat. The lower value symbols are the traditional playing cards, from ten through to the Ace. These playing cards are all clothed in animal skins, which certainly gives them an interesting look.
The background is the typical sunny African grassy savannah, and the sounds are full of calling birds and the occasional roar of some big wild animal. Wild Gambler is a five reel slot with twenty pay lines, and these pay lines are fixed at twenty.
Of all the symbols the Lion is the most valuable, and also acts as the Wild. As the Wild, the Lion can also substitute for any other symbol in the game, apart from the bonus symbols or Scatters, when you form a winning combination.
A Unique Lock and Spin Feature
The main feature in Wild Gambler is an interesting feature that used to appear on the old fruit machines. In the old games you could lock certain bonus symbols into place for the duration of a spin, and this is also a feature offered in Wild Gambler. You are allowed to lock the Wild Lion in place for the duration of the following spin.
You have to pay a little extra for this Lock and Spin function, but you can cancel the feature is you want to. Because keeping the Wilds locked will greatly increase the chance of winning good payouts, the expense of doing this is higher than a normal spin.
The expense will be shown above the Lock and Spin button, and will differ depending on where the Wilds appear on the reels. If you click on a Wild symbol you will eliminate it, and make sure that the Lock an d Spin function will cost a bit less.
A Meerkat free spins Round
Meerkats are an unusual animal for the online slots Canada has to offer, but provide a welcome addition to the wildlife in this slot. Wild Gambler has assigned these symbols an important function.
If you find between one and five Meerkats anywhere on the reels you will be given eight free spins. Even more interesting, if you find a Wild Lion locked in on the reels, they will stay locked for the duration of this free spins bonus round. Any new Lions appearing will make the cost of the next spin rise accordingly, but they will also automatically be locked in for the whole of the bonus round.
If you find five Lions on a single active pay line in Wild Gambler, you will win a pretty good two thousand times your initial stake. The overall amount you have staked will be seen in the Stake Box above the Spin button. The pay table on the side of the screen will also display the value of the prospective jackpots you will win for various numbers of each symbol.
Wild Gambler is a slot game with several unique features. Perhaps they will cost a bit, but they certainly increase your opportunities for some large winnings.