Published on 15 June 2015 by Sebas
In this 4-th and final article about the Netent Wild symbols we have a look at the different types of Wilds: in what sizes and shapes they come and, most important, how they ‘behave’ and how they so generously do their symbol substituting job.
Netent Wilds substitute in all sizes and shapes
In the former articles that were published over here about the most frequent used ‘special game feature’ in casino games powered by Net Entertainment, the Wild symbol, its (long) history was explained and how with the technological advances of the last decades (and in particular the development of digital an later ‘online’ video slots) Wild symbols nowadays also are used for other ‘special game feature’ purposes (besides their traditional role as symbol substituting win line creators).
However, as a consequence of the same developments in technology also the ‘core’ task of Wild symbols, substituting for other symbols to create the highest paying win lines, has changed dramatically and the way the symbol appears and does its substituting job can highly differ from one video slot to the next.
Different types of Wild symbols
Below an overview of the (most used) different types of Wild symbols integrated in the Netent online video slots, with their appearance, ‘behavior’ and examples of the slots in which you may find them.
Stacked Wilds: probably the most present in Netent video slots and as their name indicates these Wilds are vertical ‘blocks’ of 2 or 3 Wild symbols ‘stacked’ one upon the other. They can appear partly or complete and in the latter case they will cover a complete reel. Video slots with Stacked Wilds are Wonky Wabbits, Steam Tower, Space Wars and the The Funky Seventies.
Expanding Wilds: Wild symbols that expand to cover a complete reel. Video slots Starburst, Thief, Secret Code and Wild Rockets have such expanding Wilds;
Sticky Wilds: Wilds that ‘stick’ to the reels (hold their position) during a re-spin, a Free Spin or a complete Free Spin mode session. Video slots with such Wilds are Lucky Angler, Stickers;
Paying Wilds: Wilds that also act as a regular symbol, rewarding wins when they form a winning bet line. The Wild symbols in video slots Fortune Teller and Jungle Games have this feature;
Multiplying Wilds: Wilds of which the wins made with it are paid out multiplied by a certain multiplier (according to the pay table). Video slots like Wild Witches, Piggy Riches, Fruit Case see pay out ‘Wild wins’ multiplied;
Walking Wilds: Wilds that ‘walk’ over the rows from one side to the other, normally during free re-spins they generate. You can find Walking Wilds in video slot Jack and the Beanstalk and The Invisible Man;
Transforming Wilds: Wilds that will transform other symbols into Wild symbols too when they appear. The video slots Magic Portals, Silent Run and Fisticufs have these Wilds.
Spreading Wilds: Wilds that transform adjacent symbols into Wilds too. They can be found in the video slots Frankenstein, Egg-O-Matic and Creature from the Black Lagoon;
Random Wilds: a Wild feature that during a spin places randomly a certain amount of Wilds on the reels. Video slots Zombies, Dracula and Tornado: Farm Escape have these Wilds
Golden Wilds: Golden Wilds are Wilds that will appear only on reel 3 and wins made with Golden Wilds pay x 4. Video slots Trolls, Dragon Island, Pandora’s Box, Excalibur and Diamond Dogs have such Wild symbols.
Jackpot Wilds: the only Wild symbols that can grant you a multimillion jackpot win are the Wild symbols in video slot Arabian Nights. When 5 Wilds appear on any active bet line the jackpot is won.
Video Poker Wilds: these Wilds have the most authentic ‘substituting’ function to complete poker hands in the Netent video poker games Joker Wild and Deuces Wild.
Besides the above frequently applied Wild symbols in Netent games there are many video slots that have their own unique ‘customized’ Wild symbols you won’t find in any other Netent video slot. Examples of such Wilds can be found in video slot Disco Spins (Dance Floor Wilds), video slot Beach (symbol swapping Octopus Wilds), the ‘blocks’ of Wilds in video slot Spiñata Grande (Colossal Wilds) and South Park (Beefcake Wild) and in many other Netent video slots.
Check out all Netent Wilds: for free!
If you want to experience the different Wilds that can be found in Netent video slots for yourself it’s best to look for the free play versions of games like video slot Elements, Go Bananas! and The Wish Master that all have various different behaving and looking Wild symbols in the same game available.
If you really want to ‘go wild’ with Netent Wilds you should look for video slot Muse: Wild Inspiration in our overview of free play video slots as in Muse you’ll not only find various different Wilds but also these Wilds combined with each other (so you can, for example get ‘Sticky Expanding Wilds’ or ‘Expanding x 2 Wilds’). Have fun!