Wild Chase: Tokyo Go (Quickspin): Overview
For those who were around when Quickspin released the original Wild Chase slot, the sequel will offer a cruise down memory lane. Some three years later, the familiar trio has reunited for another spectacular heist, and although the last one would be their grand finale, the challenge offered in Wild Chase Tokyo Go proved to be too tempting to turn down. And, well, it's possible they're also running low on funds to uphold the glamorous lifestyle of a successful thieve.
This time around, the attractive trio have left the Riviera behind and traveled all the way to the land of the rising sun for some high speed action in a new setting. Powered by Swedish provider Quickspin, the game is vastly different from the original although parts of it will be familiar still. Significantly more volatile than its predecessor, it's played utilising 5 reels and a default format of 3-3-4-4-5 rows along with 76 paylines that can expand to a 5x5 grid with 259 ways to win with the help of consecutive wins. If you're up for some fast and furious slot action, you can get spinning on any devices from as little as 0.20 to €/£100 per spin.
This stunning slot takes you to the heart of metropolitan Tokyo for some impressive scenery. If you're a fan of car chase movies, then you're in for a real treat. Set against a neon lit urban landscape and with your Lambo getaway car speeding along the highway, the symbols on the reels are oozing of luxury and thrill. The great thing about Quickspin's paytable is that all symbol values correlate to your current bet size and will update on the fly when you change it. Thank you for that! Either way, on the reels you will see various luxury symbols such as champagne bottles, diamond rings, premium watches, gold bars, and diamonds worth from 0.30 t0 1.25 times your stake. More rewarding are the four characters which are represented by a motorcycle police woman as well the trio of thieves. The handsome guy is the most rewarding, giving you 2.5 times your total stake. The Wild Chase Tokyo Go logo is the wild and substitutes for all symbols in the game.
Wild Chase: Tokyo Go (Quickspin): Features
Just like with the original, Wild Chase Tokyo Go does not have a free spins feature so prepare for continuous action. Of course, there are still features to benefit from here. When you land a winning combination, it doesn't matter which symbol is involved, the Moving Reel Respin feature comes into play and activates a respin. As much as 43.11% of the RTP is allocated to this feature, so expect to see it triggered frequently.
Now, with each respin, the reels expand and the win ways increases. As you win, the symbols move one position to the left with the leftmost ones falling out of view. The other symbols will remain in view as another respin is played. This continues until there are no more winning combinations. Fully expanded, the reel set takes on a 5x5, 259 ways to win format and expands accordingly:
- The 1st respin gives you 90 ways to win.
- The 2nd respin gives you 154 ways to win.
- The 3rd respin gives you 164 ways to win.
- The 4th respin gives you 259 ways to win.
It doesn't end there. Should you land a winning combination on your 4th respin, the Super Respin feature activates. Played on the fully expanded 5x5, 259 ways to win reel set, all winning symbols lock in place while the game continues to respin until no new winning symbols are added to the reels. In the best case scenario, this can lead to wins of up to 2,757 times your stake.
Wild Chase: Tokyo Go (Quickspin): Verdict
Medium to high variance, Wild Chase: Tokyo Go is all about landing consecutive wins. For a shot at its true potential, you'll have to unlock all 259 win ways. With that said, it's important to understand that the max win of 2,757x was the top prize achieved in one billion spins during the testing phase of the game. Even to win 100x or more can prove to be a challenge, as it statistically only happens around 1 in 1467 spins. In other words, Wild Chase Tokyo Go might not be the "heist" you were looking for.
This is undoubtedly a stunning slot that offers spectacular animations and a great soundtrack, but the game engine and mathematical design does not do the visual department justice in this case unfortunately, something that is not uncommon in Quickspin's case. Noobs and recreational players are likely to get a kick out of it, but to hardcore gamblers it may come across as a game of catch at the retirement home rather than a high octane car chase.
The fast-paced action and copious eye candy of Wild Chase Tokyo Go is crippled by low potential and somewhat monotonous gameplay.