Banjo licks and precious metals in gold rush era slot WILD FALLS by Play'n GO
Combined multipliers of up to 125x
Unlimited free spins
Wild Falls (Play'n GO): Introduction
It's not hard to see why mining is such a popular theme for slots. Like the miners, gamblers seek their fortune and are willing to take risks doing so. The correlation may be the result of a genetically determined characteristic shared with our ancestors, making us more prone to gambling, or we're all simply thrill seekers. Although gold rushes extend as far back as ancient Egypt, it's the major gold rushes taking place in North America during the 19th century that is likely best known to most of us, probably as a result of the many Hollywood movies produced on the subject.
From the design of the reel set to the compelling narrative, Play'n GO has packed this game full. Wild Falls takes us back to the days of the gold rush, more specifically to the dramatic falls of the Yukon River area in Canada that also serves as the backdrop for this online slot. The virtual environment is simple yet a satisfying one and the subtle sound effects, such as the cracking wooden noises generated by the spinning reels, as well as the main banjo track, sets the mood so well you're almost ready to order yourself a pack of chewing tobacco for full authenticity.
Wild Falls is a high variance 5-reel, 3-row slot with 20 fixed paylines that comes shipped with an industry standard RTP setting of 96.50%. Keep in mind, however, as Play'n GO allow operators to choose from a preset of RTP-settings, this number can vary depending on the market. There's plenty of potential here, even more so than what you find in most other high variance Play'n GO slots, as the wilds can combine up to a multiplier of 125x!
Wild Falls (Play'n GO): Symbols, Paytable & Features
The Chest wild is at the centre of attention in this mining-inspired slot. Appearing only on reels 2, 3 and 4, it serves as both a scatter symbol and a wild. Of course, you'll find a set of standard symbols that include rock-shaped A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as more valuable lanterns, shovels/axes, pans and bags of gold nuggets. It's the latter you're looking to land as it will give you 25 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
To make the base game more compelling, the developers have included a randomly triggered Gold Rush feature. When activated, all chests turn into golden chests with 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers for that spin and subsequent respins until they drop off the bottom row. Land 5x multipliers on the 3 middle reels and you've got yourself a 125x multiplier! In other words, plenty of potential even outside of the free spin features.
Wild Falls (Play'n GO): Free Spins
There are two types of free spin features in the game - the River of Gold and the Super River of Gold free spins:
- River of Gold - 3 Chests activates River of Gold free spins. Chests can stick then walk one space down every spin. Free spins continue until no chests remain on the reels.
- Super River of Gold - 3 Gold chests on reels during Gold Rush feature will activate Super River of Gold free spins. All chests will remain gold with 2x, 3x, or 5x multipliers for the duration of the free spins. Free spins continue until no chests remain on the reels.
Wild Falls (Play'n GO): Conclusion
Expect no fancy cutscenes or advanced animations here, and although it does take a few rounds to acclimate to everything that's going on, it's not overwhelmingly difficult to learn. In fact, Wild Falls is a rather simple and straightforward slot. Furthermore, adding a random feature with massive potential in the base game inevitably results in a lower bonus frequency and less RTP allocated to the free spins, but still a good move as it keeps players on edge throughout, making it an all-around exciting slot.
If you're into high variance, you won't be disappointed as it comes packed with a maximum payout capacity of 10,000 times your stake! Do you hear the call of the wild? We certainly do.
Where to play Wild Falls
Game description: 5 reels | 3 rows | 20 Fixed Paylines | RTP 96.50% | Max win potential: 10,000x | Variance: H (10/10) | Bets: €0.20 - €100 | Features: Gold Rush Feature, River of Gold Feature, Super River of Gold Feature | Release date: January 24, 2019
Bigwinboard Rating - 86%