Avoid being plundered in NextGen’s WILD PLUNDER
Jolly Rhonda Wilds & Wild Spins
Wild Currents Globe Spins
Wild Plunder Introduction
Visually compelling, this cartoonish creation with its bright colours, sunny skies, and tropical waters could easily pass for a Nintendo game. What first catches the eye is the rotation of the backdrop, the earth slowly turning as one exotic island after another passes by in the distant horizon. It looks fun, no doubt, but beneath the surface awaits no riches.
Wild Plunder comes with a bonus game as well as three random features. It has a setup of 5 reels, 3 rows and 26 fixed pay lines. Playable on all devices, this NextGen Gaming creation accepts bets from €0.25 up to a staggering €625 per spin, which in itself suggests that it’s a low potential slot. The 96.6% RTP is somewhat higher than what we usually find in NextGen slots and is likely related to the rather low variance found here.
Wild Plunder Symbols & Features
Symbols on the reels include 4 low-value coins and 4 premiums represented by jugs of ale, treasure chests, ghost pirates and the octopus – the latter awarding you 14 times the stake for 5 of a kind. The wild, which is central to the game, is represented by the main character Rhonda. Land 5 of her and you will receive a 16 times the stake win. The symbols do not appear stacked on the reels which means the payouts in the main game are extremely low.
Wild Plunder comes with a few random main game features in an attempt to spice things up in this otherwise dreary slot. During any spin, one of three features may become active:
- Wild Current – stormy weather may spin the globe and add up to 9 wild symbols.
- Rhonda’s Respin – land a single Rhonda wild and the pirate girl herself may swing in to award a special respin, giving you a second chance to trigger the bonus.
- Release the Kraken – another feature randomly adding wilds on the reels.
Wild Plunder Free Spins
Two or more Jolly Rhonda wild symbols appearing on the reels will trigger up to 5 Wild Spins. This feature includes walking wild mechanics similar to the one found in Jack and the Beanstalk for example. All the wilds on the reels will move one reel to the left on each spin, and any adjacent premium symbol will transform into a wild. This can result in a full-screen wild symbol and a max win of just over 400 times the stake. Furthermore, any wild appearing on the reels awards additional spins.
Wild Plunder Conclusion
This is a low variance, low potential slot that appears to cater to 9-year-olds with its childish pastel coloured theme and ridiculously low payouts. If you’re out to kill some time you’re better off playing Candy Crush or dusting off your old Nintendo Wii. Mathematically, this is a waste of time. We can’t think of a single good reason for anyone to put their hard earned money on the line here when there are so many other good online slots available, something even the catchy happy-go-lucky Spongebob jig cannot make up for.
Game description: 5 reels | 3 rows | 26 Paylines | 96.6% RTP | Max Win Potential: approx 400x per spin in the bonus | Variance: L | Features: Wild Spins, Wild Currents, Rhonda's Respin and Release the Kraken | Release date: December 11, 2018
Bigwinboard Rating - 32%