Jousting Wilds is a May 2017 medieval-inspired video slot from Cayetano Gaming. Themes: heavy calvary, medieval kingdom, royalty, knighthood, medieval shields, martial game, and medieval warfare. Cayetano Gaming has relatable slot games, most notably Castle Pillager (May 2017). The rival games of Jousting Wilds include Knight’s Saga (December 2018) from Skywind Group, Black Knight II (October 2013) from Williams Interactive, and Medieval Money (August 2016) from IGT.
A noun that is associated with the historic medieval knights, jousting especially refers to two horse-mounted and lance-carrying in a face-off. The two featured joust fighters are wild symbols.
The stacked wilds mode needs any three Wilds combinations, while the jousting bonus mode requires two mismatching Wilds combinations. However, during the regular game, all thirteen symbols require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Jousting Wilds Game Characteristics
Jousting Wilds has a white 5X3 grid, thirteen symbols, twenty fixed pay lines, seventeent bet sizes, three special features, selectable wilds, bet multipliers, free re-spin, three wilds and extra wilds, three substitutes, and regular payouts ranging from X20 to X1000.
The Jousting Wilds’ thirteen symbols have three special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. The special symbols: a golden-haired “WILD” medieval knight in white armor who is holding a red-and-white lance (called White Knight); a dark-haired “WILD” medieval knight in black armor who is holding a blue-and-yellow lance (called Black Knight); and a “WILD” princess with hands akimbo, flowing waist-length golden hair, and dressed in purple-and-golden gown.
The ordinary symbols: a golden-framed red-and-blue heater-shaped medieval shield; a golden-framed red-and-white parma medieval shield; a golden-lined white-and-blue Viking kite medieval shield; a riveted silver-and-orange pavise medieval shield; a yellow-and-green targe medieval shield; red A; golden K; purple Q; green J; and a blue 10.
The Jousting Wilds bet sizes: $0.20, (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, $100.00, $200.00, and $1000.00 (maximum bet).
The Jousting Wilds payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. “WILD” white knight, or “WILD” black knight, or “WILD” princess pays X100, X300, and X1000; heater-shaped shield pays X50, X150, and X300; parma shield pays X40, X100, and X200; Viking kite shield pays X40, X90, and X180; pavise shield pays X40, X80, and X150; targe shield pays X30, X70, and X120; A X30, X60, and X100; K pays X30, X50, and X80; Q pays X20, X40, and X80; J pays X20, X30, and X60; and 10 pays X20, X30, and X40.
Jousting Wild’s three special features are: “big stacked wilds”, where any three wilds in one reel transforms it into a wild reel; “jousting bonus” that is triggered by a black knight and a white knight (choosable jousting partners) on the grid, thereby offering big wins; and “princess wilds” unlocked by a princess appearing on the central reel, which not only locks the two knights but also offers a re-spin that is the gateway to even more “WILD” knights.
Although it mentions “jackpot 500X” (seemingly $1000.00 max bet X500 is $500000.00), the highest bet multiplier (for three wilds) is X1000–thus, Jousting Wilds’ actual non-progressive jackpot is $1000.00 X1000, which is theoretically $1000000.00.
The good Jousting Wilds software has buttons along the right margin (including a drop-down menu at the top-right with “paytable”, “home”, “sound”, “full screen”, and erraneous “help”); its 5, 10, 25, 50, or 100 automated rounds can be capped at $1000.00 loss limit. The animated 3D graphics include full body portraits, medieval banners, knights fighting while riding horses draped in blue and red horsecloths, shining flowery princess, and rolling hills in the background of the manicured jousting field surrounding the castle wherein the grid is embedded. The sound effects include medieval instrumental, chirping birds, and war drums.
Luck in Jousting Wilds
This is a game of chance. The RTP rate of Jousting Wilds is 94.62% and the house edge is 5.38%.