Electric Wilds is a September 2018 electric power transmission-inspired slot game developed by Northern Lights Gaming. Its webpage describes its game type as an online video slots game whose reel type is spinning reels. Themes: polyphase system, voltage switchgear, fuse-links, electrical grid, electric tubes, glass fuses, power transformers, and electromagnetism.
Other Northern Lights Gaming-owned slot games are: Rocky’s Gold (November 2018), Aurora (March 2020), 100 Fortunes (February 2020), All Star Knockout (February 2020), Blast Off (March 2019), Trail Blazer (December 2019), and Niagara Falls (May 2019).
Some of the Electric Wilds’ rival video slots are: Danger High Voltage (May 2017) from Big Time Gaming, High Voltage Blackout (June 2016) from Everi, and Power Plant (April 2017) from Yggdrasil. Electric Wilds is named after the 3X3 matrix whose crisscrossing lines can be illuminated, thereby transforming several symbols into wilds. Nine symbols (neon “wild” sign, robotic head glass fuse, purple glass fuse, orange glass fuse, green glass fuse, “A” power transformer, “K” power transformer, “Q” power transformer, and “J” power transformer) require three winning combinations.
Electric Wilds Game Characteristics
Electric Wilds has a partitioned 3X3 grid that is hemmed in by four large copper springs wired to an electrical substation below high-voltage direct current lines. There is another relatively smaller 3X3 backboard-like grid with lines that crisscross horizontally, diagonally, and vertically. Other characteristics: five paylines, ten symbols, a feature that transforms many ordinary symbols into wilds, a bonus game, a multiplier, no free games, and regular payouts that range from $0.20 to $10000.00.
Electric Wilds has two special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. Special symbols: a blue neon “wild” sign is also the substitute; and a red electric bolt that is associated with the overprints that transform symbols into wilds.
Ordinary symbols: blue robotic head glass fuse; purple glass fuse; orange glass fuse; green glass fuse; “A” power transformer; “K” power transformer; “Q” power transformer; and “J” power transformer.
These are the Electric Wilds bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum total bet), $0.20, $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100.00, $200.00, $300.00, and $500.00 (maximum total bet).
The following are the Electric Wilds payouts for three winning combinations, based on the $500.00 maximum bet. The neon “wild” sign, or robotic head glass fuse pays $10000. The purple glass fuse pays $5000.00. The orange glass fuse pays $4000.00. The green glass fuse pays $3000.00. The “A” power transformer, or the “K” power transformer pays $2000.00. And the “Q” power transformer, or “J” power transformer pays $1000.00.
All game rounds can lead to electric bolts overprints that illuminate spots on the backboard-like grid, thereby changing ordinary symbols to potentially sticky wilds. The repeater bonus, which is unlocked by nine-of-a-kind or eight wilds and another symbol and features electric tubes, can offer a X4 win multiplier. Electric Wilds has a $2,500,000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The good Electric Wilds software supports a desktop and both the portrait and landscape modes of a mobile device. Its control buttons are set on red and green illuminated pushbuttons; for instance, the green “autoplay” pushbutton gives access to the 25, 50, 75 and 100 optional automated rounds, alongside loss and win limits. The notable sound effects—such as the crackling electric bolts, thunder and electromagnetic hiss—do blend in with the animated 3D graphics, especially the realistic stepdown substation with its wire color codes, glowing glass fuses, and incandescence.
Luck in Electric Wilds
Electric Wilds is a game of chance. The return to player rate is 96.12% and the house edge is 3.88%.