Wild Orient is one of the latest video slots to be released by Microgaming. The game may have a somewhat retro look to some of its symbols, but don’t let that fool you. This is a brand new game. The slot is themed on animals of the orient, and does a rather dashing job of portraying those beautiful beasts.
Microgaming have made Wild Orient a 5-reel, 243 ways to win slot. Players are not at liberty to choose the number of lines they play with, but that is perfectly understandable for this type of slot. Some of the beautiful imagery on the reels includes tigers, pandas, elephants, and other elusive wonders of the natural world.
Coins Range:0.01 - 5
Free Spins/Multiplier Better:Yes
Although you cannot adjust the number of lines you play with, you can alter the value of your coins, and how many you wish to place per spin. Players have the option of selecting coin denominations of 1p up to £5 in this game, and staking as many as 10 or as few as 1 per spin. What you are looking at with Wild Orient is a wagering range, which stems from 25p per spin, up to a whopping £1,250 per spin. Few Microgaming slots ever feature that kind of wagering range.
Wild Orient may not be a progressive jackpot slot, but players can still win as much as 600,000 coins on the reels of this title. The best paying symbol is the elephant symbol. The scatter symbol – which represents all of the animals which feature in this game – is the second best paying symbol, alongside the tiger.
There is a wild icon in Wild Orient. The game’s logo is that symbol. Now the wilds only appear on the second and fourth reels of the game, but they can substitute for all other symbols in the slot save for scatters. This should still help you land wins on the paylines, though.
Wild Orient also contains a re-spin feature. This is the main focal point of the new Microgaming slot. After every spin, players can choose to re-spin a reel as many times as they wish. They should know, though, that when they do this they will be charged extra. Even so, this is a great way to bag extra wins out of nowhere.
Scatter icons can trigger a free spins bonus round in Wild Orient, and we will take a look at those next.
Wild Orient’s scatter icons are represented by the aforementioned multiple animal icon. It kind of looks as though they are statues, so it is easy to spot. This symbol can offer you scattered win when 2 or more appear on the screen, but if you land 3 or more anywhere on the reels, you will trigger a free spins bonus round. In this bonus round, players can triple any wins they acquire, which is typical of most Microgaming slot games.
Predictably – and thankfully – Microgaming have chosen to Wild Orient one of their newest mobile slots. The same cannot be said of other recently released Microgaming slots. There is virtually no difference between the online and mobile versions of Wild Orient, although with its heavy graphics, you may find it runs smoother on desktop and laptop computers, unless you have a good, modern tablet or phone.
Wild Orient is a slot with potential. It contains features such as the re-spins bonus which may or may not turn out to be a success. The same is true of the massive wagering range. This is a leap into the unknown for Microgaming, and only time will tell if the new gaming structures are popular enough to be adapted into other upcoming Microgaming developed slots, or if Wild Orient will remain a one-of-a-kind game.