NetEnt’s Wilderland Slot Review

Wilderland: Demo

Take a walk on the wild side in the Wilderland online slot, a 5 reel, 20 payline game from NetEnt. A magical woodland is the setting for this enchanted slot where, as its name suggests, wilds are key to the best action. Look out for walking wilds with modifiers as well as a free spins round where even more wild extras come into play. Stakes here start at 20p per spin, rising to a maximum of £1,000 for the deep-pocketed players.

Enchanted forest setting

Wilderland slot - base game

With a magical forest in the background, you’ll find heart, diamond, club and spade symbols done in the style of leaves on the reels. They’re joined by a ring, a necklace, a bow and arrows and a fox. The most lucrative symbol is the elfin princess. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination for a payout equal to 1, 2.5 or 6x your total bet.

Forest Treasure feature

You’ll notice that the middle row of the reels is edged in a magical glow. This is the Activation Zone. Hope to see 2 wild symbols land adjacent to each other in the Activation Zone as it brings the Forest Treasure feature into play. The wilds from the triggering spin turn into walking wilds that shift 1 reel to the left on the spins that follows.

These walking wilds can come with modifiers too. There are 4 potential walking wilds which are randomly allocated.

  • Regular Walking Wild – normal wild that shifts with each spin
  • 2x Multiplier Walking Wild – shifting wild with a 2x multiplier
  • Scatter Walking Wild – acts as a shifting wild and scatter
  • Expanding Walking Wild – expands to give you shifting wild reel

Magic Wild feature

When an Expanding Walking Wild disappears off reel 1, you could land the Magic Wild feature. The Walking Wild appears again on reel 5, then makes its journey across the screen to reel 1 once again.

Unlimited free spins

Land 3 or more standard scatters, scatter wilds or a combination of both to activate the Free Spins feature. You’re guaranteed to land 1 walking wild on the middle of reel 5. Each scatter from the triggering spin also adds 1 walking wild to a random spot on the reels.

Boosting your chances is the expansion of the Activation Zone. Instead of being restricted to just a single row, the whole reel set makes up the Activation Zone. That makes it easier to trigger the Treasure Forest feature.

The free spins continue as long as there’s a walking wild somewhere on the reels. You’re guaranteed to receive a minimum of 5 free spins here but you could end up with many more.

Wild adventure

This trip to Wilderland is very nicely done. There’s a suitably fantastical feel to both the imagery and backing track. The wild extras deliver some innovative gameplay too. However, the most you can win, with a 2x multiplier walking wild is 240 x bet per spin/free spin – not exactly exciting in that respect.

The enchanted theme won’t be to all tastes but if you like elves and fairies, a trip to Wilderland is recommended. If you want walking wilds, Thunderkick’s Riders of the Storm slot is recommended – you could win up to 26,426 times your bet per free spin.

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