WMS’ Sabertooth Video Slot Review

Sabertooth: Demo

Go back in time to a land where woolly mammoths and dodos roamed the plains in Sabertooth. The prehistoric-themed Sabertooth video slot comes from WMS and is played using a 5 reel, 50 payline game engine. It’s a simple game but nudging wilds can fill whole reels. There’s also a free spins feature. Join the big beasts from between 50p and £20 per spin.

Natural setting

The visuals in Sabertooth are very nicely done. Set against a woodland backdrop, the reels are filled with an assortment of flora and fauna. There aren’t any royal symbols here, everything relates to the theme. Those symbols include 5 fruit symbols alongside a flint spear head, a necklace, a mouse, a dodo and a rhino. The woolly mammoth is the most rewarding standard symbol, offering payouts of up to 10 times your bet per payline for a 5 symbol combo.

2 Sabertooth wilds

Sabertooth comes with 2 wilds. Both substitute for everything bar the scatter. The sabertooth’s head is the first of them. This can land on reel 1 only. The second wild features the sabretooth in profile. This can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Nudging wilds

Land a sabertooth head wild on reel 1 and another wild on one of the other reels and you’ll trigger the Sabertooth Nudge Bonus feature. The wild on reel 2, 3, 4 or 5 will then expand and fill the whole of that reel. A payout consideration then follows with the expanded wild in position. It’s possible to land multiple nudging wilds on the same spin which can lead to some excellent action.

Up to 16 free spins

The campfire is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on adjoining reels, starting from the leftmost reel, and you’ll trigger the Sabertooth Bonus feature. On offer here are 8 free spins. The nudging wilds are in play throughout the free spins. Landing 3 or more scatters in combination also results in a re-trigger and another round of 8 free spins.

WMS keeps it simple

There’s nothing complex about the Sabertooth video slot. The design is colourful and nicely done. The gameplay is very straightforward though. If you want plenty of extras and bonus features, you won’t find them here. That said, the nudging wilds can deliver some decent rewards – up to 500 times your bet per spin or free spin. It’s not something we’ll be rushing to play again but it’s a diverting enough take on the prehistoric theme. If you want more features and a similar theme, Microgaming’s Jurassic World (the official film video slot) would be my choice.

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