Get your chakras re-aligned and try and bag a jackpot in the process in Wild Mantra, a spiritually-themed video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine it comes with stacked wilds, respins and a free spins round with sticky and nudging wilds. Play on all devices from between 10p and £125 per spin.
The design in Wild Mantra is typical Yggdrasil Gaming. With the Himalayan mountains in the background, you’ll see a rickety temple building housing the reels. Rather than spinning vertically, the symbols appear horizontally.
The heart, diamond, club and spade symbols will get you 1.6 times your bet if you land 5 that match in the same payline. More rewarding are the red, green, purple and blue banners, each of which is emblazoned with a unique icon. These all pay up to 4 times your bet. If the base game action is very standard, things are a little different when it comes to extras.
Mantra Respins feature – the wild symbol appears in a stacked formation. If any part of a wild hits, you’ll be awarded a respin. If a wild lands on the respin, then the other wilds all nudge and expand by 1 position.
Free Spins feature – the main bonus feature is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins symbols on the same spin. After an award of 2, 20 or 1,000 times your bet, you’ll then go on to play 10 free spins. Wilds are central to the action here too.
Any wilds from the triggering spin are carried over to the free spins. An extra wild is added too. If a new wild lands during the feature, it locks and the other wilds on the reels nudge by 1 position. Fill the whole of a reel with wilds and you’ll receive 1 extra free spin. Do this will all 5 reels to get 5 more free spins.
Wild Mantra is certainly a little unusual, starting with the horizontal reel spins. The features offer something rather different too with all the wilds and nudges. It’s all rather straightforward to be honest.
As usual for an Yggdrasil Gaming game, there’s little to grumble about as far as design goes. There’s a mystical feel to the imagery and that’s matched by the bells and chimes you’ll hear while you spin. The gameplay isn’t bad either. Put all that together and you’ve got a video slot that’s a little bizarre but decent enough.
Wild Mantra is a low variance video slot with maximum wins of 100 times your bet on each spin/free spin/respin if you fill all positions with wilds. The key to winning big, 1,000 times your bet, is from getting 5 free spins scatters. If you want something simple but still a little out of the ordinary, then Wild Mantra delivers that. I would much rather try my luck with other more volatile offerings from Yggdrasil Gaming like Dwarf Mine or Cazino Cosmos.