Grab your board and head to the beach in NetEnt’s Wild Water, a surf-themed slot that enables players to get their hands on up to 60 free spins if they manage to catch the perfect wave. Featuring five reels and 20 paylines, the game benefits from substitute wild symbols that expand to fill their reels during the bonus feature, while a range of cool payout options can also help players boost their base game winnings. First up, matching any combination of stacked surfer symbols across all five reels awards a 20x payout, but if you’re able to catch all five individual members of the surf team during a single spin, you’ll win a massive bonus of 200x your total bet.
As explained above, Wild Water features a surf-based theme that sees a team of gnarly surfer dudes and dudettes take to the waters in search of the perfect wave. The game is set to a beach backdrop with waves lapping the shore and a traditional VW camper van parked up to the right of the reels, which themselves are bordered by wood and ropes to give the game something of a Hawaiian feel. Unique symbols to appear on the reels include five stacked surfer symbols in various colours, sharks and a golden wave icon that can pay up to 2,000x players’ line bet, while a classic piece of surf rock plays in the background to help enhance the game’s atmosphere.
In addition to the two extra payout options mentioned above, Wild Water also boasts a free spins feature that can award up to 60 bonus games. Activated whenever surfer scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, players will receive 15, 30 or 60 free spins based on the number of triggering symbols that appear, with these spins benefitting from expanding wild symbols. Basically this means that any shark symbol that appears on the reels during free spins will leap out of the water and fill its entire column providing that doing so will complete one or more paylines, with this in turn resulting in huge combinations win being up for grabs and a top prize of 400,000 coins being made available.
An incredibly straightforward game to play, Wild Water relies on the classic NetEnt system of using left and right arrows to control players’ bet level and coin value. With these two variables ranging from 1-10 and £0.01-£0.50, players’ selected amounts are then combined and put through the game’s 20 fixed paylines to create a total cost per spin of £0.20-£100.00. As ever, an autoplay button can be used to launch up to 100 spins, while all payout rules can be found under the paytable tab.
A visually impressive slot that’s bursting with payout potential, Wild Water certainly does a great job of capturing the bohemian lifestyles of its team of professional surfers. A generous free spins feature coupled with the presence of expanding wilds can significantly boost the slot’s return to player stat, while the two additional payout options also provide plenty of scope for further wins.
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