Enjoy Prospecting for Gold with this Entertaining Live Slot
It feels like Aristocrat come up with all the best new concepts for live slot gaming these days.
Wild Wild is a reel setup shared between multiple titles. Tarzan kicked things off, with Wild Wild Pearl, Nugget, Samuari and Emerald the next phase. There are already more in the pipeline – including a Wild Wild Buffalo (which I can’t wait to play!).
What these games have in common is the cash amounts on reels 3, 4 and 5. To unlock them, you need two wild symbols on the first (smaller) two reels. Hit the free spins, and they come with multipliers of up to 9x.
The Gold Rush has become stuff of legend over the years, with many movies, books and TV shows based around it. Wild Wild Nugget has some odd symbols. How many other slots involve lining up fried eggs!?
This page explains how all the Wild Wild slots work, using ‘Nugget’ as the base. Note that Tarzan is a little different. Instead of multipliers, on the wild symbols, you get a wheel to multiply wins during the free spins bonus round. I have also included information on the secret tell for Wild Wild slots. This will help you to see whether a big win is coming your way before it happens.
How Wild Wild Nugget Slots Work?
Wild Wild Nugget features the popular 5x3 reel set up with each spin coming at the cost of 50 credits. The last three reels look a little bigger than the first two. Unless they expand (which can happen with the Wild symbols), they simply show a little of the symbols above and below those in play. On the reels you find a series of symbols relating to a cheerful looking pioneer and his adventures in the gold rush.
The pioneer himself takes center stage, with a long grizzly white beard, a tan-colored hat and his prospecting pan over his shoulder. He looks happy in his work and has clearly had a successful day based by the look on his face. Many of the other symbols are related to his life. He has a puppy dog who carries a small spade. A donkey also appears, who is in place to carry the booty if the prospector has a real good day. You also get an insight into the prospector’s eating habits, with eggs being friend in a pan on an open fire.
Alongside these themed symbols you will also find the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, which pay at the lower end of the scale. There are also gold nugget symbols, whose significance comes into play during the features.
Wild Wild Nugget: The Wilds Feature
The most exciting aspect of this game, where the big money can be won is with the wild symbols. Like any other wilds, these will substitute for any other symbols in the game apart from the free games scatter. This will lead to bigger and more wins in itself. However, this wild goes further than that with innovative game-play.
If you’re lucky enough to land a wild on reels 1 and 2 during the same spin, the numbered symbols showing gold nuggets now play a role.
Land any of the stacked numbered symbols on reel three and you win that number of credits. On reel three the awards are 100, 150 or 250 credits. Having landed a credit win on reel 3, any additional credit awards on reel four are yours. On this reel the awards are 250, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 credits. With credit wins on reels three and four, reel five comes into play. Here you find the largest rewards of all, with 1,000, 2,500, 5,000 and 10,000 credit awards to be won. Occasionally, reels 3, 4 and 5 will expand during this feature, with more than the usual three symbols appearing on each reel. This creates more winning opportunities and higher prizes.
You will only win the credits if they are on consecutive reels after the two wilds. For example, if the credit wins appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. However, if there is a gap, such as credit wins on reels 3 and 5, you will only win those on reel 3, as there is a gap on reel 4.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
If you’re lucky enough to land three or more bonus symbols across the five reels you get to enter the free spins bonus round. This will see you awarded with a total of 15 free spins. However, that is only part of the story.
During the feature, the wild symbols turn into multipliers. Instead of the word ‘wild’ on the reels in the base game, now this symbol appears either as 2x or 3x. If you’re lucky enough to land these wilds on reels 1 and 2, these multipliers will be applied to the cash prizes that can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. This gives you the possibility of anything from 4x to 9x multipliers for those wins. These multipliers apply to the jackpots which appear on reel 5.
These wild multipliers are also applied to regular wins. If you hit several five of a kind prospector wins with the wilds, it is possible to trigger the coin show and hit a jackpot-sized win.
You can retrigger it any time, with 15 spins added to your total if 3 or more scatters appear again.
Wild Wild Nugget Special Secret Tell (Shhh)
Observant players noticed a tell with the Wild Wild slots. When both of the special wilds land, check the symbols on reel three. You only have a split second here; those are the same symbols that will land when the reel stops. If you see the number / nugget symbols, it is those you will get. When that reel stops, glancing at reel 4 (then next reel 5) will give you the same info.
It takes a couple of spins, though once you see it – you will be able to spot it every single time. This also works for the free spins bonus symbols.
The video below explains this with play. No link between Sit and Go Planet and this YouTube channel, I’m simply a fan!
Will Wild Wild Nugget See You Strike Gold?
This is an interesting and involving game from Aristocrat. You quickly get to realize this is a game with a focus on those wilds. Line them up on reels one and two and suddenly you have the potential of a noticeably big win. Enter the free spins feature and the wilds play an even greater role, as those multipliers are in place to give you a huge boost. And you get to enjoy all of these wins without a pan in sight!
Add sharp animations, banjo style on-theme music and the unique fried-egg winning symbols – and this should be a game for your shortlist next time you visit a live casino.
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