Wild Drops Review Scores
Game title: Wild Drops
Game description: Along with the rarely seen visuals there, we have what can be found in a mine, gemstones as symbols. At Wild Drops slot, there are free spins to be triggered, Cluster Pays feature and multipliers that can boost the payout in the base game.
- Graphics & Sound
- Features & Bonuses
- Free Spins
- Thrill Factor
- Great Graphics
- Free Spins
- Cascading Wins
- Average RTP
Betsoft isn’t trying to give us a regular slot machine with Wild Drops, on the contrary. A developer that’s made its name on beautiful designs and loads of cool features, they’re designing Wild Drops to come with all the usual features, but with tumbling reels as well, an opportunity to get rid of all symbols and be paid really well. Dark colours prevail here since it is gloomy in the mines, where miners have to light their workspace. Anyway, seeing a mining cart full of gems lightens up the atmosphere. Also, gems are glittering all around on the mine walls, and glitters are part of animations, which are all about fog and shining. The symbols on the reels are actually placed on the mine elevator. When it comes to music, it is a bit mysterious, raising the atmosphere with sounds that remind us of searching for something underground.
Expect 5×8 reels and a total of 16 lines from this game. Wild Drops offers among its main features, a series of wilds, multipliers, and free spins, to go with the collapsing reels mechanic. A best-case scenario would have the game paying 4,400x the stake. Though the volatility is high, it’s also accompanied by a 96.11% RTP that I am quite OK with. We often see gems are often symbols in slots, but this time the provider Betsoft seemed to have the idea of putting them in a setting where they fit most – the mine. That is the perfect place to search for them. There are 16 active paylines, where three or more horizontal matching gem symbols from the leftmost to rightmost reel form a winning combination. Except for the Cascading Wins when making a winning combination, there is the Free Spins and Clear the Board feature.
Wild Drops Gameplay
Before starting Wild Drops, there are certain things you can do to set it up under your preferences. You can select how much you want to bet right below the reels. The betting panel can be set from 0.10 per spin up to 50.00 per spin which is the maximum bet. Unlike many Betsoft slots where the coin size can be adjusted, in this title, the coin size is set and it can’t be changed. Additionally, most Betsoft games give the player a chance to set his own active paylines. However, in this one, there are 16 paylines and they stay active throughout the whole game. However, that’s not all because this title is a based on a cascading wins gameplay. Keep in mind that you can use Bitcoin to play this slot. Nevertheless, FIAT currency is available as well.
Hitting the Spin button will start the Wild Drops online slot. To set the game to the maximum bet, you have to click on the “+” button. Unlike other similar games, this one doesn’t have a Max Bet button. All the settings in the game are located in the bottom left corner and you need to click the button with three dots to reveal them. There, you have the option to turn the background sounds on or off. Conversely, if you want to look at the payouts and extra features simply click on the “i” button, located right below the reels. Last but not least, we have the Autoplay button which spins the reels automatically. This is a feature often added to slots by game developers. In this one, you can find it to the left of the Spin button and it looks like a little Play image.
The symbols on the reels of Wild Drops are actually placed on the mine elevator. When it comes to music, it is a bit mysterious, raising the atmosphere with sounds that remind us of searching for something underground. On the paytable, there are eight gem symbols of different shapes and colors as high-paying and low-paying symbols. The most valuable regular symbol is the white game worth 10x your stake for five in a payline. Wilds are golden, and they substitute all regular symbols in a payline but it is also the highest-paying symbol worth 25x your stake for five of a kind. The list of symbols gives us a total of 8 regular gems (white, green, teal, blue, pink, red, orange, and yellow), along with a Wild (gold nugget) and a bonus symbol.
Wild Drops Features and Bonuses
There are only a couple of features to mention in this game, and the first is the fact that all winning combinations explode. This is what we call a cascading wins gameplay which is the main attraction of this title. Unlike regular slot gameplay, cascading wins result in lower wins that happen more often in a very volatile setting. Additionally, Wild Drops comes with a wild feature as well as a free spins feature. Below, we are going to explain the gameplay as well as all the bonus features.
A total of 40 gems will drop on the slot’s 5×8 reels. It’s a Match 3 game, so you need 3+ gems of the same type, landing on one of the 8 rows, starting from either the left or the right side. It will pay both ways, hence the mention of 16 active lines for the 8 rows. Following the formation of a win, you will get a tumble/cascade, removing the symbols from the combo. The gems that are above will fall down, and occupy the empty locations. Additional cascades can result from this, removing gems from the game area without bringing others in. The goal is to clear the entire grid, which gets you an additional prize worth 5x the win of the round. During the Free Spins feature, this number is 10x.
As you clear gems away, you will find that underneath them there are sometimes special bonus symbols. Wild Drops has two bonus symbols that trigger bonus features and we will explain them below. Similar features can be found in other Betsoft titles. For more information about these features, check their official website.
Wild Drops Wild Feature
Gold Nuggets are the wilds and they are the ones landing on the reels and being used as substitutes. These can take over for any other symbols, provided that they are connected with the rest of the symbols, so that they can form cascading wins together. The Gold Nugget symbol is basically a classic wild but in this cluster wins environment it can lead to amazing wins. Unlike most slots where wilds are just used to replace symbols, in Wild Drops a win of only gold nuggets is possible. However, since the gold nugget is also the highest-paying symbol, these wins can be quite big.
Last but not least, we have to mention the best feature that the Wild slot has to offer. It’s quite obvious that free spins are the favorite feature for every player. For that reason, this casino game has a whole bonus mode dedicated to free spins. Since it’s the best feature, we have to call it the Thrill Factor. Below, we will explain this feature in detail.
Free Spins Feature
Finding the hidden bonus symbols beneath the gems trigger the Wild Drops Free Spins. Collect five of them and you can be awarded five free spins. They are not much but the Cascading Wins feature may keep it going. The middle reel is filled with wilds which can help with forming the winning combinations. During the free spins, the payout for a clean grid doubles to 10x your base win. That can be huge. For what it’s worth, it’s easier to clear the grid during the Free Spins. That’s because a full column of Wilds pitch in the middle of the board on each free spin. As such wins come often during free spins. There are not many blank free spins, to say the least.
Wild Drops is by no means the best Betsoft slot we reviewed. Yes, the playing field is large and it almost plays like a Cluster Pays slot. The visuals are colorful and the math model pops. Other than the matching gems and the wilds, the slot is by no means a popcorn blockbuster. It lacks variety and monotony sets in pretty quick. Our advice to you is this. If you receive a big win early on, cash out and play another slot. If you don’t your bankroll will disappear like last month’s salary. The great unusual reel setting, interesting features, and symbols matching the theme is what we can say briefly about this game. We especially like the Cascading Wins feature which can be very useful during the Free Spins as well. The game is certainly different from most competitors, and it looks good, but I would’ve loved a better top jackpot from it.
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