Slot review breakdown
Wild Knights is a 2015 Barcrest title that has absolutely horrible front end that hides one of the most interesting slot games packed with bonus features such as unlimited free spins and Hi Roller spins.
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Packed with bonus features||Horrible graphics|
|Unlimited free spins|
|Free spins awarded often|
|Good maximum RTP of 96.00%|
Wild Knights is a Barcrest title released in 2014 though graphics would make it seem as one of the earliest slot games. It’s a fun slot game packed with features, so any player would be advised to look past the awful graphics and try this one out.
Wild Knights has 10 fixed paylines, and the bet per line can range from £0.01 to £40, which means the minimum bet in this slot game is £0.10 and the maximum is whopping £400. There is another way to spin the reels, Hi Roller, in which case you’ll pay for 5 spins and you get to choose how much, from £20 to £400. This is definitely the best way to play the game as the theoretical RTP increases because your chance to enter the free spins game is much greater.
During Hi Roller spins, each of the three Scatter symbols is held when you land it on reels 2, 3 or 4, and you need to one on each reel during those five free spins, which is a far better proposal than playing the base game where you need to land three Scatters in the same spin. However, the tradeoff is that the rewards for winning combinations of symbols are far diminished during the Hi Roller game.
Knight Times bonus can be awarded anytime if your bet is £2.00 or greater, and you’ll see a wheel with prizes, some of them giving you an option to take a prize or start the free spins game with one, two or three lives. This feature will get triggered quite often.
That’s one way to reach the free spins game, and the other is to land three Scatters on your reels in the base game or to hold three Scatters during the Hi Roller spins. Three Scatters of mixed color will give you one life for the free spins game, three Blue Scatters will give you two lives, and three Red scatters will give you three lives. The Blue/Red Scatter substitutes for either color. A life is lost when the Dragon appears on the last reel, and other than that, the number of free spins is unlimited.
There are several more bonus features in this game such as randomly triggered Jousting Reels where two of the reels will re-spin to generate a win and the randomly triggered Expanding Wilds feature where Wild symbols will expand when they appear in a losing spin.
Wild Knights has three different return to player (RTP) settings. If you bet less than £2.00 per spin, the payout will be 94%, and if you bet equal or more than £2.00 the payout will be 95%. The maximum payout is 96%, and you’ll get that during those hi roller free spins which can be played for a minimum of £20 for 5 spins, or £4 per spin.
If you treat this game as a classic slot then it’s one of the best. If you treat it as a videoslot, then it’s a very good one with awful graphics.