The African grassland is the setting for Mighty Wilds, a safari-themed slot from Ainsworth. Played using a 5 reel, 30 payline game engine, it comes with stacked wilds and a bonus round that awards up to 15 free spins with multipliers of 2x, 3x and 5x. Play from 30p to £3,000 per spin across all devices.
Like many Ainsworth slots, Mighty Wilds has the look of a brick and mortar machine. A mountain, trees, fields and giraffes form the backdrop to the reels which are made up of A to 9 playing cards plus a selection of wild animals. You’ll see gorillas, rhinos, cheetahs, panthers and leopards spinning around the reels.
Land 5 leopards in a line on the same base game spin and you’ll pocket 15 times your total stake. Helping your winning chances is the mighty lion which is the wild – it lands fully stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 only.
The most rewarding symbol is the eye which is the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll win a payout equal to 2, 10 or 50 times your stake. You’ll also trigger the game’s Free Games feature – here you can look forward to 10 free spins on a new game engine.
The leopard, panther and cheetah symbols land on reels 1, 3 and 5 only and pay in mixed combinations. This time, the stacked wilds land on reels 2 and 4 only. Also in play during the feature is a special bonus reel which lands with the eye.
It offers multipliers which can boost payouts by 2x, 3x or 5x. The paytable in the free spins is lower than in the base game. The exception being the scatter – land 5 of these and you’ll win 250 times your total stake. 3 or more scatters will give you an additional 5 free spins.
Mighty Wilds isn’t the best-looking slot you’ll see. The animals have a soft-focus glow which looks a bit weird. Bar the occasional lion roar, the soundtrack is pretty ordinary too. The features are pretty simple too. Beware the minimised payouts too. You might thing you’re going to land a cracker but end up with something slightly less impressive. The multipliers certainly spice up the free spins action though.
We’ve taken many online slot safaris. This one is solid rather than spectacular. It’s not a bad slot but it doesn’t offer anything we haven’t seen many times before. If you’re a fan of the theme, then take a look at WMS’ Raging Rhino instead.