Wild Rescue is a skiing themed slot from Novomatic that has 5 reels and 30 paylines. Playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 30p to £60 per spin, it benefits from 3 bonus features including tumble wins, avalanches with up to 15 wilds added and up to 50 free spins.
Visually, Wild Rescue looks superb as snow-capped trees on a mountain form the backdrop – symbols on the reels include extreme skiers, snowboarders and mountain rescue members. You have also have playing cards A, K, Q, J and 10 which are topped with snow. The highest value symbol is the wild (the Wild Rescue logo) which will give you 4,500 coins for 5 on a payline.
When you getting a winning combination, you will play the Tumble feature – all contributing symbols are removed from the reels with the remaining ones falling into the empty spaces. New symbols fill the new empty spaces. The ranger symbols become a golden wild now which helps – you will continue to get tumbles as long as you getting winning combinations meaning you can win again and again from each winning spin (up to 3 times).
Once you getting 3 continuous wins, you will trigger the Avalanche feature – here, between 2 and 15 wild symbols are randomly scattered on the reels to help boost your winning potential. The ranger still remains a golden wild for the Avalanche feature!
Wild Rescue also comes with an Extreme Skier Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when the helicopter bonus symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. You will then see 6 extreme skiers run over the reels which acts as wilds – with each free spin, at least 1 skier goes down the run.
All skiers start at the top position and move with each free spin. If the skier reaches the lowest reel position, he can be rescued by the helicopter which will return him to the start – he can also fall off the reels and out of the feature. The free spins continue until all skiers have fallen off the reels or 50 free spins have been played.
I really like Wild Rescue as the theme in new and the concept is good – there’s potential for big wins in the base game due to the Avalanche feature adding up to 15 wilds and the Extreme Skier Free Spins Bonus feature due to having multiple wilds on the reels at the same time. It’s a high variance title so be patient. If you like volatile games, Novomatic offer you plenty with the orc-themed Kingdom of Legend recommended.