Legacy of the Wild is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot powered by Playtech that is playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 40p to £2,000 per spin. The game has a mystical feel to it and benefits from Collapsing Reels, a Wave-O-Meter, free spins and a Book of Wilds feature.
Visually, Legacy of the Wild looks stunning (as you’d expect from a Playtech-powered game) – it has a mystical theme with magical characters such as sorcerers, demons and devils. Set in a sorcerer’s workshop, you have 5 amulets on the reels. Look out for the bearded sorcerer who is the highest value symbol giving you 750 coins for 5 on a payline.
Legacy of the Wild benefits from a Collapsing Reels feature – when you get a winning combination, all contributing symbols explode to be replaced by new ones. Known as a collapse, you can win time and time again from each spin. Each subsequent spin is known as a wave. The waves stop once you don’t get a winning combination.
The Book of Wilds symbol is the wild and replaces all other symbols – 5 wilds on a payline will give you 750 coins. The wild is particularly important in the Book of Wilds feature. From wave 2 onwards, wilds can spread to 1 more adjacent positions. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Wave 2: any wild on the reels spreads to the adjacent left symbol position
- Wave 3: any wilds on the reels spread to the adjacent position to the left and below
- Wave 4: any wilds on the reels spread to the adjacent position to the left, below and above
- Wave 5: any wilds on the reels spread to all 4 adjacent positions to the left, right, down and above
- For details on the wild’s behaviour during the Free Games feature, see below.
You will notice a Wave-O-Meter to the left of the reels – it consists of 10 crystal balls. When you getting a winning spin (or Wave), the lowest crystal ball lights up. Every consecutive winning spin (wave) then illuminates more crystal balls. When you get 5 or more consecutive waves, you will trigger the Free Games feature. The number of consecutive waves will determine how many free spins you will receive:
- 5 consecutive waves will give you 8 free spins
- 6 consecutive waves will give you 10 free spins
- 7 consecutive waves will give you 15 free spins
- 8 consecutive waves will give you 20 free spins
- 9 consecutive waves will give you 30 free spins
- 10+ consecutive waves will give you 50 free spins
During the feature, any wild symbols will spread to all 4 adjacent positions – left, down, above and right (where possible). The only negative (which isn’t a negative really) is that you cannot win more free spins.
I really like Legacy of the Wild – the theme is good, the graphics and animations are top notch and the features are superb. Once you trigger the Free Games feature, it’s all about the wild symbols which spread to adjacent positions in 4 directions – get a couple of the reels at the same time for big wins.
I found the variance to be in the medium to high variance with the bigger wins naturally coming in the Free Games feature – saying that, it won’t be easy to trigger so you need to be patient (and lucky). If you like the theme, I recommend you try WMS Gaming’s Frozen Inferno.