Wild Swarm 2 Slot

4.2/5
Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
Push Gaming Slots
Review by
Chris Taylor
Updated: 23/01/2024
Review by
Chris Taylor
Updated: 23/01/2024

Return to the mystical forest in the Wild Swarm 2 slot from Push Gaming. With 5 reels and 20 paylines, this sequel has Chest symbols which unveil bet multipliers, free spins, Swarm Boosts and entry to the Swarm Mode feature. This awards free spins with Reel Multipliers on every reel and Sticky Wilds. The free spins offer Sticky Wilds and Reel Multipliers on 2 reels. With a 96.67% RTP rate and 10,000 x bet payouts, play the free demo and read our in-depth review.

Max Win
10,000 x bet
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Provider
Push Gaming
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Bees/Animal
Reels
5
Paylines
20
Stakes Range
20p to £100
Bonus Features
4
Free Spins/Multiplier
8+/Various
Max Win
10,000 x
RTP
96.67% | 95.7% | 94.67%
Volatility
High

Wild Swarm 2 Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 20 paylines

Stakes Range: 10p to £100 per spin

RTP: 96.67% | 95.7% | 94.67%

Max Win: 10,000 x bet

Like it’s predecessor, the Wild Swarm 2 slot game is played on 5 reels, 4 rows and 20 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more matching symbols appear from left to right, beginning from the leftmost reel, across any of the 20 paylines. For the higher value symbols, 2 or more are needed.

Bets-wise, you can spin away from 10p to £100 a spin. Standard for Push Gaming slots, click/press the Coins icon to see all available bet options. Non-UK players have 2 gameplay options. First up is Autoplay which allows up to 1,000 auto spins and then there is Turbo Mode (enabled by using the Lightning Bolt icon).

In terms of the return, the Wild Swarms 2 RTP is 96.67%. A lot higher than the slots average of 96%. Push Gaming offers 95.7% and 94.67% RTP versions. Slot sites can opt for the 3 RTP options so check within the game’s Paytable which version you’re playing. If you take MrQ Casino for example, you are guaranteed the highest RTP setting.

High volatility, Push Gaming do not provide hit frequency rates for their slot games. Finally, the Wild Swarm 2 comes with 10,000 x bet max wins. This more than treble what’s on offer in the original game.

Theme: head back to the hive

Theme: Bees/Animal

High-Value Symbol: $ Sign

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a bees/animal theme, the Wild Swarm 2 slot is the sequel to Wild Swarm which was released back in June 2018. Set in a mystical forest, the setting is quite similar to the first outing. In and among trees and beehives, it has a magical quality visually.

The soundtrack is rather pleasant and light-hearted. As with the original slot, it does feel like a setting where Winne-the-Pooh would love. Push Gaming are no stranger to sequels (i.e. Razor Returns and Jammin’ Jars 2) and in all these examples, they’ve keep the visuals pretty similar.

On the reels, there are A, K, Q and J royals as the low-value symbols. Then you have purple and white flowers, honey, crowns and $ signs. The $ sign symbol is the best-paying awarding 0.5, 2, 10 or 30 x your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 across a payline.

Additionally, there is a Wild Honey symbol that substitutes for all paying symbols outlined above. On top of this, there is a Sticky Wild symbol that substitutes and pays up to 30 x bet for 5 in combination. It only appears during the free spins.

There is also the Hive Scatter symbol which is key to triggering the Free Spins feature. Finally, there are Chest symbols which reveal prizes.

Symbol Payouts/Info
wild-swarm-2-slot-j-symbolJ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.3 or 1 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-q-symbolQ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.3 or 1.2 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-k-symbolK 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 1.2 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-a-symbolA 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 1.4 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-purple-flower-symbolPurple Flower 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.9 or 2.5 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-white-flower-symbolWhite Flower 3, 4 or 5 = 0,3, 1 or 3 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-honey-symbolHoney 3, 4 or 5 = 0.4, 1.2 or 3.5 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-crown-symbolCrown 3, 4 or 5 = 1, 5 or 15 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-$-sign-symbol$ Sign 2, 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 2, 10 or 30 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-wild-honey-symbolWild Money Substitutes + pays up to 30 x bet
wild-swarm-2-slot-chest-symbolChest Awards various prizes (free spins, bet multipliers etc)
wild-swarm-2-slot-hive-scatter-symbolHive Scatter 3+ triggers Free Spins feature
wild-swarm-2-slot-sticky-wild-symbolSticky Wild Appears during free spins + remains on reels

Wild Swarm 2 Mobile

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Released on the 29th of February 2024, Wild Swarm 2 is compatible with desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With Push Gaming being a mobile-first provider, it works perfectly on iOS and/or Android smartphones. The graphics and animations are high-definition.

Wild Swarm 2 Bonus Features

The Wild Swarm 2 slot has 4 bonus features. Chest symbols award bet multipliers, free spins, Swarm Boosts and access to the Swarm Mode feature. In the latter, you get free spins with Reel Multipliers above each reel as well as Sticky Wilds. The Free Spins feature gives you up to 5 guaranteed Sticky Wilds and Reel Multipliers on 2 reels.

Chest feature

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The Chest feature is triggered when the Chest symbol lands anywhere during a base game spin, the free spins and Swarm Mode feature. 5 Hidden Chest Prizes appear on the screen and you need to pick 1 of them.  In the base game, here is what you can win:

  • Bet multipliers: ranging from 2x to 1,000x
  • Free spins: 5, 6 or 7 free spins with 3 guaranteed Sticky Wilds or 8 or 9 free spins with 4 or 5 guaranteed Stick Wilds
  • Swarm Boost: grants an instant increase of the Hive Meter to the start of the next level
  • Instant Swarm Mode: triggers the Swarm Mode feature

During the Free Spins and Swarm Mode features, the Chest Prizes include:

  • Bet multipliers: from 2x to 1,000x
  • Extra Spins: 1 to 6 additional free spins during the Free Spins feature
  • Sticky Wilds Reel: fills a specific reel with Sticky Wilds (which apply to reels with a Reel Multiplier)

Swarm Mode feature

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In the base game, a Bee symbol landing anywhere on the reels will see it fly into the Hive and collected. The Wild Honey symbol replaces the vacated position. There are 2 types of Bees you’ll come across:

Bee Description
wild-swarm-2-slot-worker-bee-symbolWorker Bee Flies to the Hive and increases the Hive Meter by 1 segment
wild-swarm-2-slot-queen-bee-symbolQueen Bee Flies to the Hive and increases the Hive Meter by 5 segments

Here is what you need to do to work your way through the levels:

Level Worker Bees Required RTP
1 10 96.31%
2 30 96.4%
3 50 96.51%
4 100 96.59%
5 NA 96.74%

When the Hive has reached the maximum level of 5 and any Bee symbol lands anywhere, the Hive can explode which then triggers the Swarm Mode feature.

If you stop playing Wild Swarm 2 and come back to it at another time, your Hive Meter progress will be lost.

Then, 10 free spins are awarded with Reel Multipliers set above each reel (Reel 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 come with 2x, 3x, 5x and 8x multipliers respectively. Before the first free spin, a guaranteed stack of Sticky Wilds land on a random reel. Finally, the effects of the Swarm Mode feature can continue in the base game with an extra boost to the starting Hive Meter (between 2 and 4 levels).

Free Spins feature

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The Wild Swarm 2 slot also has a Free Spins feature. It’s triggered by when 3 or more Hive Scatter symbols land anywhere during a base game spin or by picking the appropriate Chest Prize from the Chest feature. 3, 4 or 5 Hive Scatters will result in:

  • 3 Hive Scatters: 7 free spins plus 3 guaranteed Sticky Wilds
  • 4 Hive Scatters: 8 free spins plus 4 guaranteed Sticky Wilds
  • 5 Hive Scatters: 10 free spins plus 5 guaranteed Sticky Wilds

Guaranteed Sticky Wilds can only land on the reels containing a Reel Multiplier. Reels 2 and 4 can contain a Reel Multiplier of 2x or 4x respectively. Sticky Wilds remain in position until the free spins end.

When you fill a Reel Multiplier reel with Sticky Wilds, the multiplier value is applied to each Sticky Wild as well as winning 1 additional free spin. The good news is that Sticky Wild Multipliers are additive.

Bonus Buy feature

For non-UK players, there is a customary Bonus Buy feature. Enabled by clicking/pressing the Star icon, you are presented with 4 options ranging from 74 to 332 x your total bet:

Scatters Cost RTP
3 74 x bet 96.83%
4 139 x bet 96.88%
5 322 x bet 96.87%
3-5 (Random) 125 x bet 96.85%

Wild Swarm 2 Verdict: much better than the original with more than 3 times higher win potential

4.2/5
Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
Wild Swarm 2 Slot

Wild Swarm 2 sees you return to a mystical forest for enhanced gameplay, Reel Multipliers and much bigger wins (up to 10,000 x bet).

Pros
  • 10,000 x bet max wins
  • 96.67% RTP rate
  • Enhanced features vs original slot
Cons
  • RTP is lower than original (97.03%)
  • Hive Meter not carried through sessions

As mentioned above, Push Gaming is no stranger to sequels. With the Wild Swarm 2 slot, they’ve pretty much kept things the same in terms of graphics and symbols. The visuals are sharper though and the backdrops are more detailed and elaborate.

In Push Gaming’s own words, they maintained their approach, “keeping all the strong and much loved mechanics while enhancing the overall gameplay experience”. With the Chest feature, the prizes are similar but are more lucrative in the sequel.

The significant difference is in the Swarm Mode feature as you now have Reel Multipliers above each reel. However, if you stop playing the game and come back to it another time, your Hive Meter progress will be lost. In the Free Spins feature, Reel Multipliers only appear on reels 2 and 4. Add in Sticky Wilds are there’s big win potential on offer.

In the original slot, the RTP is 97.03%. It’s not massively lower in the sequel though (96.67%). Wild Swarm 2 comes with 10,000 x bet max wins whereas the first outing offers 3,100 x bet top payouts. The sequel is 3.22 times more lucrative.

In summary, the Wild Swarm 2 slot game is very close to the original game with better and sharper graphics, enhanced bonus features and much bigger win potential. You cannot ask for much more in my opinion. That said, it’s not a good a slot game as Razor Returns or Mad Cars.

If you like sequels, there are plenty to choose from. Dead or Alive 2 and Starburst XXXtreme (both by NetEnt) are much better than the original games by some distance.

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