The rich Asian jungle is the setting for Chinese Wilds, an animal-themed slot from Red Tiger Gaming. It’s a well-designed 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline game that comes with an instant win pick me bonus and a free spins round where you can boost payouts with mighty multipliers that can reach up to 88x. Play from between 20p and £60 per spin.

Chinese Wilds has the look we’ve come to expect from Red Tiger Gaming games – set against a field of bamboo, the reels include lower value A to 9 playing cards plus a pair of birds, a goat and a racoon-like creature which awards 400 coins if you land 5 in a single payline.

The monkey is the wild. It replaces everything bar the bonus and free spins symbols and offers payouts of 40, 200 or 500 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. As usual with slots from this developer, there are 2 bonus extras on offer:

Instant Win feature – to trigger this, you just need to land the panda bonus symbol anywhere on the middle reel. You’ll then get an instant cash bonus.

Free Spins feature – potentially far more interesting is the free spins round. To trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 of the tiger scatter symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin. The number of free spins varies each time its triggered. What’s constant though is the expanding multiplier that increases with each winning free spin. It starts at 2x then rises to 5x, 18x, 38x and even 88x on each subsequent winning free spin.

The free spins round isn’t the easiest to land but it can deliver some massively impressive results when you do trigger it. We managed to pocket the best part of 200 times our total stake from just 8 free spins after getting on a winning roll. And that was without even reaching the maximum multiplier level of 88x. We’d put the variance on the high side of medium.

As we’ve come to expect from Red Tiger Gaming, Chinese Wilds is a glossy affair as far as design is concerned. The imagery is nicely drawn and there’s an atmospheric Asian-style soundtrack in the background.

The range of extras isn’t the widest but the free spins round offers some fantastic potential. Get on a winning run there and the big multipliers can make Chinese Wilds well worth a spin. If you like big multipliers, NextGen Gaming’s 300 Shields is recommended.