Moving the action to the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, the new traditional casino slot machine emulator Wild Pride from developer Booming Games didn’t offer anything revolutionary new. However, this slot does feature the positive features of a classic emulator that has been appreciated for years. With ten paylines, reels filled with lions, zebras, antelopes and several bonuses, Wild Pride promises a fun ride.
For some reason, most slots with a “wild” nature theme seem to fall into the “Forty or more paylines” category and are more volatile than other online casino slots. Wild Pride stands out from this group, as this slot has only ten fixed lines, which makes it much quicker to keep track of what’s happening on the screen.
The reels are set against a backdrop of the African savannah basking in the rays of the setting sun, bringing the game action to life. The lively but relaxing music playing in the background adds to the atmosphere, putting the player in the position of an observer who has been given the opportunity to admire the beauty of the untouched wildlife.
One thing that some may not like is that the slot is rather slow, which is further highlighted by frequent announcements with big winnings for anything above five times the initial bet, which can be a little annoying.
In terms of features, Wild Pride has two key ones. One is called Majestic Win, and it triggers whenever you ‘land’ a lion and a lioness right next to each other in the reels. The Majestic Win feature will provide a win payout of five times your bet.
Free spins are triggered by collecting three or more scatters on the reels, represented by the African buffalo symbol. Interestingly, there’s nothing to make this symbol different from the others, so you’d be hard pressed to guess it’s a scatter without looking at the paytable. Initially, players get 10 free spins with a double multiplier, and the bonus feature can be re-triggered indefinitely.
All in all, Wild Pride is not a slot designed for huge wins. This game will give frequent small wins, with the occasional big jackpot. Although a full line of ‘wild’ symbols will indeed result in a payout that is 500 times the total bet.