Wild waters, the newest slot machine from ELK Studios, with stunning visuals that will have you longing to explore the broad, uncharted waters. Everyone enjoys a good nautical-themed slot machine, and here you can rest assured that the theme is given the attention it deserves.
It’s fitting that you can play this slot machine on your mobile device, as the depths of the ocean are still a mystery to many. The game would have seemed more like a trip to Sea World than an adventure on the high seas with Anne Bonny if ELK Studios had restricted its scope.
The background is subdued in detail so that we can focus on the all-important grid, yet we can still make out what appears to be a map of the area. You can do whatever you like on the high seas as you make your way across the winlines, including plundering treasure and sinking ships.
Wild Seas provides a plethora of options when it comes to the paytable icons, including the lower-valued tiles of the pirate coins, the ship’s crew, and the all-important bonus symbols.
Anne, a historical pirate, is the most valued member of the crew, and the game’s black flag logo will unlock the bonus levels. And, certainly, there are multiple for you to engage; all you need is some of that swashbuckling pirate ingenuity.
Paylines were already highlighted, however it’s worth emphasizing that they aren’t your standard lines but rather ways to play, with 178 interconnected ones. If you want to win, all you have to do is line up some symbols next to each other.
You can wager anywhere from 0.20 to 100 credits every spin by using the white coin widget on the control panel. Unique to ELK, this section also allows you to choose a betting strategy, each of which caters to the strengths of a particular sort of player. For the maximum of 100 automatic spins, you’ll need to press and hold the corresponding button.
We’re putting it out there now: in Wild Seas, you can win up to 178,000 credits, also known as pirate coins. It’s in your best interest to activate the bonus games and get your share of the loot.
Two wild sea flags (the logo) trigger the Break the Convoy bonus, which launches players into the first bonus round. A group of seafaring wilds will arrive on the screen from the fifth reel, and you’ll need to sink at least one of them to unlock the second half of this feature. The ships will continue to move to the left unless they are hit, at which point they will turn into sticky wilds and stop moving. A ship needs three hits to go down, and once it does, it’s replaced by a sticky wild chest full of wealth.
If you manage to sink a ship, you’ll go to the next, more difficult level, where the objective is to steal the treasure. You’ll want to go for the chests like before, but keep an eye out for the barrels, which will terminate the round and return you to the main activity.
With an RTP of 96.3%, Wild Seas is designed as a medium volatility slot, thus winning is rather common, but the game is still challenging. Consider it the same as the default setting in a first-person shooter game for a home console.
We also know that Anne is the key to unlocking the jackpot prize of one thousand credits for a full house of five of her. When she appears, you can finally play like a high roller, so be sure to bet big around the reels.
Everyone has a soft spot for buccaneers. Both as kids and as adults, we’ve enjoyed them in the form of pirate role-playing games and seafaring movies. We can’t sing Wild Seas’ praises enough because of how well it stays true to its subject throughout its many different sections. The developers at ELK Studios have done an outstanding job, making this game essential viewing.