The 1970s were a more peaceful era to live in, thanks to the age of the hippie and peace, love and flowers being brought to the forefront of life. You’ll get to explore that type of lifestyle, thanks to this Wild Water slot from Netent. Of course, naming a slot game Wild Water has to have something to do with the sea and having fun, right? Well, you’re absolutely correct. It does. This one takes you to the beach, where five friends have come together to spend some time bathing in the sun, surfing through the waves and having a good time. It’s what the 70s were all about!
You’ll get to partake in this fun experience, thanks to the high-quality graphics that Netent has chosen to use in this slot game. Plus, you can’t possibly have a slot about the 70s without incorporating some absolutely killer music. Wild Water brings that to you at the same time. In fact, if you’re looking to take a journey back in time, then this video slot could just be the game for you to play. Let’s find out what other features it contains.
The setup of this Netent slot provides you with a total of five reels to spin. These are joined by three rows, so it’s all a very familiar design for a slot game to have. The developer has also opted to include a set of 20 pay lines for you to wager on. These lines have all been fixed in position too, so you’re not able to reduce the number of active ones. You can, on the other hand, change around the value of the wager that you place on these pay lines. This is done first of all by using the green buttons on either side of the ‘Coin Value’ box, which is found at the bottom of the reels. There, you’re able to choose from values between 1c and 50c. Additionally, you have the opportunity to change the bet level of the game around, giving you the possibility of choosing between one and 10. This means that with both options pushed up to their highest limits, you’ll be wagering a maximum of $100 per spin. Players can also make use of an ‘Autoplay’ button and a ‘Max Bet’ button.
You can’t ever really knock a Netent game for its graphics, and Wild Water is of no exception in this area. The visual appeal of the game is truly spectacular. The background depicts the beach and sea on one side of the reels, while the retro car that the five friends have obviously used to get there can be seen on the other. Then, the five reels are what play host to the game’s symbols. In a bit of a unique twist on the standard video slot setup, Wild Water doesn’t contain a huge mass of lower and higher paying symbols. Instead, the five youths are what work as the primary icons, standing at three-rows tall. There’s the girl in the blue bikini with her beach bag and then the man with the long hair and his drum dressed in green. Another man with an afro and yellow shorts on comes next, while a second female dressed in orange with her picnic basket can also be seen. The last of these character icons is the man in red with his radio. The highest paying standard symbol of this game though, is the surfer catching a wave in the sunset light. Five of these on a winning pay line will reward you with a bet multiplier of times 2,000.
It’s important to remember that you need to stay on the lookout while you’re out surfing. Especially considering a shark could appear at any given moment. Yet, this is not something to worry about in Wild Water. You see, the shark symbol is the wild addition to the reels of this one. This means that it can stand in for all other icons on the reels, helping you to form winning combinations in the process. The only one of the game’s symbols that this one won’t substitute for is the scatter icon. During the freespins round of the game, the wild symbol will automatically expand to cover the entire reel it appears on, if it will result in a win.
The scatter symbol that Wild Water provides is of the surfer in daylight. This one can show up anywhere and it will still reward you with a pay-out. Five of them coming into view in any location will multiply your bet by 60 times. Additionally, if three or more of them show up, then you’ll activate the slot’s freespins round. You’ll get 15 freespins for threw scatter icons, 30 freespins for four and 60 freespins if five scatter symbols come into view.
There are two additional perks of playing this slot game that you should also know about. The first is the Surf’s Up Bonus. If you manage to cover all five reels with a mixture of symbols of the surfer characters, then you’ll see your bet multiplied by 20 times. The symbols need to be covering the reels in full. Additionally, there’s the Surf Team Bonus. One of each of the five surfers need to show up on the reels in full to activate a 200 times bet multiplier win.
We absolutely love how retro this slot game is. It has a superb theme behind it and it also includes some of Netent’s best graphics at the same time. Not only that, but whenever you play it, you stand the chance of triggering a freespins round, benefitting from covering the reels with the surfer characters, multiplying your bet with the appearance of the scatter and seeing the wild symbol automatically expand during freespins. With the inclusion of a thematically apt soundtrack as well, Wild Water is one of this developer’s best games.