Wild Rails slot review
Wild Rails slot by Play'n Go takes us back to the age of steam with a spectacular background of an iron railway bridge spanning a gorge and the symbols on transparent reels too. The effect is further heightened by the icons being transported onto the grid on flatbed rolling stock, horizontally rather than vertically! Trains aren't that common in slots although we have The Greatest Train Robbery From Red Tiger, Orient Express by Yggdrasil and perhaps the most well-known, Hugo 2 also by Play'n Go. So can our bankroll survive a trip on this train, or will it end up being derailed?
On The Reels...
There are 4 reels of 5 rows each, in other words a 5x4 grid with 4 horizontal reels displaying 5 symbols each on Wild Rails slot with 30 pay lines. The train can contain Wilds and scatters and those Gold Wilds are the top pay for 5-of-a-kind at 30x bet, followed by 20x Purple Lady, 15x Red Lady, 10x Green Gentleman, 5x Blue Gentleman with five card values of 4 down to 1x for a full line. No random modifiers and Gold Scatters can also appear in the trains, which we will need later one.
Should your goods train bring 3 scatters along, you get 5 free spins or 7 for 4 and 10 for 5. You are guaranteed at least one Wild Train each spin which will contain up to 5 Wilds and a top pay if you fill the screen with Wilds of 5000x bet! 3 scatters will earn you an extra Wild Train for the remaining spins, and one extra spin and so-on. If you are very lucky and get 3 retriggers thus guaranteeing a Wild Train on all 4 reels then you get 3 extra spins and thereafter 3 extra for each 3 scatters. Great fun, big potential but it's all about the retriggers.
Wild Rails slot is odd with horizontal reels yet the idea works well here and it's not too hard to get used to, with gentle locomotive sounds each spin and and quite quick play. The graphics and sound effects are not bad, the animations are clearly the best aspect of this game. There is some big potential to be had here even though the free games aren't too hard to trigger and base game wins are frequent and can also be high on rare occasions. I'm not a railway buff at all, but would like to have a ticket to ride on this train again one day...Review by Gamingslots