Have you ever wanted to go on a grand adventure with your best friend in the entire world? Well Skywind Group sure has and so they created this video slot that is full of charm and wonder.
The moment you launch the game you are greeted with a beautifully animated video that shows a man and his dog preparing for the trip of their lives on their hot air balloon, chasing the stars. The video is a really nice touch, it makes you feel like you’re in control of their journey.
Let’s have a look and see what this fun video slot has in store for both you and our main characters!
Theme & Symbols
The theme of this game is one of adventure, to find out what lies ahead beyond the horizon.
There is no real play grid in this title, instead the symbols spin in the bottom half of the screen. The top half is taken up by the balloon conductor and his dog.
The background is great, houses stretch along a grass path, hills rise to meet the sky, trees reaching out to the sun and everything splashed with colour and love. The depictions of everything are cartoon like and it works so well with this title, everything is allowed to have so much more expression.
The music track that plays alongside the game is wonderful, it evokes a sense of exploration and wonderment, it makes you excited for what might lie ahead. Sound effects also play their parts well, they aren’t too attention grabbing, instead they let you know something has happened and that’s it.
Animation quality is fantastic, just watching the intro video will convince you of that. The reels spin perfectly and if anything needs to animate, it does so effortlessly.
The overall presentation of this title is superb, Skywind really did pull out all the stops when creating this title.
The lower-paying icons in the game are represented by 6 different coloured gems. Expect to see Yellow, Light Blue, Green, Dark Blue, Purple and Red gems making up the majority of your spins.
Higher-paying symbols are represented by Luggage, a Compass and Spyglass, the Dog and the Balloon Conductor. These are the icons you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
There is a Scatter symbol in the game that is represented by a Speedometer with the words ‘BOOST’ written across it. Landing three of these during a single spin will activate a bonus gameplay feature.
Finally we come to the Wild symbol which is represented by a Hot Air Balloon with the word ‘WILD’ written across it. This symbol can substitute for any other common icon in the game except for the Scatter.
Betting Options & Themes
Wild Ride is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot game developed by Skywind. It has a total of 25 paylines and a RTP of 95.78%
On the right hand side of the balloon you’ll notice a meter with markings up the sides. Landing 3 or more consecutive winning spins in a row will move you far enough up the meter to earn 1 respin with 3 wilds present. Landing consecutive wins after that will move you further up the meter until you eventually receive x1000 your total bet.
Landing 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the grid will boost you up to a random level on the meter.
This fun and interesting title from Skywind is so full of charm and excitement everyone should give it a go.