Lock & Spin Feature In Wild Gambler Slots

December 14, 2017

From time to time you will get online slots where you can make an additional bet to be eligible for bigger returns. In most cases, the additional bet opens up a lucrative feature that cannot be triggered with the normal bet. More exciting are the slots that give you the option of making an additional bet after every spin that allows you to keep some reels of symbols fixed. This interactivity is especially attractive to players who get bored of simply clicking the Spin button and doing nothing else.

The two Wild Gambler online slots from Playtech are very popular at online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino. The original one is titled Wild Gambler and it has an African Safari theme. The safari animals are the symbols with the lion being the wild symbol. The sequel is sub-titled Arctic Adventure. The symbols are the polar animals. The wild symbol is the polar bear.

The interactive feature in both the Wild Gambler online slots is identical and is called Lock & Spin. It is a complex feature that operates at many levels. To start with, in the base game you can lock any of the wild symbols that appear on the screen after a spin by paying the indicated price. The locked symbols will be held fixed for the next spin. The amount is likely to be different for different wild symbols depending on the potential advantage that fixed wild offers. Players who are willing to take higher risks can activate the Play Your Way feature. You can replace any symbol on the reel with a locked wild that can have a payout multiplier of up to 5x. The cost for this will obviously be much more.

Both Wild Gambler and Arctic Adventure online slots offer free spins features that function slightly differently. In Wild Gambler the free spins are triggered through five meerkat symbols appearing at the bottom of the screen. You will be awarded 8 free spins. The Arctic Adventure free spins feature is triggered by three or more scatter Free Spins symbols landing anywhere on the reels. This feature awards up to 20 free spins depending on the number scatters in the triggering spin. In both these free spins features the wild symbols in the triggering spin will automatically get locked without any additional cost. The locked symbols will stay in place for the remainder of the free spins.

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