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Wild Orient is produced by the industry leader Microgaming and powered by Quickfire. It can give you the ride of your life if you’re looking for a relaxing playing sessions. In the background you can hear soothing, calming soundtrack inspired by the Chinese culture. The tantalizing audio is backed by outstanding graphics and well-tailored symbols which show us distinctive animals coming from the Far East like elephants, pandas, tigers and few others. Microgaming introduces a new feature with Wild Orient which to be honest is absolutely amazing. We hope we’re going to see more of it in the following game releases coming from the designers of Microgaming.
Wild Orient is a video slot with 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols. Before we go any further we must point out the Respin Feature that allows players to respin individual reels. You’ll notice the Respin button below each individual reel. By respining you’re going to be charged a certain number of credits. The charge or cost varies quite a lot. Make sure you don’t get carried away as the respins can cost quite a lot. Furthermore this is a 243 ways slot. There are no paylines therefore players can’t adjust the number of activated paylines. You can start playing this sensational game with a starting bet of 0.25. Bets can be set as high as 125. The coin value ranges between 0.01 and 0.50 and players are allowed to place up to 10 of these coins per line. Players can win prizes equal to 400 times their bet.
It looks great, sounds amazing and it is rewarding. Whenever we hear there’s a new release from Microgaming the anticipation starts to raise our expectations. The interesting fact is that they always surpass our expectations. The symbols you like to see most often are the Wild represented with the Wild Orient logo and the Scatter which shows an Animals Statue. The Wild can appear only on reels 2 and 4 and can’t form a winning line all by itself. It needs to be part of another combination. Furthermore it can’t substitute for the Scatter Symbol.
Hitting 2 Scatters will boast your winning. These prizes are calculated separately. Hitting 3 or more scatters will also bring you 15 Free Spins with a multiplier of x3.
We already gave you some information regarding the Respin feature. It’s still a novelty and hopefully players will get to like it. Our opinion is that features such as this should come up more frequently. They make slots more interesting and they provide room for experimenting and engage players, making the whole gaming experience interactive. There’s another rather distinctive feature that’s tied to the Respin feature and it’s called Paytable Achievements Feature. Once you win all combinations for a particular symbol you are notified that you’ve completed an achievement and it will be highlighted on your paytable forever. It’s a nice way of tracking your play and you can show off in front of your friends.
The Free Spin feature can be retriggered, but during the bonus game players are not allowed to respin the reels. The x3 multiplier during the 15 Free Spins can tremendously increase your overall winnings. Since this feature can be retriggered time and time again you can enter in a cycle of perpetual free spins.
It seems like the Wild Orient was released to test the waters for the two new features, the Respin feature and the Paytable Achievements. With the exception of these two distinctive features Microgaming took the safe approach and didn’t try to push it too much in other departments. The mesmerizing soundtrack will take you on a ride you’ve long awaited for.