Wild Rails slot review (Play’n GO)
There was a time when people didn’t travel by plane or car. That was too expensive and exclusive. If you wanted to go on a long journey, you took the train. And we are not talking about an Intercity or TGV (high-speed train) to Paris.Play Now
With Wild Rails, Play ‘n GO takes you on one of those old-fashioned luxury trains, through tunnels and over mountains.
In the days, train travel was a lengthy expedition, and the journey often took several days.
The trains were equipped with sleeper cars and restaurant cars, and numerous staff members.
The ladies wore cute hats, and the gentlemen had immaculately trimmed moustaches.
Those were the days.
Play ‘n GO brings those romantic times of yesteryear back to life with Wild Rails.
How does Wild Rails work?
Striking is that the symbols don’t spin (or drop) from top to bottom in this video slot.
Instead, they are pulled from left to right across the tracks as if they were actual rail cars.
Not that it matters a heck of a lot for the gameplay: in essence, there are 5 (horizontal instead of vertical) reels with 4 rows of symbols and 30 fixed paylines.
It is just all presented in a slightly different manner.
Betting starts at $€ 0.30, which goes up to $€ 90 per spin.
All new Play ‘n GO slots show you proudly that you can win up to 5,000 x the total bet on them.
However, how that is to be achieved in real-life remains a big question mark for us!
And we have never seen a screenshot of a Play ‘n GO slot where there was, in fact, a 5,000 x winner (or even close to that), except for Book of Dead.
So, it may be best to take that maximum payout with a grain of salt (or two).
The variance is medium, and the standard Return to Player is 96.53%.
Symbols and payouts
The premium symbols are the train’s fancy passengers, who have taken great care to look their best.
Every 5-of-a-kind of these passengers will get you between 5 x and 20 x the total bet.
The low-value symbols are the card symbols 10, J, Q, K, and A.
These won’t earn you a whole lot: between 1 x and 4 x, the total bet with five identical ones.
The wild symbol is hard to miss: it has the word “WILD” on it in big, bold letters.
The wild replaces all symbols except for the bonus scatters. Spin five wilds on 1 of the 30 active paylines for a prize of 30 x the total bet.
The Wild Train can come rumbling down the track at any given moment during the game.
It provides extra wilds on 1 of the 4 reels: up to a maximum of 5, which boils down to a whole
Free spin bonus: with extra wild trains in retriggers
If you get 3 or more scatters (the golden trains), you will get the lucrative free spin bonus.
When you spin 3, 4, or 5 scatters, you will get respectively 5, 7, or 10 free spins.
During the free spins, the Wild Train will surely come by on one reel: so, guaranteed ex-tra wilds with every free spin.
But it can even get a whole lot better.
Save up extra scatters for more free spins and extra Wild Trains:
- Every three collected scatters will earn you +1 Wild Train and +1 fr
- You can obtain a maximum of three extra Wild trains.
- You can earn a maximum of three extra free spins.
So it is possible to receive 13 free spins and play with a maximum of 4 Wild Trains.
We have not gotten there yet, but 2 or 3 Wild Trains is certainly possible.
And even then, you can earn very nice money with this free spin bonus.
Our verdict on the Wild Rails video slot
Wild Rails is a brave video slot by Play ‘n GO.
The Swedish game developer has attempted to create an original slot, and they have succeeded remarkably well.
And not only that: it is a strong release with an entertaining (and exciting) progressive bonus feature.
So we bet you will be on the edge of your seat when you start playing this slot.
3.5 out of 5 stars