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Wild Symbol Variations

There was a time when the only thing a Wild symbol on a slot machine would do is to stand in for any other symbol, but as slot machines have been improved and revamped over the years the age old slot game reel symbols have been given more advanced features so to bring you bang up to date on what they all can do to enhance your game play we are pleased to present to you our guide on Wild symbol variations.

Standard Wild Symbols

The only task a standard Wild reel symbol does is to stand in for other reel symbols and by doing this it can transform an other wise losing combination into a winning one. These types of Wild symbols rarely stand in for scatter or bonus symbols, just standing in for the normal symbols found on a slot machine.

Wild Multiplier Symbols

A Wild Multiplier symbol has two tasks, the first is to stand in for any other reel symbol (but not usually the scatter or bonus symbols) and also to boost the standard payouts of any winning combination it helps to complete. Often if you get two of them in a combination then the multiplier value is higher than just getting one of them in any combination, this information will be found on the slot games pay table.

Wild Random Multiplier Symbols

These types of Wild symbols will stand in for any other symbol (but not usually the Scatters or Bonus symbols) but they will offer a random multiplier amount, once the reels have stopped spinning then any combination containing the Wild Random Multiplier symbol will have the multiplier value revealed.

Santa's Wild Ride is a video slot game that has one of these Wild symbols in play, it also has the brand new Trailing Wild symbol which is listed below!

Random Wild Symbol

A random Wild symbol is one that can float around the screen or be revealed at the end of any one spin of the reels, usually any symbol can become a Random Wild Symbol and sometimes they can also offer a multiplier value in addition to them being Wild.

One slot machine that has a random wild symbol is the Jonny Specter slot, here a Ghost will float around the screen and which ever reel symbol he finally comes to rest on will be deemed to be Wild.

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Stacked Wild Symbol

Stacked Wilds are a series of Wild symbols on top of each other, the idea behind these types of Wild symbols is that if they land in the right position they can cover all positions on any one reel thus allowing huge winning potential should you get several of these on various reels.

One new slot that features the Stacked Wild symbol is the Dolphin Coast slot machine which is an Allways Slot machine which offers a huge 3125 possible pay lines, so if you can see a winning combination on the screen beginning on the left hand side then you have a winning combination!

Expanding Wild Symbol

An Expanding Wild symbol is simply a Standard Wild symbols but when it appears instead of it just covering one position on the reels it will expand and therefore cover all positions on the reel it has appeared on which can help boost your winning potential when ever it springs to life.

One slot you just have to play if you are seeking such a Wild symbol is the recently launched Thunderstruck II slot game that come packed with features and bonus games and it is one of the best slots around!

Trailing Wild Symbol

One of the latest Wild symbols to hit the online slot world is the Trailing Wild symbol, this will leave a trail of Wild symbols as it slides down the reels!

This Trailing Wild symbol can be found on the Santa's Wild Ride slot game and it comes into play when you manage to trigger the bonus free spins round, to make it active during these Free Spins you need to click on the Trailing Wild logo to bring it to life as the free spins play out.

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