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Wild Mantra Slot Machine

Wild Mantra Slot Game

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Join the spiritual journey to the Himalayan mountains in Yggdrasil’s brand new slot. Wild Mantra is a Tibetan Buddhist-inspired slot that focuses on Free Spins and Respins and offers a refreshing take on the reel design.

Features

One thing that you will instantly be shocked by is the fact that the reels are set laterally, instead of vertically. You might find that strange at first, but in a matter of minutes, you will see that nothing else has changed in terms of the creation of winning combos.

The Wild in the slot is the central feature because has the ability to appear fully Stacked on the reels, contrary to other symbols. When you see the Wild appearing during the base game, you should know that the Mantra Respins follow. This is when the original, triggering Wilds remain in place, while all of the other reels make a Respin. In case you land more Wilds during the Respin, the triggering ones will nudge one position and grow in size. The Respins continue until no other Wilds appear on the reels.

The Free Spins are triggered with 3 to 5 Scatters appearing anywhere on the reels. Mind you, if you manage to land 5 Scatters on the reels, not only will you get the standard 10 Free Spins, but you will also win a staggering payout of 1,000x the stake. But that’s not all. If you have Wilds present on the reels during the triggering spin, those Wilds will be transferred over into the Free Spins and will help you get even greater payouts. Plus, you start the Free Spins with 1 extra Wild, and any new Wild that appears becomes Sticky. On top of it, Mantra Respins also apply during the Free Spins, giving you better chances to fill the reels with Wilds and get 1 additional Free Spin.

Theme & Design

The Wild Mantra slot was inspired by Tibetan Buddhism. That’s why you will see a lot of spiritual symbols in the slot and you will get that unearthly Buddhist feel. In the backdrop, you will see the sun setting behind the sharp-edged mountain tops, leaving behind purple and pinkish skies. The reels represent a temple entrance made of stone, covered in brass and bells. And in the background, you will hear a calming, meditative soundtrack fitted to the Buddhist theme.

On the laterally spinning reels, you will see the playing card symbol suits, the diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts as the lowest-paying symbols, all of the same value. There are 4 high-value symbols also of the same value, giving you 4x the stake for the best combo. The Scatter is the highest-paying symbol, delivering the jackpot prize of the slot.

Wagering & Paylines

There are 25 paylines in Wild Mantra. A $0.10 bet is the minimum bet, while the maximum can go up to $125.00. Yggdrasil has offered the average 96.30% RTP for the game.

The four high-value symbols, as mentioned, give you the same payouts of 4x the stake for 5-of-a-kind combos. This means that for a 5-of-a-kind combo with any of the high-value symbols, you will get $500.00, which frankly, is not a lot, at least not what you would hope for with high-value symbols. The Scatter is the highest-paying symbol, giving you 1,000x the stake should you land 5 of them, in addition to 10 Free Spins. Now, a 1,000x the stake means $125,000.00 for the max bet, which is a decent maximum payout potential, although not the greatest one by Yggdrasil. The developer usually gives way higher potentials, even though this one is not a bad one either, not at all.

Verdict

Wild Mantra is a visually mesmerizing slot, providing you with its meditative power. The calming colours and visuals used here are really something, fitted perfectly to the whole Buddhist theme. We found a connection between the slot's title and one of the special features, the Respins that symbolically give you repetitive cycles of Respins until no new Wild symbols appear. The other features are solid, but you get the greatest payout out of the best winning combo with Scatters. Now, this payout is amazing, really, but not as amazing as high-rollers would want. But clearly, this game was not meant for this type of online casino players, but for the casual, low-rollers. Anyway, it really deserves a try, regardless of which type of player you are.