Wild Orient Introduction
Wild Orient is an online pokie from Microgaming with a unique theme that takes inspiration from the majestic wilderness of East Asia and the myriad creatures that call the area home. Not only are there are an impressive number of regular prizes just waiting to be won, but there are also exciting bonus functions such as substitutes, scatter play, free spins with an added multiplier, and even a novel respin feature.
This pokie is available to play on both browsers and mobile or tablet devices, making it equally suitable for gaming at home and on the go.
This game has five reels and a stated 243 ways of winning, with wins awarded for adjacent symbol matches going from left to right. Prizes are awarded for instances of successful two, three, four and five-of-a-kind symbol matches for the top value symbols and scatter, and instances of three to five matching for all other symbols. In addition to the regular symbols, there are a substitute and a scatter that have multiple functions.
Like a number of other pokies by Microgaming, Wild Orient features a respin feature that can be triggered after any spin. By paying a credit value that is determined by the likelihood of finding a winning combination, the player can choose to respin one reel at a time an infinite number of times. This feature can be particularly useful for players who are only one symbol shy of a big jackpot.
At the very top of the prize table is the picture of the noble elephant. This is the most valuable regular symbol in the game and awards a large maximum jackpot of 20,000 credits for successful five-reel matches. Next up is the fierce-looking tiger, which carries a top prize of 12,500 credits. On the other end of the scale are the 10 and 9 symbols, which both award the same maximum prizes of 500 credits each.
Don't despair; with numerous winning opportunities and bonus gameplay functions, even these smaller prizes can soon add up in a very big way.
The first of the special symbols is the Wild Orient logo. This is a substitute, which means that it can be used to replace any other symbol except for the scatter as part of a winning combination. The Wild Orient logo will only appear on reels two and four.
Scatter Wins and Free Spins
The statue of the elephant, accompanied by other animals, is the scatter symbol in this game and serves two different purposes. First, it awards generous prizes for instances of two to five symbols appearing on the reels in any configuration, with a maximum available prize of 12,500 credits. Second, this symbol can be used to unlock the free spins feature.
Finding three or more scatters will trigger this feature, wherein you begin with 15 free spins, and this can be retriggered for additional spins. These free spins are played using the total bet of the game that triggered the feature. Perhaps most importantly of all, however, is the fact that all free spin wins are multiplied by three for the chance to accrue some massive winnings.