Wild Orient, Microgaming's latest slot, is hitting mobile casinos this March. For the moment, the specific date isn't known, but with March just around the corner, it shouldn't be long before we're in the know. Wild Orient is releasing on Microgaming's Quickfire platform, meaning it'll be available on desktop, tablet and mobile from day one of its release. So now we know where we can play it and around when we can play it, does it bring anything to the table that makes it worth playing?
Wild Orient Slot Features
- Chinese Jungle wildlife theme
- 5×3 reel slot with 243 ways to win
- Free spins multiplied win feature
- Reel respin feature
- £0.25 – £125 betting range
- 160x base game jackpot win & 480x free spins jackpot
Much like 243 ways to win, Microgaming seems to have brought the reel respin into its regular roster of features. Reel respins are an interesting way for players to add an extra gamble while going for the best bet lines.
Every time a player spins the reels of the slot, they can gamble an extra wager to spin each reel again. This additional bet increases in price depending on how big of a win you can potentially earn from the respin.
The bigger the jackpot, the bigger the risk to respin for it. It's a neat addition that Microgaming have only recently made to their slots and we're certainly not tired of it yet. It's good to see that Wild Orient is also debuting with respins straight out of the box, putting it ahead of most other slots on the market solely on its inclusion.
Free Spins – 3x Multiplied Wins
Free spins are a requirement for every slot and Wild Orient is no exception. Free spins in Wild Orient come with a couple of nice additions that make them better than the basic free spin modes you see.
- You get 15 free spins standard
- Free spins modes can be retriggered for a total of 30 free spins
- Every win is 3x in free spins mode
Free spins are setting up to be very rewarding in Wild Orient. Sadly we don't know the RTP yet or the frequency with which free spin rounds will drop on the player. But assuming it's the norm, the potential to gain a meaty number of free spins, with a bonus included and the potential to double your free spins; that's enough to gain our interest for now.
Wild Orient Slot: Out In March
Eagle eyed viewers may already have noticed that the Panda icon in the slot is suspiciously similar to the Untamed Giant Panda mascot, the previous Chinese themed Microgaming slot. Untamed Giant Panda shares a lot in common outside of just artwork, containing most of the same feature ideas as Wild Orient is set to release with.
For what it's worth, we liked Untamed Giant Panda, so if you thought this preview seemed interesting, you could give UGP a go to get on with a pseudo Wild Orient experience right now. This means that Wild Orient will be a good slot, since it copied from good company, but the fact it's releasing right on the tail of an almost identical slot, might hurt it in the long run. We'll have to wait until next month to see if that's the case.