The set of symbols, spinning on the reels of slot machines, consists of symbols from different categories. Among them, the Wild symbol is endowed with special functions. This is a "wild card", the main purpose of which is to replace other symbols.
How does the Wild symbol work in slots?
Depending on the game mechanics and specifications of the slot machine, the Wild symbol can perform the following functions:
Replacing other symbols. The winning combinations of symbols are formed from two and three identical symbols. If one image is missing, Wild becomes a symbol that will save you from losing.
Increase in the bet rate. In some slots, the appearance of a wild symbol means an additional multiplier. The gambler will receive a winning combination with the minimum number of symbols and will earn double.
Stacking in the bonus round. As part of the Free Spins round, the Wild symbol will help you get a win for each spin. The symbol can give additional multipliers and stack several spins forward on one column. In this case, Wild remains stationary in one place.
Substitution of nearby symbols. Another bonus option is expansion to adjacent cells. Thanks to this, the user receives several wild symbols at a time, which already guarantees a win.
In separate slots, wilds and scatters can interact with each other, open the way to additional bonus rounds and, among other things, increase payouts several times. Scatter or "scatter symbol" is another prize symbol that allows you to get a reward regardless of your position on the slot reels and is often used to trigger free spins.
Where to learn the symbols of slot machines?
The main source of information about any game is the pay table. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with it before starting the game. The help menu of each slot machine provides information on basic symbols, additional symbols and winning combinations.
The developers of slots games usually deliver the game in two versions: a demo version for free play and a version for real money. While playing in demo mode, you can, already during the game, familiarize yourself with the basic principles of game mechanics and the functions of different symbols of a particular slot machine.
The set of symbols, spinning on the reels of slot machines, consists of symbols from different categories. Among them, the Wild symbol is endowed with special functions. This is a “wild card”, the main purpose of which is to replace other symbols.