PLAY Wild Gambler Arctic Adventure
Wild Gambler: Arctic Adventure is a 5-reel, 20-line slot with an Arctic wildlife theme.
You can place wilds on the reels, and increase the multipliers on each wild up to 5x. Wilds can also spin in on the reels and be locked in place, and can increase wild multipliers on existing locked wilds. The game also features a free spins bonus.
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How to Play
Press the '+' and '-' buttons next to the LINE BET field to choose your line bet. Your total bet (displayed in the TOTAL BET field) will be your line bet multiplied by 20.
Click on the INFO button to view the paytable, which shows the potential winnings for each symbol.
How to play: normal game
Press SPIN to start the game. The reels will spin and stop at random.
If the combination of symbols appearing on the reels forms a row of 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols (starting from the left) then you win.
Any symbols that form part of a win will animate and the win amounts will be shown accordingly.
All wins are based on the stake per line value multiplied by the value for the wins awarded.
Scatter wins are added to pay line wins.
Coinciding wins on different pay lines are added.
How to play: Lock &Spin
In 'Lock & Spin' any WILD symbols that were on the screen will be locked so they stay in place for the next spin; all other symbols will be changed.
WILDS also carry a multiplier value of between x1 and x5 that can be kept. See below for more information.
Because keeping WILD symbols and WILD multipliers will increase the chance of getting wins (and guarantee wins in some cases) then the cost of doing this is much higher than a normal spin.
The cost is shown above the LOCK & SPIN button and will vary depending on where the WILDS are on the reels.
Press LOCK & SPIN to start the game. The reels will spin and stop at random.
The first time you press LOCK & SPIN, a message will be shown asking if you are sure you want to make this bet as the total bet value is higher than the normal spin total bet. There will also be a checkbox asking if you want new wilds to be automatically locked for the next Lock & Spin (which is the default) or to instead only keep the selected wilds. If any new wilds that appear on the reels are locked then the stake for the next Lock & Spin will increase accordingly (due to the greater chance of wins).
If the cost for the spin has gone up a lot compared with the normal spin then when the LOCK & SPIN button is pressed a warning message will be shown asking if you want to continue.
You can double-click LOCK & SPIN to speed up the reels and animations.
The setting for if new WILDS should be automatically locked or not can be changed from the OPTIONS menu at any time.
WILD symbols can substitute for any other normal symbol to form wins.
WILD symbols cannot substitute for special symbols, such as the FREE SPIN scatter symbols.
WILD symbols can also form a win themselves if there are 3 or more of them next to each other (starting from the left).
If a WILD symbol forms more than one win on a single pay line, then it will only be counted for the win that pays the most. If the wins are the same value, then it will count as a WILD symbol win.
WILDS also carry a multiplier value of between x1 and x5. This multiplies any wins that are created using that WILD symbol by the appropriate value.
If there is more than one multiplier WILD on the winning line, the win will only be multiplied by the highest multiplier value.
LOCKED WILDS turn invisible when the reels are spinning so that you can see the reel symbol that spins in underneath it.
If a FREE SPIN scatter symbol spins in underneath a LOCKED WILD, it can count towards triggering the Free Spins bonus.
If another WILD spins in underneath a LOCKED WILD, it will increase the multiplier value of the LOCKED WILD by 1 before the reel winnings are calculated. If you have selected the option to automatically lock new WILDS in place (see above), then this new multiplier value will be used on subsequent spins.
Modifying wild symbols and multipliers
You can change which symbols are LOCKED WILDS for the next spin by clicking the symbols on the reels.
Clicking a normal symbol will change it to a LOCKED WILD (so the 'Lock & Spin' will cost more).
Moving the mouse over a LOCKED WILD will reveal + and – icons on the symbol. Click these to increase and decrease the WILD multiplier for that symbol. Decreasing the LOCKED WILD multiplier below x1 or increasing it over x5 will remove the wild.
When moving the mouse over the symbols, a padlock will appear over any LOCKED WILDS.
If auto-lock is enabled, the padlock will be black.
If auto-lock is disabled, the padlock will be red.
Clicking the padlock will remove the LOCKED WILD from play.
Moving the mouse over a LOCKED WILD will also reveal an X icon. Clicking on this will remove the LOCKED WILD and any associated multipliers from play.
You can also reduce the cost of the 'Lock & Spin' by using the down arrow to the right of the 'Lock & Spin' total bet value. (Note that this will not go through all the combinations of LOCKED WILDS and multipliers that are possible, but will give you a variety of total bet values to choose from). The up arrow will appear after using the down arrow to allow you to go back to a previous wild combination. The arrows will not be visible if there are no wilds on the reels to begin with.
You can save your favourite (or previous) LOCKED WILD and multiplier layout in the options so that the next time you start the game these are set up straight away.
Your last LOCKED WILD and multiplier layout or your default saved LOCKED WILD and multiplier layout is saved in a local shared object ("Flash Cookie") on your computer. This means if you play the game on a different computer it will not have your saved LOCKED WILD and multiplier layout. No other data is saved in this manner.
Free spins bonus
Spinning 3 or more FREE SPIN scatter symbols on the reels will trigger the free spins bonus.
Landing 3 FREE SPIN scatters will win you 7 free spins.
Landing 4 FREE SPIN scatters will win you 12 free spins.
Landing 5 FREE SPIN scatters will win you 20 free spins.
Any WILDS or multipliers that were on the reels at the end of the spin where free spins were triggered will be locked and stay locked throughout the free spins bonus.
Free spins are played with the same line bet as the triggering spin. As with the normal game, payouts in the free spins bonus are based on the line bet value.
Free spins use a different reel set to the normal reels. However, the payout amounts are all the same.
Any new WILDS or multipliers that appear will also lock in place for the remaining free spins.
It is not possible to re-trigger the free spins bonus within free spins.
By clicking AUTO PLAY on the main game you can choose to place up to 50 bets automatically, one after the other. Press the AUTO PLAYS button to select the number of automatic spins you want, which will start automatically.
Automatic spins will stop if you trigger a bonus round or do not have enough funds for the next spin.
You can stop automatic spins from continuing onto the next spin by clicking the 'STOP' button at the bottom of the screen.
This game has a Return to Player of 96%.