Pragmatic Play seems to have mastered the hybrid fruit-themed slot formula by this point, and Wild Booster is yet another entry where they try to mold a fruit slot that is both modern and captivating. As expected, the attraction of the slot revolves around the boosting of wild symbols - a simple yet exciting mechanic.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Wild Booster complies to the somewhat traditional structure of fruit slots, with a 3x5 grid, 20 paylines and card suits, fruits and 7s for symbols. The bet size ranges from $0.1 - $100, so 5 lucky 7 symbols will give you the highest-paying combination of 30x the stakes, which is $3,000 for the max bet.
Being a fruit slot doesn't necessarily makes Wild Booster an easy slot for everyone, since it has extremely high volatility (5/5). And with a standard RTP of 96.47%, players have a 1/55,982 chance of winning the maximum payout: 5,000x the stakes.
Appearance-wise, Wild Booster has the usual bright, bold and in-your-face look but you'll soon notice there is the Wild Boost Counter on the left side of the reels. As suggested in the name, anytime you land a wild symbol, a random multiplier of x2-x100 can be activated and applied to all wins containing wilds.
The Super Boost Free Spins trigger when 3+ diamond scatters hit the reels, at which point players are given 2 options:
- Mega Boost free spins feature: starts with 5 free spins and a x2 multiplier. The scatters you already land will be shown on a multiplier trail and every scatter symbol appearing in the bonus round will also join the trail. When 5 scatters are collected, the wild multiplier gets pumped to x5 along with 5 bonus spins added. Collect 5 more and the multiplier will be s10, then a crazy x100!
- Ultra Boost free spins feature: The rules in the Ultra Boost option are the same, except the multiplier starts at x3, then to x6, x12 and x50. But this option makes scatter happen more often so you have a better chance of unlocking the big multipliers. It's a safer, less volatile option.
Although Wild Booster doesn't introduce any new theme or concept to the very crowded fruit slot crowd, it's a banger that's hard to love. The base game is solid with the random Wild Boost feature, but it's the bonus round that shows its true strength.
It's always a curse and a blessing when a game gives you the option to choose a very volatile free spin round. With only 5 free spins to start, you could very well finish the round gaining next to nothing, but when it hits, the potential of the 100x multiplier is just madness! Having already won €26,000 on a €30 bet myself, I would be a fool not to play Wild Booster again.