When you spin in a wild symbol when playing any slot games that have them attached to their reels, you will be hoping they spin in alongside other matching symbols on any activated pay line you have in play, as those symbols stand in for most of the standard symbols on such slots.
However, over the years the designers of online, mobile and even land based slot machines have added a whole host of additional features to some of their wild symbols, and as such you could see them suddenly spring to life and award a wide and very varied range of additional extras!
To help you make sense of some of the many different wild symbols that you may come across we have put together the following guide that takes a look at some of the more unusual wild symbols.
The first type of wild symbol that quite a number of slot games will have attached to some or even all of their reels are wild multiplier symbols, and when you spin in any of those symbols the wild symbols will reveal a multiplier value that is then used to boost the value of any winning combinations you have formed with the help of those symbols.
Another type of wild symbol is known as a stacked wild symbol, and those symbols are actually positioned on a slot games reels in such a way there are several of them stacked one on top of each other. It is therefore possible for you to spin in lots of reels all filled with wild symbols, that can and often do help you form lots of winning combinations!
Random wild symbols could also be found on some slot games, and how those wild symbols work is that at various points in your playing session they will magically and randomly be attached to different reel positions.
What you will however be hoping for is that as many wild symbols of get added to the reels as is possible to help you form as many winning combinations as is possible!
Trailing Wild symbols are another type of wild symbol and the way in with those symbols will work is that as they are spinning around the reels they leave a trail on those reels, and when they come to a stop all of the tails they leave will then be turned into additional wild symbols.
Walking Wilds symbols are some to the more exciting reel symbols you can find attached to any slot game reels. When you spin in those types of wild symbols on the next spin you play off they will walk across the screen and that could see you forming consecutive winning combinations.
They will often move across the screen one reel at a time and as such depending on where they initially land they could be in play for several base game spins on the trot.
In fact, you could get more than one Walking Wild spinning in, and that will then increase your winning chance of forming several winning combinations via the base game of those slots!
Huge Winning Payouts Formed With Wild Symbols
You may also find some slot games and slot machines that utilize the wild symbols as soon as a bonus game or bonus feature is triggered and awarded to you.
Microgaming for example has several slot games on which as soon as you have clicked onto the spin button to send the five video reels spinning a randomly awarded wild reels bonus feature could be awarded to you.
They have several slots that could award such a bonus feature and some of the most popular ones include their Thunderstruck II slot and the Immortal Romance slot and also their recently launched Finer Reels of Life slot game too.
When that bonus game has been randomly awarded to you one reel at a time could be turned into completely wild reels. As such you will be hoping that all of the five video reels turn completely wild for if that does ever happen when you are playing any of those three slot games you will then have won a mega amount of cash!
As those slots all offer a 243 ways to win playing structure a set of five reels all turning wild will see you being awarded the jackpot payout 243 times, and that means you will have won the maximum jackpot possible on those slot games if and when that does happen to you when playing them!