The theme of this pokie game is obviously a tropical island, but thankfully, there is some variation within that. You won’t always be on a sunny beach – sometimes, the background will turn to night, and the atmosphere will be a little more Survivor-esque, with burning torches and strange volcano creatures.
Nevertheless, Tropical Wilds is always cute and always charming. The graphics are cartoon-style, but in a way that is modern, sleek, and dynamic.
The slot symbols you will see are cute sea creatures that would be at home in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. They include things like Venus plants, fish, toucans, turtles and crabs. In addition, there are not less than 5 Wild symbols and a Scatter symbol in the shape of the volcano, that we will get into below.
Wild Wins and Special Features
You may have guessed by the name that Wilds are a big feature of this slot, and you’re not wrong. As mentioned, there are a full 5 different Wild symbols that contribute to most of the entertainment in this game.
Instead of popping up on the reels when you spin like all the other symbols, in this pokie game, the Wilds are delivered through mystery boxes which land on the reels. When the box opens, it transforms into one of the 5 Wild variants.
The first version is the Regular Wild, which acts like any other Wild and can be substituted for another symbol to make a winning combination.
Secondly, the Boost Wild applies a multiplier of 2X, 3X or 4X to any wins on the current spin. These need not be an active part of the winning combination for the multiplier to apply.
Then we have Outburst Wilds, which expand to an additional position on the reels to bolster any potential wins.
Next there are Pathfinder Wilds, which are super fun. When two of them appear, they create a path between them that transforms all symbols in that path into Pathfinder Wilds.
Lastly, there is the Tornado Wild, which triggers the Tornado Spin round. In this set of bonus rounds, the Tornado Wild will change position in every spin until it spins off the board.
In addition to all the potential wins that come with Wilds, there is the online pokies bonus segment, which is triggered when you get three Scatter symbols (the volcano) on your reels. In the bonus, you get 8 free spins. In addition, a random Wild is chosen which is then guaranteed to appear in every round.