Everyone loves a dash of the high life every now and then. But by pairing it with the thrill of street racing and an elaborate bank heist? Quickspin created a winning combination in The Wild Chase slot!
It’s the kind of story you’d expect to see in a movie! Four talented thieves descend upon an unsuspecting European town. Under the cover of participating in the local race, they work tirelessly to break into the nearby vault and steal all its valuables!
And once they’ve filled their bags with loot and need a getaway? They get to drive off with some of the fastest cars in existence, laughing it up all the way to the bank!
The Wild Chase Slot Review
The Wild Chase is played on a five reel board, where each reel is three symbols tall. There are a total of twenty five paylines which cannot be turned on or off. To win, collect three or more identical icons in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Each win must follow one of the currently active paylines, or their cash prize won’t be granted.
After each win, the symbols that were part of it temporarily become sticky. A re-spin is played, during which new identical icons may appear on the board, and add onto the current win. This continues until no new symbols land that can be added to the win. Only then is the win paid out! Furthermore, this mechanic is active during all other special features, including multiplier Wilds and free spins!
Theme & Symbols
More often than not, themes that depict the lifestyles of the obscenely wealthy tend to bore us. Yes, we get it, they’re all very rich, and we could be too if we win big! But this Quickspin release wraps it in a storyline that we’d love to see made into a movie. Gorgeous gals and handsome guys making off with expensive watches, gorgeous jewelry, lots of cash, fast cars and gleaming diamonds? Sign us up!
What we really like is how the background changes for each little thing. Collecting more sticky icons during a re-spin? The image blurs as if you’re driving quickly. Just triggered the free spins? You see the vault being opened and our four thieves standing in front of their loot! Then, during free spins there’s another blurry chase background, which reveals a gorgeous boat in the middle of the sea when you get away! Symbol designs look cool, but they’re not mind-blowingly good. There’s a stack of cash, a diamond ring, an expensive watch, car keys, a bag full of diamonds, and our four heisters! If it was just your regular old high life theme, we probably wouldn’t even blink twice at any of these. So it only goes to show how much a good theme can alter the way players perceive your game!
How to Play The Wild Chase
The Wild Chase is played on a 5×3 board with 25 fixed paylines which have sticky icons active. The slot has a low-medium variance, and a jackpot worth 250x on each spin. Wait, wait, don’t click away just yet! This game isn’t the type to grant you one big win, that’s true. Instead, you collect a bunch of smaller wins together in a giant, satisfying heap! And unlike most other top prizes, this one is actually feasible to reach!
You owe that satisfaction to the aforementioned sticky symbols and re-spins. We cannot tell you the number of times we saw a small win get transformed into a big score! Paired with Wild multipliers and free spins, this Quickspin release can swiftly amass a lot of prizes! Of course, there’s no guarantee that each spin will be successful. You still need to get lucky if you plan on landing a huge win, just like with any other slot.
One thing we were glad to see is that The Wild Chase continues Quickspin’s proud tradition of easy to set wagers. Just click the Total Bet button to reveal a drop down menu, and select the stake that suits you best. No need to convert coin values to cash, or to tweak multiple variables to find your ideal wager. Simply pick between €0.25 as a minimum, €100 as a maximum, or the wide number of stakes in between those two!
Sticky icons and re-spins: After each winning combination, symbols that were part of the win are locked in place. A re-spin is played, during which any icons that extend the initial win are also locked in place. Re-spins continue so long as new symbols are added to the winning combination. When a re-spin goes through with no new additions, the special feature ends, and a cash prize is awarded to the online gambler.
If a Wild is part of a winning combination, it will automatically award a multiplier for that round. Depending on the number of Wilds, your multiplier increases, capping at 5x for four or more Wilds.
To trigger free spins, players have to collect three Scatters during a single game round. During each extra turn, a Wild is guaranteed to appear on the reels. However, said Wild is not guaranteed to be part of a win, so you won’t always get its multiplier.
The Wild Chase Payouts
Quickspin’s slot has a low-medium variance and a jackpot worth 250x your total stake on each spin. The game has an RTP of 96.72%, which is almost a whole percentage point above the most slots in an online casino.
A good theme can make all the difference, as this release has clearly proven. Using only context, they transformed visuals we usually pay little attention to, and made us like them. And with fun gameplay and engaging special features, they ensured we’d come back to play more of The Wild Chase. Of course, liking it personally is one thing. Would we recommend it to you, as reviewers?
The choice of theme is good, and is made even better thanks to the great graphics. You could dismiss it as just a little bit of racing and luxury, until the vault door opens. And when you see those gleaming golden bars, followed by the chase after the robbery? It’s high octane action that gets you hooked!
The re-spins bonus certainly deserves all the praise in the world. But the only reason we enjoyed it so much is because it had a strong supporting cast! Tying multipliers to locked Wilds was a nice touch, allowing for solid wins even without free spins. And if you do win extra turns, they lasts much longer due to all the re-spins in between each free spin!
Finally, we have to praise the above average RTP, sitting at 96.72%.
Some gamblers will immediately dismiss it due to the low volatility and small jackpot. While we like collecting small wins and combining them into bigger ones, it’s not as satisfying as one huge win.
The answer is a resounding yes! Despite some flaws, we think this is one of the slots that’s absolutely worth your time and money. Come join the heist of the century, if you have what it takes!