Sometimes, simplicity is all that’s required for an awesome experience. Slot players today are spoilt for game choices, with each new offering boasting an innovative feature to entice a new fanbase. But there are a few slot games which have not only aged gracefully, but still continue to appeal to today’s slot players.
NetEnt’s Wild Turkey slot game is one such game that has stood the test of time. With only one feature set in its kitty, NetEnt’s Wild Turkey slot game is played over 5 reels and 20 paylines. Wild Tukey can be played across all devices at a range of 20p to £120.
Wild Turkey – At a glance
Before we jump into a more detailed look at Wild Turkey, here’s a quick look at what it offers:
· Number of Reels: 5
· Paylines: 20
· Minimum Bet: 20p
· Max Bet: £120
· Multiplier: 1x
· Free Spins: 15
· RTP: 96.6%
· Variance: Medium to High
While the specifications do look simplistic, it’s the RTP and the variance range that really ticks the boxes here. It also explains why NetEnt’s Wild Turkey stood the test of time and held its own in the company of more feature-packed slot games.
Visual experience and Wild Symbols
Set in the backdrop of a mountain range, NetEnt’s Wild Turkey features impressive graphic visuals that show a tribe a turkeys worshipping symbols. The symbols shown in this slot game are A, K, Q, J and 10 suits. The wild symbol is the Turkey totem head.
There are 5 types of turkeys featured as symbols on each reel. Amongst the turkey symbols, the one with the red headpiece offers the most lucrative rewards by offering 2.5, 30 or 200 times the stake on getting a combination of 3, 4 or 5.
One particular aspect of the experience which stood out was the drum beats sound effect that played on spinning the reels. Nothing important but it added a nice touch to an impressive slot game experience.
Free Spin feature
Once the turkey head totem wild symbol is displayed across 3 or more reels, then the Free Spin feature is activated. Depending on the combination you land, you’ll get either 15, 30 or 60 free spins.
Once this feature is activated, the game experience changes. Visually, the sun sets and the turkeys gather around a bonfire. The sound of the beats intensify as well.
Only wild stacks will appear on the reels and getting a stacked wild to appear on one reel would result in 2 additional free spins. There’s no limit to the free spins a player can get, which means players can win really big in one feature sequence.
While this is the only feature NetEnt’s Wild Turkey slot game provides, this feature provides an experience that’s combines limitless spin options and a visual change to change the mood of the game to an suspenseful, yet exciting mood. It’s these little details (sound effects, change in visual scenery) that helped Wild Turkey have a long shelf life and the developers need to be given credit for it.
Video walk-through of NetEnt’s Wild Turkey
Now let’s take a quick look at NetEnt’s Wild Turkey Free Spin feature. From 00:23 onwards, you can see the player activating the Free Spin feature by getting the turkey head totem wild symbol in the first, second and fourth reels. We can see the visual background change as well. At 00:56, you can see two wild symbols displayed on the first reel, which gives the player 2 additional spins. The player keeps playing and at 03:10, we can see that the player has won an impressive 895 coins from his free spins.
In the same video, we can see the player getting Mega Wins and Super Mega Wins at 04:30, winning 4265 points.
NetEnt’s Wild Turkey slot game has stood the test of time, through its impressive visuals, and offering a medium to high variance, effectively offering 4000 times the stake for every spin. While the feature set is nothing to board of, Wild Turkey offers a simple yet fun experiences of slot players, and surely this timeless slot game will continue to appeal slot players for the foreseeable future.
So what do you think about NetEnt’s Wild Turkey slot game?