Something is stirring in the depths of the sea, but thankfully it's not a cluster of hungry sharks or carelessly disposed fishing nets. Rather, it's Wild Depths, a brand new release by Pragmatic Play that has managed to find a new way of making players benefit from wild symbols. This isn't all, as there's also a free spins feature where you'll have plenty of chances to submerge with boatloads of winnings. Players that like to keep it simple and easy will likely enjoy this aquatic-themed online slot machine, so let's take the plunge and swim around the 5 reels and 40 paylines to see what’s bubbling.
The first thing that stands out about Wild Depths is that it could have taken inspiration from the Little Mermaid animations. You might also be taken aback by the vibey soundtrack too if you have your speakers inadvertently turned up. The scene is set under the sea, and Pragmatic Play, the iGaming studio that created Wild Depths, has definitely created a fun theme. There also isn’t anything complicated about this title, as it’s made up of 5 reels and 40 paylines. Unlike some slots online, using tens of thousands of paylines, this serves as one of the easier online casino games you can find here. When we think about it, besides the odd Megaways mechanic they may have used, Pragmatic Play never really goes too complex with any of their online slots.
The studio has notified us that Wild Depths is a volatile game, so while the size of the returns might be healthy, you also may find that wins can sometimes go through barren spells. These casino games always require a solid strategy and for players to not lose patience. The biggest payout that you’ll be able to achieve via 3, 4 and 5 of a kind wins, plus some bonus feature assistance is 5,000x your stake, which isn't the best we've ever seen from Pragmatic. Win sizes depend on what you choose to stake, and here you'll be able to bet anything from 20p all the way up to £100.
Pragmatic generally tend to stick to a proven formula of 2 symbols of added value, being the wild and the scatter. The wild acts as any regular icon in the slot to help in creating winning lines, although it can’t act as the scatter. The scatter is the symbol that triggers the bonus.
This is a theme that is likely set in tropical waters, as we have some very colourful sea creatures acting as the higher paying symbols. There’s a starfish, a purple sea snail, a green sea snail, a blue fish, a yellow fish and an orange fish. The lower paying symbols are very much standard, being those playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
Wilds are very much a focus of the value Wild Depths offers. You’ll see that wilds carry a 2x symbol, and this means that if a wild forms part of the winning combination, then a 2x multiplier is applied to the win. The wilds are also dubbed 'Roaming Wilds' in that when they form part of a win, and they will remain on the reels but move up one row with each ensuing spin until they move off the top of the reels.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin will award players with 6, 9 or 12 free spins. Landing 3 or more scatters during the spins will add more spins, while there is also the ability to get re-spins during the free spins. Sounds tricky, but when a wild lands, there will be 're-spins' until it has moved off the grid, at which point the free spins will start rolling once more.
Playing Wild Depths is so much fun, and this is because you'll see how helpful the roaming wilds are. Landing the free spins feature on a decent-sized stake will also see you potentially getting a bigger win, so it you might decide to take a chancewith a higher stake. Wild Depths, thanks to the wild functionality, has the potential to make some waves at online casinos this year.