Wild Bazaar Slots

We’ll admit, as the cool December weather has set in, and snow filled up the streets, we often find ourselves wishing we were somewhere warmer. It’s just the nature of humans to want winter when it’s summer-time, and the opposite way around. Still, we’re not going to complain for an all expenses paid trip to a warm, sunny place where the sun is warm, the wind is sparse, but refreshing, and several stands fill the streets as you walk past them, full of merchants hoping to sell you their wares. If that sounds like your thing, they you may also want to join us on our trip, courtesy of the NetEnt’s creation called Wild Bazaar. The game is set in an Arabic town somewhere near a desert, where you can see the locals struggling with the heat, if the small fan constantly working is any indication. So pack your bags, and don’t worry too much about your wallet. If you’re lucky, you may return with its size bigger than what it used to be!

How to Play

There’s lots of stuff we like graphically here. The background imagery is beautiful, as always. The town is clearly Arabic in design, though you can’t really lace where it is exactly. Judging by the constantly bouncing fan that sits next to the stand and the particles of sand being carried by the wind, it’s fair to say that wherever it is, it’s in or near a desert, and that it’s scorching hot outside. The blowing wind also affects a wind chime, as well as several hanging bits of cloth visible throughout the backdrop, while the reels themselves are set on the back of a market stand, the type you might find in a bazaar. It uses the standard NetEnt user interface, but it has incorporated some minor edits to make it fit better visually with the remaining elements – most of the buttons are a shade of brown, and made to look like they’re wooden, except the spin, which is a pink gemstone. The game is played on a 5x4 playing field with 26 fixed paylines which only pay left to right. Gamblers cannot turn some paylines on or off to decrease their minimum wager. The game offers its players a low to medium volatility, which features frequent, but small wins. This mostly comes from the fact the bonuses in Wild Bazaar happen frequently, but rarely give great pays.

Betting Options and Payout

Gamblers can bet between $0.20 up to $400 per spin by increasing or decreasing their coin value and the bet level. This betting spread is bigger than what NetEnt usually puts forward, which gives greater support for high rollers who will need to bet bigger numbers if they hope for easier returns on their investment. However, just about every rank of gambler will be able to find a bet that suits them here. The RTP for Wild Bazaar is 96.15%, which is above average for video slots.

Symbols and Extra Features

Symbols are all fully unique, though nothing particularly amazing. Gamblers will see four necklaces with different colours, which are basic pay symbols, and four different chests, with the same colours as the necklaces. However, forming wins with these rewards bonuses. There’s only one special symbol, which is Wild, which can be affected in multiple ways. Each of the four different coloured chests changes the Wild in some way. Red Chests create stacked Wilds, which make them appear in lengths of four on reels. Green Chests activate Colossal Wilds, which means Wilds will appear as 2x2 symbols. Pink Chests trigger Linked Wilds. When two Wilds appear on the same horizontal row, all symbols between the leftmost and rightmost Wild transform into Wilds themselves. Blue Chests create Wilds which double all prizes it is a part of. Only one Wild may be affected at any given time. You can have multiple features active at once and their combined effects increase your chances of getting a full reel of Wilds.

Our Verdict

If you like titles that give you frequent features and small, but constant wins, then we’re certain you will like Wild Bazaar. While we usually like to play games with stronger pays, we’re not going to deny that this one was quite enjoyable.
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Game Details
Software:
NetEnt
Release Date:
2018
Reels:
5
Paylines:
26
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
No
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
Yes
Free Spins:
No
Multiplier:
Yes
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.01 - $2.00
Max Bet:
$400
Jackpot:
39,000 coins