|Manufacturer:||Push Gaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.20 – £100.00|
||No||Genre:||Animals & Nature|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||97.03%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
In a few short years bees have gone from being a mild summer annoyance to the possible saviour of the natural world and so it’s only right that they should be given their own online slot machine in the shape of Wild Swarm; it’s a release developed by Push Gaming with lots of apian extra features.
Wild Swarm is a five reel slot with five rows and twenty fixed paylines; those reels spin within a delicate frame constructed from slender logs. The backdrop is of giant trees in a gloomy wood with a beehive hanging from a branch above the reels.
The higher value symbols include the sticky dollar sign, a bee with a beehive hairdo, a jar of honey, a white flower and a purple flower; J, Q, K and A make up the lower values.
The ‘Wild’ symbols is wild and it will replace all others to help form winning combinations except for the beehive and the hexagonal chest.
You may have noticed the circular meter to the right of the reels and this is incremented each time a collectable bee lands on the reels; when the outer ring is full a segment in the centre is completed and when all five segments are full then Swarm Mode is possible. Now, if a bee lands the hive may explode, awarding ten free spins and adding extra sticky wilds to the reels.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the hive scatter symbols anywhere in view and you’ll now receive seven free spins with sticky wilds – any wild symbols will freeze in place until the round ends.
Trigger this by landing one of the pink/gold hexagonal chests anywhere in view and you’ll get to play a picking game in which the following can be won:
In the base game:
- Multiplier win of your stake.
- Free spins trigger.
- Completion of one Swarm Mode segment.
- Trigger of Swarm mode.
In the free spins/swarm mode:
- 1, 2 or 5 free spins.
- Sticky wilds which move one position to the left per spin.
- Expanding wilds which fill on positions on their reel.
Wild Swarm is a slot we’ve really enjoyed playing – the graphics and animations are crisp and of a high quality, the bonuses seem to be triggered regularly and there are some big wins available, particularly in the free spins. This game comes with an above-average RTP of 97.03%.