As online slots evolve, so does the bonus features that come with them. Casino games have come a long way from the early days of a Scatter and maybe a Wild symbol. These days there seems to be a new bonus feature for every slot released. And especially the Wild symbol has evolved over the years.
From the classic Wild symbol to Walking Wilds, through Multiplier Wilds and Expanding Wilds, the selection is seemingly endless. But there is one type of Wild symbol that has stood the test of time and kept its popularity, even on the ever-changing scene of Wild Symbols.
We’re talking about the Sticky Wild. The name is pretty self-explanatory, as this Wild will lock in position for a predetermined number of spins. Knowing you will spin with a guaranteed Wild on the next spin is great, especially if you land another Sticky Wild on this spin. With some luck, you can see the number of Wild on the reels greatly increase, which almost guarantees a big win.
The sheer number of slots that make use of Sticky Wilds is almost unbelievable. Still, in the following, we will present some of our absolute favourites.
One of the most popular slots at Wildz Casino, Jammin’ Jars has been one of the biggest hits of the last year. The Push Gaming slot has captivated players with a funky soundtrack, colourful design and, of course, the possibility for unlimited win multipliers in the Free Spins round.
There are win multipliers attached to the colourful jars in the game, which happens to be a Sticky Wild. If the jar doesn’t contribute to a win, it disappears from the playing area. But after a win that uses the Wild, it will move to an adjacent spot (the slot has cluster wins) and stay there for the next spin. For every win that makes use of the Wild, the attached win multiplier will increase by 1.
In reality, this is a Sticky Wild with an (unlimited) win multiplier, which potentially could land you some seriously big wins.
Dead or Alive II
The 2009 slot Dead or Alive has long been among the most popular games in NetEnt’s catalogue. The popularity of the game gave us Dead or Alive II, one of many great online slot sequels. The first instalment captured players with its Western theme and high-volatility, and Dead or Alive II builds brilliantly on this.
The slot offers Sticky Wilds, but that’s admittedly not the biggest draw in Dead or Alive II. In addition to Sticky Wilds and Wild Substitutions, the game has an incredible 3 different types of Free Spin rounds:
In Old Saloon all wins are multiplied by 2, and if one or more Sticky Wilds land on each of the reels 5 extra Free Spins are activated. If 2 Wilds land on the same reel they’ll transform to Multiplier Wilds.
In the High Noon Free Spins feature all Wilds will transform to Multiplier Wilds. In the Train Heist feature, every Wild that lands on the reels will increase a multiplier by 1 and give 1 extra Free Spin.
Dead or Alive II truly offers a wild Wild fest in Wild Wild West. It’s possible to win over 100 000x your stake in this popular online slot.
When talking about NetEnt classics, you can’t look past Starburst. The colourful slot has been a staple in all online casinos since the release in 2012. The game is surprisingly simple for such a popular title, and the only big feature is the Wild symbol.
The Wild is the Starburst logo, and it works as an expanding Wild. When it lands anywhere on the reels, it expands, so it covers the whole reel. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The symbol will also stick in its place while the player gets a respin.
This Sticky (and expanding) Wild feature is a big part of the reason why Starburst has found such a big audience for such a long period. This feature, colourful design and the frequent pay-outs combine to make this an undeniable slot classic.
Vikings Go Berzerk
Mentioned in our article about online Vikings slots, Vikings Go Berzerk is an immensely popular slot from Yggdrasil. The beautifully designed Viking-themed slot offers great features like Rage meters and Golden treasure chests. Still, the Wild symbols are arguably among the best things about the slot.
There are two different ways to trigger the Free Spins round in Vikings Go Berzerk, and they will play out slightly differently, but the Wild symbols work in the same way. They stick to the reels for the remainder of the bonus round, potentially ensuring a solid pay-out.
The animations when the Vikings go into battle with the slot’s Sirens look great, and the fact that every victorious Viking transforms to a Sticky Wild adds to the excitement. The Vikings Go… series from Yggdrasil has been a big hit with casino players, and it’s easy to see why.
Spinions Beach Party
This colourful Quickspin slot has always had a loyal following, and it scores a lot of points for nostalgia in this article. Regardless of this, Spinions is a colourful and entertaining casino game with good gameplay and great features.
The beach party offers up good times, a Beach Club Free Spins round and Spinions Sticky Wild Respins. If two or more Wild Spinion symbols falls on the reels on one spin, they will lock in their position before the player is awarded a respin. These respins continue as long as at least one more Wild symbol falls on the reels.
In the Free Spins feature, these Sticky Wild symbols will stay locked for the entire bonus round.
Play Sticky Wild Slots at Wildz Casino
Sticky Wilds are among the most popular bonus features in online slots, so there are multiple other games not mentioned in this article.
If you’re curious about these games, you can find the category “Sticky Wilds” in the Game Lobby at Wildz Casino. You will also find hundreds of other slot games, and an extensive Live Casino which also includes a Wildz Blackjack table.