In front of the wheat fields of Ancient Sparta, you'll see the reels of the Wild Spartans video slot. This game has a great theme based on this ancient Greek people and their warrior ways. The graphics are very solid with everything from the background to the low-tier symbols being crafted with obvious care. However, the gameplay is great as well, and the emphasis on wild-based features ties in with the name of the slot in a very clever way.
Format of This Slot
The bet sizes are made from very even numbers in this slot because there are just 10 paylines, so every wager works out to a number that ends in zero. These are put across five reels and three rows of symbols. The minimum stake is $0.20 per spin, which works out to a bet of $0.02 on each payline, and the maximum is $60 per spin, which works out to $6 for each payline. In short, you'll have no issue with finding a total wager size that fits your own bankroll management strategy.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
The free spins symbol in this game is the Oracle at Delphi. She presents herself here as a woman with flowing hair in the wind, and getting three or more on the reels will give you a random number of free turns. During the free turns, the wild symbols that appear will remain for the rest of the bonus feature, even if you re-trigger the feature by getting three or more of the Oracle on the reels at the same time again. This is a value-packed feature, and the later free spins are worth more because they have a better chance of having several wild symbols locked in on the reels.
Locking Wild Symbols
As we mentioned above, the wild symbols lock into place during the free spins. However, during regular gameplay, Red Tiger Gaming has set things up so that you can get locking wilds as well. When a wild symbol shows up on the reels, it will have a number on it, and that's how many more spins you have at that level of stakes with the wild held in place. If you change stakes, you'll lose all of your locked wilds, so make sure you wait until you don't have any locked wilds in place before you switch to a different betting level.
These wild symbols appear on every reel, and they give you chances for some of the biggest payouts in the game. Five of a kind of the wilds earns you a 500x win, the largest regular payout in this video slot. You'll also be able to earn 200x for four or 100x for three of this symbol, which is pretty impressive for a three-of-a-kind win.
Other Top Symbols
Some other sizable wins can be had with the three other top symbols in this game. The Spartan soldier's helmet pays 180x for five of a kind, and so does five of the tip of his spear, both of which appear in gold. The golden short sword, an iconic weapon of these people, pays 90x for five of a kind. These wins are pretty solid overall.
Low, Card Rank Pays
Like many slots, the bottom pays in this game use card ranks. These symbols are stylized in an Ancient Greek-like font that really fits in with the theme, so we don't really mind that they used card ranks in this game. The red A pays 80x, which is a pretty decent win. You can pick up 30x for five of the yellow K or orange Q. The blue J and gray 10 will give you 20x for five on a payline as well.
Wild Spartans is a slot by Red Tiger Gaming that has a fair amount of action thanks to the locking wild symbols. While the gameplay is centered almost completely around this one feature, it works pretty well for the theme. The graphics are also solid, and the free spins bonus feature gives you an exaggerated version of the wild feature for even more opportunities for extra wins. Overall, we think this is a decent enough game that probably does better than the average Greek-themed slot.