Infective Wild Slots
Infective Wild is a 5-reel, 40-payline slot from Pragmatic Play. It has a Halloween theme that includes a well-dressed pumpkin man, ravens, boiling cauldrons, and more. The "infective" part refers to how wild symbols can infect other symbols and turn them wild. We'll cover more on this feature in the following Infective Wild slots review. We will also discuss this game's graphics, win potential, betting options, RTP, and more.
Gameplay & Graphics
This online slot has a rather basic gameplay model. The grid features 5 reels and 40 paylines going across a 5x5 board. You need at least 3 matching symbols in a payline (beginning in reel 1) to win. As for the graphics, Pragmatic Play has done an excellent job on the symbols and background. The backdrop showcases a creepy cemetery, gnarled trees, and a dark mansion. You'll see the well-dress pumpkin man to the right of the reels. He casts spells during the Infective Wild feature to create more wild symbols. A musical score that sounds like it could be in a Tim Burton movie completes the atmosphere.
Symbols & Win Potential
Regular symbols include five royals (A-10), a purple potion, gravestone, cauldron with green contents, witch hat, raven, and black cat. The black cat pays the most among these icons at 60x your overall stake for five matches. Special symbols consist of a jack-o-lantern (wild) and skull & crossbones (scatter). The wild can only land on reels 1-4, while the scatter can only appear on reels 1, 3, and 5. As for the Infective Wild max win, you can hit up to 5,000x the total stake. This 5,000x max payout is above average compared to the online gaming industry.
Infective Wilds Features
You can look forward to the following extras and a bonus buy option:
- Infective Wild feature - The jack-o-lantern substitutes for everything except the scatter. If it touches a cat or raven vertically or horizontally, it triggers the Infective Wild feature. The infected raven(s) or cat(s) will transform into wild symbols and can, in turn, infect any other instances of themselves when touching vertically or horizontally.
- Free spins - You trigger the bonus round by landing scatters in reels 1, 3, and 5. Prior to free spins beginning, a 3x3 grid spins to reveal how many free games you start with. The bonus round makes all wild symbols sticky, thus greatly increasing the chances of triggering Infective Wild. You cannot retrigger the free spins round.
- Bonus Buy - You can buy free games at any point for 100x your stake.
You can wager between $0.40 (one cent per line) and $240 ($6 per line) on each spin. By selecting the "Autoplay" option, you'll bring up a menu with more betting options, including Turbo Spin, Quick Spin, and Skip Screens. A slider bar lets you choose to autoplay between 10 and 1,000 spins.
Infective Wild RTP & Volatility
The Infective Wild RTP is 96.09%, which is slightly above the online slots industry average. Pragmatic Play rates the volatility with 5 out of 5 lightning bolts. Therefore, you should be careful with your bankroll when playing this slot. The good news, though, is that the explosive volatility can lead to equally as explosive wins.
Play the Demo Version
You do not have to bet real money just to enjoy this game. Infective Wild offers a demo mode that you can enjoy without risking anything. Demo modes are a great way to try online slots in any case, including here. We recommend trying Infective Wild for free before depositing and playing for real money just to ensure that you like it.
More on Pragmatic Play
Launched in 2015, Pragmatic Play has become one of the most popular game developers for online casinos. It produces online slots, live dealer casino games, bingo variations, virtual sports, and sportsbook software. Of course, as a slots player, you may wonder what Pragmatic offers in this regard. Some notable Pragmatic slots include Big Bass Splash, Chase for Glory, John Hunter and the Book of Tut, Starlight Princess 1000, and Sugar Supreme Powernudge. As with Infective Wild, you can try these slots through demo modes.
Verdict on Infective Wild Slots
We give Infective Wild a 9 out of 10 rating. We'll start by saying that the graphics really blew us away. Pragmatic often does a good job on the visuals, but this is really some of its best work. The features are nothing new to the industry, even the Infective Wild (a.k.a. spreading wild). Nevertheless, the free spins and wilds do come together for a nice bonus. The only downside is that we'd like to see another 1-2 features. Other than this, though, Infective Wild slots is definitely worth giving a try.