They say there’s no such thing that’s as powerful in the world of war as the element of surprise. And in the battle of the online slot, NetEnt have gone to war with the likes of Microgaming and Play N’Go with a slot that has caught everyone by surprise. Not only is the theme of futuristic robots one that no-one saw coming but so is the fact that Wild-O-Tron 3000 doesn’t boast a free spins round. That’s pretty rare among video slots and we’re going to have to delve a bit deeper to explain why we think this calculated gamble by NetEnt has paid off.
Given that NetEnt are arguably the market leaders when it comes to making casino slots, it’s fair to say that any of their releases deserve a few spins just out of curiosity. But beyond that, this is a slot that will appeal to those who enjoy futuristic-themed slots and those who were fans of the cult TV show Robot Wars, which acquired taste though it was, acquired plenty of fans over the years and is known regarded as a cult classic.
Wild-O-Tron 3000 is also a game that will sit well with players who enjoy slots which liken a nice, steady motorway rather than a rocky dirt path in terms of bumps that can change your bank. In other words, you get to enjoy the game for long periods without your balance deviating too much one way or the other.
Minimum and maximum stakes per spin are, as mentioned, £0.20 a spin or as much as £200. But how do get to choose them? As with just about any other NetEnt slot, it’s done by adjusting the Bet Level and Coin Value until you have the stake per spin you’re comfortable with.
Don’t forget that you can make use of the Autoplay Function which allows you to spin for a pre-determined amount of spins while you relax and do something else. Like watch make yourself a sandwich, or watch an episode of Robot Wars.
There’s a bonus in play here but this is one of the very rare cases where any mention of free spins is redundant.The fact that there’s no free spins round in this game might have you raising your eyebrow, but before you say “what, now?” let’s remember that the king of all slots, Starburst, doesn’t have a free spins round, either. So NetEnt have given free spins the cold shoulder and still succeeded in making a top notch slot. In any case, let’s look at what Wild-O-Tron 3000 does have in terms of bonuses.
You see that machine just to the right of the reels that looks like a cross between a pub fruit machine and an ATM? It’s not just there for decoration. It’s called the Wild-O-Tron Control Centre and is at the heart of the slot’s sole bonus feature. What happens is that it’s randomly triggered after any given spin and comes to life out of nowhere.
You’ll see six horizontal buttons displayed across the middle. Once the feature is activated, between 1 and 6 of them will light up, with each one representing a different robot, by colour.
The more that light up, the better. That’s because once the reels have settled, each of the robots whose colour was activated on the Control Centre will turn into a Wild. If two colours are activated that’s two lots of symbols who turn into Wilds. If it’s four, that’s four lots. And so on.
That, of course, is your path to securing that Jackpot. If you can turn all symbols into Wilds, the Jackpot is yours. But more often, you’ll get about three colours on the Control Centre, so three sets of symbols will all become Wilds.
The most straightforward way is of course the bonus feature just mentioned. But the presence of the Wild symbol – looking a bit like a robotic egg that opens up – means you’re always in contention for decent wins in the base game as well.
We’re fortunately still a while away from robots taking over the planet completely, but they do already have a remarkable presence in our everyday lives - such as on your mobile device, where you can play Wild-O-Tron 3000 anytime you like through PlayFrank Mobile Casino. It’s worth remembering that NetEnt have a rich history of making exceptional games that are just as impressive across all operating systems and devices, and with HTML5 you can rest assured Wild-O-Tron 3000 plays as smoothly as a mobile slot as it does on your desktop.
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Once you’ve got your head around the game, you might decide you want to play this slot for real money. Wins on the game are frequent (if not as rich as on some other NetEnt slots) so you’ll get a decent run for your money in comparison to some other games. All you have to do is sign up to Playfrank, claim your Welcome Offer and you're ready to go!