Wild Lava Slot: Review, Casinos List

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Released Oct. 31, 2020
Software provider Playtech
RTP (return to player) 96.47 %
House edge 3.53 %
Volatility medium-low
Theme Mystical
Reels 5
Paylines 40
Bonus game No
Free spins Yes
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol Yes
Multiplier No
Progressive No
Top win x403
Bet Size 0.10-500 EUR

Theme and basic information

The slot Wild Lava is developed by a world-known gaming provider that was launched some decades ago and still remains one of the market’s leaders. The game has a very fascinating plot which includes green tropical trees, god’s masks of bright colors, seashells and drums of local islanders.

Besides the well-designed plot, the slot is featured with the list of such necessary elements of a modern slot like Wild, Scatter, Wild eruptions and Wild eruptions respin features and, last but not least, Lava free games. I will only add that this slot is a good choice for the players who prefer low-risk games.

The slot’s theme is tropical life that is related to esotericism, volcano eruptions, undersea world and lifestyle of native islanders.

So, this game plot doesn’t include main characters, but it has lots of main objects such as cave art, that is depicted on the royal symbols, and boats of aborigines.

The slot was released in October of 2020 which means that it offers all innovative mechanics and technologies. For instance, it supports HTML5 technology and, as a result, it is available on all mobile devices.

Game play

Wild Lava is a 5-reel and 5-row slot that has 40 fixed paylines. The win line pays from the leftmost. The more detailed information, for instance, the pictures of the paylines, is given in the ‘info’ tab of the slot. You are able to find this tab on the left side of the settings panel.

The betting mechanics of the Wild Lava slot includes just the total bet sizing that ranges from 0.10 euros to 500 euros which should be satisfying for all types of players.

Slot symbols

There are 11 symbols in total and 10 of them are paying including the Wild symbol. Moreover Wild and a symbol that looks like the god’s mask are the highest paying symbols that pay 80x a bet maximum and 20x a bet if only three identical symbols landed on the reels.

Actually, there are 4 lower paying symbols here, all of them are royals with the cave art (depicted on them). These symbols are Ace, King, Queen and Jack that are painted in different colors: yellow, red, lilac and blue. They pay only 20x a bet if all 5 identical symbols are collected and 4x a bet if just 3 of such symbols appear on the board.

By the way, the highest win per line may be counted as 500 euros (maximum possible bet) multiplied by 80 which equals to 40,000 euros. It is not a shocking result, but keeping in mind that it's a low-risk game, it should be quite satisfying for players.

The Wild symbol looks like a letter W that is burning in the fire. It landed on the reels during eruptions of the volcano and substitutes all symbols except Scatter. Moreover, as I’ve mentioned, it is the highest paying symbol.

The Scatter lands on reels 2, 3 and 4. It is known that 3 Scatters trigger Free Spins which can bring a pretty big winning. And they are stored as Wilds to be used in the Wild eruption respin during which all stored Wilds are spread on the reels. And they substitute other symbols making lots of additional wins that will be added to your total win when the respin ends.

Slot Bonus features

As for Free spins, this slot offers two options which are Wild eruptions respin and Lava free games. How do these options actually work?

Wild eruptions respin starts randomly and it spreads all stored Wilds, that are collected in the base game, on the reels. Wilds substitute other symbols and build more winning combinations.

Lava free games are triggered by Satter symbols that land on reels 2,3 and 4. And it’s said in the rules that the volcano eruption spreads all stored Wilds on the reels as random Wilds for the entire free games. Moreover, the Wilds shuffle positions with every spin. And it’s a condition that at least 5 random Wilds guarantee.

Free games can be retriggered if 3 Scatters appear on the reels during the Free spins round.

There is no additional bonus game in this slot. Though, the special features are pretty engaging here.

Special features

The Wild eruptions is the only feature that can be certainly classified as a special one. It implies that Wild symbols are collected for a respin in base game and become sticky in free games.

Wild eruption respin I’ve described above in the Slot Bonus features, but it actually can be considered as a special feature as well.

The multiplier is not offered in the Wild Lava slot.

The maximum possible win equals 400x a bet which is quite small potential winning. So, it should be obvious that progressive jackpot is not included in the slot.

RTP and volatility

The RTP of Wild Lava slot is 96.47% which means that you will get back a quite satisfying sum of money, and this sum equals the average RTP coefficient on the market.

The slot’s volatility is low to medium, as a result, you will get payouts pretty often. Though, as we know, they anyway won’t be too big to be very excited.

The hit frequency of this slot is unknown.

Graphics and sound

The graphics of the slot is performed quite well. It looks colorful and, I’d even say, cheerful. Probably, the animation could be created in a more realistic way, though it is pretty good anyway.

As for sound, honestly, I don’t like such sharp sound effects like are used in this slot , but they can be considered acceptable for the island-themed game.

This slot doesn’t have an intro.

In Conclusion

Let’s consider the pros and cons of the Wild Lava slot.

So, it has the following pros:

  • medium-high RTP level

  • quite nice animation

  • low-medium volatility

  • html5 is supported

The slot has the following cons:

  • often used theme

  • sound of satisfying quality (which is not perfect)

  • pretty small possible winning

  • no free spins multiplier

Summing up, the Wild Lava slot has a list of disadvantages including quite mediocre quality of sound and animation, ordinary theme, lack of bonus game and special features.

It also offers maximum winning equals only 400x a bet which is, honestly speaking, not mind-blowing motivation to play.

Though, it has low volatility and high RTP level which means that it is a great choice for players who prefer low-risk games that have a modern look and include innovative mechanics in addition.