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If you’re into medieval castles, knights, shields, and all things medieval, you’re going to love NextGen’s Shields Of The Wild online slot. With perfect graphics and animations and a theme rooted in the Middle Ages, the slot will take you on a journey back in time. With a Game of Thrones-esque intro and shields that represent fictional houses on the reels, it’s definitely a slot that will get your attention.
Shields Of The Wild’s RTP is 96.53%, so a bit higher than the industry average. Indian casino players are not going to have any problems playing it. It has a rather standard layout of 5 reels and 3 rows with 10 betways. The coin sizes range from €0.10 to €100, which means you can really strike it big. You can earn a prize worth 2,500 times your stake if you’re patient. The game is available on all mobile platforms and features a few bonus rounds that make it all the more exciting.
The Shields Of The Wild slot main game is pretty easy to play. Most of the symbols on the reels come in the form of shields. It shouldn’t come as a surprise – after all, the theme’s right there in the name. There are 10 fixed betways and 5 reels with gorgeous spinning animations as soon as you hit the button. The animated background depicts a battleground on the hills with sunlight shining down on it. From a graphical point of view, the slot is gorgeous. Trust us – not many slots look as good as this.
The basic wooden shields in the Shields Of The Wild online slot are the lowest-paying symbol. The more lavish the shield, the higher its value. The golden lion shield is the highest-paying symbol here – depending on how many you land on the reels, you can win a prize worth 25x, 50x or 100x your stake. The Shields Of The Wild logo is the game’s wild, substituting all symbols apart from the Upgrade and Scatter. The scatter itself is a medieval sword. As soon as you land three on the reels, you’ll trigger the Marching Stacks Feature where major prizes await.
There are two Shields Of The Wild Bonus features in this great slot and both are as rewarding as they are exciting. First comes the Shield Wall feature with upgraded symbols. What do upgraded symbols mean? All the symbols on the reels will be upgraded to the next high-paying symbol apart from the scatter or wild. If you’re lucky, you’ll get whole reel sets with lion shields awarding you a prize worth 100 times your stake. The feature can be triggered randomly on any spin and can land you some pretty nice wins.
The other special feature is the Marching Stacks Free Games feature. It will be triggered by 3, 4 or 5 swords (scatters) on the reels. Depending on the number of scatters on the reels, you’ll get that many high-paying symbols apart from the golden lion shield.
Now it’s time for the free spins. If a sword scatter appears on the reels during the free spin, the stack upgrades to the next high-paying symbol. This could possibly lead to a combination of high-paying shields which together with additional free spins can land you a prize worth up to 100 times your stake.
There’s definitely no question about it – the Shields Of The Wild online slot is one of the best-looking and most exciting games we’ve played. Apart from the gorgeous graphics and the autumnal medieval feel, the game’s two special bonus rounds are lucrative enough to get your attention. Although it’s not the highest-paying game we’ve seen, Indian players should find Shields Of The Wild a decent ride.