Wild Water by NetEnt
At first glance, Wild Water may appear to be one of the rare misses in the visual department where NetEnt is concerned. However, as you immerse yourself in the game you’ll see that the style is truly intentional as it’s meant to represent surf culture of yesteryear. Indeed, you can keep your wetsuits and other advanced equipment – these guys are bathing suit only types and the 1960s theme does plenty to take this game out of the ordinary. There are five surfers who can all appear in reel sized stacks across the twenty win lines and they’re ably supported by other themed symbols like the palm trees and camper van. Funnily enough, the wild card is something that they’d probably prefer not to see but you’ll be more than happy to encounter – it’s a stacked shark symbol that can substitute in for anything else other than the scatter symbol.
Scoop a Surf’s Up Bonus
A small addition to the game is a sort of mix and match feature which, as you’d expect, relies on the surfer characters. If you land five fully stacked surfers across the reels then you’ll receive a prize worth twenty times your bet, even if all five of the surfers in question are different. If you manage to make this feature up of all five different surfers then the rewards get much bigger and better, granting a bet multiplier of two hundred times as your instant prize.
Wild Water Free Spins
In all fairness, neither combination comes along quite as often as we’d like, making it all the better that both features are just to keep things ticking over until you find yourself in the main free spins bonus round. The solo surfer scatter is the symbol you’ll be after and three or more will trigger a certain set of spins, with up to sixty on offer. Our friend the shark wild becomes extra important within this bonus game as he will expand to cover his entire reel as long as he forms part of a winning combination in his own right.
The obvious way to describe Wild Water would be as a game that is perfect for players that were surfers in the 1960s but we don’t think that would apply to all too many of our readers. Instead, we’ll sum it up as a simple, fun game that sticks to pretty well-known bonus features but pulls them off impeccably. It’s not the best game ever by any stretch but is fun for passing the time and you can try your hand at it right now with no deposit or download and without even leaving this page!