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96.26% - 96.95% (Bonus Buy)
Dr Wildshock from Microgaming partner Gold Coin Studios brings to life the mad imaginings of Dr Wildshock, a brilliant but mad scientist.
The Nevada based studio are an up and coming game studio with a few slots under their belt, but none has quite made a significant impact on the industry thus far. Can Dr Wildshock make the impression that Gold Coin Studios are looking for?
Let’s find out.
Dr Wildhsock: Mad Loot Lab has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€0.20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€10 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. The maximum bet may not be as high as other slot titles, but we believe the maximum bet here will be satisfying to most players.
The highest paying regular symbol in Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab is Dr Wildshock himself, followed by the Robot, Frog and Brains. Lower paying symbols fall the to Laser Gun, the Keypad, Potion and Magnet. The four lower-paying symbols all have the same pay value.
Regular Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Exploding Wilds.
Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab is a 5 reel slot with a pay anywhere mechanic. This means you only need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols in a line either Horizontally or Vertically, even if it doesn’t begin on the left-most reel.
Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab features Rolling Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols are removed and new symbols will fall into position, filling all the empty spaces and potentially creating even more winning combinations.
The base game in Dr Wildshock: Mad Loot Lab features Exploding Wilds and a Multiplier Trail Feature, this gives the base game a bit of an edge and keeps you entertained whilst you patiently wait for Free Spins to land.
During any random spin in the base game, Exploding Wilds can land.
If an Exploding Wild is used as part of a winning combination, it can award additional Wilds, up to a maximum of 4.
All additional Wilds that the Exploding Wild awards, will be randomly placed on the reels, potentially creating even more winning combinations. If an additional Wild lands on an existing Wild, it will increase the Multiplier of that particular Wild symbol.
Multiplied Exploding Wilds will award additional Wilds with a Multiplier attached to them.
Exploding Wilds are present in both the Base Game and Free Spins.
For every Wild symbol that is used as part of a winning combination, the Multiplier will increase.
The win Multiplier is applied to winning combinations as each win is revealed.
The win Multiplier starts at x1 on every paid spin in the Base Game and Free Spins.
The Multiplier Trail will reset with each new spin.
In order to trigger the Free Spins round, you will need to collect between 3 and 8 Wild symbols in the base game.
Once triggered, you will be awarded 10 Free Spins.
During the Free Spins round, the number of Wilds needed for a retrigger varies between 5 and 6. Once you have collected the amount of Wilds required for a retrigger, you will be awarded an additional +3 Free Spins.
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
This can be purchased for a very generous 40x your current bet.
The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases slightly from 96.26% to 96.95%.
Dr Wildshock is definitely the best from Gold Coin Studios so far, in our opinion.
The wacky scientist theme really grips your attention, and the visuals here are very professional. Dr Wildshock has all of the right stuff in terms of features. There’s features in the Base Game which keeps things lively until you reach that end goal of Free Spins, and when you get there things can kick-off.
Both RTP and maximum win potential looks great here at 96.26% and 25,000x respectively, though we’ll believe it when we see it in regards to the maximum win capabilities.
Overall, Dr Wildshock is a surprisingly entertaining title, and a move in the right direction for the relatively youthful Gold Coin Studios.