Born Wild Slot from Hacksaw Gaming looks to be yet another to pique the interest of slot players everywhere in a slot where you’ll have to howl, claw, hiss, growl and roar your way to big wins.
Hacksaw Gaming success has been on an upward trajectory since they decided to enter the slot world having previously focused on scratchcards. In fact, Hacksaw Gaming have actually combined aspects of the two with fixed Jackpot slots that have the unprecedented win potential of some of their scratch cards.

Haunted Circus and Forest Fortune were the first two examples of this when them the potential to win up to £/€2,500,000 and  £/€3,000,000 respectively, and now they’ve turned up the volume in a slot capable of winning a life changing sum of £/€10,000,000. Some slots have some seriously impressive win potential, but they rarely match the considerable capabilities of these slots, if ever.

What would one need to land in Born Wild Slot to win such a life changing sum?  Read on for a full review of Born Wild from the incredibly impressive Hacksaw Gaming

Born Wild Slot Base

Born Wild Slot Theme

One of the things that you’ll immediately notice when you load up Born Wild Slot is how similar the style is to Chaos Crew.

The Chaos Crew theme was something that induced instant interest with its unique aristry and Born Wild is no different with the same neon-like style. Another thing you’ll notice is how similar the music is.

Born Wild doesn’t quite adopt the same electro-track as Chaos Crew did, but it’ll start similarly with a subtle and tranquil piano tune before switching to an upbeat song with a prominent bassline.

Overall, it looks like both art and music have been done very well yet again in Born Wild Slot

Born Wild Slot: Betting and Symbols

Any developer worth their salt usually puts a broad variety of betting options into their slots so that many may experience its gameplay. Hacksaw Gaming regularly cater to a wide audience with many different options, and Born Wild looks to be no different with options that span from £/€0.20 per spin to £/€100 per spin.

When it comes to the symbols we’lve got an interesting composition of Wild Creatures. First and foremost is the Wild which pays 250x for a line of 5. Following on from this is the creatures, with the Snake, Tiger, Gorilla, Rhino and Wolf. Lower paying symbols too are related to the high paying animal symbols, with Roar, Grr, Hisss, Claw and Howl.

Special symbols are the Bear and the Lion, which act as symbols that’ll grant entry into bonus rounds.

Game Provider Hacksaw Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win £/€10,000,000
Paylines 20
Release Date 30/06/2021
RTP 93.80%
Mechanics Fixed Pay Lines
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Born Wild Slot: The Base Game and Features

Born Wild Slot is a 5-reel slot with 20 fixed pay lines.

To form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 of any symbols from left to right, starting from the left most reel. Pay lines can be a little confusing in this one, much like they were in Chaos crew, but you’ll get used to it when you start playing for a while and there’s a full breakdown of paylines in the paytable should you need it.

The highest paying regular is the snake, but the maximum pay out for connecting 5 of these is 25x, which isn’t exactly huge.

Much like in Chaos Crew, the excitement bulk of the excitement lies exclusively within the Bonus Features

Born Wild Slot Base Game

Born Wild Free Spins

Free Spins in Born Wild Slot are obtained by landing 3 Bear Scatter symbols, which will net you 10 Free Spins

All Wilds in this feature are Sticky for the duration of the round. The aim of the game is to land as many Wilds as possible to accrue them big hits. As mentioned previously, 5 of the Wild symbols will pay a big 250x, so there’s definitely potential hidden here.

Chaos Crew definitely had a lot more in terms of anticipation than the Free Spins in Born Wild does, but it does the job in putting you on the edge of your seat if Wild Symbols start to accumulate…But Free Spins isn’t the only bonus feature in Born Wild, so the excitement definitely isn’t over yet. The most desirable bonus round is actually the Lion’s Roar Bonus Round.

Lion’s Roar Bonus Round

The Lions Roar Bonus Round is obtained by landing 3 Lion Symbols.

The Scatters that triggered the bonus will stick, and your task is to land more Lion Symbols on the empty spaces.

Respins are awarded as long as a new Lion Symbol lands on every spin, so the round will end if a spin goes by without a Lion to fill a vacant space.

Filling the entire screen with Lion Symbols will award that mouth-watering £/€10,000,000 maximum win, but if you don’t quite make it into the millionaires club then all Lions will turn into Wilds for one spin instead.

The excitement as you start to stack up the Wilds is a heartwrenching experience, especially when a life-changing sum is at stake. How often will this feature pay off we wonder? Not very often at all we’d imagine, but you can understand that given the sum. We’ve all dreamed of what we’d do if we won the lottery and the house and cars we’d buy with it. Could Born Wild make dream reality?

We’re not aware of anyone who has bagged the big one in Forest Fortune yet, and the win capability for that sits at 7 million lower. Will it ever come in for anyone? That remains to be seen. The fact that it’s technically possible makes it exciting enough.

Born Wild Lion's Roar

Born Wild Bonus Buy

Hacksaw Gaming have implemented a Bonus Buy option within Born Wild Slot, though you can only buy your way into the Lion’s Roar Feature.

Of course, you can buy neither of the features if you live in the UK, but you’ll have to land the Free Spins naturally regardless of your location.

The cost of potentially becoming a millionaire comes in at 129x, which would be a small price to play indeed for £/€9,999,871 profit

Born Wild Slot: Our Verdict

Born Wild Slot is made for the brave. You’ll have to tend with the likes of Lions, Snakes, Tigers, Wolves and Bears to claw your way to glory, and it certainly won’t be easy.

We tested the game ourselves, and we were a mere one Wild away from the full screen in the Lion’s Roar Bonus Game. In a sense, we were thankful it was demo mode. The feature paid out an astonishing 4000x due to the amount of Wilds, but even with a win like that you’d be reduced to tears at the thought of being just one symbol away from millionaire status.

Another eyewatering statistic of Born Wild is the RTP, which sits at 93.80%, so we definitely would not recommend Born Wild if you’re trying to beat wagering requirements, and we probably wouldn’t recommend Born Wild to casual players either.

Born Wild is made for those after the big one. Big burly beards, treetrunk arms and balls of steel will come in handy as you try to pry open the lions jaws for eternal glory, but even then you’ll most likely crawl away clinging to dear life. If you ever wondered if man could beat lion in a fight, then look to Born Wild for the answer. The Lion in Born Wild truly must be king of the Jungle, because he’ll best every last one of us looking for that big hit, perhaps except one who proves themselves worthy of glory…maybe.

Overall, Born Wild looks to be another impressive offering from Hacksaw Gaming that’ll appeal rather specifically to those dreamers out there.