Infective Wild Slot Review 2024

Pragmatic Play has brewed up something magical and it’s about to boil over in their latest release, Infective Wild!

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for Pragmatic Play to bring something thrilling to the table. Infective Wild is all treat and no trick, with an Infective Wild feature that spreads Wilds across the reels by transforming Cat and Crow symbols that land adjacent to Wilds.

This feature also plays an important part in the Free Spins round, joined by regular Wilds that become Sticky when they land in view. Infective Wild may be a Halloween slot, but will it stick in our minds all year round? Let’s play on and find out!

Infective Wild Base Game

Infective Wild Base Game and Features

Infective Wild is a 5-reel Video Slot with 40 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.40 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€200 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.09% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Black Cat, followed by the Crow, Hat, Cauldron, Tombstone, and Potion. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Pumpkin Wilds appear on reels 1, 3, 4, and 4, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 200
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 40
Release Date 19/10/2023
RTP 96.09%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.40

Infective Wild Feature

During gameplay, whenever a Wild symbol lands and if it happens to be touching Horizontally or Vertically a Cat or Crow symbol, the Infective Wild feature will trigger.

Once active, the Cat and Crow symbols that are touched by the Wild will also transform into Wild symbols. If any Cat or Crow symbols are connected Horizontally or Vertically to another symbol of its kind, it will also transform into a Wild.

Infective Wild Free Spins Reel

Infective Wild: Free Spins

Landing 3 Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the base game automatically triggers the Free Spins round.

The number of Free Spins awarded is determined by a special 3×3 reel panel that reveals 1, 2, or 3 Free Spins per cell. The numbers in each cell are added together and the total number of Free Spins is awarded.

During Free Spins, all Pumpkin Wilds that land on reels 1, 2, 3, or 4 will remain fixed in their positions for the duration of the round. These sticky Wilds are Infective Wilds that can transform Cat and Crow symbols that land Horizontally or Vertically to them into Wilds, but they do not stick to the reels.

Infective Wild Free Spins

Infective Wild Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round for 100x your bet. (RTP 96.06%)

Infective Wild: Our Verdict

Players who like to play on lower bets may find the minimum bet available a little steep, but is Infective Wild worth the extra pennies?

Infective Wild is a fitting choice for players seeking a little thrill this Halloween, and Pragmatic Play has pulled out a few new tricks of their own to make it a true Halloween special.

Although Infective Wild is not a Cluster Pays title, Pragmatic Play has generously dished out 5 rows for each reel, giving the Infective Wild Feature plenty of room to work its magic.

The Infective Wild feature triggers a rash of spreading Wilds when a wild symbol lands adjacent to a Cat or Crow symbol, enhancing wins already in view or creating them.

The Dog House fans will be delighted to see that Pragmatic Play has bought back Sticky Wilds in the Free Spins round. Wilds that land on reels 1, 2, 3, or 4 will always stick to their positions, but Infective Wilds do not. If they did, it would be a pretty straightforward run to hit the 5,000x max win cap!