Wild Hike Slot Review 2024

Get ready to become one with nature as Relax Gaming takes us on a hike of a lifetime, in Wild Hike!

Brush up on your camping skills and pair up with a buddy, Relax Gaming is taking us outdoors for a midnight hike, where things go bump in the night.

The design of Wild Hike sets the mood, with a dimly lit background full of trees, rocks and a smoky campfire. Wild Hike makes you aware of your surroundings as a number of animal noises can be heard over the mysterious music…let’s hope you’re not afraid of the dark!

Wild Hike will be sure to bring out the best of your survival skills and make you wish you had paid attention in your Scouts group all those years ago.

Will you be able to survive the night? Let’s play on and find out!

Wild Hike Base Game

Wild Hike Base Game and Features

Wild Hike is a 6 reel slot with 4,096 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€50 per spin, with plenty of other betitng options in between the two. Wild Hike has a theoretical RTP of 96.09% and a max win cap of 20,000x.

In terms symbols, the highest paying rgeular symbol here is the Wolf, followed by the Bear, Hog, Deer and Owl. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.

Game Provider Relax Gaming
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 20,000x
Paylines 4,096 Ways
Release Date 08/02/2023
RTP 96.09%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.1

Expanding Wild Respins

During the base game, if a Wild symbol lands on reels 3 and 4, it will become an Expanding Wild symbol, covering the entire reel it appears on, awarding a Respin.

Each Expanding Wild will be given a Muliplier that increases by x1 on every consecutive Respin. When reels 3 and 4 both have an active Expanding Wild symbol on them, both their respective Multipliers will be multiplied by each other for even bigger wins.

Wild Hike Free Spins

Landing 3 or 4 Scatters across the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 7 and 10 Free Spins respectively. If the Free Spins round is triggered during the Respin feature, all Multipliers will be carried over to Free Spins.

During Free Spins, awarded Multipliers from all Expanding Wilds will become the starting Multiplier value for all new Expanding Wilds that land. Landing a Scatter symbol during this time will award an additional +1 Free Spin.

Wild Hike Wild Free Spins

Wild Hike Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Relax Gaming has granted players access to 2 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Free Spins – Triggers the Free Spins round for a total cost of 75x your current bet. (RTP 96.51%)
  • Wild Free Spins – Triggers the Wild Free Spins round for a total cost of 150x your current bet. This option guarantees a win on double Expanding Wilds. (RTP 96.54%)

Wild Hike: Our Verdict

Hiking isn’t exactly a pasttime that appeals to the Fruity Slots content team – we’re much more inclined to lead a sedentary lifestyle of hiking virtually in the visually serene Wild Hike from Relax Gaming. Mind you, Wild Hike does make us wonder about the wonders of nature, the beauty of the natural world and the incomprehensible complexion of a the universe itself when you’re gazing upon the stars in Wild Hike’s Free Spins mode.

Wild Hike is a prime example of a slot that delivers in more than just gameplay, and though they’re aspects that are often underappreciated, Relax still go hard with pouring ample resource into making Wild Hike look and feel like a slot should. It’s immersive, fun, capable and it’s even calming too.

When it comes to gameplay itself, Wild Hike is a bit of a dark horse (or wolf, if you will). At first glance, it doesn’t look like a slot with much in the way of crazy features, but more humble instead. However, the Wild Respins on reels 3 and 4 can be deceitfully good, and it’s something that Iron Bank fans might recognise. If you’ve chosen the Expanding Wilds feature in Iron Bank then you’ll know of its capabilities already, but you’ll also know how brutal it can be. At it’s best, Wild Hike is capable of up to 20,000x

Consecutive wins are required to make the Wild Persist, and when the time comes for it to decide that it’s had enough it feels like the emotional equivalent to being mauled by wolves. It’s good news for those within bonus buy territory though, because an improved (and more expensive) option gives you a bonus with a guaranteed win on expanding wilds.

Overall, Wild Hike certainly wasn’t the crazy emotional rollercoaster that some of their other games are, but it’s a solid game with a lot of the basics done well.