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Wild Bazaar: The middle East is here!

Wild Bazaar is a slot from NetEnt gaming that uses the theme of a Middle East street market.  An unusual design of 5 reels, 4 rows and only 26 paylines uses a simple bonus theme of lines of chests to activate 4 different features. How can you go wrong with lots of colourful chests?

Slot Mechanics/Features

The slot has a basic theme of no bonus as such but 4 separate features which can be combined to make more powerful combinations. A line of a minimum of 3 chests of a certain colour will provide 3 spins on a certain feature. If you get 4 chests you get 4 spins of that feature and 5 chests will give 5 spins of that feature also. The type of feature given is done by the colour of the winning line, it is possible to get more than one combination of winning lines which will activate more than one feature at a time.

The chest features are:

  • Stacked Wilds (RED) – Wilds will appear in stacks of 4.
  • Colossal Wilds (GREEN) – all wilds appear as a 2×2 colossal symbol.
  • Linked Wilds (PINK) – the wild on the furthest left will link to the furthest right wild and all symbols between these will transform into wilds.
  • 2x Multiplier Wins (BLUE) – All wilds will multiply by x2.

The symbols are broken into low paying (non-chests) and high paying (chests).

What to look for

This slot feels harder than it should to bonus, the trick is getting more than one feature triggered at the same time. The best chance is to trigger one feature which can make it easier to trigger further and more features. The non chest symbols are quite low paying and pay often, the chest are much better paying but are harder to hit than you would expect.

However, the chests can pay 7.5x your stake alone for just 5 chests which is a good pay-out. It is a low variance slot in our opinion as your looking at maybe a maximum of 400x – 500x. It’s a simple concept once you learn what the four features do, the harder thing is to understand how the combinations can improve things as it’s not always obvious.

Final Thoughts

Netent like to make these simple games and overall, we like the concept. However, it feels too hard for its potential level maybe this view will change the more we play it. It feels like a slot you play 100 spins and leave it as it doesn’t offer much depth. The graphics and sounds are all good for the theme, but the slot feels hollow.

It’s fun for short bursts and comes across as a high roller slot. This is where our problem comes from as it feels too hard to activate a feature let alone a combination. They happen often enough and can pay badly on more occasions than you like it. This might be us hitting a bad run on RTP as such and this opinion is open to change if we play it enough. It just feels like a slot that in time will be forgotten about as it didn’t do enough.

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