Most of the slots in the 888 Games range are video slots with 5 lines and multiple pay lines. Wild Spider is an exception. This is a traditional 3-reel slot. It has 5 win-lines and does include wild symbols – which can multiply your wins.
While the design is basic, the game play will be familiar to players that enjoy traditional games. There are no break out bonus rounds to interrupt your play. What Wild Spider does have is the potential for a huge line win. If you line up 3 spiders while playing the maximum 5 lines, 9000 coins could be coming your way. Keep in mind that unlike the more complex video slots, you’ll be playing only 5 coins each spin.
This game is played over a 3 by 3 grid. If you are used to video slots, then the fact that symbols will not land in every spot when you spin might seem unusual. To make up for this the wins are bigger when you do hit. You have the choice of between 1 and 5 lines. To get the best returns, you’ll need to play all 5. The big prize on the 5th line is proportionally bigger than the rest. This means that the ‘house edge’ is lower. You can adjust your bet per line downwards if necessary. The minimum bet is just 5c per line, or 25c per spin.
Those spiders are the highest paying symbols. These are also wild, coming with a multiplier if you create a win which includes one or more spiders with the other symbols. If you create a win with 1 spider, this is worth 5x what is on the pay table. If you create a win with 2 spiders and 1 regular symbol, this is worth 25x the stated amount.
Wins for 3 spiders depend on which win-line they fall on. Line 1 gets you 1,600 coins, line 2 is worth 3,200 then 4,800 and 6,400 for lines 3 and 4. Line 5 has a top prize of 9,000 coins.
The other symbols are traditional. These include red and blue 7’s – worth 60 and 50 coins respectively for 3. You will get 30 coins for a mix of these on a win-line. The lower prizes come from the bar symbols. You will find 3, 2 and 1 bars – and receive a consolation prize of 5 coins if you get 3 mixed bars on a win-line.
Bags of gold are scatter symbols, and will pay out in any position on a win-line. If you get one on the middle row of the middle reel, this appears on lines 1, 4 and 5 at the same time – giving you 3 wins. The scatters are worth 2 coins for 1, 6 coins for 2 and 8 coins for 3.
The entire game only takes a single screen, with the pay table above the reels (just like you would find in a live casino). Around the reels you will see other slots, again the view mimics how you would see a live casino setting.
Above the reels to the left is a spider on a money bag, wearing glasses and a hat. This character looks more friendly than threatening. To his right are the payouts. The spider pays dominate the top half of this pay table, with the other wins below.
Reels are backed in white, and look plain. To the right of these you will see displays which are red and black – like the old-style LCD displays. Completing the setup, the action buttons are made to look like the physical plastic ones.
Sounds are the traditional whirrs and beeps from old style 3 reel slots.
While there are more exiting options in the 888 Game’s slot range – this is the only one which is in the style of a traditional 3-reel slot. What it lacks in bonus features is made up for in big win potential. You can win up to 9,000 coins by lining up the spiders, or get a 5x or 25x multiplier using those spiders as wilds.