Sticky Wild Slots

Blackjack has the aces, roulette has red and black, and slots have the wild symbol. All these are similar in a way as they all play a huge role in your chances of winning. The wild symbol substitutes for almost all other symbols so you can only imagine how great it’d be for it to remain on the board for more than one consecutive spin. This is where the sticky wild feature comes into play. 

You don’t have to do anything other than just bet and play the game before a wild symbol appears. However, the sticky wild is usually offered only when in a certain mode such as a bonus game or free spins. It freezes on the screen and can remain there for many subsequent respins increasing your chances of getting bigger wins.

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Features of Sticky Wild 

Since sticky wilds don’t usually appear during regular spins, you will most likely encounter them after entering a bonus mode. There the sticky wild can appear randomly during the spins as the player doesn’t need to trigger them by himself.

Features are where things get really interesting. Before we delve more into them we’d like to let you know that slots that offer sticky wilds are usually highly volatile meaning that the spins can cost a lot but the potential of hitting large wins is greater than when playing other slots.

One of the best features has to be the sticky wild multiplier. In most cases, this appears as a 1x – 3x payline win multiplier and remains in place for the remainder of the bonus spins.

You may also encounter shifting or expanding sticky wilds. These may not remain in the same position but they do stick around for subsequent spins.

Advantages and Disadvantages

There aren’t any disadvantages as to the nature of the sticky wild feature but their presence isn’t always beneficial. Apart from the fact that slots offering them are highly volatile, the winnings tend to grasp from bonus modes where they appear. This means that if you only get one or two sticky wilds during a full round of free spins, then your chances of winning big aren’t that great.

On the bright side, sticky wilds do increase the payout as they substitute for almost all symbols on any given payline they contribute to.

Forms of Sticky Wild 

There are many variations to this seemingly simple feature. Sticky wilds can shift places with other symbols, move, or expand vertically and horizontally. The latter can even lead to fully wild reels more on which you can read on the associated article on our site. Some games even allow you to pick a symbol and transform it to a wild for the next spin by paying a small fee.

Top Slots with Sticky Wild 

  • Tower Quest (Play’n GO) – 3 rows and 5 reels, you can choose which mode of free spins to play including sticky wilds, wild multipliers, etc.
  • Mamma Mia! (Betsoft) – 3 rows and 5 reels, for a small fee you can choose which symbol you want to transform into a sticky wild for the next spin.
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