Updated 21st July, 2017
Although having a free spins bonus is a priority for a lot of slots players, it's nice to have some
extra features to keep the entertainment level high. One of my favourites is the Stacked Wild
feature which not only makes slots play a little more interesting, but also increases the potential for some
very big wins. If you can find a stacked wild slot which also has big
free spin multipliers
Dungeons & Dragons slot
by IGT or one of
my own favourites, Great Blue
by Playtech then even better!
For a list of online slots that combine stacked wilds with a free spins bonus feature, check out the pre-defined
search results page for slots with stacked wilds and free spins
I am sure most Slotunkies
will be familiar with the concept
of stacked wild slots, or expanding wild games for that matter, but for those of who aren't, below is a brief explanation
of how they work. For players who are already up on this, check out the video slots pictured below to see some videos
of games with stacked of expanding wilds that can be played online.
The stacked wild is essentially a wild symbol that can cover up to an entire reel when it drops. They are normally
in bands of 3 or 4 symbols as a result and on some video slots they appear on every reel, while on others
they are set on specific reels. The slots where you get stacked wilds on every reel are normally high
but are also the slots where
you could really land a whale of a spin - rare though it may be! Some online slots have stacked wilds
exclusively in the free spins bonus feature, but when you combine these with increased multipliers as is
invariably the case, again the potential for a big win is significantly increased.
For a list of high risk slot games, check out the high variance slots
search results page.
The concept of Expanding wilds is similar, except rather than seeing the wilds drop in blocks of 3 or
4 symbols, you get a single wild symbol that, when it lands in view, expands to cover the entire reel.
There isn't much difference between the potential for big wins offered between slots with stacked wilds
and those with expanding wilds. Both are good! My favourite slots with stacked wilds are probably those like
Iron Man that form part of the Playtech Marvel Slots
series along with The Hulk which has expanding wilds - well worth checking those out.
Online Slots with Stacked Wilds in the Base Game
When you mouse over each of the slot video images above, you will see what type of wild it has - either
stacked or expanding - and whether it appears in regular game play or just in the free spins feature.
You will also see the software platform the slot game appears on which in turn correlates to the casinos
listed to the right. If you are living in the USA, then at present you are much more limited in your
choice of games and casinos.
For everyone else, you may want to download a casino relevant to the software that your selected game
appears on. You can see a list of all the games and casinos on a specific platform -
for example Playtech slots are listed here
by following the software links in the left hand menu at the top of the page. You will see not only those
slots with stacked wilds or expanding wilds, but all slots on the given platform along with lists of
some of the best online casinos
Please remember that stacked wild slots tend to be higher risk so don't bet too high at first - learn
how the slot works and then determine a sensible betting level. It's all well and good going for that
monster win, but if your money runs out first it is ultimately frustrating at times.