With the DJ Wild slot you are standing behind the turntables, let the audience go wild! With this online slot from ELK Studios you are the DJ. When we start the game we first see a short video intro to get in the party mood. We land with our private jet in Miami and drive in a limo towards the party location, time to uncork the champagne… DJ Wild knows how to depict the atmosphere of the wild night life of a famous DJ. The different symbols fit well with the theme. We see a synthesizer, mixer, headphones and a mixer. It seems like there are several disco lights focused on the symbols, they flash to the beats. Each DJ Wild symbol ensures that the re-spin bonus game is activated. Maybe you will spin the Jackpot Wild symbol on the middle reel, it provides a prize of£125. With the expanding Wild re-spins, you can even win up to £170.000!
Let the party begin!
The hall fills up, let the party begin! The soundtrack of DJ Wild is actually a pretty good song. The music has different variations, once you activate the re-spin bonus game this slot and music is on fire! The Wild symbols have different animations added, such as confetti, strobe effects, smoke, fire, and there are also green laser lights visible. These symbols then give visible sound waves through other symbols. For those who can not get enough of the soundtrack, you can also listen to the song on iTunes and Spotify. Besides the various matching symbols of DJ equipment, we also see the famous fruit symbols. Like the grape, lemon, melon and cherry in a totally new look. The symbols are very blocky and look a bit like the symbols of the Doubles slot from Yggdrasil.
Features and betting strategies
The slots developer ELK Studios has a very clever way to display the game rules and betting settings. With most online slots a part of the display is reserved for these settings. There remains less image space for the symbols and the rest of the game. DJ Wild slot can use much larger symbols because the game rules and betting settings are hidden behind 2 transparent buttons. On the top left you can see the button with 3 lines among each other, if you click on it you can view the game rules. For example, a brief introduction to the DJ Wild re-spin bonus game, the value of symbols and an introduction to the different betting strategies. If you click on the 2 coins with the + sign, you can adjust the betting settings. At the 1st screen, you can choose the amount of money you want to bet per round. This can vary from £0.25 up to £100. The 2nd screen is called Optimizer, you can choose to use a certain percentage of your total bankroll, 1% up to 10% per spin. In the 3rd screen, you can use the bet setting Leveller. With this setting, the bet is increased by 2 levels after you lost 5 consecutive times. If this happens again the wagering amount goes up again with 2 levels. This will continue with a maximum of 10x your bet. If we continue to the 4th screen you get to the Booster. With this betting strategy you can increase your bet every time you lose a game round. It continues automatically up to the amount of 4x your chosen bet. The 5th and final betting strategy is that of the Jumper. With this strategy, you increase your bet by 1 level after each round. This continues until you reach 4 levels above your chosen bet. To use one of these betting strategies you can click on the Auto Spin button, be sure you first have selected a betting amount. We are certainly very happy with the variety of betting options and the simplicity in which it is all presented.
DJ Wild re-spin bonus game
If you turn a DJ Wild symbol this will ensure that the re-spin bonus game is activated. Each new Wild symbol provides an extra spin. The screen fills up with more and more Wild symbols, because of this it gets a lot easier to make a winning combination! The Wild symbol counts for any other symbol, as long as there is a winning combination possible on at least 1 payline. Once the re-spin bonus game is triggered the party is on fire! The Wild symbols show matching effects with the theme. Vertically the Wild symbols have fire, confetti and strobe effects. Horizontal Wild symbols have the effect of green lasers and disco lights. But if you succeed to spin the Wild symbol with the image of the DJ the Wild jackpot of £125 is yours. This symbol should be visible on the middle reel. With the re-spins feature of this online slot you can win up to £170,000!
Summary table DJ Wild
|Software developer||ELK Studios|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||December 2015|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,3%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Low|
|Features (?)||DJ Wild re-spin bonus game|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Min. / Max. bet||0.25 up to 100|
We are positively surprised by this new title from ELK Studios. The DJ theme is embedded in a very cool way. The symbols flash with the beat of the music and the Wilds have different matching effects. The DJ Wild re-spin bonus game offers some good prizes. This slot game has a larger size than we are used to, this is because there is no space needed for wagering settings. These settings are all concealed in a 2nd screen, there is so much more space for the actual game. The wagering settings are very extensive, you can for example choose to use the predetermined betting strategies. We are definitely excited about DJ Wild, step behind the turntables and get that party started!
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