On August 3, Kalamba Games, an international gaming studio that provides data slots and casino content based in Krakow, Poland and Floriana, Malta, released Wilds from the Crypt, a horror-themed slot featuring a large family hiding some demonic secrets who live in a haunted mansion that has a cemetery in its yard.
In addition, the provider’s previous hits include Gold Tracker 7s and Hyper Blitz Hold And Win.
True to its name, the main theme of the slot is the aforementioned eerie mansion and demonic family members. The game takes place in the mentioned cemetery, with burning candles next to the coffins lying on the ground. On the side are different tombstones, and at the back is a house with small towers. The soundtrack matches the atmosphere of the game and this slot can be played on any device.
To win, players must form combinations of 3 or more matching symbols on any of the 40 paylines, from left to right, where each win must begin from the first reel to the left, on a dynamic 6×4 grid.
The basic low-value symbols are 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, while the high-value bonus symbols are members of the aforementioned family, aka boy, girl, man and woman. A combination of 6 low-value symbols is worth 0,17x and 3,57x, increasing to 7,14x and 17,86x a player’s bet for a combination of 6 high-value bonus symbols.
The RTP of the game may be 96.31% and 96.52%, which depends on the HyperBet level that players choose, and the maximum win is 10,000x a player’s bet.
Wild Symbol – regular Wild is a scary looking guy with no skin on his face and fire burning around him. Its main task is to replace any regular paying symbol when wins are created and it is also the highest paying symbol. But, it doesn’t replace Scatter or Accumulation Symbol.
In addition to this Wild, there is also a Multiplier Wild with a multiplier of 1x on Hyper Bet level 1, 2x on level 2 and 3x on level 3. However, both Wilds are stacked through the Lucky Loops feature.
Lucky Loops – the Accumulation Symbol, aka a potion bottle, appears during base game spins. However, players can’t create regular winning combinations with it. Each Accumulation Symbol is generated on top of the reels and 3 of them equals 1 Multiplier Wild. When players continue to accumulate these symbols on spins 1-9, the aforementioned feature is activated instantly on every 10th spin.
During this one, each collected Multiplier Wild gets put on random reels. After that, they stack and cover every position on the reels, which further causes that if any regular Wild appears on the reels, it also transforms into a stacked one.
As soon as this feature is completed, the accumulated collection of Accumulation Symbols is reset.
K-Gamble – any winnings greater than 3x a player’s bet may be gambled during this feature, and players are allowed to play 3 gambling rounds in a row, but provided that the possible gambling winnings do not exceed than the game’s max winnings. As soon as it starts, a wheel appears on the screen with a 50/50 chance of winning.
Now, if players decide to press the gamble button, they may double their winnings, but if they lose, that means the win is lost and they go back to the base game. However, there’s plus and minus sign on every side of the screen, where players may grow or reduce the potential winnings, and rising the winnings will also increase the odds, making winnings less likely.
As for the RTP, it is 100% during this one, meaning that players are sure to win every other game on average.
Free Spins – this one is activated when players land 3 or more Scatters, causing the Wilds to become Expanding Wilds that completely cover the whole reels. There are also random sticky Multiplier Wilds with a specific value that depends on the player’s Hyper Bet level. They remain in their position during the round, and their multiplier grow by 1 till they reach the maximum number, which again depends on the level of the Hyper Bet.
- Hyper Bet Level 1 – 6 Free Spins and Wild Multipliers up to a total of 6x;
- Hyper Bet Level 2 – 8 Free Spins and Wild Multipliers up to a total of 8x;
- Hyper Bet Level 3 – 10 Free Spins and Wild Multipliers up to a total of 10x;
Hitting a Scatter through this feature rewards players with an additional spin. Additionally, the round ends when players run out of spins.
Bonus Buy – in order to purchase 6, 8 or 10 spins in Free Spins, players need to reach a certain Hyper Bet level.
Commenting on the launch, Alex Cohen, COO and Co-Founder at Kalamba Games, said: “Wilds From The Crypt will appeal to both new and existing fans of our high-quality content offering. Its distinctive theme and range of features elevate the engagement on offer and present the player with a next-level experience. The inclusion of HyperBet allows players to personalize their session, aligning with their play preferences in a frightfully fun slot filled with thrills.”