Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 24/03/2021
Game supplier:Play'n GO
Max. win:bet x 7000
Non standard reels
Riches & luxury
Slot tester's review: Ziv Chen
The Wild Frames slot machine combines good-old retro chic with ultra-modern features. Released in December 2019 by respected game developer Play’n Go, Wild Frames slot greets you with classic fruit machine symbols and 80s smooth jazz music. But that’s pretty much where the old school ends and new gameplay begins.
Don’t let the traditional theme fool you. Wild Frames is a fast-paced, high-volatility slot machine that features a huge 7x7 grid and is packed with modern features such as Cluster Wins, Cascade Reels and a Charge Meter. And as its name suggests, this slot is all about the innovative Wild Frames bonus feature.
Coming off the Play’n Go assembly line, Wild Frames offers some of the superior graphics and game mechanics that recently became the Swedish developer’s claim to fame. But there are already quite a few other slots with similar features and mechanics such as Honey Rush, Sweet Alchemy, Black Mamba and others.
Does Wild Frames have what it takes to be another great hit from the Play’n Go label? Or is it just another slot that doesn’t shine through? Join me for a trip full of Cluster Wins and Wild Frames to find out!
Theme and Graphics
Play’n Go describe the Wild Frames slot as a “stylish, easy to play game”, a description which I didn’t fully agree with. The style shows through the sharp graphics and attention to detail, but it took me some time to understand all the Wild Frames game features and how they work together. This results in gameplay that is not as easy. I’d even say I found it a bit complicated.
If I had to choose a theme that the Wild Frames slot machine is built on, I would reluctantly class it in the classic/retro category. But other than the symbols and sounds, there’s nothing traditional about Wild Frames.
The purple cascade backdrop gives the Wild Frames slot a subtle and elegant look, and it serves well the other game elements that almost float on the screen. These include the big 7x7 grid, the Charge Meter to the right and a board that shows the winning symbol combinations to the left.
The Wild Frames slot game controls are all set on a semi-transparent control panel at the bottom of the screen. As far as the layout and arrangement of game elements go, Play’n Go did a great job.
With a huge 7x7 grid containing 49 symbols, the Wild Frames screen could have easily looked like a big mess. But thankfully the attention to detail makes for a very clean and functional design. It takes at least 5 matching classic-slot symbols to form a Cluster Win on the Wild Frames slot. For a maximum win, you will need to land at least 30 matching symbols in a cluster as follows:
Low (Card Suit) Symbols
Complementing the retro look and feel of its symbols, the Wild Frames slot background tunes reminded me of the Smooth Jazz Radio stations of the 80s. Winning combinations make a gentle swoosh sound, and a rather-mechanical female voice announces ‘Big Win’, ‘Wild Card’, ‘Shatter’ and other bonus features when they occur.
Probably because I’m older, I liked the elevator/lobby music and thought it fits nicely with the slot’s retro theme. However younger players I’ve spoken with found the Wild Frames tunes too slow and dated for such a high volatility slot.
The Wild Frames slot is also available on mobile. Although all the features work well and the solid game layout makes things easy to find and tap on, the big grid and many symbols were a bit small to watch on a mobile screen.
The Wild Symbol is the star of the Wild Frames slot machine gameplay, with every golden W creating a sticky frame on the symbol position it lands on. Once the Wild Frame bonus feature is active, a new Wild that lands on the same frame will trigger a progressive multiplier that starts at 1x and can climb up to 9x. In addition 4, 5 or 6 random Wilds can be added to the reels after losing spins to help create more winning combinations.
The Charge Meter to the right of the grid counts the points you collect after each spin, and will reset and start counting from zero again after every losing spin. You will receive 1 point for every winning symbol, and will need to collect a certain amount of points to trigger the following bonus rounds:
As the Wild Frames slot game has Cascading Wins mechanics, the first three bonus rounds just build up towards the Wild Frames feature which is the main event on the reels. Once you get 80 points on the Charge Meter, all the frames burst with Wilds and Multiplier Wilds. If you top up the Charge Meter above 80 points, you will get 2 extra frames for every 10 additional points.
Bets and Payouts
With a 94.5% RTP (Return to Player), the Wild Frames online slot sits below the industry average. Minimum bets on Wild Frames are £0.2 and the maximum stake is £100. The Wild Frames online slot is highly volatile, scoring 10 out of 10 even on Play’n Go’s own volatility scale. So keep in mind that playing this slot will require patience and you shouldn’t expect smaller, frequent wins. But once the Cascading Wins and intertwined bonus features kick in and start a chain reaction of wins, you have chances for an enormous payout of up to 7,000x your stake.
More Play’nGo Favourites
If you liked Wild Frames’ Cascading Wins, try playing this exciting feature in the hip, young atmosphere of Play’n Go’s Black Mamba online slot. With the same RTP and Variance, Black Mamba takes you to an adrenaline-fuelled rock concert with 4 Solo bonus features.
As its name implies, the Wild Frames slot machine is all about the Wilds and the Frames they form on the reels. Due to the game’s high volatility, it will take you some time to get points and move the Charge Meter’s needle. But once you do, the bonus features will start triggering each other to create a snowball effect of multipliers and wins.
The gameplay is a bit complicated to understand when you start, and the high volatility can leave you a bit bored until bonuses are triggered. I got a little impatient looking at the Charge Meter falling back to zero so many times after losing spins. So if you aren’t a fan of high-risk, high-reward slots with long game sessions, Wild Frames is not the slot machine for you.
However, if you would like to try a slot with a classic theme, modern features, superior design and big chances to win – there are 7,000x reasons to spin the reels of Wild Frames!
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RTP (Return to Player):96.5%
Max. win:bet x 7000
Win both ways:
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You can play Wild Frames in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.
Wild Frames supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD
Ziv has been working for two decades in leading online casino companies like Playtech and Microgaming. Having earned a Master’s degree from University of Pittsburgh, Ziv initially wanted to become a sports writer. But his passion for writing and love of casino made him an iGaming journalist.
Nowadays, Ziv is combining his passion for writing and love of casinos into a fulltime writing career. He uses his professional experience and industry connections to cover slots, casino table games, casino strategies, industry news and more.
In his free time Ziv writes for his American sports blogs and attends to his Whiskey collection. Sometimes he combines these passions too.