The intro to ELK Studio’s DJ Wild slot literally had me from the get go with its cheesy montage of best night out ever footage all in slow-mo, including pumping club music and blissed out crowds. For those of you who really don’t care for your slot to come with an introduction there is an option to cut straight to the chase and get spinning!
DJ Wild is, yep, you guessed it; a disc jockey themed slot, which looks blisteringly good and is seriously easy on the eye. It’s as vibrant as the Flux Slot but with a pumping soundtrack instead of the ethereal music.
The graphics are picture perfect with the whole game suffused in all the bright and beautiful colours of a massive night out. This game’s got the best soundtrack since the Wild Wild West slot, but we are talking more Ibiza than Spaghetti Western.
DJ Wild has 3 rows, 5 reels and 10 paylines, which unusually pay left to right and right to left increasing your paylines to 20.
Here the tools of the DJ’s trade are front and centre on the icons, including the DJ’s keyboard, sound desk, decks and headphones, which make up the high value icons of this game. The low value icons are a different set of classic items – the fruit symbols of a classic pub fruity re-imagined as a contemporary pixelated plum, melon, lemon and cherries. You are going to rock out on this game- well that would be more the Guns n Roses slot I guess, but you’ll be in Ibiza before you know it, in your head at least.
This is a game that’s all about the Wilds; the Wild is DJ Wild spelt out and these come in 5 fun varieties (note the different backdrops to the icon) all a vital element of the bigtime DJ’s set – the tools of the trade including confetti, smoke, fire, laser and strobe.
These Wilds produce 2 different modes of Wilds with smoke, confetti and fire producing vertically expanding Wilds and laser and strobe doing something crazy- they make horizontally expanding Wilds!
The vertical Wilds reward the player with an exploding light show across the reels – it’s pretty high energy; better still, after each win you get a free re-spin, which can start the process over again until you run out of Wilds- awesome.
The horizontal Wilds will throw a free spin your way after a win and this then catches onto the next reel triggering a Wild awarding a re-spin and this can continue as long as you keep those Wilds coming!
To make your night then land one or more of the DJ Wild icon on reels 1, 2, 4 or 5; this triggers the bonus mode.
If you can feel and see your way past the beefy loved-up dance soundtrack, which I found myself unexpectedly enjoying, then DJ Wild also comes with a serious contender in the extras stake; a massive jackpot of 50,000 coins up for grabs- just fill a row with Wilds, landing the jackpot Wild on reel 3!
For the gamer feeling the vibe and simply chilling out to the hedonism then there’s an Auto play function to allow you to soak up the atmosphere while letting the reels do the hard work for you.
Pick your ride
This is one of those slots which comes with a betting strategy element. Depending on how your previous spin has gone you can choose which of four betting strategies you want to take depending on the stakes you like to play. Just choose your bet level which includes Optimizer, Leveller, Booster and Jumper routes.
I admit it. I loved it. This is a really easy game to spend time with. Its upbeat vibe and some of the Wild features it has to offer – and that’s before you even think about that very tasty jackpot. I’ll be back to have that Saturday night feeling any day of the week.