Wild Swarm Online Slot: Busy Bees Sweeten the Free-Spins Pot with Sticky Wilds
Wild Swarm is a 20-payline online slot from Push Gaming filled with busy little bees that produce Honey Wilds. Although the Bees rarely land as outcomes of a spin, they emerge as Collectable elements that fill up a beehive hanging outside the 4×5 grid. Once the Hive fills, it explodes and sets off a Free-Spins Feature called Swarm Mode. The latter is a Bonus Round that awards free rolls enhanced with several Sticky Wilds at the very onset of the bonus bout. Moreover, a Swarm Mode Free Round awards more free-spins than a standard Wild Swarm Bonus Round.
Still, in any type of Free Games, Wild Symbols become sticky; lingering in a single position until completion of a bonus bout. Actually, there are other ways of setting off Free-Spins. This Wild Swarm game has a Pick Feature that awards a random bonus. It may be a Total Bet Multiplier, entry to the Standard or Swarm Mode Free-Spins Features and more.
Look forward to Dollar ($) signs landing as matched contents of a win line. An alignment of 2, 3, 4 or 5 Dollar Symbols, starting from the leftmost reel, garners a payout equal to 10x, 40x, 200x or 600x the Line Bet. Still, all symbols have great potential to align as winning combinations. Reels are configured with stacked elements that may emerge in full or partial view.
Wild Swarm Online Slot: Bee Collection Feature
Bee images landing on reels are mere Collectable items; therefore, not capable of filling up a win-line in sufficient numbers. Every Bee emerging as outcome of a base game spin, fills up the Beehive hanging above the grid. Awesome even is that a Wild Symbol takes on positions vacated by Collectable Bees.
A 5-level Bee Collection Meter keeps track of all bees collected. The Beehive is inclined to explode if the meter is already full at Level 5, when another Bee flies in and overloads the hive.
The exploding Beehive will then set off the Free-Spins Swarm Mode.
Wild Swarm Online Slot: Free-Spins Swarm Mode
A Free-Spins Swarm Mode awards 10 bet-free spins; whilst commencing with a number of Sticky Wilds already in position anywhere across the grid.
The original Sticky Wilds and all others emerging during the Swarm Mode Free-Spins, stay glued to their respective location through the end of a bonus bout.
Upon completion of the Swarm Bonus Round, the base game resumes with another Beehive. This time, the Bee Collection Meter resets at a higher level: 2, 3 or 4; depending on the number of times a Beehive explosion occurred.
Wild Swarm Online Slot: Regular Free-Spins Bonus Round
This type of Free Round activates by way of the Hive Scatter Symbol. A scattering of three (3) or more Hive icons occurring after a paid spin, activates seven (7) Free-Spins.
Here, Sticky Wilds appear only as outcomes of a bonus spin. Unlike in the Swarm Mode in which the grid starts out with a number of Sticky Wilds already in place. Nonetheless, all emerging Sticky Wilds lock in place until completion of the bonus round.
Wild Swarm Online Slot: Pick Feature
It takes only one(1) Treasure Chest icon anywhere in the play area, to unlock the Pick Feature. The Pick Panel presents five (5) Hexagons containing Mystery Prizes. The array of Pick Prizes though depends on the type of game mode in which the Treasure Chest appeared.
Base Game Pick Prizes include Total Bet Multipliers, a Round of Standard Free-Spins or Swarm Mode Free Games, or a Swarm Boost. A Swarm Boost, by the way, increases the Bee Collection Meter by 1.
Free Games (Standard or Swarm Mode) Pick Prizes include 1, 2 or 5 additional Free-Spins; or a different type of Sticky Wild as extra enhancement; either a Shifting Sticky Wild, or an Expanding Sticky Wild.
Wild Swarm online slot has 2 main bonus features; both awarding Free-Spins w/ Sticky Wilds. One is a standard free-spins bonus round, mainly activated by way of Hive Scatters. The other is the Free-Spins Swarm Mode that adds a Swarm of Sticky Wilds at the onset of the game. The latter type activates via the Bee Collection Feature. Both free modes can also be won via a Pick Game, which may also award a Total Bet Multiplier, a Swarm Boost, Extra Free-Spins and other types of Sticky Wilds that can enhance an ongoing free round.