Wild Swarm

|Push Gaming|2018|RTP: 97.03 %
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Game provider
Push Gaming
Name
Wild Swarm
Feature Buy
No
Released
2018
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Yes
Paylines
20
Grid slot
No
Reels
5
Rows
4
Wilds
Yes
Sticky wilds
Yes
Scatters
Yes
Free spins
Yes
Progressive jackpot
No
Bonus game
No
Random Feature
Yes
Autoplay
Yes
Min. bet
0,20
Max. bet
100,00
Maximum win
3100
Payout/RTP
97,03
Volatility
High
Last update
January 2, 2020

Review

2 votes - 4.00/5.00

Venture into the forest for a reel buzz on the slot from Push Gaming. Wild Swarm will see you collecting all the bees you can get to boost your hive as it could trigger a frantic Swarm Mode with endless sticky wilds for super sweet mega wins of up to 3,100 times your bet. And that’s not all, land a honey-dripping treasure chest to collect instant prizes and enhancers or trigger the free spins with sticky and expanding wilds to be hailed as the master beekeeper.

Slot Details

Wild Swarm is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five symbols on a line from left to right only. You can be a reel beekeeper on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 97.03%.

Loading the game will take you deep into a dreamy forest where wild bees usually set up their intricate hives to go about their usual duties. Worker bees will collect pollen while will aothers tend to the bee queen and keep the hive in shape. The queen herself is dominating on the reels while an enchanted soundtrack is dramatically interrupted by distinct thumps when beehive scatters land.

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All pay symbols except scatters and treasure boxes can appear stacked at any time during the gameplay. They start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 2x to 3x your stake for a single five of a kind. The premiums are purple and white flowers as well as honey jars, the bee queen and a golden $ sign on a honeycomb tile. Hit five on a line to win 7x to 30x your bet.

A honey-drooling icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. A smiling worker bee is the sticky wild and will appear in the bonus features only. An artistically drawn hive is the scatter on this slot while a pink chest acts as the bonus symbol.

Wild Swarm Slot Features

Just as the name indicates, there is literally a swarm of features on this slot from Push Gaming that will keep you busy as a bee at all times. Core to scoring the biggest wins is the Swarm Mode, which we will be explaining in a short while as we first look at the road leading to that climax.

A purple chest symbol landing anywhere on a spin in the base game of free spins will trigger the Pick feature. The friendly bees will grant you one pick from five honeycombs to reveal a prize.

  • Base Game: coin wins from 2x to 150x your bet, a random number of free spins, completing a Swarm Mode segment or instant trigger of the Swarm Mode.
  • Free Spins and Swarm Mode: 1, 2 or 5 extra free spins, Sticky Wilds enhancers – shifting wild will shift all in view by one reel to the left; expanding wild will expand one sticky wild to cover the entire reel.

Hitting three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will award 7, 10 and 14 Free Spins respectively. Alternatively, the round can be triggered via the Pick feature. Any wild landing on a free spin will turn into a sticky wild for the remaining round. The best outcome is to hit as many sticky wilds as possible early on and then land the Chest. Pick the shifting wilds and it will move all in view further to the front reels, virtually guaranteeing wins on every free spin. The bee collection is not available during the feature.

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Finally, let’s get to the main buzz on this game, the Swarm Mode. By now, you will have observed the collection meter next to the game window. It has five levels, each needing to fill five segments. Any bee symbol landing on a spin will fly into the hive on top of the reels and advance the outer dial. Once filled, it will illuminate the next segment for the current level. Complete five segments and you will advance to the next level. Once you are on level five, any bee landing can randomly trigger the Swarm Mode with 10 free spins.

The casino forums are equally plastered with stories of how hard it is sometimes to trigger the Swarm Mode and screenshots of mega wins from the feature. It can take hundreds of spins and dozens of bees after reaching level five before the game finally triggers the infamous feature. Hence, we recommend some caution when chasing it.

Once triggered, the hive will explode, setting free the collected bees and a random number will land on the reels to then turn into sticky wilds for the duration of the free spins. Any further landing on a spin will also turn sticky. Hit the purple chest and you could get more free spins, shifting or expanding wilds that would most definitely leave you buzzing in anticipation of the mega win you are about to score. At the end of the Swarm Mode, the meter will reset to a random level between two and four.

Final Verdict

Wild Swarm was the slot that put Push Gaming on the radar of casino players. Since then they advanced to a Tier 1 provider with some truly exciting games such as Jammin’ Jars or Razor Shark. They only release a handful of slots every year and it clearly shows. The quality of the visuals and the originality of the feature make sure the new launches become instant hits with the casino community. On Wild Swarm, they created a good balance between high volatility, bonus features and the ultimate, that infamous Swarm Mode. Overall, you can win up to 600x your bet on a single spin while the total peaks at 3,100x. Not the highest, but surely something anyone will happily take home any time of the day.

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