Critique of Wild Rails (Play’n GO)

It’s become somewhat of a guessing game whenever we fire up a new Play’n GO slot machine, knowing full well that they have a history of “borrowing” from other suppliers. This time around, however, Wild Rails stands out as one of the most original products to come out of Sweden. You may see graphic similarities to Yggdrasil’s Cazino Zeppelin and Oriental Express if you’re determined to find them, and the game still advertises the same 5000x max win (which you have around 1 in a billion chances to reach). Whatever the situation may be, at least we won’t have to deal with yet another take on “Moon Princess” or an unethical knockoff of another service provider’s product.

While the game uses the standard 5 reels and 30 fixed paylines, the reels here rotate horizontally across the screen rather than spinning vertically. This slot, which is themed on the heyday of railroad travel, has the potential to fill the entire screen with wilds and has a free spins bonus where more wild trains arrive randomly. It is available for play across devices from 30 cents to 90 euros per spin, with an RTP setting of 96.53% (though this may be lower in other areas).

The visual style is endearing, and it generates a powerful mood. The reels are designed to resemble a multi-level railroad bridge, and they are situated within a deep valley between two imposing mountains. Almost steampunk in style, the symbols on this deck include the lower-value royals A through 10 and four notable travelers. The best payout comes from the fan-wielding lady who offers 20 times your bet for a flush. There’s a wild symbol as well that is of fundamental importance in the game and which will reward you 30 times your total if you manage to land a whole line of them.

Features of Play’n GO’s Wild Rails

Wild Trains are a random feature that can happen on any basic game spin. The reels can collect up to five Wilds when up to four Wild Trains make stops. Essentially, this is the equivalent of fully stacked wild reels. If you get a complete screen of wilds while playing the standard game, you’ll win 900 times your bet.

When 3 or more golden train scatter symbols appear, the Free Spins feature is activated, awarding either 5, 7, or 10 bonus spins. Every initial bonus spin is locked in as a Wild Train. With every third scatter, you’ll activate an additional Wild Train and free spin. After collecting all 4 Wild Trains, you will receive an additional 3 free spins, and you will continue to receive an additional 3 free spins every third scatter collected until you have used up all of your free spins. In addition, the scatter symbol acts as a wild during the bonus game.

Results for “Wild Rails” on “Play ‘n GO”

While the time-bending free spins feature in Wild Rails is the main attraction, the slot’s original design, smooth gameplay, and engaging nature go a long way toward mitigating the occasional tedium of the base game, which is typical of high-variance slots in general. However, in terms of volatility, maximum win, and return to player percentage, it is still quite typical of a Play’n GO slot, so seasoned players will recognize some of the patterns.

Wild Rails was a good experience for us. Everything works together perfectly, and the production value is outstanding. Gathering as many scatter symbols as can during the free spins round is the key to earning big. If you manage to activate all four wild trains, every remaining spin may result in a completely wild screen.

Read our thoughts on Firefly Frenzy, Demon, and Rise of Merlin if you like Play’n GO games.


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