Sticky sweet cash is hiding within this Wild Swarm mobile slot that dares you to keep on spinning till you hit the bonus games.
When you go out to the wood today you’re in for a bee surprise… a Push Gaming slot that manages to find a good balance between wins and features.
In fact, even the slot theme is hard to complain about; the Ace to J symbols are familiar, the high paying symbols have a queen bee, flowers, a pot of honey, honeycomb… What you’d expect if you were walking through the forest and found a swarm of wild bees.
Wild Swarm is a 5 reel 20 payline slot with two different types of wild symbols and two main bonus features.
The first (and the one you get the most often) is the click-me bonus, where you generally win cash prizes. And sure, mostly you win 10x to 20x your bet, but we’ve won over 100 times our bet multiple times.
Better yet, you can also trigger the Wild Swarm Bonus free spins during the click me bonus – which happen more often than you might think. In fact, probably more times than by catching 3 scatters.
So whilst the base game has normal wild symbols, the free spin games have the more exciting wilds, much like in Tiki Tumble also by Push Gaming.
These are the sticky wild symbols that stay on screen till the end of the bonus round.
Now, if you are lucky you’ll collect maybe 5 to 8 sticky wilds and win over 100 times your bet; we got almost 300 times our bet on a really good round.
That said, the balance of this slot machine is even enough that you can just as often walk away with a lot less.
We played for well over 2 hours and managed to trigger the swarm mode… once. Granted, once you’ve triggered it once, it’s easier to trigger again, but it still takes hundreds and hundreds of spins.
So no. The answer is no. Don’t wait for the Swarm. It’s cool when it happens because you get 10 free spins with so many sticky wilds, but that can happen in the normal bonus games anyway.
This little extra feature is made for hardcore fans of this Push Gaming game, who get rewarded for their loyalty.
But it’s not needed for the big wins. In fact, either of the bonus features provides ample opportunities, which is more than can be said for the Wild Wheel slot by the same provider (for example).
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||Between 1 and 10 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Instant Win Game, Click Me Game|
Wild: The wild honey is the normal wild symbol and it substitutes for all others in other to create a win.
Scatters: 3 Hive symbols anywhere on the screen will trigger 7 free spins (more on those below).
Pick-Me-Feature: A treasure chest on any reel will trigger a mini-game where you pick from five hidden prizes.
During the base game, these can hide: instant cash prizes, trigger the free spin, trigger of the Swarm boost, trigger the swarm mode.
During the free games, these include: 1, 2, or 5 extra free spins, sticky symbols all move to the left, one sticky wild symbols expand vertically to fill the reels or instant cash prizes.
Free Games Feature: Trigger by the scatters or the pick-me feature you get to play free spin where all the wild symbols are now sticky bees.
These stay on screen until the end of the free game rounds.
Collect Bees and Trigger the Swarm Mode: During the base game, every time a bee lands on the reels it will be collected into the hive above the reels.
When you get to the maximum level 5 (literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of spins), the hive may explode and trigger the swarm mode.
It doesn't do it automatically, you have to keep playing and hope it explodes soon. When it does you get 10 free spins with lots of sticky wilds on screen.
You then reset the hive meter to level 2, and start again. The next time you trigger the swarm, it the resets to level 3, and finally to level 4.
Once you reach level 4 resets, it becomes easier to trigger the swarm mode and you get this feature more often, a nice reward for what is probably days or weeks of gameplay.
We had to play this Wild Swarm slot on our iPad for longer than most of our other slot reviews as we wanted to try and get the swarm feature by collecting bees... and there's a sentence we didn't think we'd say today.
So it did give us a chance to appreciate the highs and lows of this medium variance machine that manages to give you big wins without any multipliers.
Mostly that thanks to the two bonus features, both of which can surprise you in delightfully sweet ways.
But even then, a lot of the big game wins just come from good 5 of a kind wins; and that's why we love it, if you don't get one of the bonus features, you can still enjoy this Bee slot.
Add a high RTP of 97.03% and a wide betting range and this has got to be our first 5-star review of a Push Gaming slot.
Even better than their launch game of Peter and the Lost Boys, so that's saying something.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 21, 2019 - Rating