We've all heard and seen many kinds of Wilds that can do many different things in a game. Expanding Wilds and Stacked Wilds are more or less common. Jack and the Beanstalk has the 'Walking Wild' but the Invisible Man made it walk both ways instead of just right-to-left. Playboy's Wilds prefer to do running. Robin Hood shifts its Wilds. DJ Wild made its Wilds go up, down, left or right. Starburst gives birth to twin Wilds. Crocodopolis, well, this is the first time I had to 'Slide a Wild' and put it in a predetermined position for my spins. Just to make playing slot games more wilder I guess.
This 'Slide a Wild' feature requires you to choose a reel where you want the Wilds to appear for every spin. Once a reel has been chosen, any Wilds can only appear on that reel and do what that reel has predetermined it to do. Reel 1 has single Wilds that double wins. Reel 2 has single Wilds that triple wins. Reel 3 has an Expanding Wild with x1 wins, Reel 4 has an Expanding Wild that triple wins, and Reel 5 has Stacked Wilds for every spin that triple wins. Your choice of reel can be changed at any time before a spin. Sounds good right? Yes, but where you locate the Wilds to appear affects the payouts and game play of Crocodopolis. I found this out by experimenting with each and every reel position. Wilds on reels 4 and 5 give payouts rarely but any payouts are generally much bigger. So pick your choice carefully before you even begin to play Crocodopolis!
The Crocodile is the Wild symbol, doesn't pay anything for itself and substitutes all symbols except the Scatter symbol. The Pyramid is the Scatter symbol, appearing only on reels 2, 3 and 4, and getting all 3 of them awards 12 free spins with a 2x multiplier. Wins with Wilds therefore varies from 3x (2x+1x), 4x (2x+2x) or 6x (3x+3x), depending on which reel the Wilds are appearing. Free Spins can be retriggered. Yeah, right! Symbols in the game pay from 5000x the line bet down to 100x the line bet. A good paytable for a change!
As I've said earlier, where you choose to make the Wilds appear makes a lot of difference to the game play. On reels 4 and 5, I would say about 80% - 90% of the time, the Wilds would hardly make any wins. The most frequent would be on reel 3, where wins are not multiplied, with reels 1 and 2 being in between. I can't say which of the reel positions I like best, but I tend to prefer reel 2 and 5. Any win on Reel 5 are 5-of-a-kind wins and are tripled, offering the biggest payouts amongst the 5 choices!
My many plays on Crocodopolis have seen both sides of the coin - the good side and the bad side. I've seen more than 600 spins without any Free Spins game, and the one that came after that long dry run paid nothing more than 20x my bet, making a huge drain of my credits balance. My best win is only 254x as yet, but bigger wins are definitely possible, which have eluded me thus far. Perhaps you can be more lucky on Crocodopolis. It's a pretty good game to play.