Its theme tells the story of an ant colony that has an important military structure needed to protect the community against the constant attacks from the aardvark, and its characters bear some similarity to some of those who appear in the film “A Bugs's Life.”
The structure of this slot is 5 x 3 reels and it has been provided with 20 paylines, although it should be noted that this structure changes during one of its several rounds of free spins where one row is added to the basic slot and the number of paylines is increased from 20 to 40; specifically this happens during the “Colonel Bonus - Expanding Wilds Roaming” feature, where wilds may expand further through the entire reel in case two wild symbols settle on the same position.
The latter is one of the four features which are accessed by getting three scatters during the base game; the other three rounds are Worker Bonus - Roaming Wilds, Soldier Bonus - Multiplying Roaming Wilds, and Queen Bonus - Colossal Roaming Wilds. In addition, at the end of each round of free spins, it may be triggered the “Jet Pack Ants Re-Trigger” feature where the flying ants give a new bonus round.
During one of the rounds of free spins with the weakest features, I managed to get a total prize around just 10x my total bet; however, during other rounds with stronger features, I have achieved big wins even higher than 130x my total bet.
During the base game, sudden and randomly, it can be also triggered the “Jet Pack Antics” feature which activates one of the following sub-features: Aardvark Antics, Frantic Antics, Colossal Antics, or Wild Antics, which perform some action that has a direct effect on current symbols displayed on your screen.
My opinion is that the feature set included in “Wild Antics” slot makes this a much more fun game to play due to the continuous changes of pace and expectation levels, mainly because each feature has a winning potential very different from each other; It is like a good song where the rhythm changes to create different levels of anxiety or satisfaction that ultimately result in an exquisite melody.
Moreover, hit average during the base game is not usually the best one as I have experienced so far, but I think it is necessary for this stage of the game to be this way, so the game can continue to be profitable for the casino and also providing some chance to players at the same time.
I think in the end “Wild Antics” is still a good game to me, although I must confess that personally, others of these last games created by Blueprint they have been a little more lucrative and equally fun, but surely this perception depends on the time and the circumstances, and I also think that it can vary from one player to another; in any case I think these latest video slots manufactured by Blueprint are quite interesting.