Wild Robo Factory has five reels, four rows and 25 Paylines, and it’s the brainchild of slots wizards Yggdrasil Gaming. The theme of this summer 2019 release is wicked robots, who are very much running the show here. And they’re not always that pleasant to their colleagues, pushing them harder and harder!
The game is as visually stunning as you’d expect from this operator, and set, as the name suggests, in a factory, where around a dozen mechanical minions are being overworked and underpaid by their robot masters. Expect some suitably creepy sound effects.
How to play
Play from a trifling 5p all the way up to a high-rolling £125 a pop, on your device of choice, mobile or not.
Set your bets in the usual fashion, with the standard Autoplay, Max Bet and Spin functions all present and correct.
The lower-paying card-suit symbols are made (appropriately for the theme) to have the appearance of mechanical parts.
Among the mid-value symbols are miscellaneous robot parts – torsos, heads and hands.
These grow in importance during the Symbol Swap feature.
There are also four robot servant characters.
These icons are a highlight of this slot. The Robo Wild (a cute square robot) acts as the Wild, and it can show up as a single symbol or a 2x Wild, but both may rock up stacked and with a width of two reels.
Below the reel set, a conveyor belt shifts the robot Wilds a reel to the left every whirl, so if you scoop a Wild it hangs around for a few spins afterwards. The Wilds are also very useful during the respin round.
These are launched randomly while you’re playing the main game, with a Robo Wild arriving on Reels 3, 4 or 5.
So long as you have an active Robo on your reels, the respins keep coming. Once each symbol gets to the reel furthest left, it will cease to be active.
Again, this pops up randomly, during the free spins round and respins as well as the main game. When it’s active, the lesser-paying icons in a winning combo are transformed at random into more lucrative symbols. (For example, the red heart card suit could become a more valuable robot head.)
You launch this in the standard fashion with three free spins icons from one whirl. You then get:
- Five Robos with three symbols
- 10 Robos with four symbols
- 15 Robos with five symbols
The Robos then behave exactly the same as in the base game, shifting a reel leftwards on every whirl. The freebies keep coming until the final Robo has been moved, and you can get extra Robos for any extra free spins icons which show up.
While you’re playing the free spins, this one can crop up at any time, changing the conveyor belt so that it shifts to the right rather than the left. It means all the Robos move backwards so that they hang around to give rise to more free whirls.
There isn’t a jackpot as such in Wild Robo Factory, and certainly, not a progressive one, but the maximum win is almost a whopping 360,000 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
Expect a medium-to-high level of variance here, and an RTP or Return to Player that’s not too shabby at all at 96.4%.
Once again, Yggdrasil has created a unique theme, alongside some genuinely adorable characters. And, as usual, Wild Robo Factory is a lot easier to play than it is to read about, even if it’s not quite the simplest slot ever invented.
Just remember that the Robo Wilds are they key to everything, and, while they remain active, you’ll be in for lots of free spins and respins.
Give it a go – and see if it’s a game that works for you.