Virgin Casino is without doubt one of our favourite online operators. These guys are always releasing new slot machines, this month they’ve got a few new slots out.
Our favourite new titles is Wild Hunter, which is themed around a game safari in the Serengeti. The name is quite appropriate too, as you’ll find out in a minute, but we wondered how this game compares to the new Monopoly slot – Monopoly Plus.
At first glance Wild Hunter appears to be a standard five reel style slot game. It plays across twenty pay-lines and has some great graphics and sonics. The fun starts when you understand how the wild symbols operate in this game.
When you stop a wild in on the reels, you have the option to lock it in place for an increase in stake amount. As you’d expect this greatly adds to you chances of hitting a win on subsequent spins
Because of the locked wild feature, it’s quite hard to actually hit the bonus scatters required to take you into the game’s free spin round. We found that we were locking the wilds in on every spin, increasing our winnings and increasing our spin cost to the point where the machine just stagnated.
It made a few quid on one spin, then lost it on the next. It was a bit of a strange experience.
When you compare this game to Monopoly Plus they’re very different animals. However, even though Wild Hunter’s gimmick is a good one, when stretched to the extremes it’s a little boring.
Monopoly Plus on the other hand offers you a ton of different options in the bonus game and can be one of the most exciting slot machines on the planet. For that reason we’ve got to give the grapes to the Monopoly slot.
If you don’t want to take our word for it, then as ever, you can free-play both these excellent games down at the Virgin online casino…