Free Play Hockey League Wild Match Slots - No Spam - No Pop-up Ads
We’re back in the ice rink for another match of hockey! This time around, the stakes are higher than ever, as the same teams clash hoping to be the next champions. Visually, this slot will look quite familiar to Pragmatic Play fans. After all, it borrows quite a few symbols from the original Hockey League! But while the graphics might look similar, gameplay has been completely switched around. The basic shape of the reels remained the same, sure. But every other gameplay element has been swapped to make sure it feels distinct from its predecessor.
There’s little we can say about the graphics. As we’ve already mentioned, the software provider has taken the predecessor’s icon design and background, and improved them. Of course, these improvements are quite minor. They look cleaner, sure, but the originals looked perfectly fine, too. You can notice the difference if you really pay attention to both. But such minor improvements aren’t enough to avoid our ire over recycling art from other games. If Pragmatic Play wanted a new release focused on hockey, they should have made new symbols instead of reusing old ones.
You play Hockey League Wild Match on a 5x3 board with 9 fixed paylines, which pay both left to right and right to left. If this was the only change they made to the gameplay, we’d be angry. Fortunately, the developers understood they could get away with one, but not both. And so, we have a completely new batch of special features to look forward to in this slot! The first bonus will fill the second, third and fourth reel with random, fully stacked Wilds. The second is a free spins round, during which all wins are increased by a 3x multiplier. Sweet, simple and satisfying!
Pragmatic Play have always known how to win us over. Give us a gorgeous user interface, and lots of betting options. And we’re happy to report both checkboxes have been ticked in this game. You can fine-tune your changes by adjusting the coins per payline and coin value individually. You can also just tap the plus and minus buttons to directly change your total bet. Regardless of what method you choose, you can wager between GBP 0.09 and GBP 45 on each spin.
And unlike its previous iteration, this release knows it needs a great jackpot to entice players. And it delivers it, in the form of a 5000x prize for a full screen Wild win! Thanks to the random stacked Wilds special feature, this isn’t nearly as difficult to achieve as you might think. Sure, it takes luck to land it, but it’s much more likely to happen than in another slot. Hockey League Wild match also has a low volatility, and an RTP of 96.52%, which is above the current industry average of 96%.
Top Free Pragmatic Play Slots
Before any spin finishes, there’s a chance the Random Stacked Wilds special feature activates. It can appear on any combination of reels two, three and four. So it can cover just one of the three reels, all three reels, just the second and fourth one… The possibilities are limitless! The lucky reels chosen by the game become fully covered in Wilds. And if you happen to have Scatters present on the board, they can still contribute and trigger free spins, even if they’re covered by stacked Wilds.
This time around, free spins are a much simpler affair. Collect three, four or five Scatters to win ten, fifteen or twenty-five free spins, respectively. Each of these extra turns also comes with a small cash prizes, making them worth chasing after! During free spins, all wins are increased by a 3x multiplier.
Having both ways pay instead of just left to right took a bit of getting used to. Once we got used to it, the rest of this release clicked as well. Random stacked Wilds can be quite exciting if you manage to do something with them. Not to mention that free spins can literally triple the value of any win you would otherwise get. Hockey League Wild Match succeeds everywhere its predecessor failed! Except having unique visuals, that is. Despite that, it’s rightfully earned our recommendation.