The games that have wild symbols are some of the most exciting and fun to play games on the casino industry marketplace. They offer a chance to win even when you didn’t land the full combination or to add on to a smaller winning combo by giving a free space within or at the end of that combo to create an even higher-paying one. They can be any preset symbol in a game and are often shown as the namesake character or symbol of the game it is featured on.
If the game is an Egyptian themed one, then it could be an Egyptian god or goddess or another powerful thematic character/element that relates to that theme. In Cleopatra (the first and II), for example, it is Cleopatra herself who stands as the wild symbol. In a vampire-themed game, it could be a vampire character or it could be a wooden stake and mallet. Whatever the symbol is, it is a powerful one once it gets ordained as the wild symbol for the game.
On top of regular wilds, there are other special feature wild symbols that can do all kinds of phenomenal things to the gameplay. For example, there are sticky wilds. These are when you land a wild somewhere on one spin, and it stays in that spot for the next spin. A free spin bonus round is when sticky wilds typically will take place and they will build up free spin after free spin as long as you keep landing more of them until the whole screen can be full of all wild symbols meaning you just won the largest possible basic game payout possible because they will make the best winning combination in every single payline when this happens.
There are also expanding wilds. These can appear on top of sticky wilds features and together they make it even easier to win the greatest payout the game has to offer. When the expanding wilds do their thing it starts with landing on a wild symbol. Then, the wild takes over that entire reel and the winning combinations are recalculated for that spin and winning added up then awarded to your bankroll.
Finally, a respin, another free spin, or cascading symbols feature can take place and this is when the expanding wilds can start building up and taking over all of the reels until they are all full of just wilds. To do this all you really have to do in these types of games is to land a wild once per reel, so a maximum of 5 wilds is needed to win the game’s highest payout possible without hitting some tremendous jackpot paying bonus features.