Understanding Online Pokie Symbols
April 12, 2016
Today’s online video pokies tend to have 5 reels that are packed with regular symbols and a variety of special symbols that can trigger either on-reels bonus features and/or second screen bonus rounds. The Wild Symbol is one of these symbols and there are many different variations of the Wild Symbol currently available.
The primary function of the Wild Symbol is to substitute all or most other symbols on the reels to help generate a new line win that otherwise wasn’t there. You will also often find that the Wild Symbol is the highest paying symbol on the reels and the only symbol(s) that the Wild Symbol will usually NOT substitute is the Scatter Symbol and/or the Bonus Symbol.
You generally need at least three or more of any matching symbols to land in consecutive order across the reels to receive some kind of guaranteed payout. However, Scatter Symbols can land in any positon across the reels to receive a standard scatter win and it usually takes just two Scatter Symbols to land anywhere in view to receive a scatter win.
A Free Spins Bonus Round will also usually trigger on most of today’s online video pokies when three or more Scatter Symbols show up anywhere in view and a second screen bonus round such as a Picking Bonus can trigger when three or more Bonus Symbols land anywhere in view. However on some pokies, you may even need the Bonus Symbols to land in a certain position across the reels for the second screen bonus round to trigger.
For example you may need these Bonus Symbols to land in any positon on the two outer reels, or they may need to land all three of the centre reels. The way in which a bonus round can trigger will vary a great deal from one online pokie to another. To find out which symbols can trigger the special features or bonus rounds, the best thing to do would be to launch the paytable when you play on a pokie for the very first time. This will explain everything you need to know about the game.
Some of the other Wild Symbols that you can also expect to find include Expanding Wild Symbols, Stacked Wild Symbols, Frozen Wilds, Trailing Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Running Wilds, Shifting Wilds, Wild Multipliers/Multiplying Wilds and Wandering Wilds, plus lots of other Wild Symbols can also help generate some really big line wins.
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