Expanding Wilds are wilds that has got an extra feature that has been implemented in the game itself. When you manage to land a wild all the symbols on that reel gets replaced by this massive wild and increases your chances of landing a winning line.
History about the expanding wild
Competition is key when it comes to advance things for the better, the same goes for slots and symbols. The Wild symbols is a function that has been around for a very long time and the game providers has been experimenting with it for quite some time. Expanding Wilds has become very popular and will most likely stick around for a while.
How does Expanding Wilds work?
An expanding wild work in the same way as the regular wild. A wild replaces all the other symbols except from Scatter and free spins symbols, there is some exceptions to this as well but the general rules is that they’re the only symbols that isn’t replaced. When you are playing a slot that uses expanding wilds and land a wild it will expand and cover the whole reel where it landed.
Is it hard to get an expanding wild?
To land an expanding wild is often the same percentage as getting hitting a regular wild. There is exceptions from this as well but to land a combination of expanding wilds in the right places needs some dedication and some luck.
Functions with expanding wilds
There are some functions connected to expanding wilds that can be activated by landing multiple wilds. The functions vary from slot to slot so make sure you read up about all the features that the specific slot has before starting to play.
Evolution of expanding wilds
The first expanding wilds that got introduced was just simple wilds that would expand and cover the whole row with a simple animation. Nowadays expanding wilds can work in many different ways, if you manage to land an expanding wild it can spread across the whole game screen or simple just scatter across the screen. The first version is still out there and is very popular where it covers the whole screen-
Slots with expanding wilds
Hotline slot from Netent
Starburst from NetEnt
Wild Wild West from NetEnt