Shifting Wilds are a popular type of Wild and can generate big winning combinations when they fall in the right places. Other names for Shifting Wilds are walking/rolling wilds.
History about the shifting wild
Wilds in different forms have been around for ages but has been more popular in the later versions of slot machines. Shifting Wilds is just an extension on the regular Wild symbol and there is a lot of variations of Wilds. Today there is a lot of slots with shifting wilds.
How Shifting Wilds work
When you manage to land a WIld Symbol in a slot that uses the Shifting Wild function you will often get a mini version of free spins. For example, if you manage to land a Shifting Wild on the fifth wheel it will move to the fourth wheel on the next spin and so on. Until it reaches the first wheel and moves out of the picture. In some slots the shifting wild changes place when it travels through the wheel and other slots it stays in the same position but on the wheel to the left.
Is it hard to land a Shifting Wild?
Since Shifting Wild is just an extension of regular wilds it’s the same difficulty as getting a regular Wild symbol. If you are dedicated you will sooner or later land a Shifting Wild which can result on a massive win. It’s something worth waiting for.
The Wilds function
Shifting Wilds and the Wild symbol can have many different uses when you are playing a slot. It is often the highest paying symbol that you can land, sometimes it works at the free spins symbol and it can even be connected to a jackpot. There is no limits to what the Wild can be used for and game providers comes up with new ideas for it on every game release. So make sure to read about all the function for your favorite slot and see if there is something you did not know.
The evolution of the Wild
They are constantly coming up with new fun and cool ideas for the Wild. It started as a symbol that would replace any other symbols in the game. But now since they are evolving they can be used for anything.
Slots with Shifting Wild Symbols.
Here is some slots that uses Shifting Wilds. Robin Hood Shifting Riches from Netent. Dolphin Cash from Playtech and Jack and the Beanstalk from Netent. Playtech is also the first game provider to introduce the Shifting Wild.