It’s time to get your white lab coats on, Wombat fans. Bunsen burners and test tubes: remember them? Good! Then let’s go. Visually this slot release could be mistaken for a sci-fi console game than a slot game.
However, under further Wombat inspection the unmistakable signs of a good game are there. It’s got that “Jetsons” kind of vibe.
Released by Gold Coin Studios, a partner of Microgaming, the Dr Wildshock Mad Loot Lab slot features moustachioed scientists, rayguns, robots and frogs. Another great MG collaboration like the 777 Rainbow Respins slot.
If that doesn’t sound like enough fun there is a range of bonus features on offer adding even more to the game play. Step inside the crazy scientist’s laboratory and try your luck across a different game setup that you’re probably used to in this whacky 5 reeler.
Other Microgaming partners like Just for the Win take a more traditional approach to their games (try Wildfire Wins for example). Gold Coin have gone for a different angle.
Look and Feel
The visual features in play here make for a great gaming experience, with various backdrops being used.
Play kicks off inside a lab full of wires, tubes and vials with which Dr Wildshock experiments and the bonus feature unlocks a radioactive background of green slime. All of this paraphernalia is are positioned behind the 5×5 square-shaped play grid which is framed by luminescent purple and green light. The animations are great with added cinematics such as slime bubbles across the bottom of the screen.
The scientific lab theme continues in all of the features around the screen from the game title in the top-right corner to the play buttons along the right of the screen.
The game title ‘Dr Wildshock’ is surrounded on all sides by mechanical cogs with a yellow electricity sign above it. That’s good enough for a humble wombat like me-those scientists look like they know what they are doing.
Lower down the screen to the left is where you collect symbols to unlock the Free Spins round above an added multiplier apllied to the bonus.
On the other side of the screen, there’s a spin and autospin button and here is where you set your bet level and access the main menu for information on the payouts, pay-lines plus the game settings (mute/unmute audio for example).
Dr Wildshock Slot Symbols
All of the symbols are cartoon drawn. The lower value symbols are the magnet, potion, beeping control and raygun that all pay out up to 1x the stake for 5 across a pay-line. The higher payers are the pickled brains, frogs, robots and Dr Wildshock himself which pay out between 2x and 15x the stake.
The Wild symbols score the highest main game returns with Exploding and normal Wild’s paying out 60x the stake when 5 land across a pay-line.
Dr Wildshock Mad Loot Lab Game Play
Gold Coin has gone for an adjacent Ways to Win game mechanic that rewards you for landing consecutive symbols vertically and horizontally across a pay-line. Another mechanic worth a mention here is the Rolling Reels: all winning symbols dissolve after the win and new symbols slip in from above. Potentially this mechanic can lead to successive wins with the feature repeating until no more wins drop in. Bonza!
There are 2 different types of Wild symbols used here. Both may land during game play, but their bonus features differ.
The yellow Wild symbol will substitute for a main game symbol and complete a winning pay-line. The red exploding Wilds do the same however when one is used it guarantees between 2 and 4 wilds in the cascade or “roll” that follows.
These extra wilds could land on existing Wilds or exploding Wilds to create a chain reaction win. That is obviously a feature worth going for.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when you manage to fill the box to the left of the grid containing electricity symbols. The number of symbols you need can range from 3 to 8.
Once completed, you get 10 Free Spins are rewarded which can be boosted with an additional 3 spins by collecting more Wild symbols. Both regular and exploding Wilds are available during the Free Spins round meaning a good potential for Rolling Reels and wins.
I told you this Dr Wildshock slot release looks more like a console game than a slot! It’s a great gaming experience with good detail in the characters, backgrounds, etc.
The bonus features are pretty solid too with those cascading reels and exploding wilds. Visually, this game really stands out against the crowd and it’s a real entertainer too.
Wombat Score: 4.5/5
How volatile is Dr Wildshock Mad Loot Lab?
This slot is rated as a High volatility slot, meaning payouts will be less common but potentially bigger if they come.
What is the largest win possible?
You can win up to 25,000x your stake in this slot.
Does Dr Wildshock Mad Loot Lab offer free spins?
Yes, you are rewarded with 10 free spins if you can manage to land the bonus round.