Wild Frames slot review

By Playn GO

Wild Frames Slot

Wild Frames Basic info

Game provider Playn GO

Release Date 12/2019

RTP 96.50%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity High

Min bet $0.20

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 7000

Gamble Feature Cascading reels, Multiplier, Random wilds, Wilds, Non standard reels

Layout 7x7

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

The Wild Frames slot machine combines retro style with modern features. Released in December 2019 by the respected game developer Play’n Go, Wild Frames welcomes you with classic fruit machine symbols and 80s smooth jazz music. But this is where the old school ends and the new gameplay begins.

Despite its traditional theme, Wild Frames is a fast-paced, high-volatility slot machine that features a massive 7×7 grid and modern features such as Cluster Wins, Cascade Reels, and a Charge Meter. And, as its name suggests, this slot is all about the innovative Wild Frames bonus feature.

Play’n Go is well-known for its superior graphics and game mechanics, and Wild Frames lives up to that reputation. But there are other slots with similar features and mechanics, such as Honey Rush, Sweet Alchemy, and Black Mamba. Does Wild Frames have what it takes to be another great hit from Play’n Go? Or is it just another slot that doesn’t shine through? Join me for a trip full of Cluster Wins and Wild Frames to find out!

Theme and Graphics

Play’n Go describes Wild Frames as a “stylish, easy-to-play game,” but I didn’t fully agree with that statement. The style shows through the sharp graphics and attention to detail, but it took me some time to understand all the Wild Frames game features and how they work together. As a result, the gameplay is not as straightforward as I expected.

If I had to choose a theme for Wild Frames, I would reluctantly classify it as classic/retro. But, other than the symbols and sounds, there’s nothing traditional about Wild Frames.


The purple cascade backdrop gives Wild Frames a subtle and elegant look that serves the other game elements, which almost seem to float on the screen. These include the big 7×7 grid, the Charge Meter to the right, and a board that shows the winning symbol combinations to the left.

The Wild Frames game controls are all set on a semi-transparent control panel at the bottom of the screen. As far as the layout and arrangement of game elements go, Play’n Go did a great job.

Wild Frames Highlights


With a huge 7×7 grid containing 49 symbols, the Wild Frames screen could have easily looked like a big mess. But thankfully, attention to detail makes for a clean and functional design. It takes at least 5 matching classic-slot symbols to form a Cluster Win on Wild Frames. For a maximum win, you will need to land at least 30 matching symbols in a cluster as follows:

Special Symbols

High Symbols

Star: Pays 150x with over 30 in a cluster. Bell: Pays 75x with over 30 in a cluster.

Low (Card Suit) Symbols


Complementing the retro look and feel of its symbols, the Wild Frames slot background tunes reminded me of the smooth jazz radio stations of the 80s. Winning combinations make a gentle swoosh sound, and a rather mechanical female voice announces ‘Big Win’, ‘Wild Card’, ‘Shatter’, and other bonus features when they occur.

While I enjoyed the elevator/lobby music and thought it fits nicely with the slot’s retro theme, younger players I’ve spoken to found the Wild Frames tunes too slow and dated for such a high volatility slot.

Mobile Version

Wild Frames is also available on mobile. Although all the features work well, and the solid game layout makes things easy to find and tap on, the big grid and many symbols were a bit small to watch on a mobile screen.


The Wild Symbol is the star of the Wild Frames gameplay, with every Golden W creating a sticky frame on the symbol position it lands on. Once the Wild Frame bonus feature is active, a new Wild that lands on the same frame will trigger a progressive multiplier that starts at 1x and can climb up to 9x. Additionally, 4, 5, or 6 random Wilds can be added to the reels after losing spins to create more winning combinations.

The Charge Meter to the right of the grid counts the points you collect after each spin and will reset and start counting from zero again after every losing spin. You will receive 1 point for every winning symbol and will need to collect a certain amount of points to trigger the following bonus rounds:

As Wild Frames has Cascading Wins mechanics, the first three bonus rounds build up towards the Wild Frames feature, which is the main event on the reels. Once you get 80 points on the Charge Meter, all the frames burst with Wilds and Multiplier Wilds. If you top up the Charge Meter above 80 points, you will get 2 extra frames for every 10 additional points.

Bets and Payouts

With a 94.5% RTP (Return to Player), Wild Frames sits below the industry average. Minimum bets are $0.2, and the maximum stake is $100. Wild Frames is highly volatile, scoring 10 out of 10 on Play’n Go’s volatility scale. Keep in mind that playing this slot will require patience, and you shouldn’t expect smaller, frequent wins. But once the Cascading Wins and intertwined bonus features kick in and start a chain reaction of wins, you have a chance for an enormous payout of up to 7,000x your stake.

More Play’nGo Favourites

If you liked Wild Frames’ Cascading Wins, try playing this exciting feature in the hip, young atmosphere of Play’n Go’s Black Mamba online slot. With the same RTP and Variance, Black Mamba takes you to an adrenaline-fuelled rock concert with 4 Solo bonus features.

Final Thoughts

As its name implies, Wild Frames is all about the Wilds and the Frames they form on the reels. Due to the game’s high volatility, it will take you some time to get points and move the Charge Meter’s needle. But once you do, the bonus features will start triggering each other to create a snowball effect of multipliers and wins.

The gameplay is a bit complicated to understand at first, and the high volatility can leave you a bit bored until bonuses are triggered. I got a little impatient looking at the Charge Meter falling back to zero so many times after losing spins. So, if you aren’t a fan of high-risk, high-reward slots with long game sessions, Wild Frames may not be the slot machine for you. However, if you would like to try a slot with a classic theme, modern features, superior design, and big chances to win, there are 7,000 reasons to spin the reels of Wild Frames!


In what languages can I play Wild Frames slot?

You can play Wild Frames in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

What currencies Wild Frames slot supports?

Wild Frames supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD.

What are the main themes of Wild Frames slot?

The main themes of this slot are adventure and discovery. You will be taken on a journey through a dense jungle, where you will encounter all sorts of wild animals and treasures.

How volatile is Wild Frames slot?

Wild Frames is a highly volatile game that can offer players some huge payouts.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.