Wild Mantra is a 5×4, 25-payline slot with a spiritual vibe and potentially wild reels, created by Yggdrasil Gaming for the LeoVegas Originals series. Full wild reels also grant additional free spins during the bonus game’s Free Spins feature, thus the same rules apply. It’s accessible on any platform, and wagers range from 10 cents to 125 Euros every spin.
Wild Mantra has undertones of Buddhism, the world’s fourth-largest religion, which claims over 520 million adherents (or around 7 percent of the population). In particular, the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism play a significant role in this story. The reels themselves are housed in a crumbling stone temple surrounded by brass bells; the rest of the action takes place against a backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and a clear blue sky. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there is soothing music included to help establish the tone.
At first glance, it may seem unusual to play a slot machine in which the symbols rotate on cylindrical wheels rather than on vertical reels. We know now that the game was supposed to be called Prayer Wheels, but perhaps the creators changed their minds because they thought the Buddhist link would be too obvious. Either way, you will come across lesser value hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades as you spin the wheels, all of the same value. If you get 5 of the premium symbols—represented by different signs—on a payline, you’ll win 4 times your wager.
Features of Wild Mantra (by Yggdrasil Gaming)
The wild symbol is the most important in this game since it is the only one that may appear stacked. The Mantra Respins bonus is activated when a wild appears on the reels during the main game. While the other reels respin, the original wild(s) will stay put. If more wilds arise during the respin, the existing wild or wilds will shift up one spot. This process will continue until no more wilds appear.
It gets better in the Free Spins bonus which is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. If you get 5 scatters, in addition to the usual 10 free games, you’ll also get a 1000x stake bonus. In addition, any wilds that were present at the time the bonus spins were activated will remain in play for the duration of the bonus.
All wilds that land on the reels become sticky, and you also get an extra wild at the beginning of the round as a gesture of goodwill. In addition to this, the Mantra Respins feature is active, and if you load an entire reel with wilds, you’ll get an extra free spin.
Final Say on Yggdrasil Gaming’s Wild Mantra
Although Wild Mantra is a beautiful looking slot, it looks to have been on a bit of a restricted budget and is very simple for a Yggdrasil design. In our experience, this is par for the course when it comes to exclusive titles, and all you’ll receive is a new coat of paint on an old game. This is as austere and unadorned as a monk’s lifestyle, so don’t anticipate any fancy cutscenes or introductions. The rewards are also rather low; getting 5 scatters awards the game’s top prize. During the free spins bonus, getting a full screen of sticky wilds will “only” multiply your bet by 100 times.
We won’t be racing to LeoVegas to play Wild Mantra, but we’re always curious to see what the fuss is about when it comes to Yggdrasil slots.