Wild Orient takes you to an animal safari, not to the grassy plains of Africa, but to the dense jungles of Asia. The high paying symbols are the exotic animals that you will encounter such as the Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, giant panda, Rhesus monkey and black crane. They have been depicted realistically in their natural habitats. The elephant and the tiger are the dominant beasts and award the highest payouts. These symbols also start paying when two appear on successive reels from left to right. The win animations and the background music are subdued, but graceful. The low paying symbols are playing card icons bearing Chinese artefacts like dragon, coins and fan. The Wild Orient logo is the wild symbol, which appears only on reels 2 and 4. The scatter symbol is an exquisite statue that has all the five animals crafted together.
Wild Orient includes a regulation free spins feature. In order to activate it you have to get three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels in the same spin. No matter how many scatter symbols are present in the triggering spin, you will be awarded 15 free spins. All payouts in the free spins will be multiplied three times. If you land three or more scatter symbols during the feature, the free spins will retrigger. The more exciting and challenging feature in Wild Orient is the Microgaming Respin feature. For an additional stake you can exercise options that can potentially lead to big wins. After every spin a Respin value is displayed below each reel. This is the amount that you have to pay in order to spin only that reel keeping all other reels fixed. Obviously only new wins created by the Respin will pay out. You will notice that where there are possibilities of big payouts then the cost of Respins will be high. The challenge lies in striking a balance between the risk and the return. In order to understand the equations and acquire familiarity with the Respin feature it is suggested that you to play Wild Orient in the demo mode for a while.
The final attraction of Wild Orient is the 243 ways to win paylines structure. Like symbols in adjacent reels starting from the left most one pay out irrespective of their position on the reel. You can select the number of coins per payline from 1 to 10 and the coin size from AU$0.01 to AU$5.00. The total bet is the line bet multiplied by 25, which is par for Microgaming all ways pokies. The maximum total bet in Wild Orient is AU$1250. This will be enough for even the highest of high rollers at Australian online casinos. The maximum line payout in this online pokie is 4,000 times the line bet. If you can go with the maximum bets then big payouts await you. In the base game it is AU$200,000 and in the free spins the maximum payout will become AU$600,000. Microgaming reports a payout percentage of between 97% and 98%, which is a great parameter in an online pokie.