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Developers are constantly on the lookout for game mechanics that drive engagement, entertainment and fun in online casino slots games. These mechanics, or combinations of them, may include Expanding Wilds, Stacked symbols, Mega symbols and other features to add to the fascinating themes created by graphic designers. Sticky Reels are another way for these developers to add interest to a slots game. Take a look at how these can impact gameplay with Wildz Casino.

What are sticky reels?

Reels that lock in place while other reels continue to spin are known as Sticky Reels. There are different triggers and conditions for this within a slots game. For example, in the popular online slots game Starburst, a Wild symbol on the centre reel will expand and that reel will remain locked in place for a respin. In other games, a sticky reel may be featured as a free spins modifier locking in place for every free spin.

To recap: one or more reels carry over to the next spin and remain in place while all other reels spin as they do in a typical round. The round being played influences the nature of the sticky reel.

Sticky Reels games to enjoy

From food to adventure, magic and the exploration of ancient civilisations, themes in online slots are limitless, with many adopting the sticky reels mechanic as part of their action . Quickspin’s Sakura Fortune is a superb game featuring cherry blossoms floating gently around to create a calming atmosphere. A fighting favourite is Dead or Alive that appears simple at first glance, before revealing a highly engaging game that keeps players coming back. Erik the Red from Relax Gaming is a sticky reels slot with a fiery Norse theme, while Punk Rocker from NoLimit City brings a gritty, urban space to life. PG Soft’s Medusa taps into ancient mythology, again proving that sticky reels can be added to just about any slots theme to great effect.

Keeping things interesting

Some other Grid Play games feature symbols appearing in stacks that fall from above the playing area rather than spinning on reels. These cascading symbols-styled games often feature respin options where winning combinations are cleared from the board and new symbols fall from above to fill the voids. Multiple respins can often be won and many titles feature progressive multipliers in conjunction with the respins. Free Spin rounds may result from these combinations too, with potentially lucrative wins building up. There’s almost no limit to the inventive nature of slots designers.

Wildz Casinooffers a huge range of slots games, many of which come loaded with stacked symbols, sticky reels and other features loaded with winning potential. This handy online casino guide can help you get started.

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