The Big Wins at Wildz in December 2020
Last week saw the door slam firmly shut on 2020, capping another breathless year at Wildz that will be remembered for a number of highlights. We paid out our biggest ever prize after one lucky soul claimed a mammoth €4.2M jackpot playing Mega Fortune back in May, while our 200,000,000th Free Spin was awarded towards the back end of the year.
What a year 2020 turned out to be for budding game provider Nolimit City, too. The Malta-based developer turned heads with a stunning line-up of video slots that captured the industry’s attention, rolling out exhilarating games like the anti-authoritarian flavoured Punk Rocker, followed by releases from their ‘x’-inspired mini-series incorporating new and innovative dynamics.
Games such as Monkey’s Gold xPays and Warrior Graveyard xNudge both served up their versions of high octane slot action, wowing fans everywhere to cement Nolimit’s reputation as one of the finest players in operation today. Last but not least, who could forget independent review site BigWinBoard.com’s Game of the Year, Money Train 2 - the hotly anticipated sequel transporting players back out Wild West for some hair-raising gun-slinging fun with the promise of sky-high Multipliers in the offing.
It was a far chillier and slightly lesser known Nolimit City slot, however, that hogs the headlines in our December 2020 report.
Ice Ice Baby!
Taking gold for the first time ever in one of our monthly charts, Ice Ice Yeti beckons players to a frozen wilderness where they’ll encounter a loveable bunch of critters known as Rascals who hold the keys to wins worth up to 16,807x your stake. Despite its ice cold exterior, the slot can cook up some tantalisingly explosive prizes once the reels get turning.
This highly volatile 5x7 game doesn’t appear often on our standings, but did sign off 2020 in style for one Wildz player to the tune of €95,388. Give it a try for some bone-tingling play with the help of Yeti Wilds and an impressive 16,807 win ways.
Top 10 Big Wins
|Game||Game Provider||Win Amount||Date|
|Ice Ice Yeti||Nolimit City||€95,388||December 11|
|Jammin’ Jars||Push Gaming||€65,185||December 03|
|Legacy of Dead||Play’n GO||€57,550||December 10|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||€53,765||December 12|
|Book of Dead||Play’n GO||€52,150||December 09|
|Winter Wonders||Red Tiger Gaming||€44,580||December 07|
|Winter Wonders||Red Tiger Gaming||€36,838||December 20|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||€36,101||December 12|
|Joker Troupe||Push Gaming||€33,685||December 28|
|10001 Nights||Red Tiger Gaming||€31,824||December 02|
In at second place is a beloved video slot that has made the Wildz Big Win rankings its home throughout 2020. Bold on aesthetics, outdone only by potential, Push Gaming’s flagship release Jammin’ Jars is all about its Free Spins round that sets off Multiplying Wilds into a dizzying jam across the reels, while Cascading Reels also help out by clearing winning arrangements to make room for more win chances.
Get the multiplying jars jammiong together, and you could be looking at wins that top out at 20,000x your stake. It was a multiplier win of 3,256x that provided plenty of Christmas cheer last month, resulting in a €65,185 payday on December 3.
Another, equally popular Push Gaming-powered title made an appearance slightly further down the December rankings. Boasting razor shark graphics and some jaw-dropping scores, Razor Shark arrives in at fourth after hooking a €53,765 prize on December 12. Players are invited to feast on Mystery Stacks and Free Spins in this daring underwater voyage from the esteemed provider.
No set of monthly rankings is complete without a nod to Book of Dead, arguably the most popular video slot game ever created. Play’n GO’s all-time classic is another that shows up month after month, and this time it was a win worth €52,150 enough to take fifth in the December table.
Anyone not familiar with this industry pillar can load up the game at Wildz and try their luck in the famed Free Spins round which centres around a special expanding symbol. Fill the whole screen to put yourself in contention for the 5,000x top prize. Not to be left out, Book of Dead’s lower profile copycat, Legacy of Dead, also booked a place on our Big Win rankings last month - sending €57,550 in one player’s direction on the 10th.
Elsewhere, one player was busy celebrating not one but two top-10 wins last month thanks to a seasonally cold online slot from developed Red Tiger Gaming that’s been sprinkled with fairy-dust. Rich in graphics, Winter Wonders takes players on an enchanting journey through the forest to uncover hidden treasures, delivering an immensely enjoyable experience.
A frolic through the forest can be a lucrative one - just like our beneficiary who banked payouts worth €44,580 and €36,838 to swell their coffers nicely in time for Christmas. Summer or Winter, the game is well worth a look for anyone seeking to add a little magic to their life.
Now let’s examine the games that served up the biggest Multiplier Wins in December.
Top 10 Multiplier Wins
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||24,067x||December 12|
|Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah||Triple Edge Studios||22,129x||December 01|
|Winter Wonders||Red Tiger Gaming||18,419x||December 20|
|Jammin’ Jars||Push Gaming||17,082x||December 07|
|Jammin’ Jars||Push Gaming||17,051x||December 28|
|Gonzo’s Quest Megaways||Red Tiger Gaming||16,217x||December 10|
|Jammin’ Jars||Push Gaming||16,008x||December 17|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||15,084x||December 23|
|Gonzo’s Quest Megaways||Red Tiger Gaming||14,517x||December 07|
|Joker Troupe||Push Gaming||13,909x||December 03|
Many will know Big Time Gaming courtesy of the their ground-breaking MegaWays game engine which has gone on to be adopted by countless slot titles since its inception. There is, though, much more to the developer’s stock than this. They are also extremely adept at crafting regular, MegaWays-free slot titles, such as their electrifyingly charged Lil Devil.
Enjoyed for its trio of action-packed Free Spin rounds, the game exploded onto our Multiplier standings last month with a 24,067x win dished out on December 12. That equated to a financial reward of €36,101 and enough for eighth on our Big Win chart above.
Push Gaming put on a fruity feast throughout December as their colourful creation Jammin’ Jars stole the spotlight with a trio of places on our rankings, responsible for wins equating to 17,082x, 17,051x and 16,008x, respectively.
Everyone’s favourite slot explorer, Gonzo, resumed his search for Eldorado in the month, making his presence felt by delivering a pair of 16,217x and 14,517x Multiplier wins just three days apart.
Originally released by powerhouse NetEnt back in 2013, Gonzo’s Quest was earmarked for a 2020 upgrade some seven years on by fellow provider Red Tiger Gaming - who finally decided to dip their toes into unfamiliar but potentially lucrative MegaWays territory. For anyone unaware, the innovative shape-shifting mechanism changes the number of win ways in play with every single spin - making for some highly engrossing, mystery-filled gaming.
Gonzo’s Quest Goes On..
A carefully executed balance of MegaWays formatting, enhanced visuals and trademark gameplay ensured the follow-up has been well received by the slot community, with Gonzo’s Quest Megaways often making its way onto our top-10 rundowns.
Rounding off the Multiplier stakes was a decidedly more vintage affair from returning provider Push Gaming, awarding a 13,909x Multiplier win on the 3rd of the month. Revolving around its trio of titular jesters, Joker Troupe tips a cap to the mechanical one-armed bandits that lined scores of gambling halls down the years - with one or two unexpected tricks up its sleeve.
Fusing old-school looks with some modern gaming, this audio-visual treat hides some complex gameplay behind its deceptively simple packaging - promising a fair amount of potential to boot.
Its creator are known to bide their time perfecting each subsequent slot release, and the wait proved well worth it for this highly rewarding must-play.
2020 left us with a stock of memories to look back on as we surge ahead into 2021. Will January kick off the year with more wild action at the reels? Check back here to find out.