When I first loaded the Wild Orient slot into my browser, I was kind of bummed. I had thought that the game was another Asian luck themed game that has the same symbols I've experienced for years. Thankfully, I was judging a book by its cover, and this game is completely unique. Instead of traditional symbols, it mostly brings wildlife and some great features that make Wild Orient a wonderful slot that you need to try.
Wild Orient is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot that is based in a jungle and has an awesome exotic theme to it. The game's features are a combination of standard slot symbols (9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace) as well as some wildlife parts as well. The other symbols include cranes, baboons, panda, tigers, and elephants. A carved monument to the animals is also there, and a game title symbol is also present.
The features in the game include wild symbols, scatters, free spins, and win multipliers. The game also has a posted return to player (RTP) percentage of 97.5%, which is one of the highest I've seen for an online slot, and probably the highest I've ever seen for a Microgaming slot.
The biggest feature present is Microgaming's re-spin feature, which allows you select a reel to re-spin. This can be very lucrative, as you can line up a missing symbol, but there is a cost. The potential for a big win to come in comes with a higher cost to spin that reel. So you can see re-spin costs of just a penny, but also see them go all the way up to the hundreds of dollars.
If you're looking for a new slot to play, I think you should give Wild Orient a try. It's a ton of fun to play and is an absolute gem.