Wild Melon is an online slot created by Play ‘n Go, a casino software developer based in Sweden. With headquarters and operations being headed up in Vaxjo, Play ‘n Go has almost 2 decades of experience in the online casino industry. The company was first established in 1997, where it operated as a subsidiary of other larger development firms until 2005.
Today, Play ‘n Go is an independent slots developer with a portfolio of over 50 online casino games, including classic 3 reel slot games like Wild Melon. Many of Play ‘n Go’s games are also fully optimised for mobile casino platforms, and the developer was one of the very first to focus on the creation of mobile slot games.
Graphics, Theme and Wild Melon Design
Wild Melon is one of Play ‘n Go’s simplest online slots. Based on an archetypal fruit slot design, this slot is not unlike the slot machines that players might expect to find at a land-based casino. Playing out over 3 reels and a single payline, the backdrop of Wild Melon is a large green and pink watermelon and several shining yellow stars.
There is a large pay chart to the right of the reels, which displays all possible winning combinations and their payouts for 1 coin, 2 coin and 3 coin bets. The reels are positioned to the left of the screen, along with the large Wild Melon slot logo. Genuine land-based casino sound effects have also been added to this online slot.
Symbols on the Reels
There are several symbols on the reels of Wild Melon, all of which are fruits to keep to the theme of the game. These symbols are watermelons, oranges and cherries. There are three different kinds of cherries on the reels, namely those with 1, 2 and 3 stalks.
As well as payouts for matching cherry symbols, any combination of mixed cherries will also award a payout of up to 15 coins. Landing 3 matching cherry symbols with 3 stalks will award a 150 coin win.
Wild Symbol and Multiplier Feature
The Wild Melon watermelon symbol also acts as a wild throughout the game, and has the power to substitute for any other symbol on the reels to create winning combinations. Whenever the wild symbol forms a part of a matching combination of symbols, it will double the value of that winning combination thanks to a 2x wild multiplier feature. And this feature is also found in some video slots.
Highest Paying Symbol and Fixed Jackpot
The watermelon is the most valuable symbol on the reels, and will award a payout of up to 10,000 coins for 3 wilds on the payline when playing at maximum bet. When playing at 2 coins per spin, this combination of wild symbols will pay out 2,500 coins, and when playing at 1 coin per spin this payout is reduced to 1,000 coins.
The watermelon wild symbol will also pay out in any position, awarding 200 coins, 500 coins or 1,000 coins when playing at a bet of 1 coin, 2 coins or 3 coins, respectively.