Don Quixote’s: Wild Adventures Slot Review

Slots Basic information

Software: NetGaming
Release: 30.09.2021
RTP: 94.44%
Volatility: High
Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter Symbol: No

It’s also famously a tale of a film that for decades, was never made. ‘The Man who killed Don Quixote’ was eventually released in 2018, but only after years and years of struggle to get it off the ground. And of course, the hero himself, Don Quixote, had plenty of struggle.

Inner demons, strange dreams, and a sense of not knowing who he truly was. This slot, however, isn’t quite as existential as any of that. It’s inspired by one of literature’s great characters but when all is said and done, it’s just a good slot with cool features and a good design that make it worth having a go on it.


There are five reels and 20 pay lines in this slot, where stakes range between 0.10 Euros/GBP and 50 Euros/GBP. You can choose to play it in Autoplay mode, which means that you can play a pre-determined number of spins (10, 20, 30, 50, or 100) without having to press Spin all the time.

As seems to be the case with most slots, playing cards are the low-value symbols while windmills, prisoners, and Sanch Panza (all present in the book) are higher value symbols. But higher than that is the Lady symbol. Five of her and you’re looking at a 100x payout.

The Wild here doesn’t act as a traditional Wild but rather it stars in the bonus features that we’re just about to talk you through.

Tips and Strategy  

This is a highly volatile slot. That means triggering the free spins round won’t be a regular occurrence; you’ll have to be pretty patient. As patient as poor Sancho Panza needed to be with his rather eccentric boss.  

The point is that a big win (which does happen in highly volatile games) or activating the free spins, won’t come around too often. And when it does, it may be worth calling it a day. Take the money and run rather than putting it all back.

Bonus Rounds

The Wild is at the center of all the excitement here on this slot.  Let’s see what it does in the different bonus features.

Walking Wilds

Getting a Wild on the reels is always good news. It means that the Walking Wilds feature, seen in other games such as Jack and the Beanstalk, is about to get underway. The Wild will give you respins.

How many depends on the position of the Wild on the reels.  That’s because the Wild ‘walks’ (the clue is in the name) one position to the left on every respin until it walks all the way off the stage. Or the reels, as the case may be.

So, if the Wild was positioned on the far left to begin with, you’d only get one respin. But if it was positioned on the far right to begin with, you’d get five respins. The appearance of another Wild on the reels during the Walking Wilds means you’ve got two going for you and the one the furthest to the right will be the one extending your run of respins.

However, the appearance of other symbols that overlap with the Walking Wild cause the following to happen:

  • Prisoner: Generates a pattern of Wilds, covering the row from the place of the overlap to the rightmost reel.
  • Windmill: Generates a pattern of Wilds covering diagonally adjacent positions to the place of the overlap, up to a max of four new Wilds.
  • Sancho Panza: A pattern of wilds is generated, covering every vertically and horizontally adjacent position to the place of the overlap, also up to a maximum of four new wild symbols.
  • Lady Love: A pattern of wilds is generated, covering every adjacent position to the place of the overlap, up to a maximum of eight new wilds.

Free Spins

If you’re lucky enough to have three Wild Patterns appear on screen, you’ll get five free spins. For every spin you get, a win will be multiplied by the number of Wilds you have on-screen, with the added benefit of always getting an extra multiplier thrown in.

For example, if you had two Wilds on screen, the multiplier would be 2 (Wilds) + 1 = a multiplier of 3x.


There are some good cartoony characters here, none more so than the toothy Sancho Panza. The action unfolds out in the Spanish countryside, which of course is very true to the book. It’s one of those slots where they won’t be winning any prizes for the design, but everything looks very neat, clean, and very much does the trick.

Final Thoughts

Some slots players may get a little impatient here. It’s not so hard to activate the Walking Wilds that frequently but that’s not to say that you’ll trigger one of the four features within that, much less the free spins. You’ve been warned.  Then again, a good run on any of those and your coffers will receive a big boost.

Besides, the Walking Wilds is a good feature on any slot and those who have a soft spot for Don Quixote will be eager to give it a go.