Hunting down the outlaws in this wild west slot won’t make you rich, but with a little bit of patience you might collect a pretty bounty.
Wanted: Dead or Alive. Three little words instantly recognisable to anyone who has ever watched a western or pretended to gun down outlaws in the backyard. This 25 paylines video slot from Playtech is as much fun as grabbing a stick and pretending to ride into the sunset to the sound of maracas. Which is exactly what you’ll hear as you spin away and try and hunt down the bandits for a cash reward.
This Wanted slot is good fun, it really is. It looks beautiful, it’s easy to play and perfect for mobile. You can swipe the reel down and make the reels spin the three bandits (creatively called Bandit, Loco Devil and Mad Dog) come alive when you win and the usual high card symbols, something we consider to be a lack of imagination on most slots, fits in well with the theme as you could imagine eyeing down your opponent across the table in a rigged poker game.
Had enough of the western cliches? Then this mobile slot is not for you because it’s full of them. And it’s not a perfect one either. Considering this is a medium to low volatility slot, the RTP rate is incredibly low at 92%. Not that one or the other are neccessarly connected, but with slots that do not have the chance for big wins, we usually prefer a better return to player rate to at least give us the illusion that we can top up our bank roll often. Wanted mobile slot does give you plenty of little wins, but they seldom cover the cost of the spins. That said, when the wins hit they do come with enough punch to help you keep playing, but seldom big enough to really excite.
And this is the troubling trouble with this slot. To get decent wins and that 10,000 maximum cash prize you will have to bet a few dollars. Clearly bounty hunting isn’t as profitable these days as way back when. You’ll be surprised how long your budget lasts on this slot, with enough top ups during game play that you won’t notice that you are actually up by a few coins, rather than down.
No free spins feature, which in our book is always a shame, but the click me features are frequent hitting giving you nice little wins, but nothing ever impressive enough to get that thrilling high. If you are a fan of the online version of this game, be aware that Wanted mobile slot does not have the progressive jackpot and the maximum bet is $/£/€50 and not the high $/£/€250.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||No Jackpot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.25 - 50.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 50|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||2 Click Me Features|
Wild: The dynamite symbol is Wild, replacing all symbols except the bonus six shooter or moneybag symbols.
Six Shooter Bonus: Get the six shooter gun symbol on reel 1 and reel 5 and you'll get taken to the bonus mini-game. Considering how you have to get this feature, it hits remarkably often, but that's mostly because it doesn't pay out a huge amount very often. Still the graphics are great and far more inventive than you usual 'click me'. First, you'll have to pick the villain you are going to try and gun down. (Our favourite? Mad Dog, but only because we are Back to the Future fans.)
You'll then have an old western town where you'll have to 'shoot' different hidden spots where the bandit is hiding. You have six bullets and the less bullets you use, the higher the prize. Don't be fooled though, we played this game for a good half hour, hit this feature 5/6 times, and only once did we manage to get the bandit in one. Usually you have to use 5 or 6 bullets, leaving you with not an incredibly impressive win.
Money Bags Feature: A more 'usual' click me feature, get three moneybags anywhere on the reels to get your chance to pick one. The prizes, again, are not huge, but a useful top up.
The lack of big thrills is what's really missing from this slot. In the online version you at least had the progressive jackpot to hope for, here the 10,000 max win is decent enough to raise interest but the 92% RTP dashes that hope into hopelessness.
That said, this slot looks and plays beautifully.
We miss the free spins, but the bonus features hit often enough that you won't notice most of the time. Equally this mobile slot game does have one great thing going for it, which is that your bank roll will last for a surprisingly long time as in looking for the big win, you'll barely notice that all the little wins are helping you play for longer.Play Now at BetFred »
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 27, 2014 - Rating