A simple title it might have, but this is no simple slot machine. Except it is… Only it isn’t… It’s a strange Wild West mobile slot world.
We’ll admit that when we first started playing this Wild West slot from NextGen Gaming, we couldn’t figure out if we liked it or not. Clearly by the four star rating we went one way rather than the other, but we suspect this machine might divide players none-the-less.
And it’s not for lack of a nice theme. No generic aces and high cards here, which they would have been well within their right to add, as technically the theme, as far as we can tell, is “playing high stakes poker in a saloon with a bottle of hooch, a snarky dame, a horse high on something, and a one-heart-attack short of the great chip stack in the sky cowboy”.
It’s specific we’ll give you that. But at least the Wild West video slot is not boring, with free spins that trigger in a most original way and come often.
We write more about it in the bonus feature section below, but basically, in the Wild West slot game you can choose to pay more to give the wild symbol a multiplier or x2 or x5.
The relevance of this will soon become clear, but the twist in this tale is that the Wild West Superbet is remarkably affordable. Even if you choose the top superbet of x5 (which you should), you can play for as little as 0.50 a spin, which may sound high for a 5 reel, 10 payline slot machine, but trust us when we say that you need it to get anything on this game.
You’re not gonna win anything of any significance in the base game. Sorry cowboy, but you might as well know that these cards are rigged against you. Short of a five symbol win, with the added superbet cost, anything less barely covers the cost of a spin.
That’s not to say you can’t win big. The superbet adds a multiplier on the wilds. Anytime you get a win with a wild symbol, you get 5 free spins. These free spins come with stacked scatter symbols which pay out as much as your triggering wild win.
That’s significant for your bank account in three ways:
Once you get your head around the fact that your big wins comes from the stacked scatters in the free spin round, you can settle more easily into the easy rhythm of this game.
If you play with the 2x multiplier, we would probably remove a star, and make this a 3 star slot. Still very playable, but the chances of getting a big enough win to get you to that 25% up on your budget mark decreases dramatically. So choose x5 if you can.
At the end of the day, remember that the Wild West mobile phone slot has a top, top jackpot win of around 750x your bet. So a good free spin round will only get you about 50x to 70x your bet generally and that’s with that 5x multiplier. Even then it can be much less at times.
But the possibility is there. And when you get a free spins round where every stacked chip is worth 20x your bet alone… and they line up to cover the screen, reel to reel… that’s when you’ll shout yeehaw! and shoot imaginary guns into the air, Looney Tunes style.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 (no superbet) - 0.50 (max superbet) / 20 (no superbet) - 100 (max superbet)|
|Free spins||Up to 25 Free Spins / Stacked Scatters|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Wilds, Multipliers, Stacked Scatters|
Wilds: The fat cowboy is the wild symbol, and he doesn't show up as often as you'd like. Yes you are technically paying for a multiplier on his person, and yes you can spin 30 spins without seeing him once, but every-time he is used successfully to create a win, he triggers 5 free spins.
Free Spins Wilds & Scatters: So actually the wild shows up remarkably often as you seldom go less than 30 spins without getting at least one round of free spins. And if there are two wilds, you get 10 free spins. And if you get a wild win during the free spin round, you get an additional 5 free spins.
Getting 10 to 20 free spins at a time isn't unusual we've found.
How much you win with the wild symbol when you trigger the free spins is very important. Because that amount will be how much each scatter symbol is worth when it shows up on screen.
So if you win 4 in cash when entering the free spins, every scatter (whether you get 1 or 15 on the reels) will pay out 4 in cash.
So you can imagine what happens if you trigger the free spins on a five of a kind.
Also, did we mention the scatters came stacked?
The Superbet: You can, if you wish, leave the superbet off. However, we highly recommend if you play this mobile slot to spend the little bit extra to turn on the superbet.
What you are essentially paying for is to add a multiplier to the wild symbol. Remember the wild symbol that triggers free spins? The one where you want a big win, so the scatters are worth more?
Now you see why the superbet function is important.
You can keep on playing this Wild West mobile slot for hours, with free spins that hit often, and stacked scatters that keep your hooch budget on the up.
Surprisingly simple, but with that dash of the NextGen superbet uniqueness that makes it stand out.Play Now at Guts »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: January 28, 2015 - Rating