Sidewinder

Sidewinder Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Can you find those wilds and increase this Sidewinder mobile slot from a 243 ways to win game to 1125 ways? Let’s find out.

Just For The Wins studio create a great game with an original theme in the Rainbrew slot machine.

This is basically the same game, except the theme is a little more classic and the volatility is a little higher. So can Sidewinder compete with it’s older Irish slot sibling?

Just about. For one the theme might be ‘just’ simple lucky symbols like bells, horseshoes, stars, 7s and Bars, but it’s well done.

You get a real feel of movement as you spin, thanks to the little animations that, if not impressive, match the classic slot theme.

All about that top and bottom reel

What you have here is a 5×3 reel set up, making this Sidewinder slot a 243 ways to win machine for most of the time.

However, when you land wild symbols, you’ll see that it will have a little arrow pointing upwards or downwards, and that will then spin the extra top or bottom row.

It’s the ones with the softly moving arrows, and when these row spin, you will find either extra wild symbols or scatters.

If those symbols land, you can increase the ways to win of this machine significantly or trigger the free spins.

The Sidewinder slot keeps you guessing throughout

No doubt, most of the big wins are made thanks to the Sidewinder free spin bonus round.

That’s because here, you don’t need wild symbols to activate those two extra rows; every spin gives you an extra chance to land wild symbols and increase this to an 1125 ways to win slot machine.

The wilds will even expand if you get a wild on the top and bottom row. We are talking wins of over 2720 times your bet – more than either Temple of Tut or the Amazing Aztecs slots, both by the same game studio.

A single scatter will even trigger extra free spins, so this is your chance to catch a whole load of wilds and wins.

Better than the Rainbrew JFTW slot game?

Honestly, we prefer the original theme of Rainbrew, but other than that, this is much the same game.

It’s not that the classic theme doesn’t work: in fact, when you put it side by side with the other Just for The Win Deco Diamonds classic style slot, Sidewinder wins hands down.

But there’s a quick energy and lightness of touch with Rainbrew that simply made it more fun for us to enjoy this very unique, fun, mechanics.

We heartily recommend you try both and figure out which of the two is your favourite because one will almost definitely catch your eye.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedSeptember 2018
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 243 Paylines
House edge3.98%
Slot volatilityMedium/High
Min/Max bet0.10 / 100
Max win272,070
Free spins6 to 10 Free Spins / 1125 Ways to Win
Bonus roundsIncreasing Ways to Wins, Sidewinder, Free Spins, Expanding Wilds
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In-game bonus features

What is the Sidewinder slot feature: The wild symbols will have either an upward or downward arrow. If upwards, you activate the top horizontal reel, if downward, the bottom horizontal reel.

Sometimes you can activate both.

These horizontal reels will spin and will either show wild symbols or free spin symbols, but not both. You'll also have plenty of blank symbols in between.

The more symbols you find, the more ways to win you activate. So one extra wild in one of the horizontal reels would give you 576 ways to win. The most you can get is 1,125 ways to win.

Wild Symbol: The green and blue symbol is found in the main grid and will have an arrow pointing downward or upwards. The regular gold symbol is only found in the two extra horizontal sidewinder reels.

If you land a wild symbol in the same reel of the top and bottom horizontal rows, the wilds will expand to cover the whole row.

Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Free Spins scatter symbols.

Scatters and Free Spins: In the base game the Free Spins symbols only appear on reel 2, reel 4 and the horizontal reels.

3 Free Spins symbols give you 6 Free Spins, whilst 4 Free Spins symbols award 10 Free Spins.

During Free Spins both of the horizontal reels are spin on every bonus round, and the game is played as a 1,125 ways to win slot.

You also now get a chance to catch both Wild and scatter symbols at the same time.

If you land a wild symbol in the same reel of the top and bottom horizontal rows, the wilds will expand to cover the whole row.

If you find a scatter in the horizontal reels, an extra spin is awarded for each Free Spins symbol that stops.


Closing thoughts

We do love those Sidewinder game reels which, with one or two well places wild, can increase the ways to win from a standard 243 ways to 1125 ways.

It's a simple concept, but one that works; you get a feel that you can get big wins in the base game, with even bigger wins available in the free spins.

You have to accept that your eyes will be on the constant lookout for those wilds because, without them, there's no chance of getting wins.

We hope we see more like this from JFTW studios in the future, but if you want to see what else they have to offer, we'd also recommend the Goldwyn Fairies slot which started it all.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 19, 2018 - Rating 3

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