A lone stranger walks into a town, with a 6 shooter on his side and without knowing any of the rules. You’ll need to be a quick learner to play on this Wild West Zone slot by Leander Games.
If you want to create a Megaways slot game, you have to have a license from Big Time Gaming and pay your fee. Or you could do as Leander Games did and get inspired.
This Wild West Zone mobile slot manages to do its own unique version, without making a copy. Because what you have here is 5 reels, not 6 reels, with “zones” that expand or shrink with each spin, so you never quite know how many symbols you are going to land.
This can make the base game a simple and familiar 243 ways to win slot or can increase to potential 3,125 ways to win. Nowhere near as much as the Megaways you say? Nope. But that’s ok because Leander does one better. It makes the base game interesting.
Two things make the base game of this Wild West Zone slot machine fun. The first is the fact that catching two scatter increases the multiplier by the side of the reels. This won’t be active until the free spins, but it’s fun to watch that number climb.
The second is that if any wild lands in the ‘zones’ you get an instant re-spin of the reels. The reels continue to re-spins until you get not more wins or no more wilds, but all wilds stay sticky on screen.
Better yet, if you were disappointed about the multipliers, don’t be. For every sticky wild you catch on those re-spins you increase the overall multiplier of the total win by 1x. Catching 5 wilds, for examples, gives you a 4x multiplier (the triggering wild doesn’t count).
It’s a feature that shows up often, and is lots of fun to watch. Thank-god because this Leander Games slot has one major flaw.
One of the problems we’ve always had with Leander Games slots is that their bonus is usually hard to trigger. From the Afterlife Inferno slot to the Ali Baba slot game, getting those free spins can feel like pulling teeth.
This is no different here, probably because the RTP is a just about acceptable 95.82%, sometimes even a little lower. Which is a shame, because when you catch those bonus games, this game shines.
Mostly because you get an extra reel and now you can capture up to 7 symbols high in those dynamic zones. That gives you from 15,625 up to 117,649 ways to win, and those multipliers you collected in the base game are applied automatically.
Better yet, if you don’t get a win, the multiplier increases, so it’s in this Wild West Zone slot best interest to keep the money flowing. A bit of a shame, as it’s nicer the other way around, but don’t worry – those multipliers come and when they do, they can take down a steam train at full speed.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 117,649 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||4.18% / 95.82%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Expanded Ways to Win and Increasing Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Changing Ways to Win, Wild, Respins, Scatters, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds, Expanded Reels, Multipliers|
|Slot Themes||Wild West|
Wild: The outlaw is the wild symbol and he will substitute for all other symbols except the free spin bonus symbol.
Dynamic Ways to Win: On each spin, each reel will be highlighted with changing sizes of 'live' positions. These are active for that spin only, and on the next spin change again. The zones vary from 3 to 5 symbols high and result in anything from 243 to 3,125 ways to win.
Most Wanted Respins: If one or more wild symbols land inside the Dynamic Ways zone, you get a re-spin. All active wild symbols become wanted and stay sticky in place until the end of the feature. Any new wild symbols will also stay sticky, and the respins continue until no more wins occur. At the start of each respin the multiplier is increased by one.
Something for Nothing Multiplier: If you get 3 free spin symbols land inside the Dynamic Ways zone on reels 1 and 3, the free spin bonus starting win multiplier will be increased b 1x. If you change your bet, that multiplier goes back to 1x.
Free Spins Bonus: 3 free spins symbols landing inside the Dynamic Ways zone on reels 1, 3 and 5 will award you with 8 free spins. You'll start with whatever multiplier you've managed to accumulate in the Something for Nothing Multiplier bonus.
A 6th reel is then added the number of zones increases from 5 to 7 symbols high. The number of ways is boosted to range from 15,625 to 117,649 ways to win.
The Most Wanted and Something for Nothing Multiplier feature are both active. But whenever you get no wins, you'll also increase the multiplier by one.
You can retrigger the Wild West Zone slot bonus indefinitely.
We were curious and then impressed by this Wild West Zone slot on mobile which tried to recreate the success of the Megaways online games, but in its own unique way.
And for the most part, Leander Games has succeeded. They don't need to make a copy when they've managed to find their own way to get that excitement of every changing ways to win, packed with lots of features and lots of wins.
The bigger wins are almost always in the free spins, and it would have been nice to get the multipliers on wins and not losses, but you can see how they are trying their own individual style to create something that will have you pulling your six-shooter to the sky in joy.
Wild West Zone slot is a 5 reel game with changing numbers of rows per reel per spin, giving you from 243 to 117649 ways to win (the last only in the free spins). You'll find multipliers, bonus games, scatters, and sticky wilds with free re-spins of the reel, all under one saloon roof.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating