On February 23rd, 2017 Netent released the brand new online slot Wild Wild West – The Great Train Heist. And by released we mean released worldwide, as Wild Wild West could previously be played exclusively at Betsson casinos.
Wild Wild West is strong release by Netent, featuring a real intro, cartoon style graphics and lots of unique bonus features. Netent's design team have made a tremendous effort into making this slot special – and it shows. The music – a whistling Western Cowboy theme song – is just brilliant. The sounds of the turning train wheels have been rhythmically intertwined with the music. We love small details like that in a slot. Visually, it is also a feast for the eyes with beautiful symbols against a Southwestern backdrop.
The Wild Wild West slot is set in the scorching hot deserts of America, in a time when money and gold were transported from West to East through good old fashioned steam trains. Of course, we can not have a money train without some mean robbers trying to steal the loot, can we? It is your duty to protect the gold from those looting bandits and reap the rewards later in the form of credits and eternal respect.
Wild Wild West variance and Return to Player
As is the case with nearly all Netent slots, Wild Wild West offers an impressive Return to Player: 96.7%. This means that out of every £100 that is put into Wild Wild West, approximately £96 – £97 will be paid back, calculated over an extended period of time. The variance of Wild Wild West is medium. The big wins can be won from the free spins bonus which features multipliers, expanding wilds and random wilds.
Wild Wild West slot features
Wild Wild West offers 10 pay lines and 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols. The minimum bet is just 10p, and the maximum bet goes up to £100 per spin. This slot is suited for both low stakes players and high rollers.
The design of the slot is a thing of beauty: there is a coherent theme with villains, heroes, boy heroes and well-designed card symbols.
The top symbols pay out between 500x and 200x your stake for 5 of a kind on an active win line. The wild symbol substitutes all symbols except the scatters (the Seven and The Vault).
Wild Wild West bonus features: free spins and plenty of extra wilds
There are two bonus features in Wild Wild West: the Vault Bonus and the Free Spins Bonus. The free spins bonus comes in 4 different varieties.
The Free Spins Bonus
The Free Spins Bonus is the one you want if you want to win big. It is activated by 3 or more scattered Sevens on the screen and awards a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 free spins.
Before you can start spinning, there is a bonus wheel that awards an extra bonus feature. We like this feature, as each bonus round is different than the one before.
The possible bonus features are:
- Wilds x 2: extra wilds with a 2x multiplier
- Expanding wilds: at least one reel becomes is fully wild with every spin
- Extra Wilds: extra wilds are added
- Spreading Wilds: wilds will spread for bigger wins
We have had the biggest bonus wins with the spreading wilds feature and the expanding wilds feature. Free spins can be retriggered.
The Vault Bonus
When 3 scattered Golden Vault symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5, the Vault Bonus is activated. You are shown three vaults, each containing a credit prize between 5x and 50x your total bet. When you pick a vault, the bonus ends.
Our thoughts on the Wild Wild West slot
We were very impressed by Wild Wild West. It looks great, it plays great, and the bonus features (especially the Free Spins Bonus) have some serious potential. The medium variance and high Return to Player of 96.7% also make this an excellent choice to grind through bonus wagering requirements.
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