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Wild West slot review – free spins

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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.

The NextGen Superbet with a twist

The superbet has become a well loved feature in NextGen slots. The brilliant Foxin Wins gives you extra wilds and the dangerous Merlin’s Magic Respin gave you stacked wild re-spins.

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.

Wild West Bonus games triggered by the Wild symbols

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:

  1. These bonus games show up often. Almost as often as in the five star Potion Commotion slot.
  2. This is the one slot in history where you don’t care about paylines
  3. One good bonus round can bring you back from the brink of quitting

Simple and entertaining

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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