Have a seat at the poker table in NextGen’s Wild West. Play this online video slot for the chance to ride a lucky streak and part ‘Marshall Moneybags’ with some of his cash. Wild West offers an RTP of 95,87%, Free Games, a special Super Bet option and Gamble Feature. Play online at Betive for the chance to throw in your chips and bluff your way to a fatter wallet.
Count Your Poker Chips and ‘Strike it Lucky’
Wild West is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-fixed payline slot set in an old-fashioned saloon. Gas lit chandeliers swing lazily from the ceiling. Poker chips represent the Spin, Autoplay, Gamble Feature and Paytable buttons. Gameplay is livened up with symbol animations that activate upon wins, and the music is everything you would expect from an old film set in the Wild West.
Wild West shows cash values for Total Bet and Balance along the top of the slot screen. It also shows Wins in cash beneath the reels. The base Total Cash Bet ranges from 10p – £20 (no Super Bet selected). The x2 Super Bet option ranges from 20p – £40 and the x5 Super Bet ranges from 50p – £100 giving Wild West the potential to offer a Total Cash Bet range of 10p – £100 at Betive online casino. Players can choose a Total Bet by adjusting the Bet per Line (1p – £2). The Paytable lists pays in coin values which remain fixed despite change made to the Bet per Line.
This Western themed slot has only 9 symbols that come straight from the Wild West of old. There are 2 special symbols which include a Cowboy Wild and a Chipstack Scatter. The Wild can substitute for any regular symbol to complete winning combos and is involved in triggering Free Games. The Chipstack Scatter only appears during Free Games and awards a special coin prize. Wild West has 7 regular symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Saloon Girl, Horse, Saloon, Money Bag, Whiskey, Cowboy Boots and Card Shoe.
Wild West’s gameplay is left to right with the exception of the Scatter. Get 2+ Horses – Saloon Girls or 3+ of any other regular symbol to form a winning combo. The highest paying Wild West symbol is the Saloon Girl which shows a value of (1000, 200, 50, 5). She gives this online slot the potential to award up to £2000 for a 5 of a kind match at Betive. Now, if that 5 of a kind match were to be completed by a Cowboy Wild with a x5 Super Bet selection, then the Saloon Girl can award up to £10,000 in a single spin.
NextGen slots typically offer an Autoplay ranging from 5-100 consecutive spins with the option to click ‘Last Play’ at the end of a round to conveniently choose the last selection of spins.
Wild West Bonus Features
Wild West Super Bet Feature: To the right of the reels is an enormous whiskey bottle which represents the optional Super Bet Feature option (sometimes featured in NextGen slots). Click on the bottle to add an additional wager on top of the Total Cash Bet to unlock a Cowboy Wild Win Multiplier of 2x or 5x. Once selected, the Multiplier is applied to all wins completed by a Wild Substitution. Click once to fill the whiskey bottle halfway adding 10 coins to the Total Bet for a multiplier of 2x. Click twice to fill the whiskey bottle all the way adding 40 coins for a multiplier of 5x.
Wild West Free Games: A win completed by a Cowboy Wild symbol automatically triggers an initial round of 5 Free Games. This game mode provides the added benefit of the Chipstack Scatter symbol which awards a special ‘chip prize’ each time it appears. The chip prize is equal to the win awarded from the winning combo that initially triggered the Free Games. This Feature can be re-triggered awarding an additional 5 Free Games when a Cowboy Wild completes a winning combination.
Gamble Feature: Several NextGen slots offer a generic Gamble Feature option. After a win, players have the opportunity to double winnings by correctly guessing the colour (red or black) of a facedown card. There is also the opportunity to quadruple winnings by correctly guessing the suit of a facedown card (diamond, heart, clover, spade). Guess correctly up to 5 times. Guess incorrectly to lose all winnings for the round.
Summary table Wild West
|Software developer||NextGen Gaming|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||September 2014|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||95,87%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average|
|Features (?)||Wild West Super Bet Feature, Free Games and Gamble Feature|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Min. / Max. bet||10p up to £100|
|Coin value||0.01 up to 2|
Pour the Whiskey and the Wins
Wild West does an excellent job of creating an easy-going slot experience with flexible bet options. The animations, Bonuses and music succeed in keeping boredom away. We took Wild West for a test run at Betive casino (no Bonus Bet activation). It produced about 2.2 wins every 10 spins with 41% of all wins profiting. The highest Main Game win amounted to 10x the Total Bet. Free Games triggered twice out of 100 spins. The largest Total Win of the 2 rounds amounted to 48x the Total Bet due mostly to the 13 Chipstack Scatter wins awarded. If you are a fan of all things cowboys, six-guns and saloons, then give these other Wild West slots a look.
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