On March 23, Play’n GO, a leading Swedish-based iGaming supplier, released Wild Bandolier, a slot that depicts the Wild West and cowboy culture, with a bandit who is a thorn in the sheriff’s side and the latter who tries to finally save the townspeople from him.
However, a fun twist in the video slot is that players root for the bandit and try to help him.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is the Wild West, outlaws, the sheriff and the aforementioned cowboy culture. The game takes place in the middle of a Wild West town located in the middle of nowhere. It all reminds of a lull before a big showdown in the style of the Wild West.
The soundtrack completes the atmosphere of the game.
To win, players must form a combination of 3 to 5 matching symbols on a payline, beginning from the first reel on the left, on a new, dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 20 fixed paylines.
The basic low-value symbols are the royal 10, J, Q, K and A, the medium-value symbols are the liquor bottle, gun and boots, while the high-value bonus symbols are the bandit and the sheriff. A combination of five-of-a-kind low-value symbols is worth 2x to 5x a player’s bet, increasing to 8x to 10x for five-of-a-kind medium-value symbols and 20x and 25x a player’s bet for a complete winning line.
The game is highly volatile, with a default RTP of 96.29% and a maximum win of 2,000x a player’s bet. Although RTP is the default, there are other versions with RTPs of 94.27%, 91.28%, 87.27% and 84.23%.
Players’ paid spins can be gambled for 10 p/c up to 50 euro/$ and the game can be played on any device.
Wild Symbol – the Wild replaces every symbol except the Scatter. Also, it is the highest paying symbol as it rewards the player with 100x a player’s bet for a winning combination of 5 of them.
Wild Bullet – a total of 6 Wild Bullets can be randomly fired on any spin. After that, the bullets finish in a random position and turn into Wilds. The player has a minimum of 15 Wild Bullets in the Free Spins.
Free Spins – Scatter lands on reels 1, 3 and 5. A combination of 3 Scatters on the same spin activates 10 free spins. Furthermore, the bandit can also land on any spin and activate a feature.
Prior to spinning, the player needs to select one of three wanted posters that will disclose 15, 25 or 40 guaranteed Wild Bullets.
Every spin will receive a random multiplier of 1x to 5x, which is added to the winnings of that spin.
Smoke & Mirror feature – this feature is activated when only two Scatters appear. As soon as it is activated, the player has the opportunity to spin the reels again and get the third Scatter, automatically unlocking Free Spins.
But that’s not all, as the player is also automatically rewarded 10 Free Spins and moved into the Free Spins bonus round.
This slot is similar to other releases from this provider such as Wild Trigger, Golden Colts, Gunslinger Reloaded and The Last Sundown.
Commenting on the launch, George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, said: “Western slots are great performers, so we went above and beyond for Wild Bandolier.”
“The Smoke & Mirror feature is fantastic. Knowing you can complete a payline with an additional Scatter really elevates this slot to the next level, creating more ways to win. Also, binding the shooting feature with the Sherriff almost makes the gameplay and story one and the same, adding that extra layer of nail-biting tension to every round.”