Wild West conjures up images of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne swaggering through the saloon doors of their local bar to demand a good, old glass of moonshine while bales of tumbleweed blow down the street outside.
This western-themed slot from NextGen Gaming boasts comical graphics, a thumping bluegrass soundtrack, and an exciting mix of special features including Cowboy Wilds, Poker Chip Scatters, a Free Spins Bonus with a Chip Prize award, and one of our favourite NextGen features – SuperBet – which lets you unlock wild win multipliers of up to x5 by paying an extra ten or forty coins. You can have a rootin' tootin' time in the Wild West with bets of 10p to £100, and if you don't fancy staying at home to play it, you can enjoy it while you're out and about on your mobile device.
More about the Software Provider
NextGen Gaming is an Australian software company which started out in 1999. It makes scratch cards, slots, and casino games as an in-house games studio for the NYX Gaming Group.
When it comes to online slots, NextGen Gaming has an uncanny ability to turn its hand to a myriad of different themes. So, if you're into action slots, you can wage war on big prizes in 300 Shields or alternatively, you can walk the oilfields of Texas to see if you can tap into a geyser of cash with Oil Mania. And, if you're partial to the odd oriental-themed slot, you can choose from titles like Prosperity Twin, Emperor's Garden, and Eastern Dragon.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Any time is whisky time in the Wild West, and when you rock up in the local tavern of a quiet American mid-west town, you'll find plenty of available tables where you can sit down and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple. As for the other patrons, they're rather a curious bunch, and they're also partial to a game or two of poker. The paytable symbols include a horse holding a hand of playing cards, a lady enjoying a drink, a glass of whisky, bags of money, poker chips, the saloon, a dealer's shoe, and a red-nosed cowboy.
Naturally, there's a country music soundtrack to make your time in the Wild West feel even more authentic.
Bonuses and Special Features
In the Wild West slot, the drunken cowboy plays the role of the wild symbol, which means that he can substitute for all symbols except the scatter to help create wins. The scatter symbol is the stack of poker chips emblazoned with the game's logo, and it only ever appears in the Free Spins Bonus.
The good news is, it's relatively easy to get your hands on some cost-free games, as each time the Cowboy wild helps to form a win, you receive five free spins. Once you've triggered the Free Spins Bonus, the Poker Chip Scatter is added to the paytable symbols. And, each time the scatter comes into view, you win the Chip Prize which is equivalent to the amount that you won when you triggered the feature. As the scatter comes stacked, it's possible to win more than one Chip Prize at a time. Plus, you get an additional set of free games each time a new Cowboy wild appears on the reels.
Last but by no means least, there's the Big Bet Feature which is an optional extra that helps to enhance the gameplay of the Wild West slot. To enable Big Bet, simply click the x2 or x5 icon on the empty whisky bottle to the right of the reels. The x2 option costs double your original bet and multiplies any wild wins by two; the x5 option costs five times your original bet and multiplies any wild wins by five.
Wild West uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and ten fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.31% to 95.87%.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Wild West offers a humorous take on the old cowboy westerns where men got drunk in their local saloons before getting caught in a bar brawl or facing a shoot-out in the town's main street. And, back in the good old days, many townsfolk used to go prospecting for gold in the hopes of making their fortunes. Luckily, the Wild West slot lets you enjoy all of the "good" without "the bad, and the ugly," and if you play it today, you could be lucky enough to locate a gold mine of 1,000 times your bet!