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Facts checked by Rudra Chowdhury, Videoslot specialist on June 30th of 2022.
Written by Videoslot specialist, Viransh Dhawan and Editorial team.
The Wild West slot by NextGen is a perfect cartoony love letter to spaghetti Western movies. You’ll find saloons, cowboys, horsey, whiskey, and cash on the reels which create an atmosphere that looks like it came out of a Sergio Leone movie. Well, cartoon. Rooted in a wild west theme, NextGen’s slot is perfect for beginners. Wild West’s RTP of 95% is a bit lower than the industry average, but it makes up for it with a solid base game and possible wild wins in the bonus round.
The 5×3 slot has 10 fixed paylines, with coin sizes ranging between €0.01 and €2.50 per payline. Bet the maximum of €25 and you’ll get a nice chance to win big and possibly even hit the max payout of 10,000 coins. The SuperBet feature which is popular in NextGen titles makes an appearance here as well, adding an extra layer of fun to the game. The Gamble feature keeps things even more interesting.
Visually, the slot looks solid enough, yet it’s not on par with those beautiful 3D titles you can find on the market. Still, players from India will enjoy it knowing that it can be played on mobile phones.
Tie your trusty horse outside the saloon and go in for some booze and a round of poker. On the reels, you’ll find a drinking gal, cowboy boots, card show, poker chips, and of course, gallons of booze. The action obviously goes on in a saloon with an appropriate country soundtrack in the background.
There’s a big bottle of booze to the right. It represents the SuperBet feature which can multiply your wild wins by 2 or 5 times. All symbols create winning combinations from the left to the right except the scattered poker chips stack which pays in any direction. The wild in this cartoonish slot is the Cowboy symbol. It appears on reels 3, 4, and 5 only, replacing all symbols and creating exciting winning combos. Any win with a wild will give you 5 free games where you can win a random chip prize, provided you’re lucky enough to land a scattered chips stack. The free spins can be retriggered.
The saloon girls are the highest winning symbol in Wild West. A winning combination with these symbols can pay up to 1,000 coins. The saloon and cash bags are worth up to 150 coins, while the funny poker-playing horses pay up to 200 coins. The base game isn’t especially lucrative, but the SuperBet feature will make things far more interesting.
If you want to earn something in this game, the SuperBet feature is your best bet. Find stacked chipstacks on several reels and max out the multiplier and you can earn a bag of coins. The gamble feature is great as well. It can double or quadruple your winnings if you guess the color and suit of a card correctly. The 5x SuperBet multipliers make NextGen’s Wild West online slot worth it, even if the base game is a bit underwhelming.
Overall, Indian players will like the SuperBet feature more than the base game. The slot isn’t the most lucrative we’ve seen, but Wild West’s bonus round makes it decent enough. Western movies may be on their way out in Hollywood, but they will never go out of style in the online gaming industry. Thanks to that, Wild West will remain popular for a long time in the future.