Who hasn’t dreamed of being a cowboy? The developers at NetEnt clearly have, and in Wild Wild West Slot: The Great Train Heist the award-winning studio brings those dreams to fruition in expert style. This online slot is a five reel, three row, 10 pay-line epic that struts its stuff across our gaming screens like John Wayne with a belly full of bourbon.
Ever feel like skipping the intro to an online slot because you just want to get on with the action? Not with Wild Wild West, you won’t. The game design in this slot title is as creative as they come. The intro introduces us to the key characters in this tale of daring do, as well as the style in which it is delivered. The Wild Wild West online slot plays out in a comic book style, but a style that is delivered as fast and loose as any gunslinger firing a pair of six shooters at a posse full of bandits.
The characters of this tale – the heist heroes – form the game’s high-paying symbols. They all look as mean as each other and just the kind of iron packers we would want beside us in a poke. In yet another piece of top-draw game design, NetEnt do away with the standard 10s through Aces as the game’s low-payers and instead opt for the card suits that would be pal on with the old West – Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds.
So we’re on the Great Train Heist, many a dream of plenty of bandits in the West. And just as those bandits would be dreaming of stacks of loot from their escapades, so will we from Wild Wild West’s bonus features, of which there are two.
The game’s main bonus feature is a Free Spins round that varies between 10 free spins – 30 free spins, depending on the number of triggering 7 Scatters. Obviously, the more the merrier. At the beginning of the round we must spin a wheel to determine whether we can enjoy Expanding Wilds, x2 Multiplier Wilds, Spreading Wilds or additional regular Wilds during the bonus feature.
Wild Wild West Slot’s secondary bonus feature is a pick and click feature that takes place on the main screen when we land three Safe Scatters – here is where we open the safe on the train and find out the spoils of our heist. This could be anywhere between x5 and x50 our bet and could be plenty to see our way to the Mexican border and beyond.
As far as rip-roaring adventure slots go, this is up there with the best of them. NetEnt deliver the action in superb comic book style – particularly the Free Spins feature. All in all, Wild Wild West Slot is another top online outing from one of the most creative developers out there. Can we get a yee-haw?