Wild Rodeo Slot
This colorful online slot takes you back to the rodeos of 100+ years ago – with cowgirls, lassoes and the horns of steers on the reels, and a foot stomping tune playing while the reels spin. This slot is available both in live casinos and online. It has the larger 6×4 setup, which as far as I know is unique to High 5 Gaming titles. This gives the opportunity to have a huge 178 win-lines crossing the reels. Add to this wild symbols and a special feature for more wilds – and you’ll soon see the winning possibilities adding up.
There is a free spins bonus game too. This has even more wild symbols – and is where many of the biggest wins in Wild Rodeo will come from.
How You’ll Win on Wild Rodeo
With the possibility of 6 of a kind, and 4 rows of symbols, there are a lot more winning combinations possible on Wild Rodeo than the majority of online slot games.
You’ll need 3 of a kind, from the left hand side, to trigger wins – though those will be on the small side. The bigger wins do not even come from individually lining up 5 or 6 of a kind (though 400 coins is always welcome!). As with many High 5 titles, the biggest wins will come when you trigger multiple win-lines at the same time. With 178 of them going across the reels, and many of the symbols stacked, there are plenty of chances to go this. When you trigger 10, 20 or even more wins at the same time you’ll see an animation where cowboy hats are thrown into the air in front of the reels, and your bankroll will be given a boost at the same time.
The highest paying symbol is the belt buckle with the word ‘wild’ on it. This pays 400 coins for the full 6 and will also substitute for any of the regular symbols to create even more wins. The other unique symbols include a cowboy, and several ladies which are all distinctive colors (green, purple, blue and so on). There are the standard playing card characters on the reels too, making up the smaller wins that can keep your bankroll ticking over.
Steer Horns and Extra Wilds
On reels 2 and 4 you will find steer horns. The ones on reel 2 point to the right, and the ones on reel 4 point to the left. These are a unique way of adding some extra wilds to a spin. If you get them both at the same time, then more wilds appear depending on whether they face each other on the same row, or are on rows next to each other. If they face each other, then 3 symbols on the 3rd reel go wild. If they are 1 row different, then only the symbol diagonally between them goes wild. The horns themselves also become wild – meaning you’ll get multiple 4 of a kind wins as a minimum for facing horns.
The other symbol on the reels is a cowboy lassoing a bull. This is the scatter symbol which triggers the free spins bonus game with 3+ anywhere on the reels.
Wild Rodeo Free Spins Game
When you trigger this bonus, you’ll get either 7, 9 or 11 free spins.
The background of the reels changes, and the cheerful twanging guitar music plays throughout – rather than just when you spin. Other than that the main difference is that there are more of the belt-buckle wild symbols in play during this free spins bonus round. This is the highest paying symbol, so you’ll have the chance of landing more max payouts – as well as creating more wins with the regular symbols. The steer horns are still in play, so combinations with these special wilds plus more of the regular wilds are also possible.
How the Wild Rodeo Slot Works
The 178 win-lines and 6 reel format does not necessarily cost you more money to spin. This is set at 35 cents for per spin as a minimum, covering all of those winning lines. You can increase the multiplier to the point where you are spinning several hundred dollars each time. There are the standard slot features including auto-play and (again unique to High 5 Games) the ability to replay the last spin.
Some care has gone into the design of this slot, with small touches like the denim jeans type background to the reels worthy of a mention. The best animation is the flying hats when you hit a big win – though there are smaller animations from the symbols too. Sounds are better than on most High 5 slots, with the twanging guitar taking over from the usual computer generated noises.
Wild Rodeo is an entertaining slot, the big reels, extra wilds and free spins bonus round make it an entertaining game – take it for a ride sometime soon!