Wild West Slot Game By NextGen
Gunslingin’ and horse wranglin’ may not be as common today as they once were, but that doesn’t mean our love for the wild wild west has gone kaput. Online casino fans can now visit the dusty old days of yore by spinning the reels in Wild West, a game that combines big wins and big fun for hours of rope slingin’ and cow pokin’ entertainment.
Wild West slot game is full of beautiful 3D graphics that help players feel like they’re right at home in a western saloon. From the wagon wheel chandeliers gently swinging at the top of the slot screen to the cobwebs subtly dangling from the upper right corner to the sunlight streaming through the bullet holes in the saloon’s front wall, the scenery is as detailed enough to make even beginner buckaroos feel right at home. There are even other shops on the virtual Main Street viewable from the saloon window, making the game even more dynamic and interesting.
For fans of the Old West – or those who just long to be a cowboy – this is a chance to slap on a pair of make-believe chaps and chase down some dough without risking a stint in the town pokey. Luckily, there isn’t a sheriff in sight.
Playing the Wild West Slot Game
Wild West has 5 reels and 3 rows with 10 possible paylines, and all ten lines are automatically bet each spin. Bets start at 2c for a total of 20c per spin and go all the way up to $4 for a $40 total bet. The range is ideal for penny players who want to keep their bets small and high rollers have the option to go whole hog with the Gamble Feature and SuperBet (more on those later).
The characters in Wild West are expertly animated. The saucy barmaid wears a skimpy equally saucy dress and a wry expression on her face while the hilarious horse is grinning and holding a handful of playing cards. There’s also the saloon, a stack of cash and chips, a decanter of liquor with a couple glasses, a pair of boots with spurs, and a dealing shoe. Cowboys who catch the barmaid will win big, with a total of 1,000 possible coins at stake.
The autoplay button is a favorite feature of players who prefer to sit back and enjoy their John Barleycorn and vittles (that’s beer and food for you city folk) rather than constantly clicking the play button. Players can select from 5 to 100 successive spins.
The Wild West Free Game Feature
Cowboys who appear on the third, fourth, or fifth reel triggers 5 free games. They also act as wild cards and are instant substitutes for any other symbol on the board. During the free games, stacks of red and white chips may appear on the reels. Those chips stacks award random chip prizes. Any cowboys that show up on the reels during the free spins triggers another round of free spins, so free play can theoretically go on for quite a while.
Extra Wild West Features
Like a number of other NextGen games, Wild West has a Gamble Feature that allows players to let their slot wins ride on a game of chance. Clicking on the small red and black chip under the slot reels takes players to a screen where they can bet on both the color and suit of the hidden card. A correct guess on color is worth double the just-won amount while correctly guessing the suit is worth 4x the spin win.
There’s also the option to activate the SuperBet, a clickable liquor bottle sitting on top of a flashing blue and yellow button to the right of the slot screen. Players can juice the games max bet by either playing 10 lines and 40 coins for a 5x multiple on any wild wins or players can bet 10 lines and 10 coins for a slightly more affordable gamble that pays out double for any wild wins.
Overall Play Experience
All in all, Wild West is a fun game that throws in a few extra features to keep its posse of players sittin’ high in their saddles. Relatively few paylines can mean fairly uneventful play, but adding in the SuperBet or Gamble Feature will crank up the excitement in no time. It’s worth being careful, though – those sassy saloon girls aren’t impressed by empty pockets but they have plenty of stiff drinks available for those who take chances and win.