The Wild Bandolier slot is based on a classic Wild West theme, complete with a gun-totin’ bad guy who shoots Wild Symbols onto the reels in a random base game bonus, and a white-moustachioed sheriff trying to keep the peace. The Free Spins kick off with a mini-game that can guarantee up to 40 Wilds landing during the bonus round!
The 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines of the grid in Wild Bandolier are set on the dirt street of a Western town at high noon. Play’n Go, the developer, don’t have that many online slots with a Wild West theme and is better known for great games like Aztec Princess, and Secret of Dead, which have explorer themes.
But the team have still done a great job with the graphics and soundtrack and produced a slot with immersive, exciting gameplay. You can almost feel the tension and taste the dust in the deserted main street as the town’s simple frontier folk inhabitants cower indoors waiting for noon to strike and the guns to start blazing. To take part in this showdown will cost you between 0.10 and 50 per spin. As you would expect, the volatility of the game is high, and the max win has been capped at 2,000x the bet.
The lower-paying symbols on the paytable are 10 to A card ranks, paying between 2x and 5x the bet for a 5-symbol win. A pair of boots, a bottle of whisky, and a gun with bullets are the medium-range symbols at between 8x and 10x the bet for a 5-of-a-kind win. The most valuable symbols are the sheriff and the bandit, awarding 20x and 25x the bet for five matching symbols on a payline.
The Wild symbol, which is a bullet, substitutes for all the above symbols but not the Scatter, which is a long-horned steer's skull. The Wild symbol is also the most valuable symbol of the game in its own right, paying up to 100x the bet for five across a payline.
In the base game, up to 6 Wild Bullets can be randomly fired onto the grid on any spin. And in the Free Spins, the player is guaranteed at least 15 Wild Bullets.
The Scatter, which can only land on reels 1, 3, and 5, trigger 10 Free Spins when it appears on all three reels on one spin. The bandit can also trigger the feature at random on any spin. Before the round starts, players are presented with the chance to go bounty hunting. They have to choose their mark from the three wanted posters presented, and this will reveal the number of guaranteed Wilds in the round: 15, 25, or 40 guaranteed Wild Bullets.
Before each spin, a random win multiplier of between 1x and 5x is selected, and any wins the spin produces are boosted by that amount.
Wild Bandolier doesn’t offer much in the way of features, but the way they are done is entertaining, and the game is sure to be a hit with Wild West slot fans. Try it out for yourself here at Gala Casino, just remember to set a loss limit before playing. Good Luck!