Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Review
Wanted Dead or a Wild has a theoretical RTP of 96.38%. The theme takes you deep into the Old West, where bandits are the heroes of the lands. Your mission is to battle it out with these merciless outlaws in deadly duels, great train heists, and Western-style showdowns.
Spin away on 5×5 reels with 15 ways to line up bandits, pistols, whiskey, cards, bags of cash, and other themed symbols roaming the reels. You can line up symbols diagonally, left to right, and in sporadic combinations, which you can view via the table.
Ten regular symbols form combinations of 3, 4, or 5, and there’s a wildcard that substitutes for all regular symbols. The wild symbol can also link up into a 5-symbol combination earning the highest symbol payout worth 20x your bet., Look out for the 3 scatter symbols, ‘Duel’, ‘Dead’ and ‘The Great Train Robbery.’ These scatters are your ticket to landing big wins through bonus features packed with modified wild symbols.
Graphics and Theme
Hacksaw Gaming’s design team uses Picasso-style artwork for the backdrop while concentrating their graphic design prowess on the reels. If you are a connoisseur of the Old West, you’ll probably notice the thematic writing style and artwork. On symbols, in the pay table, the title uses the typical style of writing and style seen in old Western movies.
As for animation in the base game, there isn’t much going on. However, animations and cinematic clips begin to play out when the features kick in. These also play out for the bonus features. The slot’s sounds also start to come alive during the bonuses. Expect loud gunshots and loud explosions. If you would like to control the sound effects, you can use the ’Sound’ and ‘Music’ options in the settings menu.
Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot How to Play
There is a single setting to configure your total spin bet, in which you can set min-max bets to €0.20-€100.00. In the base game, your main objective is to spin in 5-symbol combination wins. For the reels to qualify winning symbol combinations, the first symbol must land on reel 1. Next, alike symbols need to land on the subsequent adjacent reels from left to the right. For example, a 3-symbol win would line up 3 alike symbols on reels 1-2-3. For big wins, you can either opt-in for the buy bonus or keep on spinning in search of any of the 3 scatters symbols to trigger the bonus features.
You can play Wanted Dead or a Wild via an app (if available) or web browsers such as Chrome or Safari. If you play on a smartphone, the portrait mode offers a better and larger view of the reels. In landscape, the reels will shrink, but you’ll also get a view of the backdrop. On tablets, the same reel sizing principles apply, with the landscape feeling more comfortable as it spreads out the view of the reels. As for comparison versus desktop gameplay, the graphics on mobile devices is the same.
Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Bonus Round and Free Spins
Bonuses and Free Spins
There are 3 free spins feature bonuses, each with varying volatility. You can land the bonuses naturally by spinning for scatters or the ‘Buy Bonus’ option.
Landing 3 ‘The Great Train Robbery’ scatters or paying 80x your spin bet via the ‘Buy Bonus’ will trigger ‘The Great Train Robbery’. This is a medium volatility bonus with 10 free spins. Any wilds that land on the reels during the free spins will remain sticky throughout the bonus.
Landing 3 ‘Dead’ scatters or paying 400x your spin bet via the ‘Buy Bonus’ will trigger ‘Dead Mans Hand’. This is a high volatility bonus with 3 free spins. Each time a wild or multiplier lands, the bonus resets to 3 free spins. This process continues until none of these symbols shows up, in which case the ‘Showdown’ feature will begin. You will now have 3 free spins with all wilds collected, landing on the reels every spin. When wilds form a combination win, the multipliers collected will apply to the win.
Landing 3 ‘Duel’ scatters or paying 200x your spin bet via the ‘Buy Bonus’ will trigger ‘Duel at Dawn’. This is a very high volatility bonus with 10 free spins. The mission is to land VS symbols that trigger will trigger a duel. This will turn the reel into a wild reel. Any winning combination the wild reel helps to complete will apply a multiplier worth up to 100x the win.