Sidewinder Game Play
Microgaming’s Sidewinder slot is a game for the player who’s wants to mix up their slot play in a new direction! This ways to win game has a nifty way to boost your Ways to Win from 243 to 1125.
The reels of the game include some that are flipped onto their side- horizontal reels have arrived, this is a game that will have you rethinking your whole assumptions about slots.
Look and Feel
Despite its innovative reel set up, this is a game with traditional fruit symbols that keeps you in the comfort zone.
The background music is an 80’s pop romp.
Instead of a standard set of reels and rows, Sidewinder, has been reconfigured to add extra zing to its game play.
This game has five rows, but the top and bottom only have three reels- the rest are arranged five reels wide.
Those top and bottom rows kick into action when you land one of the three Wilds on offer.
The set includes a golden standard Wild, a blue Top Wild with an “up” arrow and a green Bottom Wild with a “down” arrow. The last two will only land in the top and bottom row of the game – and when they do, they activate these special rows. If you can get both of the Sidewinder reels activated at the same time you will increase your Ways to Win to 1125.
The Wilds substitute for all icons except the Free Spin Scatter icon which is the game’s logo.
The rest of the symbols are straight out of a traditional fruity in an American diner. The highest value icon is the Lucky 7. Landing 5 of these pays a x8 multiplier.
The other icons in play are the golden bells, the lucky horse shoe, the four leaf clovers and the BAR icon. The lower value icons of play are a card suit club, spade, heart and a star.
In the base game if you land 3 or 4 Scatter icons on reels 2 and 4 and the Sidewinder special reels, you’ll trigger 6 or 10 free spins. During this feature those Sidewinder reels can land Scatters as well as their individual Wilds and these bring one extra free spin with them.
If you land a Wild on the same position on each of the special Sidewinder reels, you can set off a potentially lucrative expanding Wild.
It’s super exciting to marry the combo of a classic fruit machine with the crackers of the horizontal reels, and let’s face it, you can’t argue with 1125 was to win.
If you like the horizontal reels feature of Sidewinder you might also like Rainbrew which is a similar game but with a whole lot of Irish theming thrown in.