Wild, Wild West: The Great Train Heist
If you like your slot action to be of the gun slinging and cowboy hat wearing variety then you’re in luck with the arrival of NetEnt” Wild, Wild West: The Great Train Heist slot game. Sign up at Royal Panda and play the game for free, and then bet for real.
This is a slot that’s a brilliant homage to all those western movies where the wild, wild west is battled over and won by a crazy bunch of cowboys and cowgirls and, along with their Guns n Roses slot, is one of our favourite games of all time.
Here the theming is styled along the lines of an illustrated comic book with a muted pallet of sepia tones, but it’s an effective gimmick transporting the player straight into the good old badlands of the lawless Wild West!
Here you are one of a marauding band of questionable outlaws – here to rob a railroad train laden with swag. Your gang look like a set of wanted posters – and you’re one of them!
The reels are set in a dusty desert with cacti, and in the background; a train races through the dust. Here the frame of the reels is an old broken down rail station sign. It all looks pretty grim, just the ticket really!
Gameplay is accompanied by a lively and upbeat soundtrack of twanging guitar and the sound of whip cracks and a cheerful horn- it’s the stuff of a good ol’ western movie. The graphics are up there with the best of them along with Blueprint’s Wish Upon a Jackpot and the Jungle Spirit slot.
Wild Wild West Game Play
The Wild, Wild West slot is a 3 rows, 5 reels and 10 pay-line game from NetEnt, those slots gurus behind games like the Hansel and Gretel slot, Starburst and Copy Cats.
The cast of wicked characters at the centre of this heist attempt and both the villains and high value icons of the slot are a gun-toting senorita who’s the most valuable icon, followed by a eye-patch wearing scrawny guy with a toothpick.
After them comes the motley crew of a frankly terrifying muscle man with a massive knife and a scar-faced and a fist-pumping teenager-Yikes! The lower value icons are the four suits of the card deck in a rather fancy swirly style font.
The slot’s Wild is the word Wild in the style of a comic book ‘kapow’ and this substitutes for all icons except the Scatter and the Bonus. The Scatter is a mechanical-looking number 7 and that dreamy Bonus icon is a huge golden safe hiding all those buckaroos.
It’s that Wild that you’re gonna want to see in action because this is a slot where there is more than one Wild at play. There’s the standard Wild of slot play, but this becomes handily overlaid by three different Wild types on reels 1-3, each of which bring the player a new nifty game mode and this all comes into action once those always loved Free Spins. Yeehar!
Expanding Wilds is just that, if you get a win the Wild expands over the reels. X2 Multiplier Wild rewards any Wild wins by x2 and finally there’s the joy of the spreading Wild which make a neighbouring icon transform into a Wild.
So how do we hit the big time and start on the freebies? As soon as you grab three or more of the Scatter number 7s then you get those free spins coming. If you land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters you can win 10, 20 or 30 free spins respectively.
If you can lasso three of the Bonus icons onto the reels in the base game then you trigger the Pick and Click feature.
These lucrative icons will make their entrance on reels 1,3 and 5 and if you select one you will find out if you’re snared a prize, there’s one per game, in the form of a multiplier than could be x5 your bet stake to a whopping x50!
Now that’s enough to pay for a visit to the saloon bar with your cronies!
Wild, Wild West: The Great Train Heist does a great job of whisking the player away to the land of the wild west, and frankly it’s a treat. This is a game with enough free spins to turn any slot-lovers head and just enough Wild action to make you crazy with excitement. I’ll sure be rounding up my posse and riding back into town again soon!