Graphics - 62%
Gameplay - 42%
Bonuses - 61%
Value - 62%
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Wild West Gold Megaways
Wild West Gold Megaways sees Pragmatic Play heading back West again. To put it another way, the online slot has a Wild West theme.
Giddy up all you cowboys and gals if you’re looking for lawlessness and big wins!
From stirrups, to shooting icons the Wild West is laden with all kinds of iconic imagery.
The slot features 6 reels that host 2 to 7 symbols with up to 117,649 ways to win. Pragmatic Play also ringed in a few noticeable changes.
Whilst the graphics and the animations remain the same. The RTP is 96.44% which drops down to 96.41% if you use the Ante Bet feature.
Then there is the jackpot of 5,000x the stake. Interestingly, it doesn’t match the volatility which clocks a 10’er on the Whizz’s slots scale.
More to the point, we expected a bigger jackpot to match the volatility. Besides, the grid is quite large too.
The RTP of Wild West Gold Megaways is 96.44% but there are RTP ranges as low as 94.32%.
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A Wild West town serves as the backdrop for the reels. Payouts occur when 3 or more matching symbols pitch onto the reels.
Unlike your typical Megaways slot; there are no Cascades.
The low-value symbols are 10 to Ace offer wins of up to 0.3x. The high-value symbols such as 6-shooters, gold bags, and the 4 character symbols pay up to 1x.
To snag the big wins in the base game you need em’ wilds. When they pitch on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5 they come with multipliers of up to 5x
In addition to the Wild Multipliers, Wild West Gold Megaways has a Free Spins feature.
You’ll trigger 7 free spins when 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatters pitch. However, there’s more to the scatters other than just triggering the free spins.
They award scatter wins of up to 500x your stake. In other words, when the maximum 6 scatters land.
Furthermore, the wilds carry multipliers of up to 5x on each free spin. You can also snag an extra 6 free spins when another 6 gold stars pop.
The feature buy option offers players a quick entry into the free spins at a cost of 100x your stake.
Depending on your luck, 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols will appear. The bonus buy option increases the RTP by 96.45%.
The bonus option is not available to real money slot players from the UK.
Regrettably, we just couldn’t get into the slot. The 100 spins testing phase felt like a grind to us.
We managed one free spins trigger for a payout of 15x the stake. Clearly, the sauce is not worth the beans here.
Moreover, the volatility stings like one of those 6-shooters.
The Megaways engine is not what it once was. We’re seeing more and more Megaways slot releases with watered-down engines.
For instance, Wild West Gold Megaways does not have a Cascading mechanic. It’s the feature that distinguishes the Megaways system from the other slot engines.
Not sure why Pragmatic Play dropped the Cascades, we’ll leave it there.
The upside is that it incorporates up to 5x wild multipliers in the free spins which can be a hoot.
Wild West Gold Megaways compares well to the likes of Dead or Alive Megaways. However, some would say that it’s a ‘skin of The Dog House Megaways.
The disappointing thing though is the jackpot of 5,000x. It most certainly doesn’t gel with the volatility. Dare we say that Pragmatic Play has become a cheapskate?
Nope, not in the least, it could have been a belter though. If only it added cascades with progressive multipliers in the free spins.
Perhaps it could have given us slotters a few extra miles in our cowboy boots with a bigger jackpot.