Cool cartoonish animated graphics, a decent RTP and as always an enjoyable game from NetEnt
|Name:||Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Western themed 3D slots with scatters||Triggering the free spins requires some work|
|Up to 60 free spins can be won|
|An array of wilds with 2x multiplier wins|
|Sublime graphics and animations|
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One has to give credit where credit is due, a software developer that’s been matching Microgaming pound for pound in terms of monthly online slots releases is Net Entertainment. Once again NetEnt took online gaming to the next level with its newest slotsbuster Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist. The game features 10 paylines and 5 reels, it can be played on desktops, mobile devices like Androids, Samsung Galaxy S7, iPads, tablets and iPhones.
During the free spins bonus mode players can win up to 60 free games and a Pick and Click feature allows them to win as much as 50 times their stake. In addition to the standard wild there are expanding wilds with multiplier wins of 2x and even a Spreading Wild. The graphics displayed on the reels are cartoon like and simply superb, I’d say they match the Western theme of the slots pretty darn well. Symbols that appear across the reels are the four train robbers, a woman which offers the biggest cash prize and the usual card symbols.
The game offers an average return to player (RTP) percentage to the player of 96% or an edge to the house of 4%. Taking the various bonus modes (free spins, pick me feature and wilds) into account it’s a medium to high variance slots. With the expanding wilds flying about during the main game it pays out more than your average NetEnt slots. Players can win a total cash prize of up to 500 times their stake.
The game can be played from as little as 10 pence up to £100 and up to 10 coins can be wagered per payline. The sound track of the slots also has that Western ring to it (quite upbeat), if it becomes a bit heavy on the ear you can mute it. Make sure you selected the coin range that suits your budget best. Even the spins button looks like a six shooter.
My initial take on Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist is that it has more bonus features than some dogs have fleas. When 5 wild icons appear on an active line you can win as much as 50 times your original bet. There are also 7 bonus symbols which trigger subsequent bonus features.
Pick And Click Feature
This is the first bonus mode and triggered when 3 safe bonus icons pop up simultaneously on the first, third and fifth reels respectively. In order to reveal the cash prize you’ve won simply click on one of the bonus symbols. Cash prizes vary from 5 times up to 50 times your stake.
To be honest there are very few bonus features that steals the thunder of the free spins mode, simply because the biggest wins normally occur during this feature. The free spins is triggered when 3 up to 7 scatters appear during the base game any where on the reels during.
NetEnt threw in a couple of wilds, to be exact 4 of them just to spice things up a bit! The first is the regular wild followed by the expanding wild, the multiplier wild with a 2x win and the spreading wild. Before the free spins screen opens up, the ‘Wild Selector’ Wheel spins first. When the Wheel is stopped a wild is randomly selected and triggered.
Whilst the free spins are underway a wild can appear on reels 1 to 3. If the wild with a multiplier win of 2x shows up all wins will be doubled during that particular free spin. As the name implies, the Spreading Wild spreads across the 3 reels guaranteeing a cash prize. However, the wild that offers the biggest win during the free spins is the expanding wild, when it pitches it can turn all three reels into wilds!
The free spins are awarded as a follow:
- 3 scatters gives you 10 free spins
- 4 scatters awards 20 free spins and
- 5 scatters lands you a neat 30 free spins
Once again Net Entertainment amazed me with Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist, it’s a well-balanced slots with a kaleidoscope of graphics and even richer cash rewards. I think this is one of NeEnt’s loosest slots to date simply because of the array of wilds that feature during the base game and free spins mode. Also, the free spins can be re-triggered and a massive 60 free spins can be won if an additional 3 scatters appear. That said, it would have been nice if NetEnt increased the multiplier wins of 2x up to 5x during the free spins-but hey we’re not complaining. So start cracking that whip and saddle up partna!