Wild Wild West slot by NetEnt was originally released as am exclusive for the Betsson group but has now been set for a wider release and thankful we are for that as it is one of the very few truly good games released by NetEnt in 2016. A wonderful design all the way through and the game play is solid enough with enough regular features and pay outs to keep the casual player interested, whilst there’s plenty of chance for big wins during the major free spins feature so the hardcore fans will be happy with that as well.
Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist slot by NetEnt:
Yeehaw! Get ready for a Wild Wild ride in the Wild Wild West with the latest game by NetEnt – Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist. This comic-book style game tells the story of a great train robbery by 4 villains and the player! Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist is a 5-reel, 3-row, 10-line (fixed) video slot with 4 different Wild features in Free Spins: Regular Wild, Expanding Wild, X2 Multiplier Wild and a Spreading Wild. While the Pick and Click feature awards a coin win of up to x50 the bet! So fire the six shooter, crack your whip, and giddy up partna’!
Wild Wild West is built on a clever premise by NetEnt, where they take a classic genre and make it more appealing to a younger, more modern demographic by presenting it in comic-book style.
We’ve seen them do this before with Jack Hammer, another video slot that takes a well-worn, but still beloved genre like Detective Noir and breathe new life into it by using comic-book visuals.
The last Western slots released by the video slots powerhouse was Dead or Alive, a gritty, ultra-realistic romp in the desert that presented the Old West in all its gory detail. Wild Wild West, is its polar opposite.
The bright colours and sharply drawn outlines in the visuals lend Wild Wild West a cartoony, almost light-hearted feel. Which doesn’t mean that this game doesn’t kick ass. You are planning a massive train heist after all, and the four characters that join you on this adventure seem to have been lifted straight out a Sergio Leone flick.
The ring of train robbers whose faces star on the reels are as fascinating as they are diverse: from the frat boy in cowboy costume with his icy-cold Paul Newman gaze, to the Van Cleef villain type, the jacked up dude who’s the wildcard, and the enigmatic femme fatale.
Wild Wild West Gameplay
Wild Wild West is a very simple game to play that really succeeds in getting a lot of mileage from just a couple of extremely well-constructed bonus features. But lest we jump ahead of ourselves, here are our thoughts about the gameplay experience in the main game. The great thing about Wild Wild West is that it is very visually-driven, meaning that you can instantly perceive the possibilities that exist within its 5×3 grid. This is especially true when you activate free spins.
NetEnt developers have outdone themselves in terms of attention to detail, both graphically, as well as acoustically. We just love how they used a cross-section of a bullet chamber to stand in for the SPIN button, and how comic book elements have been seamlessly infused in almost every scene, including the animated cut-scenes that play at the beginning and the end of a free spins run. But that’s just half the story.
The sounds of Wild Wild West contribute immensely to the enjoyment of this title, whether it’s listening to the train heaving itself along the tracks when spinning the reels, the frustrating whip crack when you win a disappointingly puny sum, or the unabashed glee of pistols firing in the air when you’ve hit a jackpot. It all works really well together, with sounds and visuals gelling together to make this game remarkable.
Wild Wild West Bonuses & Special Features
FREE SPINS AND WILDS
There’s even more good news.
Wild Wild West truly shines in the bonus features department. The highlight here is definitely the Free Spins mode which can be activated whenever you hit three or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the main game. Before your Free Spins session starts, you’ll be presented with the Wild Selector Wheel on the screen. Click on the STOP button to stop the arrow from spinning and trigger the Wild feature it lands on.
There four types of Wild symbols that can be selected and activated during Free Spins:
1. Regular Wild
2. Expanding Wild
3. X2 Multiplier Wild
4. Spreading Wild
What happens next is undoubtedly the most exciting part of the game. A Wild symbol will be randomly overlaid on symbols on reels 1-3 in every spin, and remains active for the duration of the Free Spins session. If you land on an Expanding or Spreading Wild, then the Wild symbol will gradually move and cover more symbols on the reels.
You could technically cover a lot of grid area with Wild symbols if you’re lucky enough!
PICK & CLICK
Sure, it can get a bit dizzying if all you did in this game is chasing after Wilds on the Selector Wheel. That’s why the folks at NetEnt also threw in a Pick and Click mini-game to shake things up. The Pick and Click feature is triggered whenever three bonus symbols appear on the reels during the main game. When this happens, the rest of the reels go dark and you’re presented with a choice of three golden safes, to choose one.
To reveal your prize, click on one of the safes and you’ll instantly find out how much you’ve won. You can only win one prize each time the feature is activated, and the coin win varies between x5 to x50 your original bet.
Wild Wild West Game Design
The main game controls are very intuitive and nicely designed, whether you’re playing on a desktop or mobile device.
You can tell a lot of thought went in the design of even the smallest details. The Spin button is a cross-section of a bullet chamber, while the other controls are shaped like speech buttons from a comic book. Genius!
The game actions you can take are also similar across different platform, although the look, number, and the way you interact with the buttons on the screen changes depending on whether you’re using a touch device or not.
In both desktop and mobile versions of the game, you can select the coin value and bet level before every new spin.
A betting line pays only if a winning combination of symbols is achieved from the leftmost to the rightmost reel. A winning betting line pays an amount of coins that’s equal to the value in the paytable multiple by the bet level. Only the highest win per betting line is paid out.
Volatility & Wagering Limits
Wild Wild West is a video slot with low volatility and variance, meaning that it pays out smaller amounts on a fairly regular basis and carries a relatively lower risk of depleting your balance.
The game has a 96.75% RTP, and the main game has a 21.60% hit frequency. This game is ideal for risk-averse players and casuals, who prefer to play conservatively and do not tolerate well dramatic fluctuations in their bankroll. If the kitchen gets too hot to handle, then Wild Wild West can be your ‘safe space’ on Betsafe.
You can start play with real money starting with as little as 0.01. The maximum wagering limit is 100 coins, and there are 10 bet levels and variable coin values. The maximum payout on the main game is of 10,000 coins.
It’s safe to say that the likelihood of becoming owner-of-a-private-island rich is low playing this game, and Betsafe boast many more rewarding games in the lobby if you’re willing to take the risk…