Wild Wild West Slot Review
What could be better than watching a Western movie? Well, playing a slot based on the Wild Wild West of course. Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist gives slot players the chance to ride into the sunset with a bag full of gold in real cowboy fashion. In this slot, you can take on the crook position and see if you can take off with a train safe or more.
Wild Wild West: The Great Train is a cowboy-themed video slot by NetEnt that features five reels and three rows in total. It also features 10 fixed paylines and 4 different types of wilds (which just add to the wildness). Add to that a free spins round and a bonus game, and the chances of walking away with gold seem are bigger. If you think you can handle this wild ride come right along, you might just get what you’re looking for.
This classic cowboy slot is as simple as life in the Wild West. The difficult part about it is probably deciding how much you are willing to bet. Once you have made up your mind, simply adjust the bet settings and start spinning.
This slot is played with 1 to 10 bet lines and different coin values that range from €0.01 to €1. If you are unfamiliar with the terminology, here is a short breakdown. The bet level refers to the number of coins you want to bet per line and the coin value is the value you assign to each coin. For example, you are assigning a coin value at €1 and you choose to bet 2 coins per line. This essentially means that you are betting €2 per line, which would be €20 in total for this slot as it has 10 fixed paylines.
If you prefer to not push the spin button before each spin, simply set the slot on autoplay and it will automatically spin for your selected number of rounds. Apart from this, the slot pays out the highest win per bet line only and wins are paid out for winning combinations from the far left to the far right reel.
Additional Game Features
There are two special features in this cowboy-themed slot: a free spins round that contains three extra wilds (more about that later) and the pick and click feature.
Pick and click only gets activated during the main game when three bonus symbols (a golden safe) make their appearance on reels 1, 3 and 5. Every bonus symbol has a coin win (ranging from 5x to 50x your wager) assigned to it. Simply pick a bonus symbol and your reward will be revealed.
The Free Spin feature is activated when players land three or more scatters (represented by the 7 symbol) during the main game, it does not matter where. Three scatters award you with 10 free spins; four scatters give players a total of 20 free spins, and five scatters amount to 30 free spins. Before the free spins start players have to select one of four wilds from a selector wheel. The first one is the regular wild, which can substitute any symbol in a winning combination, except for the scatter and bonus symbol. Then there are also the expanding wilds, x2 multiplier wilds and spreading wilds. The selected wild will then appear on the reels during free spins. Free spins can also be retriggered in the free spins round.
As can be expected from the name of the slot, Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist is a cowboy themed video slot. Everything about the slot’s design fits with the Wild West theme. There are four animated characters and unlike with most slots there is no sheriff in this one. The main characters however, are a gang of crooks looking for gold. You will notice other symbols include the wilds, scatters and a bonus symbol with the entire design of the icons looking much like that of a comic book. Furthermore, each of the 4 characters is distinctly different and is set against different coloured backgrounds.
For a slot game based on the Wild West, the reels are quite colourful. The colour scheme includes red, green, yellow and blue and the red and blue combo seem quite popular on the reels as the playing card symbols are also these coulours.
Furthermore, the reels are quite simplistic and appear to be on a railway sign somewhere in a desert. This is quite fitting as the reels are set against a late-night sky with a train passing in the background. Mountains far at the back and a few cactuses complete the picture. In addition to this, the cowboy backtrack will have you bobbing your head along to the spin of the reels.
If you have ever wanted to play a part in a Western movie, this is your chance. You don’t even need any acting experience. In this slot, you get to let out the crook in you and make off with that gold.
While this slot is not as dusty and colourless as one might expect from a western themed slot, this is not a complaint at all. It is a more modern take on the Wild West. As with most modern slots, players expect to encounter a wild symbol, however, they are in for a surprise as Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist does not have but one measly wild; it has four! The four train robbers are the highest paying symbols in the slot, so be sure to keep a look out for them and the bonus symbols could also amount to an instant win. The design is great, prizes big and the gameplay simple. What more could you want?