The Wild West has a timeless quality that never grows old. Perhaps it was the freedom people felt to do as they wished with their lives. Perhaps people in the Old West lived much more in harmony with nature than we do today. Or perhaps we just fantasize about wearing hats and spurs and drinking bourbon at a saloon while playing cards. Whatever the reason, the Wild West has been the subject of countless works of fiction and media, including slot machines, which is the topic of this article. Listed here are the top five…
Kill or be Killed 2
Dead or Alive 2 is a follow-up to the original Dead or Alive. NetEnt released the first Dead or Alive in 2013, and now there’s a 2019 sequel. It’s a five-reel, nine-pay-line slot machine, and you’ll realize right away that it’s exceptional.
The clear reels let you take in the intricate detail of the Western setting. Metal renditions of the numbers 10, J, Q, K, and A, a bottle of bourbon, a pair of boots, a cowboy hat, a handgun, and a Sheriff’s badge are just some of the icons on display. Wild symbols are represented by five different Western characters, and scatters are represented by crossed revolvers.
If you land three or more scatter symbols anywhere in view, you’ll trigger one of three unique Free Spins bonus games. Old Saloon, Noon Saloon, and Train Heist are their respective names. No matter what you pick, you’ll start with 12 free spins, albeit the bonuses available will change.
Dead or Alive 2 is the type of game that will make you feel like Clint Eastwood thanks to its stunning visuals, outstanding animation, and excellent music.
Western, Wild: The Great Train Robbery
In 2017, NetEnt released this slot machine with a ‘graphic novel’ aesthetic and a rousing Western tune. You’ll witness multiple trains whiz by in the backdrop while you play this slot, which fits well with the game’s theme of a band of charming outlaws intent on robbing one.
Here, the four main characters pay out more than the four suit symbols (diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades). There is also a wild symbol and a scatter symbol.
Get 10, 20, or 30 extra turns when you land 3, 4, or 5 scatters. In this round, the wild that appears on the reels could be a standard wild, an expanding wild, an x2 multiplier wild, or a spreading wild.
If you’re looking for a more humorous take on the Wild West, this is one of the better options.
Deadwood The Deadwood slot machine released by Nolimit City in 2020 has nothing to do with the HBO series of the same name. Instead, it’s a robust game with its own version of the Wild West. The lower-value symbols are represented by the card values 10, J, Q, K, and A, and there are 576 ways to win with each spin of the 5 reels. A double-barreled shotgun, a bottle of whiskey, a safe, a pocket watch, and gold bars are among the more valuable icons.
The middle three reels include a quartet of wilds depicting three different bounty hunters. If one of these only fills part of a reel, it will nudge to fill the rest of the reel automatically, and its multiplier will rise by 1 for each nudge it takes. The multiplier values of these wilds are combined up when more than one occurs, and then used to a win.
Any lower-value symbols on the middle reel will turn wild when the Sheriff badge symbol appears on reels one and five to initiate the Shoot Out feature. There are two tiers of volatility for the Free Spins feature: Hunter for moderate volatility and Gunslinger for maximum. If you get three scatter symbols, you get to pick your option.
Reloading the Gunslinger Play’n GO’s Gunslinger Reloaded is the sequel to their 2008 slot machine game of the same name. It puts you in the role of a gunslinger who wants to rid the town of criminals while also enjoying a game of poker.
Pairs of tens, jacks, queens, kings, and aces are used as the lower-value symbols, which is a charming touch. Among the most valuable items depicted are a revolver, a locket, a gold pan, and a horse. Actually, the gunslinger is a cash-strapped free spirit.
Several unique elements can be activated in this game in different ways. Both the Wanted Poster-activated Bounty Hunt and the Whiskey Bottle-triggered Bottle Spins free spins feature fall under this category. In addition to the standard maximum payout of 5,000 times your bet, you can win a jackpot if you get a winning line of playing cards on the reels.
Money-Making Bandit Superhighways
There isn’t a “best of” list out there that doesn’t feature a game that uses Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic. Big Bucks Bandits Megaways is an excellent example of a Wild West slot machine. This game, developed by Reel Play and released in 2020, offers players up to 117,649 chances to win and a potential payoff of 10,000 times their initial wager.
A flask of moonshine, a buffalo skull, a cactus, a cowboy hat, a pair of boots, two crossed revolvers, and three Western characters are some of the icons in this game, which is set against a canyon backdrop. Both a Sheriff’s badge and a bag of riches are signs of chaos.
If you are lucky enough to land six scatter symbols, you will activate the Jackpot Respins Bank Heist bonus round. This will grant you three respin attempts during which all scatter symbols will remain in place; after these three attempts, the number of respin attempts will reset to three. Once you’ve gathered as many scatters as possible, the feature will conclude and transport you to the Double Cross Gamble Feature, where you can take part in a shootout and risk as much as five times your winnings to try and increase them.