Wild West Duels Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
It has been around two weeks since I last looked at provider Pragmatic Play’s latest slot announcements and roadmap for the upcoming months. Within these 14 days, it seems I have missed a lot, with multiple games to catch up with! The latest review was for the game titled ‘Mystery Of The Orient’, which was created alongside Wild Streak Gaming and high volatility. With a max win capped at 8,035x and a Free Spins feature with two special symbols. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘Wild West Duels’, which is set to launch on the 23rd of February.
Mount your saddle and have your guns loaded for this Wild West-themed slot, which is still one of the most popular theme picks within the casino industry. The game background displays a small town in the middle of a dull landscape, tumbleweeds rolling in the wind and a cactus as the only plant able to survive. Wooden buildings include a Hotel, Saloon and Cafe, tall mountains in the distance and clouds in the blue sky. There are many animations, such as the wind, tumbleweeds and lights swinging. Symbols display a unique animation when part of a winning combination, which includes 5 Wild West characters and theme-related items. Pragmatic Play always does well with its visual details and animations. However, the theme choice is a saturated choice and does not display anything new.
Wild West Duels has a setup of 5 reels by 5 rows; this includes 15 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96% and a max win capped at 20,000x. You can bet from £0.20 to £100.
Wild West Duels Symbols & Pay Table
There are 15 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by Wanted Posters, Bandanas, Alcohol Bottles, Boots and Hats. There are also 5 premium symbols, which are represented by 5 different characters. In addition to these regular symbols are a Wild Symbol, a Beer Game Scatter, a Duel Scatter Symbol and a Lost Relics symbol. The highest paying Symbol is the dark blue background character premium & Wild Symbol; both pay 20x for 5 across a pay line. Wilds substitute for all symbols except the Scatter Symbols and appear on all reels.
Wild West Duels Features & Mechanics
In the base game and the Duel Feature, the Wild Symbol can randomly expand to fill the whole reel and get a random Multiplier between 2x and 100x. This is applied to all winning combinations it is part of. The Expansion only occurs if it results in at least one win.
Landing 3 or more Beer Game Scatter symbols during a base game will trigger the ‘Beer Game Free Spins’. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, any Wild symbols that hit award a random Multiplier of 2x or 3x, which remains on the reel set for the duration of this feature. If more Wilds are part of the same winning combination, their Multipliers are added to each other. The Expanding Wild feature is not available during this feature. This feature can be purchased for 100x your chosen stake.
Landing 3 or more Duel Scatter Symbols during a base game spin will trigger the ‘Duel Free Spins’. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, the Expanding Wild Feature is active. At least one Wild Symbol is guaranteed to hit in a random position on every spin, with the possibility of expanding. This feature can be purchased for 200x your chosen stake.
Landing 3 or more Lost Relic Scatter Symbols during a base game spin will trigger the ‘Lost Relics’ Feature. Awarding 3 Free Spins, before these spins begin, a grid of 25 Shovels appears. Pick 9 shovels to collect random numbers of guaranteed Wilds and random Multipliers. Possible numbers of Wilds are 1, 2, 3 or 5. Possible Multipliers are 1x, 2x, 3x or 5x. For every spin, a number of Wilds are guaranteed to hit in random positions as the amount collected. Every win is multiplied by the total Multiplier collected. The Expanding Wild Feature is not available during this feature.
Overall, This slot is perfect for any lovers of the Wild West theme and includes a wide range of different mechanics. Including an Expanding Wild Symbol which can award a Multiplier between 2x and 100x. Plus 3 main Bonus Features, each with different mechanics and potential on offer. Be sure to try out the game for yourself on the launch and check out our exclusive casino offers.