Thunderkick, a Swedish casino game developer, has released a cowboy and bandits-themed online slot called The Wildos (for some reason, we kept thinking of The Weirdos, although it might be a nice slot too). The game’s wild symbols are crucial to creating the most exciting moments, and they’re just as crazy as the game’s face-masked protagonists. The Wildos’ main feature is a set of free spins in which sticky wilds disclose multiplier values to aid increase winning combo returns, keeping alive a strong Wild West slot history.
There are several similarities between the gameplay of The Wildos and that of NetEnt’s famous Western-themed slot machine, Dead or Alive 2. Visually, though, the two companies’ takes on the genre couldn’t be more distinct from one another. In contrast to the dark reality of Dead or Alive 2, The Wildos is a fun, cartoony experience. The developers opted for a more vibrant color scheme, and while the game is situated in a traditional dusty old frontier town, the jail and the bank are the major attractions. Convenient for everyone: the sheriff can transport captured robbers just across the street to the jail, and potential thieves may plan their heists while gazing longingly at the bank. This appears to be the case with The Wildos’s main game, in which three villains with bandanas over their faces stare through bars before being liberated during the free spins round with the aid of exploding cakes.
The Wildos’s playing field is located between the bank and the prison. It features 5 reels with 3 rows on each, and 15 paylines across the board. Three or more identical symbols anywhere along a payline, which must stretch from left to right across consecutive reels, will result in a payout. There is a 96.15% RTP at the maximum stake of £/€100 per spin, and a 96.44% RTP if you purchase the free spins bonus. The Wildos may be played on any device and is powered by a very unpredictable mathematical model.
Symbolically speaking, The Wildos contains eleven pay symbols that fall into three distinct categories: low, medium, and high. Clubs, diamonds, spades, and hearts make up the low cards; a chained boot, a cap, and several bottles make up the intermediate cards; and three bandit character icons represent the high cards. A five-of-a-kind victory pays out at a rate of 3x the wager for the suit, 5-7x the wager for the mids, and 30-50x the wager for the high payouts.
Features of the Wildos Slot Machine
The Multiplier Wild symbol can help form winning combinations. Whenever it appears on reels three, two, or one, it can replace any other icon besides scatters. Any line win that contains a Multiplayer Wild is multiplied by a factor of x1, x2, x3, x4, or x5. The multiplier numbers are multiplied by the number of wilds utilized in the victory. For example, a victory that includes both an x4 Multiplier Wild and an x2 Multiplier Wild would result in a multiplier of x8. Three x5s add up to x125, the greatest conceivable value.
When three or more of the dynamite cake scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels during the main game, you’ll enter the Bonus Game and receive eight free spins. When a sticky wild appears during the Bonus Game, it will stay put until the end of the feature. Sticky wilds have a random multiplier that is unveiled after every spin. In addition, each time a wild symbol appears on a reel, it lights up a certain number on the meter that sits beneath that reel. Three more free spins are granted for every full meter, up to a total of nine.
Finally, if the Buy Feature button is present, players can pay 100 times their stake to unlock the Bonus Game.
Slots Have It: The Wildos Say
With The Wildos, Thunderkick has thrown another match into the fuel dump that is Westerns and sticky wild multipliers. There are some gaming technologies, such as sticky wild multipliers, that have the uncanny capacity to make a slot even more exciting than it previously was, and The Wildos was an exciting slot to begin with. The Wildos’ choice of a more upbeat approach to the Wild West sets them apart from its rivals, who choose a more somber tone. Neither approach is necessarily superior; rather, they each have their place. The Wildos was able to leave a more indelible impact because to its upbeat and hilarious tone.
The gaming is also noteworthy, if a touch stale. The Wildos’ enthusiasm was not dampened by having seen the show twice, and Thunderkick has been updated accordingly. We’re referring to the fact that sticky wilds in free spins don’t only keep their one multiplier value throughout the bonus round. While this change may not completely demolish the player’s preconceived notions of how the game should play out, it does throw a wrench into the gears. And as you may have imagined, putting together a pack of sticky wilds can be a real ruckus. The cherry on top of this dynamite-studded dessert is that when multipliers are applied, they multiple each other rather than adding their values. On a less upbeat note, though, the maximum payout in The Wildos is just 6,250x the bet, which is far lower than the staggering sum in Dead or Alive 2.
The fact that wild symbols may only appear on the middle three reels, rather than anyplace else, likely contributed to the lower final tally. As long as you’re not setting out to find the most extreme Wild West slots in the world, The Wildos’ cheerful vibe and what it can achieve with its sticky multiplier wild approach will keep you thoroughly entertained.