Cowboys, shoot-outs and the wild law in the land of endless deserts where tumbleweeds roll in the distance. That’s how many people imagine the wild west – a culture of the Midwest America during the colonial times. It’s an inspiring period and a lot of media revolves around this theme. Gambling industry and casinos are no exceptions.
The wild west is one of the most popular themes to be encountered at casino slots. However, unlike the fruit machines or lucky Irish slots, the wild west theme has more depth and allows for more ways to explore it.
As a result, the wild-west-themed slots can be very different from one another. As you’ll see, the best slots with the wild west theme at GoWin casino have different reasons for being on this list.
Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist By NetEnt
The first slot in our list is Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist. Released in 2017 by Netent, this is one of the newest and most exciting slots with the wild west theme.
Well, unless you aren’t into slots that are really fun to play. Wild Wild West is simply stunning. It features various cowboy characters and card suits for symbols, and great western-style music.
The slot has 5 reels and 10 paylines. The minimum bet is 10p and the most you can wager is £100. The gameplay itself is very exciting but not so lucrative. It’s true that the highest paying symbols will give you up to 50x per payline. However, even with frequent payouts, there are no features that would pay you the riches of a train heist.
One feature includes a pick-me bonus with a cash prize up to 50x your bet. Three scatters will grant you 10 free spins with special wilds (multiplier, expanding or spreading wilds). We think this game is perfect for those who like the wild west theme. It’s also very nice to play in general. Just remember that it’s a game which considers a win of 50x your bet as a mega win.
Gunslinger’s Gold By Nektan
Playing Gunslinger’s Gold you’ll feel like a gunslinger yourself, sitting at the local saloon and sneering either at the sheriff or all those ‘Wanted’ posters. This wild-west-themed slot was developed by Nektan. It’s simpler than the previous slot but should appeal to the fans of this theme nonetheless.
The game consists of a 5×3 reel layout. It has 15 paylines although the player may bet on as many as they want. Therefore, the minimum bet is only 1p, while the maximum is £15. The game features wild symbols and scatters. Collect three of them and you’ll get as much as 30 free spins. The free spins aren’t the most exciting ones we're seen, however, because they feature no special conditions. Even so, this low variance game has a decent 96,6% RTP.
Landing a big win during the base game is difficult enough since there are 10 different symbols excluding wilds and scatter. Besides, five of the highest paying symbol only returns a little over 33x your bet. Therefore, the maximum win of the game is £500. So, don’t expect to get rich easily by playing Gunslinger’s Gold. But then again, being a gunslinger is never easy.
Bonanza Megaways By Big Time Gaming
The wild west isn’t just about revolvers and cowboys, it’s also about the gold rush. Bonanza Megaways exploits the topic and places us in the gold mines, in search for the precious gold and gems. It’s quite a unique game, not only on this list but in comparison to all the slots at GoWin casino.
Bonanza Megaways is a 6-reel game. On top of the reels, there’s an additional line where four carts with symbols stop after every spin, essentially increasing the grid size. Most importantly, there are more than 100,000 different ways to win because the game pays for the same symbols as long as they’re in adjacent reels. Whether the symbols are physically touching each other is of no relevance.
The gameplay is very fun for more than one reason. It’s easy to follow the symbols on the reels because there’s no need to keep track of any paylines. The graphics convey the theme very well. The music does an even better job as there’s no mistaking it for anything else but the wild west and the Californian gold rush.
The base game features tumbling reels, wilds and scatter symbols. Four scatters (which spell out the word ‘GOLD’) award 12 free spins. Every extra spin increases the win multiplier and additional scatters may reward more free spins, which essentially means there's no multiplier limit. It goes without saying that the wins here could be mind-blowing, up to 10,000x your bet!
Dead Or Alive By NetEnt
Another NetEnt gem in this category is Dead Or Alive, which was re-mastered and released as a mobile slot not long ago. Similarly to the previous examples, this wild west slot has few paylines, this time only nine of them. The minimum bet is very low too – you guessed it – 9p, and the maximum is £18.
Unlike Gunslinger’s Gold, Dead Or Alive can potentially pay out much, much more. This is thanks to an amazing bonus round, which you won’t get to see that often.
As for the base game, it’s just enough to keep your balance, but you won’t see the gold without that bonus unless you’re really lucky with the wilds and the high-value symbols.
Speaking of the bonus, it’s activated by collecting at least three scatter symbols, which are represented by the crossed revolvers in this game. At that point, you’ll get 12 free spins with special sticky wilds. Combine it with the 2x multiplier that applies to the bonus round and you’ve got some awesome opportunities. If you manage to land at least one wild on each reel, you’ll get five extra free spins too, so that you could make the most of your success.