The trio of desperadoes returns in this sequel which features many significant improvements to the original. Sticky Bandits: Wild Return slot features gunslingers and outlaws on 5 reels, 4 rows with 40 Paylines.
The graphics on this slot are nothing short of superb with fantastic animations that make for a vibrant feel. The slot seems to be set in a Western-style saloon located somewhere in the barren lands of the Grand Canyon. Though the reels cover most of the background, you can still visually see the busy saloon filled with men and women conversing in their numbers.
On the reels, you get to square off against skilled bandits holding your bounty. There are huge rewards for grabbing them with a max of 1,145x your stake if you’re just lucky. Aside from that, you’d have to deal with lower payouts of 10x your stake so you might need to set your stake’s high and put on your lucky coat.
How to play
With your gun at the ready, you can challenge bandits to a duel, but first, you would have to make a wager. Limits are considerate starting at 0.20 credits up to 100 credits a spin.
Symbols on the reels include Western-style playing cards, A, Q, K, and J. They offer next to nothing even with 5 on a Payline. The 3 bandits, as well as, cigars, and whisky tumblers offer better payouts. The female bandit provides the best rewards with up to 10x the stake for 5 on the reels.
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return Special Features
The slot’s wilds will substitute for other symbols on the reels. It will also payout just like the female bandit when used in forming winning combinations.
Quick Slot Bonus Feature
Whenever a Quick Slot symbol lands in the 5th reels in the base game, the Quick Slot Bonus feature is triggered. You will receive between one and three free spins on the Quick Slot Machine. This feature plays out on 3 reels with only 4 symbols for forming winning combinations. Landing 3 lucky red 7 symbols offer the highest payout of 500x the stake.
There are other generous wins to trigger. You get 80x your stake for 3 horseshoe combinations and 20x the stake for 3 bar combinations.
Lucky Shot Free Spins Feature
Collecting three skull scatters on the reels activates the Free Spins feature. You will be offered 7 free spins. In the free spins round, bandits could appear and fire a shot which will transform a random symbol into a wild symbol. The bandit symbols can also transform into sticky wilds.
A max payout of 1,145x the stake doesn’t make up for the lack of a progressive jackpot but it is still a nice offer.
Return to Player (RTP)
This slot offers considerable rewards and a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.22%.
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return slot does offer some nice upgrades including a bigger max payout that dwarves the offer from its predecessor. The game fails to make up for the low base game payouts but considering the addition of some extra bonus features, it is still worth a spin.