The heady days of the Wild West are the inspiration for video slot Sticky Bandits Slot, a Quickspin offering released in 2017 and played across 30 fixed Paylines and five reels plus, unusually, five rows.
The setting is a desert canyon, complete with railway and cacti and red-rock background, with a couple of guns above the reels. Saddle up have your finger on the trigger at the ready!
Your mission is essentially to join a bunch of robbing desperados in their bid to relieve a runaway train of its cargo of sacks of gold bullion. Enjoy the superb soundtrack as you play!
How to play
Before becoming embroiled in any gunfight, fix your bets and set up Autoplay if you prefer to focus on the fun of the game rather than spinning the wheels yourself. Play from a mere 15p a go on desktop or mobile device, and for up to £90 if you fancy more of a high-rolling affair.
Symbols include playing-card values J, Q, K and A with Western design, plus sacks full of gold coins, a trio of desperados and dynamite sticks. The most rewarding icon is the lady bandit, shelling out at 6.66x stake when you land five over a Payline.
Winnings payout from left to right in this game.
Sticky Bandits Slot special features
The train is the bonus symbol in Sticky Bandits. Meanwhile, Wilds are called Massive Wilds here, and they’re the male bandits, complete with ammo belt, fringed jacket and neckerchief.
They can convert a whole two reels and are two rows wide into large Wild icons, generating some very welcome wins. They cover neighbouring reel positions to the right.
As usual, the Wilds replace all other icons, and, more unusually, also serves as a bonus symbol which can assist you in triggering the free spins feature.
This is a highlight of Sticky Bandits, and where you’re likely to find the bigger heists. Land the train icon anywhere on Reel 1 with Wilds on Reels 2 or 4 to launch this feature and enjoy seven free goes. Wild symbols stay that way for the length of the round.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is a healthy average here, at 96.58%. Bear in mind that variance is on the high side of medium. So unlocking the bigger payouts may take some work, and it may not be for you if you like smaller but more frequent wins.
Sticky Bandits comes with the strong, almost cinematic visuals and rich detail that are Quickspin’s calling cards, and it translates particularly well to mobile devices. Equally, of course, you should love it especially if you’re a fan of all things Wild West or enjoy a Spaghetti Western flick.
There aren’t masses of different features here, so the game could also be a good one if you like to keep things simple. However, you should find no shortage of action-packed fun here.
Give it a go in free demo mode before parting with any hard cash. You may also want to try its 2019 sequel – Sticky Bandits: Wild Return.