PLAY Wild Bandits
Capture the bandits to receive the biggest bounties – but wait – they’re going to offer you a bribe to release them…will you take the instant cash?
You’re a bounty hunter in the Wild West! As you go about your day taking wins by matching symbols such as pistols and playing cards, the town’s most-wanted might pop up on your reels. Capture the bandits to receive the biggest bounties or take the instant cash bribe.
Wild Bandits is packed full of features and bonus rounds to keep you entertained. There are free spins and reel modifiers during the game plus the option to collect achievements and badges to increase your overall chances of winning.
How to Play
Set your stake
Click the TOTAL BET panel to select your stake.
Click the 'INFO' button to view the Award Card and Win Lines at the currently selected stake.
Start the game
Click 'PLAY' to start your game.
There is an optional auto play function that, if selected, will start each game automatically. To select auto play click the 'AUTO PLAY' button. Then in the pop-up dialogue, select your desired number of auto plays and the criteria that will automatically end your auto play session. Your auto play session can be stopped at any time by clicking the 'STOP AUTO PLAY' button which will appear where the 'AUTO PLAY' button was previously.
Wild Bandits is a slots game with 15 win lines on a 5 x 3 set of reels. There will be a wild symbol available, reel modifiers, and free spins entry via a 3 in view scatter symbol system.
This is a walking wilds feature where the wild starts on reel 3, 4 or 5 and moves west until it reaches the first reel. Any subsequent spins are free spins and the total amount won is added to the bank.
Successfully collecting all achievements for jailing bandits in the Wild Deals™ Free Spins guarantees a win on all future Wilds West sequences.
A number of wilds will be shot out of the reels, the wilds will overlay the original symbols to create a win.
Successfully collecting all achievements for releasing bandits for bribes in the Wild Deals™ Free Spins guarantees a win on all future Wild Shootout spins.
Entering Free Spins
Free Spins will be entered via a 3 in view scatter symbol system with the scatters available on reels 1, 3, and 5.
Wild Deals™ Free Spins
You are awarded 15 Wild Deals™ Free Spins upon entry. During the free spins, your mission is to capture elusive bandits running around the territory and hand them to the Sheriff to collect the bounties on their heads. But once captured, you also get rewarded if you release a bandit! How do you capture one? Well, you sit around and wait for one to land on your reels. Each bandit is a three-high reel symbol of a bandit up to no good.
Wild Bandit Captured and Bribe Offered
When a Wild Bandit lands on the reels, they become CAPTURED.
The first time the bandit is captured, the achievement for his capture - CAPTURED - will be recorded on the achievement screen.
Any wins present will be awarded, and then the bandit will offer you a bribe to let them go. You will go to the bribe screen. This bribe will take into account:
- a) The current bounty on their head and
- b) The number of free spins you currently have left
Here is your chance to decide whether to take the bribe and RELEASE the bandit or not to take the bribe and HOLD the bandit on the reels. The bandit will offer you a bribe to let them go.
Wild Bandit Released
If you choose to take the bribe (press RELEASE), then you will be awarded the total of the bribe to the winnings meter and the game will go back to the free spins. The game will continue to play the remaining free spins as per normal with the wild reel spinning off to a new position. You may even capture the same bandit again for another chance to take the bribe.
The first time the bandit is released, the achievement for their release - RELEASED - will be recorded on the achievement screen.
Wild Bandit Held and Jailed
If you choose to refuse the bribe (press HOLD), then the bandit is held on the reels and the monetary value offered as a bribe is forfeited. The game returns to the free spins, the bandit wild is visibly locked onto reels and the following can happen on future spins:
- A bigger bandit replaces them and offers you a fresh bribe for their release
- A second bandit lands on a non-adjacent reel and offers you a fresh bribe for their release
- None of the above happens, therefore the bandit stays held on the reels for the remainder of the Free Spins; the bandit is JAILED and you will receive the bounty on his head in addition to the total value from the free spins.
The first time the bandit is jailed, the achievement for his imprisonment - JAILED - will be recorded on the achievement screen.
If, at the end of Free Spins, you have captured one or more bandits on the reels, the Sheriff will pay you the total bounty for each bandit and add that to the winnings. Of course the Sheriff is not as honest as you, and will let them all go for bigger bribes than the bounty he paid you… so he still makes a profit and you get to capture them all again!
Wild Bandit Upgrade
Any locked up 1 x 3 bandit that is sat on one of the reels that a 2 x 3 bandit will appear on will be shown in-game to tell you the location of the more expensive bandit in exchange for their release. Afterward, they will spin off, and the new 2 x 3 bandit will appear on the reels in their place and becomes CAPTURED. The same is true for any 1 x 3 or 2 x 3 bandit sat on the reels when the 3 x 3 boss is due to appear.
It is only possible to swap for a bigger bandit, therefore the new bandit will have a bigger maximum bounty value on their head and can make larger wins on the reels:
- 1x3 bandit can be upgraded to a 2x3 or a 3x3 bandit
- 2x3 bandit can be upgraded to a 3x3 bandit
- 3x3 bandit cannot be upgraded
Multiple Wild Bandits on the reels
It is not possible for any bandit to be in view with another bandit, except from 1x3 bandit or reel 2 and 1x3 bandit or reel 4. These can only be swapped with a 3x3 Wild Bandit.
If you do capture another outlaw, then the bribe process repeats. And your choice will apply to both (i.e. you chose to release or hold them both).
Achievements: Collectible Bandits
Badges are awarded when the required set of achievements have been unlocked for that particular badge.
There are six bandits in the game. Three of them occupy a single reel; reels 2, 3, and 4. Two of them occupy two reels; reels 2 and 3, and 3 and 4. And one bandit occupies all of reels 2, 3, and 4.
The achievements system consists of 18 achievements and 2 badges.
All achievements are recorded and the Achievement screen is accessible for the player between plays and when making the choice of taking or not taking the bribe.
It is also clearly visible whether the bandit in question has been released and/or held already.
Here’s what you can achieve:
- Captured Bandit (6x) - These achievements are awarded for the first time each one of the bandits has landed on the reels.
- Released Bandit (6x) - These are awarded for the first time you release each one of the bandits in exchange for a bribe.
- Locked Up Bandit (6x) - These are awarded for the first time you lock up each of the bandits and collect the bounty on their head.
- Badge: Release All Bandits! - This badge is awarded when all six bandits have been captured and then released during the lifetime play of the game. This badge is worth 1% of RTP, and will be awarded as an enhancement to the reel modifier Wild Shootout.
- Badge: Jail All Bandits! - This badge is awarded when all six bandits have been captured and locked up during the lifetime play of the game. This badge is worth 1% of RTP, and will also be awarded as an enhancement of the reel modifiers Wilds West.
Terms & Conditions
The average RTP ranges between 92.61% and 96.85%