Deadly 5 Review
Many people do not often think of Wild West slots when thinking of Push Gaming. Players often think of crazy and innovative themes, rather than the staple Wild West slot. Push Gaming decided it was time for them to put its mark on the Wild West theme within the iGaming world with Deadly 5.
Like most other slots, this game starts with 5-reels with 20 paylines and the premise of this slot follows a group of outlaws trying to escape the wrath of the sheriff. During this adventure, players will encounter expanding wilds, sticky wilds and free spins leading to bounty rewards of up to 5,000x the stake.
Unfortunately, when the game loads, there is a seemingly static image of a Wild West town which is already a disappointment from Push Gaming. There are heat filters over the screen to reflect the heat but that's about it. Whilst the designs in the background aren't bad, it does not feel like a Push Gaming slot and could literally be any other developer.
The same can be said for the characters on the reels with Billy the Bull, Eliza Ryder, Irene Bulleye and El Fuego as each of these characters could've come from Relax Gaming's Money Train series. This does not make it bad but the game feels like it's lost a little bit of the Push Gaming magic found in other slots.
Of course, the music is incredibly fitting with a typical Western score that could easily be found in any spaghetti western film and fits in well. One thing that did disappoint us was the lack of interaction with the objects around the reels and the fact that you couldn't shoot the lantern as you can in other games such as Dead or Alive 2.
The base game for Deadly 5 is quite generic but it is still entertaining. However, it's worth mentioning that with Deadly 5, we expected more focus on the 5 villains with a feature for each of them but the game is limited to just expanding wilds, sticky wilds and the free spins round. The gameplay is still exciting throughout and is perfect for players looking for a simplistic slot.
At the bottom of the screen, there is the spin button and bet level on the main menu bar. Further to the left, players will find sound settings as well as the menus. Non-UK players will be happy to find out that there is a bonus buy button to the right of the reels to purchase the free spins instead.
Despite having a strong RTP of 96.39%, the win potential for this slot is slightly underwhelming. This medium volatility slot only has a maximum win of 5,000x the stake which is under the average standard that we would expect.
The general rule of thumb is usually between 7,000x to 10,000x the stake for a maximum win for modern online slots but this falls below the category. Of course, this isn't too under but will certainly put off players looking for epic wins.
If Deadly 5 was released by any other developer, then it would still be a great slot and a colossal hit amongst players. However, as the slot is from Push Gaming there are many expectations going in that the developer did not meet.
That's not to say that the game is not bad but it's not at the usual standard from Push Gaming. Players looking for straightforward gameplay in the Wild West will love this slot as it has charming moments, but Push Gaming fans looking for innovation should stick to games like Fire Hopper, Fat Banker and Big Bamboo instead.