The Wild Gang Features
The grid is a little different in The Wild Gang with the rows and reels being split into the following formation: 3-4-4-4-4-3. Wins are recorded when matching symbols land on adjacent reels, producing a maximum of 2,304 ways to win.
The lowest payers are the Royal symbols while the boots, whiskey, knife, gun and sheriff's badge will give you better payouts. A group of six sheriff badges will pay 7.5x. The 4 armed protagonists are Wild symbols and they also act as Scatters. They only appear on the central four reels and the outcome is slightly different depending on which reel they land.
If you get two of them on reels 2 and 3, the result is a Wild that substitutes for other regular symbols and they have a Multiplier up to x4. The result is almost the same if they land on reels 4 and 5 but this can trigger the Free Spins Bonus as well.
Mystery symbols can also land singularly and in stacks across the reels only to reveal themselves as one of the regular paying symbols. If they land in the right place, then they could help produce a top win.
Wanted & Dead or Alive Spins
3 Scatter symbols will produce the Wanted Free Spins game while 4 of them unlock Dead or Alive. Regardless of which bonus you receive, you get 8 free spins and any Wild Multipliers are now added to a Collector Meter at the top of the screen. This means that the multiplier figures continuously build and any subsequent wins benefit from the bigger payout.
The difference between the two bonus games is as follows. With Dead or Alive Free Spins, the second Wild Multiplier that you receive jumps to X4 instead of x3 as it does in the standard free spins game. In addition, the reels will grow to 6x4 in Dead or Alive, bringing 4,096 possible ways to win.