Wilds of the West Review
Wild West slots have always been popular, but it wasn't until Dead or Alive 2 that the iGaming world really took notice of the theme. Naturally, many other developers tried to capitalise on this slot and released a multitude of slots inspired by the game.
Silverback has finally arrived at the party with the help of Relax Gaming with Wilds of the West. This slot follows a similar premise with a group of bandits going against a Sheriff in a Wild Western town.
With 6-reels and 4,096 ways to win, the game gets off to a great start. This is accompanied by free spins, wilds and two mighty gamble features that are sure to come in handy.
Whilst the design of this slot is not back, it does feel a little dated. This would've been perfect a couple of years ago, but looks a little old-fashioned compared to the modern online slots that release nowadays.
As this slot takes inspiration from Dead or Alive 2, we were hopeful that the Wild West setting would be more interactable with items that you can shoot (just like in Dead or Alive 2) but sadly this is not available.
There's nothing terrible looking about this slot, but the character designs are quite generic and the background is something we've seen before. The same can be said for the music with the cliche score of the lone guitar but it does work in this slot.
Whilst there is only one main bonus round with the free spins round, there are other features throughout that keep you entertained. Firstly, there are wilds that hold on to the reels for a certain amount of spins. In addition to this, there are two gamble options to improve the gameplay.
For those looking for the bonus buy, it can be found above the reels next to the sign of the game. The spin button and bet level are on the bottom menu with both being easy to see.
Sadly, the win potential statistics for this slot are definitely not what we expected. The RTP can be between 92.72 to 95.99% which is quite a huge gap and one not expected for a slot that doesn't have a progressive jackpot.
This high volatility slot only has a maximum win of 5,000x the stake which would be fine if the RTP was on average. As the RTP is so low, this maximum win is just an insult to players.
Wilds of the West definitely had the potential to be something big but falls short at a few hurdles. Whilst the design is not perfect, it's not terrible and some players may find this style quite charming.
Our biggest issue is easily the win potential as it's unacceptable for a modern slot to have such a low RTP paired with a mediocre maximum win. If you are still in the Western craze, then this slot may fill a gap for a short amount of time, but we definitely recommend playing Dead or Alive 2 instead.