Sticky Bandits was originally launched in August 2017 and slowly became one of Quickspin’s greatest slots of all time. That being said, it’s no surprise that the provider worked on replicating that success with ‘Sticky Bandits: Wild Return’.
Quickspin is renowned for releasing only one slot a month to ensure the optimal gaming experience for their slots. For the month of August, they announced the sequel to their infamous slot Sticky Bandits.
The gaming experience is every bit as thrilling as the first edition of Sticky Bandits! The atmosphere coupled with the background music will take you back in time to a dingy saloon packed with whiskey, cigars, guns, and anything you would expect in the Ol’ Wild West.
It features a traditional five-reel slot with 40 paylines and a 5x4 grid where all three bandits can show up as both normal and massive symbols on the reels, which basically increases your chances of forming a winning combination. The female cigar-chomping bandit is the most rewarding with 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 0.75, 1.5 or 10 times your stake.
The biggest difference to the original Sticky Bandit is probably the addition of the mini-game known as the ‘Quick Slot Bonus’. It comes into play when a Quick Slot symbol appears on the 5th reel in the main game. The scene quickly changes to a one-armed bandit slot showcasing 4 symbols (horseshoes, bars, cherries, and lucky sevens). If three lucky sevens come up, you'll pocket the maximum win of 500 times your stake.
This feature certainly adds to the elevated variance of the slot as it can handsomely reward you, but it is quite difficult to activate.
However, the highlight in Sticky Bandits Wild Return is undoubtedly the ‘Lucky Shot Free Spins’ round. By landing on 3 skull scatters on the same spin, you will be rewarded 7 free spins, and that’s not all… If at any point an outlaw symbol pops up on the reels, a shot is fired transforming them into sticky wilds! More importantly, if a Massive Symbol is hit, all positions will become sticky wilds.
As with every Quikspin video slot, plenty of effort is put into the design. With a saloon bar in the background, you’ll see the Western-style A, K, Q, J card suits as well as boxes of cigars, glasses of bourbon and the 3 bandits which will immediately immerse you in the gameplay.
When releasing their revival of the game Quickspin said: “Our August release is a spin-off from our hit game Sticky Bandits, but it’s like a new version on steroids – everything is a little bit bigger and bolder!”
This Wild West-themed slot offers bigger payouts of up to 1,145 times your stake per spin making it a highly volatile slot with an RTP of 96.28%. Fancy your chances against a gunslinger? Try this new slot game today!