Anyone who has ever seen a Western will be right at home in Desperados Wild Megaways, because just about every stereotype and trope from those days is right here on display. The background is a scorched vista of rocky mesas and parched creeks in the southwestern American desert, while the symbols are a collection of everything a self respecting criminal needs to smash and grab. The low value symbols are the standard 9 – A in that classic Western font, while the high value symbols include dynamite, six shooters, bottles of whisky and a sheriff’s badge. The animations and sound effects really make this pokie come alive, and the game constantly rings with the sound of gunfire, horses neighing and whips cracking.
As the title says the Desperados Wild Megaways slot game is a megaways pokie, which means there are six reels but the number of rows and symbols changes randomly with every spin. Varying from anything between a relatively normal 28 ways to win all the way up to a whopping 117,649 ways to win, it really is a roll of the dice to find out what sort of odds you’ll be playing with. The downside of this arrangement is that the betting limit and payouts tend to be quite low, £/$/€20 per spin and 50x your stake respectively, so you’ll need to hope for big megaways wins to keep the cash flowing in! The RTP can be very variable too, but tops out at a high of 96.49%.
The Sheriff badge is the scatter in this game, and landing three of them in one spin will give you the chance to play one of two mini-games, introduced by a speeding train which rushes onto the screen in a cool little animation. The first of these is the low volatility option Sunset Spins, which introduces a cascading reels mechanic whereby winning combos are removed and replaced by new symbols falling from above. Every consecutive cascade win adds 1x to the multiplier with no upper limit, so you can play with some really big numbers!
The second game is higher volatility, granting you 12 free spins with sticky wilds that fall to the bottom of the screen when they land. They remain there for the rest of the spins, and any of the same wild that fall on top of them get stacked above into a bigger wild with an extra 1x multiplier. Manage to fill a whole reel and you’ll get five extra spins in with the bargain each time!