Western Wilderness Online Slot by Rival Powered
Western Wilderness features five reels. This slot powered by Rival Gaming comes with 20 active paylines. The number can be changed before each regular spin. You can win a maximum of 500 for one regular combination.
The slot features two kinds of Scatter symbols. Three Scatters of the first kind landing on the reels trigger a bonus game. This is where you fire a pistol at the bottles. This will earn you some extra wins. The second Scatter triggers some free spins. Five symbols of this kind will earn you 100 free spins.
Basics of the gameplay
As soon as you visit the webpage containing the trial version of the Western Wilderness slot, you will initially receive 2,000 credits. This is the virtual currency used in placing your bets.
To make it more convenient for you to place your bets, the slot has provided another in-game unit — a coin. This is what you will be placing on the spins. Each coin has its own denomination. Its value will be indicated in credits under the first reel. You will see a coin of a specific denomination.
The coin's value can be adjusted by clicking on the +/- buttons. The value may range between 0.01 and 0.25 credits. Apparently, you will be able to make more spins with coins of lesser denominations.
Coin denomination is one of the components of your total bet in credits. Besides the coin denomination, the number of active paylines determines your bet size as well. Click on the Select Lines button to set the value.
Each click will increase the number of paylines up to 20. Once you reach 20, the counter will be reset to one. You can track the number of active paylines in the Lines section under the fourth reel.
Western Wilderness also provides an alternative way to set the number of active paylines. You will see bottles to the left and right of the reels. Each one of them has a specific figure on it. By clicking on the bottle you will also set the appropriate value in the Lines section.
The game features yet another value that affects your total bet in credits. This is your bet per line in coins. Click on the Select Coins button to adjust this value. As you keep clicking on it, the number of coins for each line will be increasing. It will keep going up until the figure 10 comes up in the Coins section. This is your maximum allowable bet for one line. Once you flip through it, the value will be reset to one again.
Once you are done with the procedure of setting your bet value, you can move on to spinning the reels. To do just that, click on the Spin button in the lower left corner. Many slots have provided a series of spins. This slot, however, does not offer this feature.
Additional features and settings
Western Wilderness is also noted for its extra features. The first feature is the Bet Max button that you can locate underneath the fourth reel. Click on this button to launch the spins with the maximum number of paylines and bets in coins.
Another convenient feature is the black circle that you can find in the lower left corner. These are the values that it will be displaying in turns after each successful spin:
- Awards for each winning payline
- Symbols that have produced the combination
- The total payout for the spin (indicated as Last Win)
The slot also features several options. They can be set in the Options menu that you can open by clicking on the button with the same name. You will find the button in the lower left corner. Once you open the window, you can set the sound effects and adjust the volume.
You can also set one of the two speeds for the spins — either Slow or Medium. The slot also has the fullscreen mode available to you. To go fullscreen, tick off the box that says "Fullscreen Enabled". The slot should go fullscreen, yet it never happens.
Symbols and multipliers in Western Wilderness
Western Wilderness features 12 symbols. Three of them are special icons. One of them is the Wild symbol. The symbol represents a wheel and lands only on the first reel. Once it lands, it expands all throughout the reel.
It will lead to a significant increase of the number of winning combos, since the Wild can substitute for any regular picture. Besides, combos with the Wild symbol pay double of what you earned.
The rest of the special symbols are the Scatters. The first one says "Bonus" and depicts the skull of a bull. Three of these symbols trigger a bonus game that will be described below.
This is what the last special symbol says — "Scatter". The symbol also depicts a double barrel rifle. Three of these pictures landing anywhere on the reels will trigger ten free spins. Four rifles will start 20, and 5 rifles will start 100 free spins. During the extra spins all of your winnings are tripled.
Nine regular symbols earn you winnings only in credits. The winnings are calculated by multiplying you bet per line by the appropriate factor for the combo. You can view all multipliers that the slot has to offer in the Paytable section by clicking on the button with the same name. You can find this button in both of the top corners of the game screen.
The lowest-paying multipliers are a horseshoe and a sheriff's badge. Their combos will pay 2, 10 or 60 line bets in coins. The next lowest-paying multipliers are granted by the bandit with two guns. It pays 2, 15 and 75.
Even bigger awards are paid for the combos of packs of cartridges. Their multipliers are 3, 20 and 100. Next down the list is how the rest of the multipliers work:
- 4, 25 and 125 for sackfuls of money
- 5, 50 and 200 for a pair of boots
- 8, 75 and 250 for a young lady with a gun
The other two symbols are the highest-paying ones. A combo of two of these can already produce a winning combo on an active payline. These symbols are a gentleman with a gun, whose multipliers are 2, 15, 100 and 300. Another symbol with such a feature is a suitcase with money. The suitcase pays 5, 25, 150 and 500 line bets in coins.
Please keep in mind that all winning combinations must start on the leftmost reel. The exception is combinations of Scatter symbols.
Three symbols with the skull of a bull will trigger a bonus round. A list of rules will pop up for you to see before you start the game. Once you learn the rules, click Play Game.
This is when ten bottles and a gunsight will pop up on the screen. You must aim at the bottles and left-click with your mouse to fire a shot. You will have a total of six attempts to get the payouts out of the bottles. The number of cartridges available to you will always be displayed on the bottom of the screen.
The bonus round provides an opportunity to replenish the ammunition. It will happen if you hit the bottle and discover an extra pack of cartridges. To earn the reward, you need to hit the bottles with sackfuls of money. Once you earn your reward in coins, 10 more bottles will come up on the screen.
Your current winnings for the bonus round will be displayed in the lower right corner in the line that says "Winnings". The bonus round ends when you run out of bullets. Your total winnings will be indicated in coins and then converted to credits. You can track how your balance changes in the lower right corner of the slot.
Western Wilderness will be interesting thanks to the sufficiently large number of bonuses that it has to offer. The connoisseurs often mention the number of free spins that the slot has available.