Sticky Bandits Return slot review (Quickspin)

Game Provider:
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RTP:
96.22%%
Maximum win:
100000x
Volatility:
High
Paylines:
40
Release date:
Min/Max Bet:
€0.20/€100
Rating:

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Sticky Bandits Wild Return is the sequel to the Quickspin hit Sticky Bandits

But what does this slot have to offer besides an extra bonus feature and better graphics?

Slots with Wild West themes have always been enormously popular and seeing the many new slots with bandits and outlaws from this era as the main characters do not appear to change any time soon.

Relax Gaming released the entertaining Money Train, Netent has had significant success with Dead or Alive 2, and we are completely crazy about Nolimit City’s Tombstone ourselves.

Sticky Bandits Wild Return merrily continues on the Wild West’s beaten path and offers dusty towns, loud saloons and an impressive array of bandits that have to help you get some wins.

How does Sticky Bandits Wild Return work?

Sticky Bandits Wild Return looks fabulous: Quickspin remains lonely at the top as far as design goes. They know how to bring the characters of a game to life, and the passion and love for their craft radiate through.

You always play with 5 reels and 4 rows of symbols as well as 40 fixed paylines. Betting starts at $€ 0.20 and goes all the way up to $€ 100 per spin.

The variance is on the low side, especially compared to all those other Wild West slots we just mentioned.

You won’t win 10,000 x, 20,000 x or even more than 100,000 x (Dead or Alive 2!) your bet with this slot. The maximum payout in Sticky Bandits Wild Return is just over 1,100 x the total bet. Still, we wouldn’t say no to such a win.

The theoretical payout rate is 96.22%. That is very good, but not super high.

Symbols and payouts

The high-value symbols consist of wilds (they replace all other symbols, except for the scatters), three bandits (they appear as mega symbols), whisky and cigars.

These premium symbols pay between 2 x and 10 x the total bet with a 5-of-a-kind.

The low-value symbols are the card symbols J, Q, K and A. Spin 5 of these on an active payline for prizes ranging from 1 x  to 1.25 x the bet.

Free spin bonus

Spin 3 scattered bonus symbols for 7 free spins: the Lucky Shot Free Spins.

The Lucky Shot part has everything to do with the Sticky Wilds. If a mega Bandits symbol drops during the free spins, a Lucky Shot is fired on the reels. If this shot hits a Bandits symbol, that symbol becomes a Sticky Wild for the free spins’ remainder.

It is not possible to retrigger the free spins.

So if you want to get anywhere with the bonus round, you have to find a way to activate as many sticky wilds as fast as you can.

Slot Machine Bonus Feature

An old mechanical slot machine can appear on the 5th reel. As soon as that happens, you win up to 3 coins you can throw in the slot. Every coin can get you a prize of up to 500 x the total bet.

Our verdict on the Sticky Bandits Wild Return video slot

Sticky Bandits Wild Return is a beautiful and entertaining addition to the Quickspin video slots collection.

However, we had expected a few more new features in comparison to the original Sticky Bandits slot.

A somewhat higher maximum payout in this slot may have also helped: a maximum payout of 1,100 x the bet is a bit ordinary compared to all those high variance slots out there these days.

Anyway, this is by no means a poor release, and we expect the Sticky Bandits Wild Return will do just fine.

3,7 out of 5 stars.