Wanted Dead or a Wild

Slot Review
September 20, 2021
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Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Overview

Wanted Dead or a Wild is a new casino slot from Hacksaw Gaming where we get to take part in an exciting western adventure. From recently offering us a space trip within the slot Rocket Reels, we have now returned to planet earth again. To a place where the gunslinging outlaws wander around, where a few lucky people can scoop up big wins during their stay. It is a slot that is filled with several different exciting and lucrative features that can yield winnings of up to 12500X the bet. Let's dive into this slot and find out more exactly what to expect.

Wanted Dead or a Wild is a video slot from Hacksaw Gaming that has 5 reels, 5 rows and 15 paylines. You can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.20 and a Max.bet of 100. It is an RTP of 96.38%, but by using the bonus features, this RTP can vary in size within the 3 different bonus features. Wanted Dead or a Wild has a high volatility, where the lucky player can win up to 12500X the bet.

In this fast-paced gaming adventure among merciless outlaws, we have a bunch of great features to help us in the hunt for the big bounty. The features are Wild Symbol, VS Symbol, Duel at Dawn, Dead Man’s Hand, The Great Train Robbery and Bonus Buy.

Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Information

The game's design consists of a western theme where we go to the wild wild west and meet a bunch of gunslinging outlaws. In the background you can see a red and dark place surrounded by leafless trees along with a giant moon. Its background is very reminiscent of the design you got to see in Samurai Jack designed by Genndy Tartakovsky. You can play this slot on all desktops, mobiles and notepads. You create a winning combination by landing 3 or more of the same symbol types on adjacent reels starting at the far left.

Base game

The lower paying symbols consist of 10, J, Q, K and A. If you land 5 of the same symbol types, it gives 1X the bet. The higher paying symbols consist of a buffalo skull, an outlaw, a sack of money, a bottle and a filled gun cylinder. If you land 5 of the same symbol types, it gives between 5X to 20X the bet. The game's wild symbol consists of a sheriff's badge with the text wild on it, where 5 gives 20X and during the spins you will also be able to land VS, The Great Train Robbery, Duel and Dead scatter Symbols. By landing the right amount of these you can activate various festive features, let's find out what the features do.

Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Wanted Dead or a Wild?

You can win up to 12500X the bet.

What features are in the slot Wanted Dead or a Wild?

The features are Wild Symbol, VS Symbol, Duel at Dawn, Dead Man’s Hand, The Great Train Robbery and Bonus Buy.

Duel at Dawn feature

Wild Symbol

The game's wild symbol helps to create more winning combinations by substituting for other symbols on the reels. The only symbols it doesn’t substitute for are the VS, The Great Train Robber, Duel and Dead scatter Symbols.

VS Symbol

You can land this symbol in both the base game and the Duel at Dawn feature. This symbol has the same characteristics as the wild symbol and when it lands it will expand to cover its entire reel if it results in a win. What happens when it expands is that two outlaws will appear with 2 different multipliers, where these then have a duel. The winner of these two will be the multiplier that this expanding wild receives.

This expanded wild can display any of the following multipliers of either: 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, 7X, 8X, 9X, 10X, 20X, 25X, 50X and 100X. If you land multiple expanded wilds that are part of the same winning combination, their multipliers will be added together and then multiplied by the win that has been created.

Duel at Dawn

If you land 3 or more Duel scatter symbols, the Duel at Dawn feature is activated. You will then be welcomed with 10 free spins and during these spins, VS symbols will land more frequently.

Dead Man's Hand feature

Dead Man’s Hand

If you land 3 or more Dead symbols, the Dead Man's Hand feature is activated. You will then receive 3 respins, where you can only land wild symbols, multiplier symbols (gun cylinder with a yellow +) or cards showing skulls. Each time you either land wild or multiplier symbols, these are collected, and you then get your respins reset to 3 again.

Showdown - Dead Man's Hand Feature

Once you have run out of respins, you will be able to take part in the showdown within this bonus feature. You will then receive 3 free spins and with each spin, your previously collected number of wild symbols will be placed on the reels. Any winnings created are multiplied by your total collected multiplier.

The Great Train Robbery

If you land 3 or more The Great Train Robbery symbols, this bonus feature is activated. You are then welcomed with 10 free spins, where each wild that lands become sticky and stays in place during the spins.

The Great Train Robbery feature

Bonus Buy

If you want to take advantage of any of the bonus features directly, you can use the Bonus Buy feature. You then pay the following for the different ones:

80X = You activate The Great Train Robbery feature, where there is a medium volatility and an RTP of 96.27%.

200X = You activate the Duel at Dawn feature, where there is a very high volatility and an RTP of 96.33%.

400X = You activate Dead Man's Hand feature, where there is a high volatility and an RTP of 96.43%.

Wanted Dead or a Wild Slot Conclusion

The wild west largely consists of empty and dry surfaces, where it can take a long time before you meet other people, but once you do, everything immediately becomes very exciting. This presence is really reflected during the spins within this slot, where its high volatility results in many dead spins. But once you succeed in hitting a win, it can result in sudden big wins and this is really what characterizes this slot. Where a constant pursuit of thrills takes place, and the patient player really can enjoy a very entertaining moment in front of the screen. During the base game you can take part in wild and VS symbols, where the latter can expand over an entire reel and act as a wild. When it expands, two outlaws will have a duel, where the winner places a multiplier on this expanded wild. This feature immediately becomes more exciting when you land 3 or more VS symbols, since that activates the Duel at Dawn feature. There you get to take part in more duels and thus increase the chances of winning big.

The Great Train Robbery is another great bonus feature that can be activated during the spins, where you get 10 free spins and every wild that lands become sticky. Towards the end of this feature, you may have filled many positions with wilds and the winnings can thus be really gigantic. Although the features mentioned so far are very adrenaline-filled and have the potential to yield big wins, it is the Dead Man's Hand that offers the most wonderful spinning experience. You then get to take part in a respins feature that allows the player to collect a lot of wilds and build up a total win multiplier. Once you have run out of respins and hopefully have built up a big win multiplier and received several wilds, you get to take part in 3 free spins. At each spin that takes place, all wilds are sprinkled out and wins that are created are multiplied by the total win multiplier.

It is a very creative mix of features, where their different characteristics will appeal to most players. If you want to take part in one of these directly, you can use the Bonus Buy feature to activate them through various sized payments. There are more effects within this slot than we are usually used to taking part in from this game provider, where you get put in the mood faster within, for example, The Great Train Robbery, which lets us see a train ride at a fast speed.

Just because a lot of features are added to a slot doesn’t necessarily result in everything being good, since a good symbiosis is required between them and it must be admitted that this slot certainly has that. There can be many dead spins within the base games, but by activating one of the bonus games everything immediately becomes much more fun. It is reminiscent of the western adventure that Red Dead Redemption 2 has, where you can hike for a very long time without anything significant happening, but this build-up and patience testing do everything so much better once things start to happen. A stable potential maximum win of 12500X together with an RTP that is higher than average obviously makes the gaming experience even better.

Wanted Dead or a Wild is a solid slot from Hacksaw Gaming that at the start gives calmer spins, but at any time this can completely turn around and result in adrenaline-filled spins.

Quick information
  • Title: Wanted Dead or a Wild
  • Developer: Hacksaw Gaming
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 5
  • Paylines: 15
  • RTP: 96.38%
  • Hit Frequency: N/A
  • Max Win: 12500x
  • Volatility: High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.2/€100
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2021
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