Wild Showdown

Slot Review
July 3, 2022
 7.2

Wild Showdown Slot Overview

Wild Showdown is a new casino slot from Light & Wonder with sharp-shooters in a Wild West saloon. When spinning the reels in this saloon, some players will think of the classic NetEnt games Dead or Alive and Dead or Alive II. The features are lethal, with wild multiplier chambers that multiply wins up to 10X or wild gun chambers that spread up to 5 wilds to the reels. You better be on your toes when entering this old saloon.

Base game

Wild Showdown is a video slot from Light & Wonder with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 4096 ways to win. The Min.bet is 0.20 and the Max.bet is 20. Players can expect an RTP of 95.96%, but be aware that there’s also another version with an RTP of 94.02%. This deadly game has medium-high volatility and a max win of 30000X the bet

To make it out of the saloon alive, hopefully with some nice wins on the pocket, players should take advantage of the features Wild Symbol, Multiplier Gun Chamber, Wild Gun Chamber, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.

Wild Showdown Slot Information

Wild Showdown has a classic Wild West setting. We’re in a pretty dark saloon with just some daylight from two small windows. A rifle is leaning on a table containing a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of wine, and a wanted poster is hanging above. The grid is in the middle of the screen in a wooden frame. A relatively calm song sounding like a movie soundtrack comes on when you start spinning the reels. There are 4096 ways to win on this 5X4 slot, meaning that you need to land at least 3 of the same symbols on adjacent reels, starting with the first reel to the left. Wild Showdown is available on desktops, notepads, and mobile phones. 

The lower-paying symbols are probably the most used ones in casino slots, and there are few places where they fit better than in the Wild West. Landing a win of 5 symbols of 9, 10, J, Q, K, or A will award the player between 0.4X-0.6X the bet. The higher-paying symbols are a bottle of whiskey, a gun-slinger holding a revolver, a woman with a rose in her hair, and a man with a big hat, looking like a fat version of JR Ewing from the tv-show Dallas. Landing a winning combination of 5 of these symbols will result in wins between 1X and 4X the bet. The Wild Symbol is a sheriff star, substituting all symbols except the wild gun chambers and the scatter symbol. The 2 gun chambers contribute with a multiplier or wild symbols, and the scatter symbol activates the free spins. 

Wild Showdown Slot Features

What is the max win in the slot Wild Showdown?

You can win up to 30000X the bet.

What features are available in the slot Wild Showdown?

The features are Wild Symbol, Multiplier Gun Chamber, Wild Gun Chamber, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.

Free Spins

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol, depicted by a sheriff star, can land anywhere except on the first reel to the left. It substitutes all paying symbols but not the other wild symbols or the scatter symbol. 

Multiplier Gun Chamber

The Multiplier Gun Chamber can only land on the second reel from the left. Except for acting as a wild, its chamber also contains multipliers of 2X and 3X. There’s also a golden bullet in the chamber, revealing a multiplier of 4X, 5X, 6X, or 10X. Whenever the chamber lands, it spins and reveals one of the multipliers that is used to multiply any win the symbol takes part in.

Wild Multiplier Gun Chamber Feature

Wild Gun Chamber

The Wild Gun Chamber can only land on the fourth reel from the left. It acts like a wild and has the numbers 1, 1, 2, 2, 2. It also has a golden bullet with the numbers 3, 4, or 5. When the symbol lands, the chamber spins to reveal any of the numbers and then puts the same number of wild symbols on the reels.

Scatter Symbol

The Scatter Symbol is a bank safe containing gold bars. It can only land on the middle reel, and one symbol is enough to activate the free spins. The scatter symbol disappears in the free spins if any of the gun chambers are also present. If none of the gun chambers are visible on the screen, the scatter symbol turns into a sticky wild and stays in its position for the entire free spins session.

Free Spins

Landing the scatter symbol will get you 8 free spins, and there’s no way to win more spins during the feature. If one or both of the wild gun chambers landed on the spin that triggered the free spins, they will be locked in place and used during the whole feature. If not, the scatter symbol will be transformed into a regular wild symbol that stays on the middle reel during the feature. The gun chambers reveal a different number on each spin. The feature is over when the player runs out of spins.

Bonus Buy

Bonus Buy

You can choose to buy a ticket straight to the free spins session, with 3 different prices depending on your choice. A free spins session with the wild chamber costs 89X the bet, and the price goes up to 96X the bet if you want the multiplier chamber instead. If you want to play the feature with both gun chambers, you’ll have to pay 450X the bet.

Wild Showdown Slot Conclusion

Wild Showdown looks alright, and the music helps a lot to create the Wild West feeling on the screen. Fans of the Dead or Alive games shouldn’t get their hopes up too high, though, since Wild Showdown can’t be compared to those masterpieces. However, Wild Showdown is a neat video slot following its theme all the way. The two gun chamber features are great ways to spice it up with multipliers and wild symbols.

The free spins are also pretty solid, especially if you have one or two gun chambers to help you. Having both chambers opens for huge wins, which is quite clear since the Bonus Buy is almost 5 times more expensive if you want them both. It would have been fun if there were some way to trigger more free spins within the feature. Unfortunately, the RTP of 95.96% is a little low, and you should stay away from the other version that only gives back 94.04%. The max win of 30000X the bet is more than enough.

Wild Showdown from Light & Wonder challenges the player on a gun duel where wild chambers can produce multipliers and random wild symbols.

Quick information
  • Title: Wild Showdown
  • Developer: SG Digital
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 4
  • Paylines: 4096
  • RTP: 95.96%
  • Hit Frequency: 26.5%
  • Max Win: 30000x
  • Volatility: Mid-High
  • Min/Max Bet: €0.2/€20
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2022
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