The One Armed Bandit

The One Armed Bandit

Wild West-themed casino slots were popular in the early part of 2019, and quite a flurry of new releases with this theme made their debut. The One Armed Bandit was one such video slot, debuting from Yggdrasil in the summer. The slot has its work cut out trying to compete with other major titles, such as Dead or Alive II, or Gunslinger: Reloaded, but there is both excitement and entertainment to be had in this game.

The One Armed Bandit slot is a game which is played over a generic 20-line gaming structure, with those 20 lines spanning 5 reels. Players can get away with surprisingly cheap stakes in this game, with a two-for-one deal seeing players enjoy all those lines for as little as 10p a turn. Maximum bets are capped at £40 a game, which isn’t too shabby, either. This Yggdrasil Gaming produced slot has a return to player rate of 96.3% and a non-progressive jackpot which can dole out wins worth up to 80x your line bet.

Special features

What else but the sheriff’s badge could appear as a wild symbol in this game? While that may not be a surprise, its function and purpose certainly are. The substitute icon can only appear in the base game’s re-spin bonus round and the free spin feature. Should it appear in a winning combo in either of those two rounds, it will boost your wins by 5x. However, this icon is not available in the standard base game.

Whenever a scatter icon appears on the reels in the base game, it will trigger a re-spin. During that re-spin, the scatter will become a temporary wild, in the form of a sheriff’s badge, as mentioned. Additional scatters will keep the re-spin round going, with scatters filling up the spots above the reels. This may trigger the free spin bonus.

Scatter symbols pop up as the bandit. Should this masked fugitive appear once on each reel, he will activate the slot’s free spin bonus. That feature can also be triggered by landing the same symbol above the reels during the base game’s re-spin bonus, as mentioned.

Bonus features

Once the free game feature kick into gear, players will start with a total of 10 free spins. In this bonus round, a 5x multiplier will be applied to all wins which feature wild symbols, as mentioned earlier. At the same time, any further scatters you locate on the reels will deliver an additional free spin. Players can also use scatters to add another 5x multiplier, or even a 10x multiplier if enough of them are located on the reels during the feature.

Overview

A lot is happening in The One Armed Bandit. Its unusual way of triggering the free spin bonus and the lack of any wilds in the base game make the slot stand out from the pack. There are other Wild West slots out there, though, so if this one isn’t for you, you have other options.