Desperados Wild Megaways: Demo
Desperados Wild Megaways Theme/Symbols
The design in Desperados Wild Megaways is good – with a Wild West theme and a canyon in the background, you’ll see Western style A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals on the reels. You will also come across sheriff badges, dynamite sticks, pistols and whiskey bottles.
The sheriff badge is the most valuable symbol giving you 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 times your stake for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination. There are 4 cowboy characters symbols which are all wilds – they substitute for all other symbols except the bonus scatter. They appear above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (in top horizontal reel).
Up to 117,649 Megaways
Being a Megaways slot, which is licensed from Big Time Gaming, you can form a winning combination when you get 2 or more matching symbols on successive reels beginning with the leftmost reel (reel 1). For example, you would need to land the sheriff badge on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4 to get a 4 of a kind combo (for 10 x stake).
Every reels can contain between 2 and 7 symbols – the more symbols per reel, the more Megaways. If you have 7 symbols on each reel, you’ll benefit from the maximum 117,649 ways to win. For more details on how Megaways slots work, visit the Megaways slots guide section.
Desperados Wild Megaways, like many other slot games using this engine, comes with a Cascades feature – when you get a winning combination in the base game, the winning symbols are replaced with new ones. This can lead to consecutive wins – these cascades continue until no more new wins are formed.
2 free spins features
Image: in email – alt text: Pick the Sunset Free Spins feature or Jail House Free Spins feature
There’s a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 4 or more bonus scatters anywhere in the base game. Once triggered, you are presented with a choice of 2 features – the Sunset Free Spins feature or the Jail House Free Spins feature. Both of them use the Unlimited Multiplier feature found in other Megaways titles.
Sunset Free Spins feature
4 scatters will give you 8 free spins in the Sunset Free Spins feature. Each extra scatter symbol will add 2 more free spins to your total, up to 76. With each winning cascade, the multiplier increases by 1 – with no limits. If you get 3 or 4 scatters, you’ll be rewarded with 5 or 10 additional free spins – again with no limits.
Jail House Free Spins feature
In the Jail House Free Spins feature, 4 scatters will give you 12 free spins. More scatters will increase your tally by 2 free spins, up to 80 free spins. There are no cascading wins here. However, all wilds can appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
All wild symbols that land during the feature will drop to the bottom of the reel and lock in place for all future free spins. When a wild symbol locks in place, the number of Megaways on that reel lock in place.
If more than 1 wild lock, they will merge and the multiplier increases by 1. If you fill a reel with locked wilds, you will get 5 more free spins – that can give you 30 more free spins in total (5 free spins x 6 reels).
Spin Chance feature
The Desperados Wild Megaways slot also offers a Spin Chance feature – this is triggered automatically if your balance is reduced below the current stake but it more than 0. You will basically get 1 last spin for cheaper than your normal stake in the hope of landing a win to increase your balance.
Desperados Wild Megaways thoughts
The Desperados Wild Megaways game is pretty standard for a Megaways slot – the gameplay is different in the Jail House Free Spins feature which sees the multiplier increase when multiple wilds land on the same reel. Looks wise, it’s rather like NetEnt’s Dead or Alive but it plays a little like Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza – 2 great slots to be associated with.
Variance wise, it’s medium to high with maximum wins of 12,500 x stake on each spin or free spin – the RTP is 96.49% which is decent. The Jail House Free Spins feature is what makes Desperados Wild Megaways stand out though. Overall, a great first attempt in the crowded Megaways field from Inspired.