Wild Bounty is a Novomatic-powered progressive jackpot slot with 5 reels, 4 rows and 50 paylines. Playable from 50p to £50 a spin on all devices, this Wild West themed offering comes with 2 bonus features including free spins with the 3 middle reels spinning together and a pick me game where you can win 1 of 2 jackpots.

Aesthetically, Wild Bounty is what you’d expect from a Novomatic offering – it has simple, cartoon style graphics. Symbols on the reels include Western style A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards, bags of cash, wigwams, cacti, golden horseshoes and Western gal – she is the most rewarding symbol giving you 20 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

The cowboy is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter – he appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. That scatter is the sheriff’s badge – when you get 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels, you will trigger the Free Games feature.

Here you will play with 5 free spins. During the free spins, the 3 middle reels (reels 2, 3 and 4) are spun together – this means that they display the same symbols and therefore will increase your chances of landing a bigger win. Furthermore, 3 or more scatters will retrigger the feature to give you another 5 free spins (and take your total to 10).

There’s also a dynamite bonus symbol which appears on the 3 middle reels only – when it appears on each of the 3 central reels simultaneously, you will trigger the Safes Saloon feature. You will come across 4 safes which can each reveal a diamond symbol – you crack open the safe and grab the diamonds to win a prize:

  • 1 diamond collected will give you a 1 times stake prize
  • 2 diamonds collected will give you a 2 times stake prize
  • 3 diamonds collected will reward you with the Mini Jackpot
  • 4 diamonds collected will reward you with the Maxi Jackpot

Wild Bounty is a very simple slot from Novomatic – the bigger wins will come in the Free Games feature where the 3 middle reels spin the same results for big wins hopefully. It’s not the best game Novomatic has released but the lure of the progressive jackpots is appealing. However, I would much rather play the volatile Dead or Alive from NetEnt which has a similar theme (and much better graphics/bonus features).