Wild Showdown Slot Review

Expert Rating: 3.9 out of 5
Review by Martin Backhouse
Last update 22nd June 2022
Review by Martin Backhouse
Last update 22nd June 2022

Head to the old West in the Wild Showdown slot. Powered by WMS/Light & Wonder, it comes with 5 reels and 1,024 ways to win. This simple title comes with 2 Gun Chamber wilds that give you multipliers up to 10x and up to 5 added wilds. These 2 can play their part in the Free Games feature where 8 free spins are awarded. Each free spin can give you multipliers and added wilds. With a 95.96% RTP rate and 11,520 x bet max wins, read more in our Wild Showdown review.

Wild Showdown Max Win
11,520 x bet
Provider
Light & Wonder
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Western
Reels
5
Paylines
1,024
Stakes Range
20p to £8
Bonus Features
Yes (4)
Free Spins/Multiplier
8/1-10x
Max Win
11,520 x
RTP
95.96%
Volatility
High

Wild Showdown Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 1,024 ways to win

Stakes Range: 20p to £8 per spin

RTP: 95.96%

Max Win: 11,520 x bet per spin

The Wild Showdown slot comes with 5 reels, 4 rows and 1,024 ways to win. 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols in any position and on adjacent reels, beginning from reel 1, will constitute a winning combination. The game comes with a 26.53% hit frequency rate meaning a win will land every 3.77 spins on average.

Bet levels vary between 20p and £8 per spin. There’s a ‘Coins’ icon which, when clicked on, will show plus and minus buttons to change to suit your needs. Outside the UK, you will find an Autoplay button where you can choose up to 100 auto spins with loss and single win options.

The Wild Showdown RTP is 95.96%. This is marginally below the 96% online slots average. When it comes to variance, the volatility is high with bigger wins coming from the features.

The top payout/max liability is 11,520 x your total bet. However, winning over 1,000 x bet will take 375,940 spins on average. The average payout from a bonus feature is 33.1 x bet.

Theme – head to the old saloons of the old West

Theme: Western

High Value Symbol: Wild Showdown Logo

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a Western theme, the Wild Showdown slot takes you on a trip to the old saloons of the old West. Set inside an old saloon, the graphics are exactly what you’d expect from a game with this popular theme.

The visuals are quite classic and will remind you of NetEnt’s Dead or Alive. Soundtrack wise, it’s pretty ordinary and has been clearly inspired by Ennio Morricone works.

On the 5 reels, symbols you’ll see include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals all in a Western style font. Then you have whiskey bottles and tumblers, bandits, saloon girls and sheriffs. The sheriff is the best paying symbol with 3, 4 or 5 on a payline awarding 1, 2 or 4 x your total bet.

Then you have the sheriff badge wild symbol that appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (not reel 1). It substitutes for all symbols mentioned above. Other symbols include 2 Gun Chamber symbols and the Bonus Scatter.

Symbol Payouts/Info
wild-showdown-slot-9-symbol9 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-10-symbol10 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-j-symbolJ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-q-symbolQ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.4 or 0.6 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-k-symbolK 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.4 or 0.6 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-a-symbolA 3, 4 or 5 = 0.3, 0.4 or 0.6 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-whiskey-bottle-and-tumbler-symbolWhiskey Bottle + Tumbler 3, 4 or 5 = 0.4, 0.6 or 1 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-bandit-symbolBandit 3, 4 or 5 = 0.6, 1 or 2 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-saloon-girl-symbolSaloon Girl 3, 4 or 5 = 0.8, 1.5 or 3 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-sheriff-symbolSheriff 3, 4 or 5 = 1, 2 or 4 x bet
wild-showdown-slot-sheriff-badge-wild-symbolSheriff Badge Wild Substitutes for all symbols above
wild-showdown-slot-multiplier-gun-chamber-symbolMultiplier Gun Chamber Triggers Multiplier Gun Chamber feature when appearing on reel 2
wild-showdown-slot-wild-gun-chamber-symbolWild Gun Chamber Triggers Wild Gun Chamber feature when appearing on reel 4
wild-showdown-slot-bonus-scatter-symbolSafe Bonus Scatter Triggers Free Games feature when appearing on reel 3

Wild Showdown Mobile

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Released in July 2022, Wild Showdown is available to play on mobile, tablet, PC and/or laptop devices. The HTML5 technology allows for play on all kinds of devices, including those operated by iOS, Android and/or Windows platforms.

Wild Showdown Bonus Features

The Wild Showdown slot benefits from 4 bonus features. There are 2 Gun Chamber symbols which, when appearing on their individual reel, will give you multipliers up to 10x and up to 5 added wilds. These can both come into play during the free spins where both features can combine for explosive results.

Multiplier Gun Chamber feature

The Multiplier Gun Chamber symbol appears only on reel 2 and acts as a wild. At the end of the each spin, the Multiplier Gun Chamber symbol will extrude from the reels slightly and spin to reveal a multiplier. The multiplier will be 2x or 3x with the Golden Bullet revealing a 4x, 5x, 6x or 10x multiplier.

The revealed multiplier will then be applied to any wins generated on that spin. Only of these symbols will appear on reel 2 at any time. This is known as the Multiplier Gun Chamber feature.

Wild Gun Chamber feature

The Wild Gun Chamber symbol only appears on reel 4 and is a wild symbol. At the end of each base game spin, it extrudes from the reels and spins to reveal a multiplier. Each chamber will contain a 1 or 2 or Golden Bullet with a value of 3, 4 or 5.

Once the chamber has been revealed, the number of wilds added to the reels will correspond the number in the chamber. This means up to 5 wilds per spin. Known as the Wild Gun Chamber feature, only 1 Wild Gun Chamber symbol may appear on reel 4 on each base game spin.

Free Games feature

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The Free Games feature is triggered when the Safe Bonus scatter appears on reel 3. This will take approximately 131 spins to do so. With 8 free spins awarded, the Bonus Scatter acts as a wild during the feature. If it triggers the feature with no Gun Chamber symbols, it remains locked in position for the duration of the feature.

When the Bonus Scatter lands with 1 or both Gun Chamber symbols, the Bonus Scatter will disappear on the first free spin and will not re-appear. If 1 or both Gun Chambers land on reels 2 or 4, they are locked in place for the whole feature. This means multipliers and/or wild symbols will apply on each free spin.

This means up to 5 wilds can be added and/or a multiplier up to 10x per free spin. Unfortunately, you cannot win additional free spins.

Lastly, there is a Buy Pass feature which is available to non-UK players. This allows direct entry to the Free Games feature with locked Gun Chambers. There are 3 options:

Option Description Cost RTP
1 Entry to free spins with Locked Multiplier Gun Chamber 96 x bet 95.75%
2 Entry to free spins with Wild Gun Chamber 89 x bet 95.75%
3 Entry to free spins with both Locked Gun Chambers 450 x bet 95.88%

Wild Showdown Review Summary – load the gun chambers for big wins

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RTP (96.56%)








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Light & Wonder, or WMS as they were known, have been brave with the Wild Showdown slot. The Western theme is an extremely popular choice by slot providers so this game needs to be good to stand out in a very crowded genre.

Aesthetically, the graphics and animations are not as good as you’ll see from the likes of Nolimit City, NetEnt or Play ‘n GO. In terms of the gameplay, Wild Showdown focuses on the Gun Chamber symbols. They can lead to multipliers up to 10x and up to 5 wilds added to the reels.

The main attraction is obviously the Free Games feature where you can get multipliers and added reels on every free spin. This will give you the chance of landing the max 11,520 x bet payouts available per spin.

That said, Wild Showdown is quite basic compared to other slots. Not necessarily a bad thing, unfortunately this slot comes up a little short. Especially when you consider Relax Gaming’s Money Train 2 and NetEnt’s Dead or Alive 2 have achieved cult status. Both offer 41,500 x bet and 50,000 x bet top payouts respectively too.

The best Western themed slot is Tombstone RIP by Nolimit City. Brutally volatile, it offers a very low 9.08% hit frequency rate (a win every 11 spins). On the other hand, you can win up to 300,000 x bet per spin.

Pros
  • 11,520 x bet max wins
  • Multipliers + added wilds in base game
  • Great Free Games feature
Cons
  • Graphically not as sharp as other Western slots

Wild Showdown FAQs

What is the Wild Showdown RTP?

The Wild Showdown RTP rate is 95.96%. This is pretty much average for an online slot game. Medium to high volatility, wins will come every 3.77 spins (26.53% hit frequency rate).

What is the Wild Showdown max win?

The most you can win per spin is 11,520 x your total bet. The key to bigger wins is the Multiplier Gun Chamber which can give you multipliers up to 10x.

Are there any Wild Showdown free spins?

Yes, the Free Games feature give you 8 free spins. If you trigger with the 2 Gun Chamber symbols, you will get a multiplier up to 10x and up to 5 added wilds per free spin.

Is there a Wild Showdown demo?

Yes, the Wild Showdown demo can be played here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Head to old saloons in the old West via mobile, tablet, PC and/or laptop devices.

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