Published: thu 8 aug 2019 | Updated: thu 8 aug 2019
Return of the Sticky Bandits!
Certain genres go through cycles of popularity in all areas of entertainment, and when any one particular genre is in vogue, it can seem as if every other new release brings us more of the same, only different. Consider the numerous superhero movies that have come out of Hollywood in the last decade or two, or the proliferation of books about young wizards that appeared following the publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Pottery series.
The same principle applies just as much to the online gaming industry as it does to any other, and right now there are a handful of genres that are doing extremely well. One of those genres is the western slot, and today we can tell you about another game in this category which has recently been released by the development team at Quickspin. The new game is Sticky Bandits: Wild Return, and whilst it has a familiar Wild West theme and plot, it is by no means a generic title. On the contrary, this is a superbly realised game, and one that will satisfy anyone who appreciates thematic realism.
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return
This game is actually a sequel to an earlier Sticky Bandits slot which was released by Quickspin a couple of years ago. That original title, which proved to be a big hit with casual gamers and Western aficionados alike, introduced the world to a pair of bandits who had set themselves the task of robbing a train. The game featured massive wild symbols, a free spins round with sticky wilds and an innovative Achievements Engine which rewarded players for completing a variety of tasks.
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return was created to explore what those two bandits might be getting up to now that their train-robbing adventure is behind them. However, this time the pair of sharp shooters are also joined by a third bandit.
‘The first Sticky Bandits is one of the classics in our portfolio – it’s really popular with the team at Quickspin, and it also happens to be one of our top-performing slots,’ explained Erik Gullstrand, who is the Chief Product Officer are the company. ‘So, one day the team got talking about it and we wondered what it would be like to do a follow up with the same bandits and what that might look like. What if the bandits were much older, and the game a bit tougher and rawer? And the symbols massive?’
It was an idea which soon took on a life of its own. ‘Once we started working on it, we decided to add a female bandit to the gang as well,’ Erik said. ‘We wanted this game to be bigger and bolder in every way, so we’ve also incorporated a shootout where the bandits turn into Sticky Wilds.’
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return has five reels and 40 pay lines, and boast sumptuous graphics and audio content. The game takes place in an old saloon, and the reels are stocked with the usual playing card ranks, a bottle of bourbon, a box of cigars, a wild coin, a cowboy skull bonus symbol and the three bandits. The bandits can be normal (1x1) or massive (2x2 or 3x3) in size, and are superbly animated when the need arises.
We can’t emphasise enough how stunning the visuals are, and you really do need to check the game out personally to appreciate them fully. Similarly, the audio is top-notch, with a soundtrack that gallops along and realistic sound effects that will have you scaring the neighbours.
Quick Slot Bonus
A special Quick Slot symbol can appear on the fifth reel at any point, and when it does you will be given 1, 2 or 3 spins on an ancient Quick Slot machine. This is a three-reel machine with just four symbols, and could pay you up to 500 times your stake.
Free Spins Bonus
Get three cowboy skull bonus symbols and you will win seven free spins. All massive bandits which appear in this part of the game will turn into sticky wilds, and other symbols can be turned into sticky wilds with a random gunshot, making it possible to win huge sums in a matter of seconds.
An Unmissable Title
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return is a truly unmissable title that we can’t say enough good things about, so visit Casumo Casino today and see for yourself!
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