Williams Interactive, better known as WMS, are the manufacturers of Wild Shootout slot machine. WMS are a household name within the slots game design and production world, and known as one of the premier producers of quality gaming equipment. As one of the largest and best land based slots suppliers in the world, WMS have developed a taste for innovation and one of the products of this is the Wild Shootout slot.
The first thing players notice when finally coming face-to-face with the Wild Shootout slot is the honky-tonk theme music, the cowboy saloon backdrop and the fact that they are dealing with a western themed game. Then they notice the slot machine’s unusual layout. Wild Shootout slot happens on six reels, as opposed to the usual five. The left, or first reel has only two symbol windows, the second reel has three, the third has four, and, finally, the sixth reel has seven windows.
A Bonus Round with Winning Combinations
Wild Shootout slot has the feature of a Bonus round. This is a noticeable occurrence, because the entire machine flips over, with the first row now having the seven windows and the sixth row the two. What effect this has on the machine is to create a total of 192 winning pay lines on this machine. The effect that the machine creates with only two windows on the one side is that the symbols displayed in these windows become much more important in terms of generating wins, and with the right symbols, can generate a large number of wins.
Winning combinations in Wild Shootout slot start at the left side reel in both the base game and bonus play, and in order to create a winning combination need to include at least three matching symbols in sequence.
The Western Game Symbols
All the symbols in Wild Shootout slot, apart from the Scatter symbol, appear as stacked symbols, covering two or three windows or even filling an entire reel. As the Wild symbol, the Sheriff icon may stack to complete an entire reel. When this happens, the symbol animates to become a full-sized figure and turns the entire reel Wild, substantially enhancing winnings.
During the Bonus round in Wild Shootout slots, any single Sheriff Wild symbol appearing at a window immediately expands to turn the whole reel Wild, and this is what makes the Bonus round so lucrative.
Exciting and Themed Symbols
Wild Shootout slot features all the expected icons that are part of any Western theme. Players will be rooting for the arrival of the iconic cowboy hat, bullets or a bag of cash on the reels, although they will be hoping to see a dancing saloon girl, the Sheriff or the outlaw most. These latter symbols are the highest paying symbols in the River Belle Casino Canada base game, and generate some remarkable wins. The rest of the symbols are the standard playing card symbols, although in Wild Shootout slot this is completely within theme.
A gold Sheriff’s badge is the Wild Shootout slot Scatter symbol, and the trigger for the free spins. At this point, 10, 25 or 50 free spins can be won depending on the number of Sheriff badges appearing. It is naturally recommended with these different slot machines be played in free play mode first, in order that players become comfortable with the various machinations.