The One-Armed Bandit is powered by Yggdrasil Gaming and has five reels and 20 paylines. Players head to the Wild West where all of your team sides with the bounty hunter to defeat some gun-toting desperados and send them packing out of town.
Containing respins where x5 Multiplier Wilds can lead – there’s also a Free Spins feature where multipliers can reach up to x20 for substantial potential payouts.
Designwise, the One-Armed Bandit is superb – as with every Yggdrasil Gaming slots. Set in a backdrop in the deserts of the Wild West, icons on the reels include hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds (low-value symbols) plus four high-value icons. These icons include whiskey flasks, cowboy hats, pistols and cowboy boot spurs. The sheriff’s badge is the wild icon that replaces all regular symbols (all bar the scatter basically).
Look out for the scatter – gun-toting desperados represent this. When one appears, the Respins feature is triggered with one respin for each scatter (up to four respins). The scatter then mutates into a wild icon and gives players a respin with wilds on that reel. During the respin, x5 multiplier wilds can land – the respins keep on coming until the scatters stop falling on the reels.
If players can land a scatter on all five reels, they will trigger the Free Spins round. This is where the ultimate showdown begins where the sheriff goes face to face with each gang leader. With ten free spins and an x5 multiplier awarded, any respins not used in the Respins feature will become additional free spins.
Every second scatter that lands during the free spins will increase the multiplier by one – it can reach as high as x20! Players should look out for bonus icons as these will give them one additional free spin each time they appear. If players land two bonus icons, the multiplier is increased by five – two more and an additional x10 multiplier is added.
The One-Armed Bandit is a superbly designed slot by Yggdrasil Gaming. It has fantastic bonus features to match – players can win big in the original game with the x5 multiplier wilds. However, it’s all about the Free Spins round where the multipliers go berserk.Highly volatile, players can win a whopping 9,440 times their total stake with the maximum multipliers! The One-Armed Bandit is highly recommended and one of Yggdrasil Gaming’s best slots to date.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring