- Written by Yana Sliusar
Sticky Bandits slot
Pick up the colt and, with the accompaniment of whistling wind, go and play for free at this slot machine without registering. Our site happily meets every new cowboy with the built-in gaming module, and it is still unknown how your western will end. The victory is guaranteed at 96.58%.
Review and recommendations from the testing team
- Sticky Bandits is one of the top-rated slots from QuickSpin company. This rating was reached because the slot has those massive wilds that can cover almost the entire playing reels and give mega big win both in the usual spins and during free spins.
- In the usual spin, the slot often allows long series of spins without payment combinations. The winnings that are triggered, are small and most often less than the normal bet size, reaching only a few bets. During testing, it was still possible to get a full screen of expensive symbols for 100x or even 200x bets, without massive wild symbols to be part of the payment combinations. Massive wild symbols shown on the reels do not always go to a good position and often cover only a small part of the reels, which will make a very small payout of up to 10x bets, less often reaching 20x-30x, and sometimes even with no combination at all (when the massive wild symbol is triggered in 3-5 reels). Not often, but the slot still gives out 2 massive wild symbols (full-sized), and here the winnings will depend on the type of symbols in the first reel and can reach 200x bets (average win 80x-140x bets).
- The trigger of the bonus feature (free spins) happens when bonus symbol (train) is shown on reel 1, as well as at least one wild symbol (on 2 or 4 eels), this will give you 7 free spins. Free spins trigger at an average distance of 60-120 spins, but often when longer distances are needed the slot is making series of several free spin features almost in a row. At the same time, the slot is also having the potential to give free spins from the start of the game session. Cells have wild symbols when free spins are triggered remain wild for the full duration of free spins. Wild symbols landing during free spins bonus will also remain on the reels.
- Free spins, when triggered with only a partial wild symbol, or wild symbol only in 4-5 reels and no additional wild symbol was landed those 7 spins, do not bring big wins and the average is 20x-60x bets, while minimum wins from several bets are often given. Getting massive wins is possible by “landing” wild symbol during free spins and depending on what size wild symbol will be (massive-full reel or not) and how many spins will be remain when this happens. As a rule, this does not happen often, and the possible win increases slightly, but in few numbers of sessions, it was still possible to get the landing of two massive (full-size) wild symbols in free spins that have already begun and win more than 100x bets. The top combination, no doubt, is the slot to give you two massive wild symbols (or almost full-sized) when free spins triggers. In this case, the total winnings will depend only on the type of symbols shown in the first reel. The average win of such bonus feature is already 150x-350x bets, and the maximum payout received during testing was more than 400x total bets.
Sticky Bandits is not recommended playing with bonus money, as it does not keep the balance well in a short distance. While playing for real money, we can recommend short gaming sessions in an attempt to get the top bonus feature from the start. During testing, it was still possible after the series of bonus features with a minimum win to get a top payment combination in it.
Personal testers opinion
My maximum reward exceeded 400x in the usual game, and the medium prize reached 44x in the bonus. The probability of getting a hit in any of the spins is equal to 19.96%. According to the statistic, every 168th spin (0,59%) will be able to trigger free spins. Therefore, I give neutral recommendations about the bonus wagering (5,11 out of 10.)
Hidden parameters and settings of Sticky Bandits slot (data from testing)
- The frequency of triggering the bonus feature is statistically, every 168th spin (0,59%).
- The probability of a hit (any winning) is 19,96%.
- Distribution of the winnings is 72% in the main game and 28% in the bonus feature.
- The maximum payout during the tests was 411x.
- The average winning from the bonus was 44x.
- Volatility is 6,06 out of 20 (average).
- Cycle length is average.
- The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,11 out of 10.
- RTP of 96.58% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.
Description of the slot machine
Shooting, wild races and the fight for every bag of gold will break out on a field with a structure of 5x5. But although each column includes five cells and pays lines, you will be offered only 30. The symbols in combination must be collected at least three. But Wild West cannot be without unexpected incidents. And they will definitely! This Wilds size 2x5, which always shoots without a miss. Well, after catching the symbol with the rails (Scatter), you will necessarily go by rail to free spin with sticky wild symbols.
- Provider - Quickspin
- Number of reels is 5
- Number of pay lines is 30 (always active)
- The range of bet sizes - from 0.15 to 90
- Maximum winnings - x600 (while you are selecting the maximum bet)
- Wild symbol - yes
- Scatter - yes
- Free spins - yes
- The expected percentage of payments at Sticky Bandits slot is 96.58%
Symbols and payouts
The size of the pay combination is always calculated based on the bet put on the win. If you risk maximally, then you can get the following coefficients:
- For the nominal values of the cards, the winnings are from 12 to 120 coins.
- Dynamite and Bag of coins go in pairs and equally bring 30, 90 and 180 coins.
- Two Cowboys are ready to shell out from 36 to 300 coins, and a beautiful, but very dangerous lady – up to 600 coins. All the pictures go in long strips.
- Two Wild symbols at once are armed cowboys. They appear on reels №2 and №4, but they occupy all the cells at once on the next reel. As a result, you get Wild on the reels 2-3 or 4-5.
- Bonus symbol hurries to you in the form of a train on the reel No. 1. But it works and calculates free spins only in conjunction with a Wild symbol, which falls at the same time on any of the coils.
You get 7 free spins during the bonus game. And wild symbols that helped you start the bonus round get stuck in place until the end of the session.