The One-Armed Bandit is a legendary game by Yggdrasil Gaming that is based on the American frontier with brilliant features such as the excellent Respins with Wild progressive multipliers ranging from 5x, up to 20x your bet during the free spins round. Yggdrasil Gaming has covered many compelling themes throughout the years, but they have never actually headed out into the wild frontier before. They decided to go with a steampunk theme while also adding a bit of a twist to the gameplay. The end result will be an enticing game that has become one of the studio’s biggest hits. Yggdrasil was never a provider to blatantly copy other people’s work anyway. During the main game, if you get individual Scatter icons to land on your reels, that provides you with multiple ReSpins with 5x multiplier wilds. The highlight of this game is the free spins feature, where the multiplier value of the wild can increase to a staggering 20x, with potential for massive payouts.
In The One-Armed Bandit, you finally get to experience the American frontier with a high volatility slot with a setup of 5-reels, 3-rows and 20 pay lines. This is not a particularly feature-heavy slot, but those on offer are all well considered. You can play The One Armed Bandit from as little as 10 cents to £40 per spin.
The Yggdrasil design team rarely fails to deliver and belong to some of the most skilled in the industry. Set in a sleepy settlement somewhere in the wild west, and with a wooden gallows used as a frame for the reels, the game comes with quite a beautiful, and a slightly emotional, soundtrack to set the mood. There are a total of eight standard game symbols included in the game. They are made up of 4 lower-value card suit symbols as well as more rewarding metal spurs, cowboy hats, liquor flasks and pistols, which is the most rewarding, paying you 80 times your stake for 5 on a full pay line. The symbols don’t appear stacked on the reels, and there are no regular wilds available.
Whenever one or more bandit scatters hit in the main game, the Respin feature comes into play. A silver star will appear above any reel where the scatter lands and for each Scatter that lands in view, a ReSpin is awarded. During the respin, scatter symbols on all the reels marked with a silver star are replaced with 5x multiplier wilds. If you land a scatter symbol on reels 1 and 3, you’ll get 2 respins with a chance to land 5x multiplier wilds on those two reels. If another scatter hits on reel 2 during the ReSpin, you’ll get 1 more respin, with another chance of landing the 5x multiplier Wilds upon reels 1, 2, and 3. If you collect all 5 silver star symbols before you run out of ReSpins, the Free Spins will be triggered with a frequency of about 150 to 250 spins. Starting with 10 spins, any ReSpins left over from the Respins feature will be added as additional free spins, capped at 14. Once in, you benefit from a starting 5x wild multiplier that can appear on any reel. During the free spins round, if a bandit bonus symbol hits, you will get 1, or more spins while also moving you one step forward on the multiplier meter. Collecting 2 or 4 of them will upgrade your multiplier wild to 10x and 20x respectively. If the bandit bonus Scatter appears in view after you activate the maximum 20x wild multiplier, it will continue to pay out an extra free spin. In the free spins game, there’s a chance to land wins of up to 8000 times your stake on a single pay line, and it appears that you cannot get a wild pay line as the payout would be too enormous.
The One-Armed Bandit is an altogether appealing game that has all it takes to become a trending slot, possibly even a classic. The game looks great, the gameplay is engaging throughout, and the potential is outstanding. It will have to prove itself once live, but there’s no doubt in our minds that we’re going to see some explosive wins on it. The One-Armed Bandit is a highly volatile game that will rob most people blind, but if you fear no outlaws, the wild west is at your feet.