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Howdy Partners! There’s a bounty out for Van der Wilde and his crew as they wreak havoc upon a remote town in the Wild West in Van der Wilde and The Outlaws by iSoftBet!
Saddle up and join us as we head back to the Old Western era, where Van der Wilde and The Outlaws are waiting in the shadows to award us with Expanding Wins, Free Spins and an epic Super Free Spins feature!
iSoftBet are spoiling us yet again with another new release, this time dragging us deep into a dusty old western town with their Xtreme Pays Series Slot, where a shootout is definitely on the cards. iSoftBet has a reputation which precedes them, providing us with such slot titles like Golden Gallina, Moriarty Megaways and many more so how will Van der Wilde and The Outlaws compare against these? We are about to find out.
Are you ready to have a hog-killin’ time? Well then holster your shooting iron and let’s go partner!
First impressions of Van der Wilde and The Outlaws is a good one, theres plenty to look at in terms of details with quite a lot of brown and wood throughout!
The backdrop is really quite busy, you can see a Hotel on the left of the screen, desert mountains throughout and dust blowing across the screen which all fits nicely with the overall theme. There isnt a whole lot of colour running through the theme, most of what you see is browns with a dash of colour in the title and certain symbols.
The music playing throughout is very western but its also very subtle as well, it certainly doesnt come across as overpowering like we’ve heard in previous slot games. Sound effects are pretty good and fit in with the overall theme.
We have also picked up on the fact that iSoftBet has named their characters which we think is a nice touch, not only are they known as The Outlaws but Van der Wilde, Bonney Cassidy, Buffalo Butch and Mad Dog.
The theme of Van der Wilde and The Outlaws is quite a common theme seen throughout slot games so no points for iSoftBet there however, they have managed to pull it off and make it unique nonetheless.
Van der Wilde and The Outlaws has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £0.10 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £100 per spin with plenty of options in between the two, there is a bet best suited for everyone.
The highest paying regular symbol in Van der Wilde and The Outlaws is Van der Wilde followed by, Bonney Cassidy, Buffalo Butch and Mad Dog. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
Scatter symbols act as Wilds and can replace any other symbols to form winning combinations.
Van der Wilde and The Outlaws is a 5 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to land 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The base game in Van der Wilde and The Outlaws is nothing out of the ordinary and could be considered a little simple in terms of gameplay, luckily for us iSoftBet know what their players want from slot games and has delivered us an exciting Expanding Wins feature!
Any symbols that land and form part of a win using a Scatter Wild symbol will trigger expanding wins. Once triggered, the initial win will be paid and the symbols which form the win (not including the Scatter) will expand to cover the reel and new wins are paid, including the same win line.
If different multiple symbols formed the initial winning combination through the Scatter Wild there will be multiple expanding wins, which are played one at a time starting with the highest win. If a symbol falls through multiple win lines, it will only expand once.
Landing 3 or more Scatter symbols on any of the 5 reels will award 8 Free Spins.
Once activated, spin the reel to be awarded with one of the Free Spins rounds or Super Free Spins. There are 4 types of Free Spins available to win: Van der Wilde, Bonney Cassidy, Buffalo Butch and Mad Dog. Whichever character you secure is the Free Spins round you will play, making the aquired character symbol a Super Symbol.
Super symbols do not require a Scatter Wild to expand but will only expand from left to right. Free Spins can be retriggered by landing 3 Scatters on any of the 5 reels, awarding an additional 8 Free Spins.
Super Free Spins is best available bonus in Van der Wild and the Outlaws.
Players will be awarded 5 Free Spins that are played on a new reel set with 4 windows, with all four characters active as a Super Symbol on their own individual reel set.
Super Free Spins can be retriggered by landing 3 or more Scatters, which will award an additional 5 Free Spins.
Van Der Wilde and the Outlaws isn’t entirely innovative in the theme department. We have all seen our fair share of Wild West Slots, and because of this it’s quite easy to be disillusioned when yet another arrives. Though if you can forgive the less than imaginative theme then you may well be surprised with what Van Der Wilde and the Outlaws has to offer.
In some ways, the gameplay here is somewhat reminscent of the Book Style gameplay that we know and love, and with the prospect of a Super Free Spins where all characters are active, things can get exciting rather quickly. Van Der Wilde and the Outlaws are part of iSoftBet’s XTreme Pays series, but at around 8,000x we could certainly name a few of their own games that outperform it in this regard despite not being a part of the series.
Van der Wilde and the Outlaws probably won’t grip the attention of players like their twisted tale series or other recognisable instalments, but it’s a job well done overall.