Hacksaw Gaming, in collaboration with Microgaming, have released their latest online pokies creation. The game is named Wanted Dead Or A Wild, and, as might have been guessed, it is based around a Wild West theme. Even with a quick glance it can be seen that the developer put a great deal of effort into the visuals, leaning heavily into everything cowboy related. From old-school playing cards to masked bandits, and even a few sheriff’s badges, Hacksaw Gaming know how to deliver in regards to engaging graphics.
As far as gameplay is concerned Wanted Dead Or A Wild is based around a 5 reel, 5 row grid, high volatility payouts, and a 96.38% RTP. It also uses the cluster pays mechanic, a feature that is quickly becoming a popular online pokies feature. Big payout potential is also on the cards, with the maximum possible payout being reported as a massive 12,500x the original wager.
Guns At Dawn
Wanted Dead Or A Wild players may just have to go head to head with a bandit, though this isn’t as dangerous as it sounds. In fact, it may just land up resulting in a few very impressive payouts. The first feature is referred to as Duel At Dawn, which triggers when at least 3 DUEL symbols appear on the reels. The payout includes a total of 10 Free Spins, though during the spins more VS symbols appear on the reels. VS symbols expand when matched, potentially adding multipliers to the reels.
The real big payout feature is referred to as the Dead Man’s Hand, and it may just be one of the most interesting online pokies features in some time. In order to Trigger Dead Man’s Hand at least 3 DEAD symbols must be matched. This will start the first phase of the bonus.
Collect And Defeat
During the first phase of Dead Man’s Hand the aim is to collect as many Wilds and Multipliers as possible. Wilds appear to the left of the grid, while multipliers are gathered to the right. Each time another Wild or multiplier is added the 3 spins are reset, potentially keeping the sequence going for some time.
During the second phase, referred to as the Showdown, things really get cooking. Each spin utilises all of the collected Wilds, and every payout is boosted by the collected multiplier total.
Hacksaw Gaming have a true online pokies winner on their hands for sure.