Pragmatic Play had pretty good success with their original Wild West Gold, and as far as our SlotRank system is concerned, it’s up there with the best in the gritty and competitive Wild West genre. A sequel with dynamic reels had to happen sooner rather than later, and not much has changed in terms of Wild West Gold Megaways graphics and features.
The problem for us is the would-be atmosphere, as it’s like going to HBO’s Westworld instead of being taken back to the real frontier. It doesn’t seem to bother players too much, though, and fans will probably be happy to get the same features in a larger format. We said bigger, but not bolder, as the 5,000x potential has been cut in half compared to the original. That’s hardly what the Megaways engine is about, and it’s very hard to understand why.
Bonus Features on Wild West Gold Megaways Slot
The premium symbols pay between 0.4 and 1 times your bet for 6 of a kind, and there is no cascading mechanic in this game as there usually is with this engine. However, you can land Wilds on reels 2 through 5, and they substitute for all payout symbols to help you complete wins. Wilds have no value of their own, but they can come with random multipliers of x2, x3 or x5, and these multiply together if more than one is part of a win.
The bonus round is triggered when you land anywhere in sight 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters, and this awards you a scatter payout of 4x, 20x, 100x or 500x your bet in advance. You also win 7 free spins no matter how many triggering scatters you land, and all wilds have multipliers as described above in the bonus round.
In addition, the multiplier wilds remain sticky in the grid for the rest of the bonus round and change size according to the number of positions on the dynamic reels. You win 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 extra spins when 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 gold star symbols land on the same spin. Players outside the UK and all eligible people can buy the bonus round for 100 times the bet, and this guarantees at least 3 scatters on the next spin. The bonus buy RTP is 96.45%.
The 200 Spins Wild West Gold Megaways Slot Experience
You get a brief taste of the base game before we buy the bonus round (which earns us 3 scatters) around the 1 minute mark. We landed a couple of multiplier wilds on the first few spins, and the feature plays out for the rest of the 3:10 minute highlight video. See for yourself by clicking the play button below.
Knowing that Dead or Alive Megaways is scheduled for release in mid-2022, Wild West Gold Megaways can be considered a warm-up act at best. Not much has changed in the way of graphics, and there is still a wannabe thug type atmosphere hanging over this game. It simply lacks the “true bite” of the gunslinger game it so desperately tries to live up to.
Of course, it doesn’t help that the potential has been cut in half, to 5,000 times your bet, which is slowly becoming Pragmatic Play’s pretty standard boring max win. A Megaways release deserves better, especially if you want to challenge the biggest guns in the genre. However, since there are no cascades, Wild West Gold Megaways is “fast on the draw” with Turbo turned on, and that’s especially good for those who can’t buy a bonus round.
Dynamic Reels with up to 117,649 possibilities.
Wilds can have multipliers of up to x5
FS with sticky multiplier wilds up to x5
Multiplier wilds multiply with each other
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Half the maximum win of the original game
Watch out for adjustable RTP ranges
Wild West Gold Megaways Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Wild West Gold Megaways?
The highest Wild West Gold Megaways RTP of 96.44% is above average. However, keep in mind that this release contains adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Wild West Gold Megaways?
This is a high volatility episode from Pragmatic Play, scoring 5 out of 5 on the in-game volatility scale. .
What is the biggest possible win?
You can win up to 5,000 times your bet in Wild West Gold Megaways, which is half of what is offered in the original version.
What are the main game features in Wild West Gold Megaways?
Apart from the dynamic reels offered by the Megaways engine, you get wilds that can come with up to x5 multipliers. These multiply with each other when parts of the same win.
Is there a free spins mode in Wild West Gold Megaways?
Yes, you get 7 free spins to start with as well as up to 500x scatter win upfront, and all wilds have multipliers and get sticky for the duration of the feature.
How many ways to win are there?
The Megaways engine with dynamic reels can dish out up to 117,649 ways to win in this game.
Can I play Wild West Gold Megaways slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the Wild West Gold Megaways free demo game at the top of this page (UK players must confirm age first).