Wild West Zone is a video slot from Leander Games that uses its own unique gaming engine named Dynamic Ways. Through the use of this mechanic the game has the ability to produce up to 117,649 ways to win across its format of 6 reels and 7 rows.
It's time to find our more about this game in our review, so saddle up with us and grab your holster and spurs as we ride into town to discover more about sticky multiplying wilds, and an exciting free spin bonus with an increasing multiplier.
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#Ad.18+. New players only. 1 bonus offer per player. Min. deposit £20. Max bonus bet £5. Extra spins on selected games only- must be used within 72 hours. Bonus funds expire in 30 days, unused bonus shall be removed. Bonus funds are 100% match up to £500 + 30 extra spins on 1st deposit, 25% match up to £800 + 25 extra spins on 2nd deposit, and 50% match up to £200 + 50 extra spins on 3rd deposit. Bonus funds are separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 40x wagering the total bonus & cash. Only bonus funds count towards wagering contribution. Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org.
#AD 18+. All bonuses are valid for 30 days. Wagering requirement of 60 times the welcome bonus amount. Max bet £5 with bonus. Min refund is 10 GBP. Refund issued 24 hours after 1st deposit is lost. Welcome offer does not apply to players using Skrill or Neteller. T&C's
#Ad.18+. New players only. One bonus offer per player. Minimum deposit £20. Max bonus bet is £5. Bonus spins on selected games only and must be used within 72 hours. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days otherwise any unused bonus shall be removed. Bonus funds are 100% match up to £400 on your 1st deposit, 40% match up to £3000 on your 2nd deposit, and 60% match up to £1500 on your 3rd deposit. Bonus funds are separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 35x wagering the total bonus & cash. Only bonus funds contribute towards any wagering requirements. Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org
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Of course the game is themed on the wild west and the backdrop to the slot throws you straight into the action as you find yourself in an old western town. This has been designed well and the graphics are clear and crisp, add in the obligatory wild west soundtrack playing out in the background and the slot is ready to take you on its adventure.
The paytable on Wild West Zone sees the lower paying symbols made up of the royal cards 10 through to the ace, with pays from as low as 0.1x, up to 0.4x available when wins are formed through them. Higher value symbols are comprised of cowboy boots, whiskey, a gun, dynamite, and a sheriff's badge, and a 6 of a kind win will pay 0.6x, 0.75x, 1x, 2x, and 5x respectively.
Spinning the reels on Wild West Zone can cost as little as €0.20 a spin, whilst the maximum bet on the game reaches €200 a play. In total there are 6 bet sizes that can be played at from €2 down to the minimum stake, this should ensure that a wide variety of players can access and try this slot.
WILD WEST ZONE SLOT DYNAMIC WAYS
WILD WEST ZONE FEATURES THE UNIQUE DYNAMIC WAYS PAY MECHANIC
Wild West Zone sees Leander Games bring their gaming engine Dynamic Ways back for a second outing, and during the base game this reel mechanic is in play across a format of 5 reels and 5 rows that are able to generate anywhere between 243, and 3,125 ways to win.
On a Dynamic Ways slot each reel of the game has its own unique zone that is able to change size and position on every spin. The symbols on the reels will then stop and any that land within that zone will become active for that spin, this will then form your amount of payines for that spin and any wins that have been formed will be paid.
WILD WEST ZONE MOST WANTED RESPINS FEATURE
NON WINNING SPINS WITH WILDS PRESENT WITHIN THE DYNAMIC ZONE WILL TRIGGER THE RESPIN FEATURE
The most wanted respins feature is triggered on Wild West Zone when a non winning spin takes place and a wild symbol has landed anywhere within a dynamic zone. That wild will then become sticky and remain in place and a respin multiplier will also come into play that has a value of x2.
If the next spin is again a losing one then the multiplier will increase in value by a further x1, this will keep taking place until a win finally drops in on the reels. It should be noted that additional wilds can land during the respin and as long as a win isn't made they will also remain in place until a win is finally achieved.
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING MULTIPLIER FEATURE
FREE SPIN SCATTER SYMBOLS LANDING ON ONLY REELS 1 & 3 WILL CAUSE YOUR FREE SPIN MULTIPLIER TO INCREASE BY X1 IN VALUE
Appropriately named something for nothing this feature gives you the chance to enhance your free spin bonus when you do eventually trigger it. The idea of this feature is give you a little reward when you land a bonus chance tease but the 3rd symbol doesn't land to initiate the free spins.
So when a scatter symbol lands on the reels 1 and 3 the free spin multiplier counter that is located to the left-hand side of the reels will increase in value by x1. This may remind players of a game called Kingmaker Megaways™ where you also have a chance to build a multiplier before the bonus begins, and in both cases with these slots you would perhaps like to see a few near misses to begin with so that you can enter the free spin bonus with a high multiplier to begin with.
WILD WEST ZONE FREE SPIN FEATURE
SCATTER SYMBOLS ON REELS 1, 3, AND 5 WILL TRIGGER THE FREE SPIN BONUS ON WILD WEST ZONE
The Canyon Heist free spin feature is triggered on Wild West Zone when a scatter symbol lands on the reels 1, 3, and 5. These are the only reels that the scatter symbols will appear on during the base game and if this set up is achieved then you will receive 8 free spins to begin the bonus with, and your free spin multiplier counter will also be carried over with its value in tact.
AN EXTRA REEL WILL BE ADDED FOR THE FREE SPIN BONUS ON WILD WEST ZONE
As you head into the bonus round your chances to win will also increase as an extra reel is added to the game, and additionally to this all reels will now have the capability to extend to 7 rows in length. This enables the Dynamic Ways to now be able to produce 117,649 ways to win.
Whilst the free spins are taking place there are ways to further increase your multiplier and enhance your chances of hitting a big win. Firstly if you get a free spin that does not involve a win at all then an extra x1 in value will be added to your multiplier. Secondly the most wanted respins are also active during the bonus round so any non winning spins that involve a wild in a dynamic zone will behave in the same way as it does in the base game. This can potentially add quite a few multipliers to your running total if a number of non winning spins like this occur.
The final way in which you can increase the value of your multiplier is through the something for nothing feature that is also present in the bonus round. If a scatter symbol lands on reels 2, and 4, then an extra x1 will be added to the multiplier. It's also worth noting that if the scatter symbols land on reels 2, 4, and 6, then a re-trigger will take place and an extra 8 free spins will be awarded.
WILD WEST ZONE SLOT REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
Leander Games have clearly been busy working on and perfecting their Dynamic Ways engine. Their original slot using the mechanic Gem Zone was a good game with an interesting concept, but the progression they have made with the development of Wild West Zone is clear to see, and the slot is a testament to the hard work that must have gone in to take Dynamic Ways to the next level.
We feel that there is still much more to come from Leander Games with Dynamic Ways, but this latest release that includes it is a further step in the right direction of releasing the full potential of the entertaining mechanic that they possess.