Everyone loves a Wild West movie, which is why Quickspin created the Sticky Bandits pokie machine. Get on your horse and become one of the Sticky Bandits as you hope for a big train robbery. Saddle up and get ready to be part of your own spaghetti western!
Sticky Bandits Fundamentals
Let’s get to the nuts and bolts of the Sticky Bandits pokie straight away. We have a 5×5 layout, which is different from the traditional 5×3, that has 30 winlines.
The game caters for bankrolls of all sizes because the min-bet is $0.15 and the maximum weighs in at $90. You need a decent-sized bankroll regardless of the coins you bet because Sticky Bandits has high volatility. This is coupled with an RTP (Return To Player) of 96.58%, which is pretty good.
Sticky Bandits Sounds and Visual
Sticky Bandits is set in a dusty canyon to create the Western theme. The graphics aren’t groundbreaking by any stretch of the imagination, but they’re crisp and do their job as expected. Animations are smooth whether you play Sticky Bandits on a computer or a mobile device; we have no complaints.
The Western soundtrack is perfect. It’s neither too loud nor too quiet and makes you believe you’re a real gunslinger. We weren’t a big fan on the tinny win notification sounds, but they’re not too off-putting.
What Are This Game’s Symbols?
What would you guess the Sticky Bandits symbols are? Western-themed, of course! We have male and female bandits, gold coins, dynamite, plus jacks, queens, kings, and aces.
The playing card symbols have the lowest value, followed by dynamite, coins, then the various bandits. Landing five symbols on one of the 30 winlines awards the following:
- Red Bandit: 6.66x total bet
- Purple Bandit: 3.33x total bet
- Blue Bandit: 2.66x total bet
- Gold Coins: 2x total bet
- Dynamite: 2x total bet
- Ace, King: 1.33x total bet
- Queen, Jack: 1x total bet
Sticky Bandits has a pair of special wilds that you really cannot miss. Two gun-wielding desperadoes standing five symbols high and two reels wide! These have the potential to create some massive wins, as you can imagine.
The massive wilds appear on reels two and four and substitute for all other symbols.
Sticky Bandit wilds also trigger the only bonus available, which is free spins. A train symbol can land on the first reel and has no cash value. You need to land the train with any wild symbol to trigger the bonus. That bonus comes in the form of seven free spins.
This doesn’t sound much, but consider the massive wilds remain locked into place for the duration of the free spins. Furthermore, any additional wilds are sticky, hence the name Sticky Bandits, for the entire duration of the feature.
Free spins can’ be re-triggered during the feature, but they can award up to 739x your total bet.
We really enjoyed playing Sticky Bandits overall. Quickspin has created a fun, cool, Western-themed pokies machine that ran perfectly on all our devices.
The graphics are pleasing without being amazing, but the soundtrack makes up for any deficiency here. The RTP is decent and while, personally, this reviewer isn’t a fan of 4.10/5 volatile slots, we enjoyed our play. It didn’t feel like such a volatile pokie when we played it for the review, perhaps we were lucky?
We particularly enjoyed the massive wilds which led to some big wins during our testing. The only real downside was the in-game symbols are quite low value on their own. Landing five Red bandits only pays 6.66x your total bet. We did hit plenty of wins during our play-through, but couldn’t help think the chance of bigger wins would have made it more enjoyable.
Our last point is also a matter of preference. The free spins feature can be massively lucrative, but some of you prefer jackpots. Others prefer a choice of features. This is the pokie for you if you can look past those shortfalls. Find another machine if not.