Launched in the summer of 2017, Sticky Bandits is a new Quickspin developed slot machine game. The Sticky Bandits game offers up a fairly sizeable 5×5 gaming screen, and as you may have guessed from the title of the mobile slot, it is all about the Wild West, with certain symbols capable of being sticky on the reels.
All of this is wrapped up in a decorative but simple graphical interface, making Sticky Bandits one of the better releases to come out of Quickspin’s vaults this year.
With Sticky Bandits, Quickspin have tried to do stuff a little differently. Sure, the basic wagering interface remains the same, but the special features and gaming structures have been expanded in this slot, allowing Quickspin to showcase what they can do differently when they put their minds to it.
How to play
Sticky Bandits is played over a 5×5 screen as we’ve said. This means that there are 5 reels, and upon those reels sit a total of 30 paylines.
Those paylines aren’t adjustable, though. Instead, players can use the total bet button to stake a wager which ranges from a floor of just 15p per spin, right up to $90 per spin in all. These wagers may seem a little harsh, given the rather petite jackpot that the slot carries.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: There are two wild symbols present in this game, and they take the shape of two gunslingers. These symbols are extended (two positions wide) and can appear on the second and third reels, as well as the fourth and fifth reels. Wild symbols can substitute for all other icons in the game, without exception.
Bonus symbols: It is rare that wilds can substitute for bonus icons, but that is certainly the case in Sticky Bandits. Bonus symbols appear as train logos, and these can appear on the first reel only. When they do, alongside a wild symbol on another reel, they will trigger a free games bonus round.
Free spin bonus: Once the free spin feature has been activated, players will bag a total of 7 free games. During those free games, any wilds which appear will remain sticky during the bonus round, as well as any wilds which were already in place on the reels before the bonus began.
This is the nature of this slot’s title. Unfortunately, no further bonus symbols appear on the reels of the bonus game, so free spins cannot be retriggered.
Sticky Bandits has an RTP (return to player) rate of 96.58%, so wins occur fairly frequently. As is often the case with slot machines which pay out regular wins, the wins do tend to be rather small in stature.
Because of that, players are only ever going to be able to win roughly 6.5x their total bet, even when they land the cowgirl symbols, which are the best paying ones in this mobile slot.
Sticky Bandits is a step into the unknown for Quickspin. They have certainly upped their game with the features in this slot, and wagering is cheap enough. However, the lack of any real non-progressive jackpot of merit may just put a few players off from giving it a run for its money.
T&Cs Apply 18+