How To Play
Visually, The One Armed Bandit is appealing—as is the case with Yggdrasil Gaming pokies. Set in the deserts of the Wild West, symbols on the reel include, spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. These four make up the low paying symbols. The high value symbols include the cowboy hats, whiskey flasks, cowboy boot spurs and pistols. The sheriff’s badge is the wild symbol that substitutes all regular symbols except the scatter symbol.
The Game Layout
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Betting Range: 0.10 to 50
- Wild Symbol: Yes
- Scatter Symbol: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Progressive Jackpot: No
- Max Jackpot: 472,000
The game’s wild symbol is represented by the Sheriff’s badge. The wild substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter.
The gun-toting desperados are the game’s scatter symbol. When one scatter appears, the Respins Feature is triggered with one respin for each scatters up to four spins. The scatter will then change into a wild symbol giving you a respin with wilds on that reel. During the respin, a 5x multiplier can land and the respins will continue appearing until the scatters stop landing on the reels.
Free Spins Feature
If a scatter lands on all five reels the Free Spins Feature is triggered. During this feature, you will receive ten free spins and a 5x multiplier. The sheriff will come face to face with the various gang leaders during the feature. The multiplier can be increased to a maximum of 20x. Every second Scatter symbol will increase the multiplier by 1x. The bandit bonus symbol has increased value:
- One bonus symbol awards you one free spin
- Two bonus symbols will increase the multiplier by 5x
- Four bonus symbols will increase the multiplier by 10x
The Respins feature is triggered when you land one to four scatter symbols. You will be given one respin for each scatter and that scatter will turn into a wild. During this feature¸ Multiplier Wilds can land and give the 5x multiplier. The feature will come to an end when no more scatters land and all respins are used up or when five scatters land. If five scatters appear, the free spins feature is activated and the unused respins turn into extra free spins.
Sound And Graphics
The art team at Yggdrasil has done its best to deliver. Rocky outcrops can be partially seen in the background as clouds float past. A few wood-frames buildings are visible in a distance and the gameboard sitting front and centre brings some distraction from the blistered desert floor. The wooden stage and crossbeams, along with the length of the rope and the several ‘Wanted’ posters of bandits would suggest that the gameboard is a set of crossbeams.
The reels are designed to look like spots of canvas or leather stitched together. On the wooden beam above each of the five reels are spherical spaces set in the wood that comes to play during the game’s special features.
The soundtrack is quite special too, with plenty of good old country instrumentation form twangy guitars to mouth organ, horns, fiddles, and percussion.
The One Armed Bandit Payouts
The One Bandit doesn’t come with any kind of local or progressive jackpot, but you can certainly win big on this game even so. The maximum win is 8000x your stake, which means you can win up to $472, 999, just as long as you play with the possible bet level.
The free spins feature is the most rewarding feature in The One Armed Bandit game, making it one of the top NZ online pokies. The feature is activated by landing a scatter on all the reels. When that happens, you are given ten free spins and a 5x multiplier. The most rewarding is the bonus symbol where you have a chance of getting a 10x multiplier for four bonus symbol.
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