We Check Out Desperados Wild Megaways Slot With a Super High Variance Sticky Wilds Feature!
Casumo Casino has recently added a new Megaways slot from Inspired titled Desperados Wild Megaways which is another take on the popular Megaways theme.
In a classic western setting, the Desperados slot looks to differentiate itself from other Megaways slots by the introduction of 2 free spins options along with a gamble option enabling you to risk the bonus round for a coin reward for more starting free spins.
The first bonus option is a regular cascading wins style bonus round with rising multipliers with every win, but the second option features sticky wilds which when filling a reel also award 5 more spins prolonging the bonus round.
It should be noted that even the slot warns you in large red letters that this second sticky wilds option is super high volatility and we certainly saw this in our playtesting with some truly shocking bonus rounds, the flip side is obviously the good bonus round where multiple sticky wilds are held in place and reels are filled with wilds could create some absolutely huge wins, but be prepared for both outcomes if you are brave enough to select this option.
On top of the free spins options, they have also added a pie style gamble feature before you start the bonus round, in essence, you can risk the entire bonus round to earn more starting free spins if you lose you will only be rewarded a random stake based win.
The gamble option is certainly for players willing to risk an entire bonus round that on Megaways slots can be hard to trigger, there is also the possibility of a bonus buy option but this is a configurable option left down to the casino to decide upon using or not.
Desperados Wild – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Desperados Wild Megaways Slot - Technical Summary|
|Paylines||up to 117,649 ways|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Free Spins
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.49%|
The main bonus round is triggered by landing 4 or more scatters anywhere on the reels, you are then presented with an options screen to select which free spins option you want to select.
Sunset Free Spins
Selecting the Sunset Free Spins option awards you 8 starting free spins for a regular bonus trigger and 2 extra spins for each additional scatter, this is the more standard Megaways bonus option with rising multipliers awarded for each successive win and re-triggers from 3 or more scatters.
Jail House Free Spins
The Jail House Free Spins option starts with an initial 12 free spins, this is the super high volatile option and includes sticky wilds on the reels as opposed to rising multipliers, there are also no cascading wins, just regular spins.
When wilds land in view they are held in place on the reels for the remainder of the bonus round, the Megaways on that reel are also locked with the number of symbols present when it landed.
If more sticky wilds land on the same reel the multiplier value is increased as the reel fills up with symbols, completely filling a reel will then award 5 extra free spins.
Bonus Top Up
Before starting either of the free spins rounds you are able to gamble the starting amount of free spins to upgrade by 2 extra spins, this is a repeatable pie gamble option, earning 2 extra spins each time, losing this gamble however results in a randomly awarded stake base reward. So quite a risk as the rewards were not more than 20x stake in our playtests.
Desperados Wild Megaways Slot
The Desperados Wild Megaways Slot from inspired is a reasonable release, certainly, no awards are going to be won from the graphics which are very basic, but the introduction of sticky wilds into a Megaways slot is definitely going to appeal to fans of super high variance machines.
The potential for this particular feature is huge, but you are also going to have to accept lots of disappointing bonus rounds if you opt for this feature too.
In our playtests we focused on the sticky wilds bonus option and had wins ranging from 1x to well over 200x stake with plenty more potential given the chance of multiple sticky reels that can be formed in large megaways reels.
There is also a nice note in the instructions which is probably reasonable advice too, to attain the maximum theoretical RTP they recommend opting for the regular free spins with a normal scatter trigger and selecting the sticky free spins with 5 or scatter triggers.
This is probably a good benchmark for deciding which option to choose after our playtesting, the free spins gamble seems way too risky to attempt with real money given the difficulty of bonus triggers in the first place.
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