Sticky Bandits : Wild Return - Slots review

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GAME TEST / Sticky Bandits : Wild Return
event_note Published on 21 Aug 2019
Sticky Bandits: Wild Return is the second slot of this series also based on a Wild West theme.

Quickspin is back at it with the release of the second instalment of Sticky Bandits, called Sticky Bandits: Wild Returns. This western-themed 5x4 grid slot is enhanced by the appearance of massive symbols, the Quick Slot Bonus, wilds and Lucky Shot Free Spins. The slot comes with a maximum payout of 1,145x bet.

Wild West theme

The slot builds on the success of the previous instalment with the same beautiful graphics and audio effects. The setting for this slot is the inside of a dark, dank and gritty saloon. Welcome to the Three Skulls Saloon! Replacing the duo of desperadoes from the original game are the trio of desperados, which happen to form the highest-paying symbols. There is also a drinking glass & bottle of whiskey and cigar box. Finally, the K, Q, J and A are lower-paying symbols. The Wild West theme is supported by a phenomenal soundtrack of music and audio effects.

Regular Wild and Sticky Wild Symbols

There are two different wild symbols that we'll find in this slot, but it is only the regular wild which can appear in the base game while the sticky wild can appear during the free spins. A couple of further things to note is that they can form exclusive payouts of their own, with a maximum wager, of £75, £150 or £1,000.

2x2 or 3x3 Bandit Massive Symbols

A great addition to the slot are the 2x2 or 3x3 Bandit Massive Symbols which can appear on the 2nd to 5th reels. Their size greatly increases the odds of creating winning rounds.

The high volatility means that there is also a higher potential win amount of up to a theoretical 1,145x bet.

The Quick Slot Bonus Feature

Bonus Features are always popular and Quickspin throws a pretty brilliant one into the mix. It is called the Quick Slot Bonus and it can reward players with up to 500x on a single spin. To trigger it, the corresponding symbol must land on the 5th reel where it grants between 1 and 3 spins.

The free spins of the Sticky Bandits slot machine: Wild Return

Lucky Shot Free Spins Bonus

The skull scatter symbol in sets of 3 will unlock the Lucky Shot Free Spins Bonus with 7 spins at our disposal. During the free spins, the appearance of a bandit symbol will transform into sticky wilds while other wilds transform into regular wilds.

So what did we think?

This year, players have seen a number of Wild West slots released, some of which include Golden Colts, Dead or Alive II, The One Armed Bandit and Gold Canyon. This slot represents an interesting competitor which has fun features packed into a high volatility slot. Unfortunately, the hit rate on some of the features are very low so we might have to wait a while before triggering one or more of them. I still enjoyed this late summer edition and think players might too although there may be other slots with a better trade-off between risk and reward.


  • high volatility with up to 1,145x bet wins!
  • RTP of 96.22%
  • sticky and regular wilds, bonus feature, massive symbols and free spins
The game includes wilds, free spins, massive symbols and an up to 500x bet bonus feature.

Closing Details

Sticky Bandits: Wild Return has an RTP of 96.22% with minimum wagers of £0.20 and maximum wagers of £100. This is a high volatility slot which will likely need a higher bankroll if we want a better chance of winning a higher amount.