The One Armed Bandit
Polish your six-shooter as you will be travelling back in time on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. The One Armed Bandit takes you to the Wild West where fearless sheriffs defended their town against lawless desperados. Get your posse ready to kick some dust with multiplier wilds, respins and a free spins with even higher multipliers of up to x20 that can lead to wins of up to 9,440 times your bet.
The One Armed Bandit is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the bandit on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 50 credits per spin. The game is highly volatile (9.10/10) and has an RTP of 96.30%.
Visually, all slots from Yggdrasil are design masterpieces and this game is no exception. The vast desert and the American plains can be seen in the background of the game window that is held in a wooden framed. Typical items from the Wild West era populate the reels while a slow, haunting Western soundtrack could come straight from Ennio Morricone’s pen.
Open the game to find the card suites – hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds – at the low end of the paytable, awarding wins from 3.5x to 6.5x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by boot spurs, cowboy hats, whiskey flasks and six-shooters. Hit five on a line to win 20x to 80x your bet.
The sheriff’s badge is the wild symbol substituting for all regular pay symbols. The bandit with the scarf-covered face acts as the scatter, triggering the respins or free spins. The bearded bandit is the bonus symbol, appearing in the free spins only to award higher win multipliers.
The One Armed Bandit Slot Features
As to be expected from a Wild West-themed slot, there is a lot happening on the reels. Yggdrasil included a novel mechanic that does not only have the potential to produce mega wins but can also lead to the main feature on the slot.
Hit at least on bandit scatter on any reel to trigger the Respin feature. The triggering scatters will turn into an x5 wild symbol for the respin and one more landing will get you another respin. During the feature, the multiplier wilds can land on the marked reels where a scatter landed prior to the respin and will multiply any win. The respins continue until you have either you hit five scatters across the reels or no new scatters lands on a respin. Win evaluations are performed after the feature ends.
Landing five scatters in one spin or via the Respin feature will trigger 10 Free Spins with an x5 starting win multiplier. Every bonus symbol landing will award +1 free spin. After collecting two, the win multiplier jumps to x10, while a further two will increase it to the maximum of x20, which does not include the wild multipliers.
An intense slotting session awaits for anyone playing the game. High volatility and massive win potential are coupled with stunning graphics and dramatic sounds. The max win peaks at a staggering 9,440 times bet but you must hit the x20 multiplier in the free spins to have a chance for the top prize.