Wild West is back with guns blazing! Sticky Bandits series continues with a third installment and we are thrilled to review the new game. Sticky Bandits 3: Most Wanted is filled with guns, badass female bandits, free spins and a Bonus Buy Feature. Keep on reading to read the full slot review.
We are absolutely loving the theme. Players might recognize the lady in the white hat from the previous Sticky Bandits – and this time she has collected a group of cowgirls looking to rob a bank and walk away with a huge pile of cash. List.casino has always had a soft spot for Wild West games – and no one does them better than Quickspin.
The game does follow the vibe of the previous slots but still manages to bring something new to the table. And we are not just talking characters here. There are exciting special features, massive wins and even a Bonus Buy feature (but more on that later). So if you are looking for a game packed with action and amazing visual design, this is a very good choice.
Sticky Bandits 3: How the Game Works?
Let’s start with the basic features. Sticky Bandits three is a 3×5 slot with 9 different paylines. All wins are paid from left to right. The bet sizes are a bit strange: the minimum bet is €0,09 and the maximum bet rises up to €90.
The game has 15 different symbols. The low paying ones are 10, J, K, Q and A that pay maximum of 11x your bet. Mid-level symbols are various objects: scarf, whiskey bottle, dynamite, horse shoe and a stack of coins – the latter one is the most valuable and rewards you 100x your stake. And of course the most valuable symbols are the five cowgirls that are worth 2500x your bet.
Like we mentioned before, players can also use the Bonus Buy feature and make their way directly to the bonus game. The cost of this action is 60x your stake. So if you spin with a €9 bet, you would need to pay €540.
The maximum win in this slot is a whopping 22,000x – and with the maximum bet, this would mean €1,9 million!
Sticky Bandits 3: Most Wanted RTP (95,82%)
Honestly saying, we are a little bit disappointed with the RTP. I mean it is above average but lately there have not been a lot of slots that go below 96% and therefore we must give a little criticism. Especially since the original Sticky Bandits had an RTP of 96,58% and Sticky Bandits Wild Return came with a 96,22% reading. We would have liked to see similar numbers for the newest addition as well.
During the Bonus Buy the RTP rises to 96,25%.
But we are pleased to see that Sticky Bandits 3: Most Wanted is a high volatility game. This means that there might be some time between wins but once you land one, it is usually a big one. So points for that!
There are a lot of features to go through so let’s dive in. First of all, Sticky Bandits 3: Most Wanted comes with six different wilds: a generic one and the five cowgirls that work as sticky wilds during free spins. In addition to this, there are scatter symbols (vaults) spinning on the reels. Whenever at least two appear, you are rewarded with scatter wins. The wins are as follows (with the maximum bet):
- Two scatters: €180
- Three scatters: €360
- Four scatters: €2250
- Five scatters: €225000
With three scatters you are also rewarded with 12 free spins. During free spins all wins have a multiplier of 2x and they come with sticky wilds. So whenever one of the cowgirls appear, they stick to their place for the rest of the free spins. If each reel gets are sticky wild, you get 5. Free spins more!
When you use Bonus Buy, the free spins round starts with 2-5 scatter symbols!
Sticky Bandits did not disappoint! It is a common thing that sequels tend to get worse and worse the more they are being released – but Sticky Bandits 3: Most Wanted is a lovely exception. We are really impressed with the visual design and sound effects that truly transform you to the Wild West. We also like the new characters and a slightly feminist approach. I mean who does not love five badass cowgirls?
In addition to this, the special features are phenomenal. The free spins rounds can be very beneficial (hello 22,000x wins) and especially the sticky wilds warm our heart. Even in the base game you have the chance to collect really big wins which is always a plus. Actually the only critique that we have concerns the RTP which is not as high as in the previous installments. If that would be a little higher, we would give this game 10/10.