The wombat says: Just For The Win are best known for creating the Deco Diamonds and Goldwyn’s Fairies slots – a couple of nice games but your standard fare really. Especially when we think about games like the Crystal Rift slot and Halloween Jack and all of those high tech games we have here on Wombat Casino.
However that has all changed with Sidewinder slot that features some rather cool mechanics and features. Let’s jump straight in!
Look and Feel
This game has retro classic fruit machine design. The graphics might seem a bit on the simple side, but they are razor sharp and the quality is excellent. It reminds us a bit of the Heartburst Jackpot slot- I suppose that’s the purple but it’s certainly slick looking. Sometimes less is more Wombat fans!
Played out over 4 reels with 3 rows and coming with 243 ways to win like the Wild Scarabs slot from Microgaming, the Sidewinder slot is made up of horizontal reels which is quite unusual.
Yes, these fancy looking beasts can boost your winning potential by dramatically increasing the number of ways to win to 1,125! Say hi to some unique game mechanics from Just For The Win!
During the base game, the 5×3 reels contain 2 different types of wilds each with the ability to trigger off either the top or the bottom extra reels. If a wild with a down arrow lands it will make the bottom extra reel spin (this will then be filled with regular wilds and wilds with up arrows). If a wild with the up arrow lands then it’s the top extra reel that gets the Sidewinder treatment.
Your symbols on the reels include the standard old-fashioned fruity fare including classic playing card icons; diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs, plus bars, horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, golden bells and red 7s. The red 7s are the most lucrative icons and will scoop you 8x your original bet for 5x of the critters in a row.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
But that’s not all! As the gifts just keep on coming Wombat fans! Land 3x of the Side Winder icons on the reels in the base game and you’ll scoop 6 free spins (and if you land 4x of them it will be 10 free spins for you).
During the bonus round the Sidewinder feature is enabled with 1,125 ways active on every spin. EEK! You can also earn extra free spins by landing more of the bonus symbols on the horizontal reels.
Plus, if the Wilds land on the same positions on both horizontal slot reels, they instantly transform into expanding wilds. And if 3x or more expanding wilds connect to each other, this could create unbelievable winning potential in the space of just one bonus spin, with a whole screen of Wilds.
It’s sheer win madness!!!
The Sidewinder slot is a classic medium variance fruity with a modern twist – and we like it. The jackpot prize is 2,270x your bet which is no mean number and it’s in the bonus where you’ll really get the opportunity to win big thanks to linking up those wilds from the top and bottom sidewinders to create expanded wild reels. Trigger the extra reels to sidle up to those winnings!
Spin for yourself and see if you can unlock those 1125 ways to win, my Wombat friends!