January 31, 2024 3 min read


NetEnt Releases Buckshot Wilds Slot with Expanding Wilds

NetEnt has launched Buckshot Wilds, a Wild West-themed slot with up to 40 paylines, expanding reels and wilds, free spins, and feature buys

Leading provider of premium gaming solutions to the most successful global online casino operators, NetEnt, invites fans of the Wild West genre to dust off their cowboy boots and get ready for an engaging showdown on the reels in Buckshot Wilds

The new slot features a default RTP of 96.04% and packs ongoing action on the expandable gaming grid that can easily shift and reach eight rows high and a total of 40 paylines.

Buckshot Wilds Metrics Overview 

  • Rows: 4-8
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 20-48
  • Volatility: Medium-High
  • RTP: 96.04%
  • Min/Max bet: 0.10/100
  • Max win: 859x
  • Release date: January 31, 2024

Free Spins, Expanding Reels and Wilds

The game introduces players to a rocky part of the world in a small town crafted by NetEent with design elements that resemble a nice oil painting. 

To start barging your way into the free spins feature, you will switch to a night scene where you will discover a tidy and well-organized hotspot where desperados are welcome to unwind after spending the week robbing stagecoaches and rustling cattle. 

The free spins round, wilds, expanding wilds and reels, free spins, bonus bet, and feature buys are the main features of the game.

The Wilds replace any regular symbol and help form winning combos. They stay on the reels and shift down one position on each spin prior to exiting off the bottom. 

Wilds that land over a trigger symbol engage a symbol shootout, causing the vertical, horizontal, or diagonal adjacent symbols to turn into wilds which are then removed for the following spin.

Reels may also randomly expand during any spin, reaching a height of eight rows and cloning any wild on the top four rows. At the end of the spin, the reels go back to the default height.

Players who land between three and five scatter symbols are rewarded with six, 10, or 15 free spins. During the free spins, the grid preserves the full eight-row setting for the remainder of the round. 

During the first spin, one to three wilds are visible, and a new wild is guaranteed on each fresh spin. Players who manage to hit a scatter symbol receive an additional free spin.

When the Bonus Bet is engaged, players see the stake doubling in size to get guaranteed wilds during the base game while enjoying greater chances of expanding reels and free spins. 

Scatters can also pop up on the grid, bringing additional free spins. To purchase the standard free spins rounds, players must pay 100x the bet. For 125x the bet, they can purchase free spins via the Bonus Bet.

Last November, NetEnt released Finn and the Candy Spin with random features.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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