Bounty Showdown slot REVIEW
Bounty Showdown ReviewThe timeless appeal of the gritty wild west frontier has spawned countless games already, but Bounty Showdown is Fantasma’s first effort in the popular genre. They have decided to go the simplistic route with this release, keeping things as barebones as the dusty world they portray. The base game is a dead spin grind if we ever saw one, although the second chance respin will throw you a bone once in a while.
The soundtrack is close to Deadwood quality, and the tense atmosphere of riding into a suspiciously quiet town all by your lonesome is captured nicely. All the action is concentrated in the bonus round though, which can take a toll on both your patience and your bankroll. The Gatling Multiplier Wheel determines your destiny to a large degree, although decent symbol values can award okay payouts on their own.
Bounty Showdown Slot - Reels Screen
Bounty Showdown slot Features
The skull wild can land anywhere, and it steps in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combinations. The skull serves double duty as a scatter, and you need only 2 anywhere in sight to trigger the Double Bonus Respin feature. The triggering reels are frozen in place, while the remaining 3 reels spin again to hopefully provide you with at least 1 more scatter to trigger the Showdown Bonus Round.
You get a scatter win of 10, 25 or 100 times your stake when you land 3, 4 or 5 wild/scatters, respectively, and this also awards 10, 15 or 20 free spins. A Gatling Wheel holding 16 bullets will spin 3 times before the bonus round starts, and each bullet holds a value from 1 to 100. The values you get from your 3 spins are added together, and this becomes the scatter multiplier in the bonus round.
Whenever you land a wild/scatter in the bonus round, your total stake is multiplied by the multiplier you got from the Gatling Wheel. This win comes in addition to regular payouts, and you get 3, 4 or 5 extra spins, respectively, when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatter/wilds on a free spin. This also gives you 1 extra Gatling Wheel spin, which adds to the current multiplier.
Non-UK players can, if applicable, purchase the bonus round directly from the base game. This will set you back 80x your stake, but you are guaranteed at least 3 scatters on the spin that follows. Purchasing the feature also increases the RTP from 96.16 % to 97.11 %.
The 200 Spins Bounty Showdown slot Experience
Around the 1-minute mark of the 5 and a half minute highlights video, the Double Bonus Respin feature gave us the necessary third scatter to trigger the bonus round. The Gatling Wheel awarded us with a 15x multiplier from the 3 spins, and you can see how we fared by hitting the play button below.
Fantasma is not really challenging the gritty alphas in the wild west genre with Bounty Showdown, which can be seen as a wise choice in many ways. You’ll get plenty of dead spins in the featureless base game, and it’s therefore very tempting to go for the 80x bonus buy option (if applicable in your jurisdiction). The scatter respin feature comes along to hand out a smaller payout once in a while, or trigger the all-important bonus round.
Stopping the Gatling Wheel short with a mouse-click can give you the impression that you can choose where it stops, but you’ll soon notice that you get a random number anyway. A lot is determined up front via this wheel, as a small multiplier will most likely lead to measly bonus round returns. A higher number will get the adrenaline flowing however, as you can expect plenty of scatters to land (but usually not too many at the same time).
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Bounty Showdown Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Bounty Showdown?
The 96.16 % return to player is a tad above average. Non-UK players can increase the theoretical returns to 97.11 % however, taking advantage of the bonus buy option.
How volatile is Bounty Showdown?
The volatility is medium to high in this game, making it a bit more forgiving than most of the alphas in the wild west genre.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 4,500x your stake in total from the bonus round. The most you can win from regular base game spin is 1,000x your stake.
How does the Double Bonus Respin feature work?
Triggered by 2 scatters, you get a respin chance to land the third scatter necessary to trigger the bonus round.
Is there a free spins mode in Bounty Showdown?
Yes, you can get up to 20 free spins, and a Gatling Wheel determines your scatter/wild multiplier up front with 3 spins. It can go as high as 300x, and you thus get instant prizes whenever the scatter/wild lands during the free spins round.
Can I play Bounty Showdown slot for free?
Yes, you can always try the free Bounty Showdown demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll find plenty of casinos that carry this title also, something we’ve confirmed for you.