The Bandit and the Baron Online Slot

Overall rating for The Bandit and the Baron3.5/5
Date Published

Updated

Authored by

Lisa Michaels

Slot Game ProviderProvider

Just for the Win

Online Slot TypeType

5 Reels

Slot Game Return to Player PercentageRTP

94.15%

Min and Max Bet for Slot GameMin / Max Bet

0.20 / 10.00

Slot Game VolatilityVolatility

High

Slot Game Release DateRelease Date

5 January 2022

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The Bandit and the Baron Online Slot

Overall rating for The Bandit and the Baron3.5/5
Date Published

Updated

Authored by

Lisa Michaels

The Bandit and the Baron

The Bandit and the Baron Online Slot by Microgaming and Just For The Win is a Wild West adventure with a somewhat obscured story of a daring female bandit who is after the fortunes of an aged baron. The reels are peppered with evidence of his wealth and gods and cash appear as symbols against the backdrop of a dusty town and a fortune-filled vault. The game’s bonus features include respins and wilds.

Game Symbols

  • Diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades are the low-paying symbols.
  • Banknotes, gold coins, gold bars, and a safe are the high-paying symbols.
  • The word WILD or a 1x1 image off the Baron is the wild symbol that stands for all other symbols except the bonus.
  • The bonus symbol is represented by the bandit and triggers the bonus round.

Bonus Features

This is a respin-heavy slot with a hold-and-win-style mechanic that powered my winning potential.

Expanding Wilds

When the Baron wild made an appearance, it would expand to fill the entire reel where it landed, displaying a head-to-toes image of the aged tycoon. This brought on some great moments for me as I was able to bridge numerous winning combinations.

Bandit Respins

When I only managed to land 2 of the 3 Bandit Bonus symbols required to trigger the bonus round on reels 1, 3, and 5, my despair turned to delight as I was awarded a respin where the reels where the bandits landed remained locked in place, giving me a second chance to secure the last symbol.

Bandit Bonus

Getting 3 bonus symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5 changed the scene and I found myself within a large vault where I was greeted by a 5x5 grid where only 3 types of special symbols could land. I began with 3 respins and of the 25 positions, 12 were locked, while 13 were unlocked and whenever a symbol landed, my respin count would revert to 3.

The three types of symbols that could appear were Cash symbols worth between 1x and 25x my stake, Key symbols opened up random locked positions and Upgrade symbols that multiplied the values of the cash symbols in a row or reel, or both directions by x2, x3, x5, or x10. Running out of respins ended the feature, which would also have happened had I filled the entire grid with symbols or if I reached the game’s potential cap of 25 000x my stake.

There was also a Buy Bonus feature that gave me a guaranteed 3 bonus symbols in exchange for the price of 100x my bet.

Our Verdict

The Bandit and the Baron slot has a captivating theme that I wish was as extensively developed as the gameplay. While this game’s protagonist/antagonist pair is certainly intriguing, I didn’t find much about them other than what I was able to glean from the gameplay. This is a shame because integrating the characters’ story into the features would have made for a far more engrossing experience.

The selection of features felt much more complete with the expanding wilds doling out regular wins and the Bandit Bonus delivering a lucrative hold-and-win experience that could have propelled me to the game’s top prize of 25 000x my bet.

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