There are some really unexpected kicks in this game by Microgaming and Just For the Win. Sidewinder features an old-fashioned style with some basic graphics and not so original music. For all those retro geeks who got used to the 80's games, it just might be the right amount of thrill.
Sidewinder is a simple, yet original game with lots of winning potential. The symbols it uses are classic while the background is plain black. Sidewinders that are moving left and right in the direction of green and blue arrows just emphasize the excitement you are about to experience.
Feeling nostalgic about the good old days when life was simple? Then try Sidewinder and you won't regret it. The highest paying icons are 7s, bells, horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, and bars. The 7s are the most valuable symbols that pay 8x your total stake if you land 5 on a payline. Low paying symbols are presented with hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds, and stars.
How to Play
Sidewinder is a 5-reel, 3-row slot offering 243 ways to win. The Spin button is in the bottom right corner. The button used for bet value adjustments is at the top and it allows you to set your stake at a value between $0.10 and $100 per spin.
The three dots in the upper right corner offer the options to turn the sounds on/off, review the paytable or set up the speed of the spinning reels.
Strategy & Tips
The game introduces three Wild symbols: regular Wild, Top Wild and Bottom Wild. Wild symbols substitute all game icons except for the Free Spins symbols. Regular Wild only appears on horizontal reels. During the regular game, Top Wild can land only on reel 2 and on the bottom horizontal reel, whereas Bottom Wild only appears on reel 4 and on the top horizontal reel.
Top Wild activates the bottom horizontal reel and Bottom Wild unlocks the top horizontal reel, thus increasing the pay ways and allowing for more Wilds to land.
The Sidewinder feature can be unlocked with either Wild or the Free Spins symbols, not both.
When Sidewinder icons land on the reels 2 and 4, both horizontal reels will be activated. During the base game if you land 3 Sidewinder symbols you will be awarded 6 Free Spins and if you are lucky enough and you land 4 Sidewinder icons, the award is 10 Free Spins. During Free Spins both horizontal reels are active and the game offers 1,125 ways to win, thus increasing your chances to obtain prizes. During Free Spins, one extra spin is awarded for each Sidewinder symbol that lands.
Although you might feel stuck in the past, Sidewinder is available across all mobile devices as well as on the desktop. It won't promise you any huge wins, but there is certainly a winning potential if you unlock all 1,125 ways to win.