Sidewinder shares Rainbrew’s expanding reel structure, which boost the number of ways to win available to the player. But instead of the whimsical theme, Sidewinder takes on a more classic approach, with symbols that take us back to the fruit machine days.
If fruity casino games are not really your thing, Sidewinder may not be your first choice. However, there are plenty of features that will take your mind off the symbols. That being said, you may find yourself enjoying the revamped reels and JFTW’s trademark animation style and smooth gameplay. We can say that this game is enjoyable whether you’re playing for cash or just out for a free slots experience.
This is where you will find all the information you need to help you decide whether Sidewinder is the game for you. We certainly like the look of this JustForTheWin video slot – what about you?
- Reel layout of 3-5-5-5-3 , 243 to 1125 ways to win
- Default bet levels 1-10
- Bet minimum of £0.10; maximum bet £100
- Maximum win of 2,270x coins
- Special features include Sidewinder feature, Horizontal Reels, Free Spins
- Return to Player of 96.02%
- Variance is medium
We’re loving the retro feel to Sidewinder. The symbols are a throwback to the old days of slot machines and they include spades, clubs, diamonds, hearts and stars. There are premium symbols too – gold bells, horseshoes, 4-leaf clovers, bars and Lucky 7s. The latter is the highest value symbol, paying out x8 of the initial stake when five land on a payline.
The Sidewinder feature is the real sell on this game, thanks to its potential of opening up the game space and improving the player’s chance for a win.
The Wilds in Sidewinder will be familiar to players who have played Rainbrew. There are three different Wilds possible. The standard ones appear on the three central rows while the top wild will show up on reel 2 and the bottom wild on reel number 4. Wilds substitute for any other symbol except the Scatter and they play an important role in triggering the Sidewinder reels.
The Sidewinder reels are activated when the special wilds appear – the top wild on reel 2 and the bottom wild on reel 4. With one Sidewinder reel activated, the ways to win increase to 576. With both activated, the game now offers a generous 1,125 ways to win.
Landing Wilds symbols in the same position in both Sidewinder reels will trigger an expanding stack of wilds, connecting the top and bottom. That boosts the chances to win even more!
Sidewinder Free Spins
Scatter symbols trigger the Sidewinder free spins feature. Get three Scatters on the horizontal reels, and reels 2 and/or 4 to receive 6 free spins. Land 4 Scatters to get 10 free spins. Wilds and Scatters can appear during free spins. An additional free spin will be awarded for every Scatter that appears on either of the horizontal Sidewinder reels.
This slot does not offer a progressive jackpot. Players looking for a big win should not dismiss Sidewinder though – a potential £227,000 is on the line when making the biggest wagers.
Sidewinder has an RTP of 96.02%, which means it is about the average for games of this style.
JustForTheWin has made Sidewinder fully mobile compatible. This means that players can access and enjoy this game at the mobile UK casino of choice as well as on their desktop devices.