Swintt has lassoed our Slot of the Week award taking players on a ride to the Wild West with its latest title, Lone Rider XtraWays

The all new 6×3 reel video slot is the first title to include Swintt’s XtraWays mechanic, offering up to 262,144-ways to win as well as a free spins mode.

“We are always looking to push the boundaries and develop features and mechanics that deliver new and exciting player experiences, and with XtraWays we have certainly achieved this,” said David Mann, chief commercial officer at Swintt.

“The anticipation really builds as players watch the XtraWays symbols land and the counter on each reel rise ahead of the next spin. And with up to 262,144 ways to win, there is plenty of big win action to be enjoyed.

“Lone Rider is a great game to debut XtraWays; it is our take on a hugely popular theme that we have been able to elevate with our innovative new mechanic. We look forward to seeing players journey to the Wild West and lasso some potentially big wins.”

Featuring wild and scatter symbols, wilds substitute for all symbols except the scatter and can appear from reels two to six. If a player lands three, four, five or six scatters anywhere across the board, 10, 15, 20 or 25 games will be awarded, respectively. 

In the game, players can increase the winning potential by collecting XtraWays icons that drop at random across all reels. The reels then expand and contract depending on the symbols that land.

With the all-new XtraWays mechanic, players can see how large the reels will be on their next spin, with a counter at the top of each reel that indicates how many symbols will appear in that reel for the next spin. That number can increase up to a maximum of eight symbols depending on the XtraWays that land. 

Furthermore, when a minimum of three scatters land during the base game, 10 free spins are awarded – with a maximum of 25 spins depending on the number of scatters. The feature begins with the reel layout that triggered the feature, however, if an XtraWays lands the counter, the next spin will increase by the corresponding number on the symbol.

In contrast to the base game, the counters on the top of the reels do not decrease and all reels can reveal up to eight symbols for the entire duration of the free spins. Once the game ends, all the counters are reset to three. 

The title comes with an RTP of 96.13 per cent with a high volatility level implemented within the gameplay. Readers who would like to experience a demo version of Swintt’s Lone Rider XtraWays can click here to be redirected to the supplier’s official website.