|Manufacturer:||Microgaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £75.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||Unknown||Game Type:||Video Slot|
The Old West makes a great setting for many things; movies, video games and now an exciting online slot machine from Microgaming called Western Frontier. We have cowboys and indians, big skies and stunning landscapes to complement the spinning reels and we’ve also got a creative bonus game to keep us company on those prairie evenings.
Western Frontier is a five reel slot with fifteen paylines and it’s all set against the backdrop of a dusk sky with impressive rock formations in the foreground. The lower value symbols are represented by 9, 10, J, Q, K and A but we have some appropriately western symbols for the higher values including a camp fire, tepees, a covered wagon and one which combines a gun, a tomahawk and a wagon wheel.
The scatter symbol is a golden horseshoe and the wild is a horse on it’s hind legs against a green and starry sky.
Western Frontier features one massive bonus game and it’s triggered by landing three of the golden horseshoe scatter symbols; this will activate the Indian feature.
You will receive eight free spins which is a good start and each time you create a winning combo which contains a wild horse the prize will be subject to a 2x multiplier. During the Indian feature the number of wild horses you land will be totalled and this corresponds to the number of free spins and multipliers you receive when the Cowboy feature starts as follows:
- 0 to 3 wild horses – 8 free spins + 2x multiplier
- 4 to 7 wild horses – 10 free spins + 3x multiplier
- 8 to 11 wild horses – 12 free spins + 4x multiplier
- 12 to 15 wild horses – 14 free spins + 5x multiplier
- 16 or more wild horses – 16 free spins + 6x multiplier
The Cowboy feature begins when the Indian feature ends and you now know how many spins you get along with the value of the multiplier. It’s possible to win more spins in the game by landing more golden horseshoes.
For those who like to gamble their most recent winnings, just click the ‘Double Up’ button underneath the reels to play a card game. Just click the colour you think the next card will be and if you’re correct you’ll double your winnings – get it wrong and you’ll lose it all.
The big bonus feature means we really like this game and there’s some nice horse-related animations when you land a wild symbol. As a possible unintentional touch, when the reels spin the sound is reminiscent of horses hooves.