Developed by Just For The Win, Western Gold slot is a 5×4 slot with 40 Paylines released in the autumn of 2020. Software is powered by industry giant Microgaming.
With a Western theme, it’s set in a canyon floor at sunrise, with slabs of rock soaring upwards at each side of the screen. It’s almost a cartoon-type Western landscape, accompanied by blues-style backing music.
How to play
The betting range is from 0.10 to 25 a whirl. Play it on your device of choice, mobile or otherwise – the visuals still look sharp, even on a smaller screen.
Symbols are in keeping with the theme, along with some that will feel familiar to fans of the traditional fruity. These include hats, pistols, boots and whips, alongside double and triple bars plus Lucky 7’s. Of these, the latter is the most lucrative, shelling out at 30x wager for five in a row.
Form wins with at least three symbols on neighbouring reels, kicking off from Row 1.
This is the golden ‘W’, which takes the same value as the Lucky 7, and as usual, replaces all other icons bar the free spins icon or the Scatter, which here is the horseshoe. Meanwhile, the sheriff’s badge symbol is your free spins emblem.
Collect your lucky horseshoes!
On any whirl in the main game, horseshoes can appear anywhere on the reels. If you get four of these symbols off a single spin, an immediate cash prize is yours. This increases on a scale in line with the number of horseshoes landed, with four horseshoes awarding you 1x stake, and a dozen of them putting you in line for a massive payday of 10,000x original wager.
Get the sheriff’s badge on the central three reels during the bonus game to activate this one – as ever, you’ll need a hat-trick of them to get cracking. You can collect a maximum of a dozen Scatters.
The round kicks off with a trio of freebies on the clock. Whenever a Scatter rocks up, the spins will be reset to that magic number of three. Scatters here have the same value as in the base game.
With no progressive jackpot in Western Gold slot, a maximum win here is 10,000x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player or RTP isn’t too shabby at all here, at 96.12%. Meanwhile, hit frequency is above one in three at 38.98%. So there should be more than enough wins in Western Gold slot to keep you happy. At the same time, however, be aware that this is a very highly volatile game, and as such may not be for everybody.
Western Gold slot is a nicely designed, enjoyable game with a decent soundtrack to complete the atmosphere. You’ll particularly enjoy it if you’re the sort of high roller who wants to go for greater-volatility offerings with no-nonsense gameplay and a Western theme.
Essentially, it’s an unfailingly decent slot. And you can focus on the action without the features being overly complicated. (That said, its high variance perhaps doesn’t make it ideal for novice players.)
Give it a go in free demo mode – and share your thoughts with us!