Western Gold Megaways Review
Western Gold Megaways is a video slot with a cascading mechanic, 6 reels and from 2 up to 7 rows. It reminds of another iSoftBet game – Aztec Gold Megaways concerning its features. The ways to win vary between 64 and 117,649. You can play with wagers from 0.20 to 20 credits.
The volatility is medium to high and the return to player – 95.98%. When you use the Feature Buy, the RTP increases to 97.00%. Being a Megaways game, each spin is completely independent and unpredictable. On every reel can land a random number of symbols – from 2 to 7.
Part of the gameplay is the tumbling reaction that activates on each win. The symbols that created it shatter and the rest of the symbols tumble down. After that, new symbols fill the empty positions. Each tumble can create a chain reaction with a series of wins one after another until you fail to score a win.
There is a random modifier helps you trigger the most rewarding Western Gold Cash Respin bonus game. It includes sticky symbols with cash rewards, multiplier boost and 3 fixed jackpots. At the end of it, you can get an abundance of coins and relish in up to 12,000 times your stake.
Upon loading the game, you will enter the main road of a typical town from the Wild West. You will see buildings on both sides of the grid. The reels are on a brick house facade, which may be a bank. This is not strange, since you are on a heist for massive wins. The soundtrack is dramatic and suitable for the time and place where the action takes place. You will hear gunshots and explosions.
On the reels, you will see card royals with a simple design. There are also pistols, cowboy hats, flasks with whiskey, cowboys boot spurs. The images are colourful and bright. The free respins will land only gold sheriff star scatters. They turn sticky and ensure massive prizes.
Western Gold Megaways Gameplay
The paying symbols include 9, 10, J, Q, K and A cards at the low end that reward 0.50 to 1.50 times your stake for 6 of a kind. The premiums are the cowboy boot spurs, flasks, stetsons and the colts. If you land 6 of a kind of these on adjacent reels from left to right, you will win 2 to 25 times your bet depending on the symbol.
You can land the wild on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and, as usual, it substitutes for all other regular symbols. The bonus symbol is the gold sheriff star.
To score payouts, you need 2 to 6 identical symbols on successive reels landed from left to right. The Megaways vary depending on the number of symbols per reel and can be from 64 to 117,649. The winning symbols get shattered and the other symbols drop down. Then, new symbols pop from above to take the empty spaces. This can create another win. The dropping down of symbols continues until you fail to get a paying combination.
Western Gold Megaways Features / Bonuses
Central to getting massive wins is triggering the Western Gold Cash Respin feature. You can do this with at least 5 sheriff star scatters at the end of a spin sequence. The random modifier active during the base game will help you do this. It will add more scatters to the reels, which can happen on any spin. The random modifier can also guarantee the maximum Megaways. The latter also increases your odds of triggering the bonus game.
The bonus game starts with 3 respins. The Megaways number and triggering scatters will be locked until the end of the feature. Every further scatter you land during it will reset the respins to 3 and also become a sticky symbol. Each scatter can display a coin win or one of 3 fixed jackpots. These are:
Mini Jackpot – 10x bet;
Major Jackpot – 25x bet;
Mega Jackpot – 50x bet;
If you succeed to fill any of the reels completely with scatters during the respins, you will get a multiplier. It will be applied to all wins made from that reel. This means that the values of all scatters on that reel will be increased by their total number (between 2 and 7). The value of the multiplier is equal to the number of the scatters on the fully filled reel and can be – x2, x3, x4, x5, x6 or x7.
After you run out of respins or fill all positions with sheriff star scatters, the respins end. Then, you will have your total win calculated and paid out.
Lastly, the Western Gold Megaways has a Feature Buy option. It lets you activate the bonus game directly with a pressing of the button. It is restricted to some jurisdictions. For the price of 50 times your stake, you will have on your next spin a minimum of 5 scatters guaranteed. This triggers the Western Gold Cash Respin and you play it as explained above. The RTP of this option triggered with the Feature Buy us higher – 97.00%.
Western Gold Megaways is less volatile than Aztec Gold Megaways. Thus, it is suitable for a larger number of players. Although its top payout is not as high, it is still attractive enough even for high rollers. If you like the Wild West theme, spin the reels of Western Gold Megaways and may luck be on your side!