Western Gold Review
The game uses 5 reels and 3 rows and has 40 ways to win. You will be rewarded for 2 to 5 of the same symbols on adjacent reels beginning from the 1st reel. The volatility is high, but thanks to the generous hit frequency of 38.98%, you will win quite often. The RTP is 96.12% – slightly above the average. Players can use wagers in the range of 0.10 to €25 per spin. The maximal winning potential is 10,000 times your stake per spin up to €250,000.
There are 2 bonus features to ensure you more wins. The Cash Prize feature gives you bet multiplier in instant wins of between 1 and 10,000 times your total bet. The Free Spins you can retrigger many times and win from the Cash Prize feature, which is active then too.
Western Gold is set in the wild west with canyons on both sides of the grid and a spectacular sky. It is a mixture of light blue, white clouds and the setting sun in yellow seen from far behind. On the reels of the gold-framed grid, you will see cowboy boots and hats, pistols, bullwhips.
The other symbols are single, double and treble BARs. There are also gold horseshoes, star scatters, W wilds, sheriff’s badges and blue treble 7s. The images are simple and high definition. The soundtrack is very good and creates a cheerful atmosphere.
Western Gold Gameplay
The pay-table of the game includes low-value cowboy hats, boots, pistols and bullwhips,. The higher value symbols are the single, double and treble BARs and the treble 7. The latter is the most rewarding and pays 0.30, 1.50, 7.50 and 30 times the stake for 2, 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a pay-line.
The gold W is the wild. Besides substituting for the others, it pays as much as the treble 7 – 0.30 to 30 times your stake for 2 to 5 symbols. The horseshoe is one of the scatter and it triggers the Cash Prize feature. The second scatter is the sheriff’s badge and it activates the free spins.
To win you have to land 2 / 3 to 5 of a kind symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel 1.
Western Gold Features / Bonuses
If you land 4 or more scatters of the horseshoe on a spin, you trigger the Cash Prize feature and win a monetary reward. The cash rewards are equal to the number of the scatters you have landed:
4 horseshoes = 1x stake;
5 horseshoes = 5x stake;
6 horseshoes = 15x stake;
7 horseshoes = 25x stake;
8 horseshoes = 50x stake;
9 horseshoes = 100x stake;
10 horseshoes = 250x stake;
11 horseshoes = 1,000x stake;
12 horseshoes = 10,000x stake;
When you land 3 sheriff’s badge scatters, which appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, on a spin, you will get 3 Free Spins. To add more to the tally, you need to land sheriff’s badge scatters during these rounds. Each such scatter resets the free spins counter back to 3 and prolongs your play. During free spins, you can also land horseshoe scatters. They will reward you the same way as in the Cash Prize feature. You can win from 1 to 10,000 times your stake for 1 to 12 horseshoe scatters respectively.
Western Gold includes easy to grasp features. Besides the top payout of 10,000x stake, it offers 1,200 times your bet in the base game. This results from a full screen of 7s with or without the help of wilds. It is decent West-themed video slot with a great soundtrack.