Western Gold online slot by Microgaming and Just For The Win transports you to the old days of the Wild West when outlaws and lawmen faced each other down at high noon and the gold rush was at its peak. The standard looking reel interface features classic slot symbols and a few iconic cowboy items, hiding a few surprises to help you take home the game’s maximum prize. The bonus features include free spins and coin prizes.
The game will randomly drop horseshoe symbols onto the reels. If more than 4 appear at once, you will be awarded a prize. Landing 4 horseshoes will only pay 1x your bet, however, if you get 12 horseshoes on a single spin, you will take away the game’s top potential of 10 000x your slot.
If 3 scatter symbols land on the reels, the game will award you 3 free spins. Any horseshoe symbols that appear during free spins will be collected for payout at the end of the feature and reset your free spins count to 3. The horseshoe symbols you have collected will be converted into winnings, so you can still get 12 horseshoes to achieve the 10 000x your stake prize.
Western Gold slot has all the elements that make up a great slot, but the friendly façade belies the challenging nature of the game. Most people tend to enjoy a good western theme and Just For The Win and Microgaming have covered all the bases, creating an authentic-feeling, albeit non-specific Wild West atmosphere for this slot, thanks to the well-drawn graphics and country soundtrack.
Achieving the slot’s top potential is challenging in the base game as landing more than 5 horseshoe symbols at a time is a rare occurrence. The free spins mode offers some relief, giving you the chance to accumulate enough horseshoes to win the $250 000 prize if you’re lucky enough to keep retriggering the feature.