Western Frontier is a five-reel, fifteen pay-line online video slot by Microgaming that will have you shouting “Yee-haw!” at your computer screen as you venture out into the heart of cowboy territory. There are two bonus rounds, a gamble game, wilds, scatters and free spins, plus a top coin jackpot of 7,000.
The graphics are as sharp and impressive as you’d expect from the talented design team at Microgaming. With the game’s title – Western Frontier - cleverly displayed as a sheriff’s badge at the top of the reels. There’s also a dramatic American desert valley in the background with huge stone mountains set against a hazy purple and yellow sky. The symbols on the reels also pay homage to the Wild West theme with the likes of cowboys, Indians, wagons, stallions, tepees, tomahawks and campfires. And as each reel locks into place after you spin, you’ll hear the sounds of horses’ galloping hooves. Other symbols include colourful playing cards running from 9 through to Ace.
The highest paying symbols on the Western Frontier slot game are the Gun/Tomahawk, which pays 10.00 up to 3,000.00 for between two and five matching symbols, the Wagon, which offers 2,000.00 for five-of-a-kind. The Tepee, which pays 1,500 for five of the same, and the Campfire that pays between 10.00 and 1,000 for between two and five matching symbols.
The betting range is between 0.01 and 75.00, and the coin bet range runs from 0.01 up to 0.50. With a maximum allowance of ten coins per line, this slot should appeal to the majority of online slots fans.
The rearing Stallion is the game’s wild symbol, and he will substitute for all other icons except the scatter (the Horseshoe), and it can also help you considerably in the free spins feature.
The scatter symbol for Western Frontier slot is the Horseshoe, and three or more of these scattered anywhere on the reels will trigger the free spins round. It also pays out in its right, giving 6, 15, 60, and 300 coins for two, three, four, of five matching symbols.
If three or more Horseshoe scatter symbols appear on the reels, you unlock the Indian free spins round. It will award you with eight free spins with a 2x multiplier when you use the wild symbol. You can also scoop additional multipliers and free spins to use in the second bonus feature whenever a wild Stallion symbol appears.
The second part of the bonus round – the Cowboy Feature - commences as soon as the Indian free spins feature is complete. Depending on the total number of wild Stallions which appeared during the Indian Feature, you’ll receive the related amount of free spins and multipliers. E.g., if 0 – 3 wilds appeared, you’ll get 8 free spins with a 2x multiplier, and if you get 16+ wilds, you’ll receive 16 free spins with a 6x multiplier. To make the bonus round even more lucrative and exciting, you can get your hands on a further 8 free spins if three more Horseshoe scatter symbols appear on the reels.
If you’re after a bit of action after High Noon, then the Western Frontier slot is certainly worth a shot. The Cowboy Feature, in particular, is relatively easy to retrigger, meaning that you could be saddling up your horse and riding off into the sunset with a sack full of cash.