A wild western slot comes crashing in from Pragmatic Play, a generic theme of cowboys and sheriffs. In a wild west town several cowboys and the sheriff battle it out for the gold that is held in the town. Wild West Gold is a fast paced and vibrant slot ready to take your gold!
Theme of Slot
Basic graphics done in a cartoon character fashion; however, they have a colourful, fun look makes its mark. Sounds are obviously fitting to the theme with various gunshots expected. A pleasant piano tune that you would expect playing in a saloon is in the background. So overall the theme of the game fits to what they want to project to you the user while not being annoying. A lot of people will compare this slot as a sequel or clone of another loved Pragmatic slot called Doghouse. However, this is a 4 row by 5 reel slot unlike Doghouse which is 3 rows by 5 reels.
Features of Slot
During the base game the wilds are represented by a Sheriff’s badge which once landed will add either 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier on that wild. To get the bonus you must land the scatters on reels 1,3 and 5 which will start you with 8 free spins – during free spins the wilds will become sticky. Retriggers can happen during the free spins as a Sheriffs badge (new scatter) is stuck on random symbols. Landing the following:
- 2 scatters will give 4 extra free spins
- 3 scatters will give 8 extra free spins
- 4 scatters will give 12 extra free spins
- 5 scatters will give 20 extra free spins
There is no other features outside of the main bonus round and if your in a country that allows bonus buys you can buy it for 100x your stake.
What to look for
Pragmatic like to make these simple slots with high variety so everything is stacked in the bonus as normal with them. With sticky wilds, which is always a crowd pleaser, you’re after as many a possible with obviously the highest multipliers. Even if you get 3 wilds in a row it can add up so just lining them up correctly can give you a good return. Outside of the wilds getting retriggers can be important as this can very easily dead spin you if you have no wilds out and to be fair it often does retrigger. So, with some early wilds and retriggers and its likely to go for a good amount between 200x – 1000x depending on how it goes.
I can see why this was compared at release to a Doghouse clone as its very close in how it works. The slot is good as always from Pragmatic who have a Catalog of various solid simple mechanic slots. The presentation is good and friendly with smooth animations. This will appeal to a lot of slot players as it has the potential to go quite high (high volatility), but majority of wins will be in the 100x to 1000x range. For me personally, I enjoy the game but it can get quite repetitive for me as there isn’t much outside of the bonus game. However, it is a game I will come back to every so often and play as its one of Pragmatics better slots. Overall, it’s a game for all types of slot players so give it a go and see what you think!!