Prepare to dive into the gun-toting, saloon door slamming, outlaw hunting wild west, in this thrilling slot game designed by Pragmatic Play. With all the yeehaawing action that this genre demands, Cowboys Gold is a wannabe Sheriff’s dream, and a perfect follow up to the previous game, Mustang Gold. This top of the range game is played on a 5-reel, 3-row board with ten pay lines. In order to win combos, players must match the whiskey-soaked symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features are as exciting as the Wild West itself. With a Money Collect feature which increases multipliers, as well as an excellent free spins round. Bets for this game range from 10p to £100 per spin. The maximum win or ‘bounty’ as it should be referred to in this game, is a huge 6,065x your stake. Cowboys and Gold is a medium volatility slot straight out of the heart of the West with a return to player percentage of 96.50%.
Graphics and Theme
Pragmatic Play have chosen one of the most fun themes to design with Cowboys Gold and have gone all out on the visuals and graphics. The game is an assault on the senses. Symbols are crafted in a variety of Wild West iconography from cowboys to whiskey bottles and spurs. Each has been carefully rendered to a high quality and given their own little animation when part of a combo, adding to the vivacity and intensity of the game. The background for the base game is a dark saloon with barrels of whiskey piled high in the corner. However, for the free spins round, players are called outside to the main thoroughfare of the town for a shootout with free spins. The music for this game fittingly is a wild west theme that sounds straight out of a Clint Eastwood film, interspersed with hollering and gunshots when exciting spins occur.
Cowboys Gold is mainly about triggering two bonus features which result in the bigger wins. The first is the Money Collect feature, a favourite of Pragmatic Play. In the game, cowboy symbols of different characters can land on the reels with coin values between 1x and 100x. If players land a cowboy money symbol at the same time that they land a renegade symbol on reels five, all the cash prizes will be collected.
Think about this bonus as a bounty hunter collecting his pay for all the criminals that he has brought in throughout the game.
The second feature is the bonus free spins round and is triggered when players land three bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. In the free spins round, players are granted ten free spins. This feature can also be retriggered. You can achieve this by landing three scatters on the middle reels. Alternatively, players can retrigger the free spins round by landing at least one bonus symbol together with a Renegade symbol on the last reel, similar to how you trigger the Money Collect feature. The free spins round can be retriggered a maximum of 3 times. As you retrigger the free spins round, it is worth pointing out that for each retrigger the multiplier in the game will grow. This is how the biggest prizes are won by using the progressive multiplier.
For every retrigger of the feature, players will receive a fresh five free spins, as well as increase the Money Collect Multiplier. For the first retrigger, the multiplier will grow to 2x, if triggered twice it will grow to 3x, and finally if triggered a third time, it will grow to 5x. The active multiplier is visible at any stage in the game from the Cowboy meter highlighted above the reels.
If the Renegade Collect symbol lands in conjunction with the active multiplier, your cash prizes will be boosted accordingly.
Game How to Play
Pragmatic Play makes setting up and playing Cowboys Gold easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Cowboys Gold on Mobile
Cowboys Gold can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.