If you can think of nothing better on a Sunday afternoon than sitting down to watch your favourite western movie on TV, then Microgaming's slot Western Frontier might just be the perfect slot for you. The old west with its cowboys, Indians, horses and shootouts makes such a great setting and you will find them all here in this game. You will also find a great bonus feature, a wild symbol and a gamble feature, all to help you create winning payouts on Western Frontier.
Western Frontier is a great looking slot game which has five reels and fifteen paylines. The reels sit on a backdrop of an evening sky and has the rocky background to highlight you are out in the old west, setting the scene nicely for the game. The reels themselves are a plain sandy colour and when they spin you have some mood-setting sound effects. However, the best thing about Western Frontier is the massive bonus feature it has for you to enjoy.
On Western Frontier, you have a wild symbol which is the symbol with the horse standing on its hind legs. This symbol is a special symbol as it is going to be a symbol which will help create winning combinations by substituting for missing symbols in combinations to complete wins. The wild horse symbol won't substitute for the feature triggering scatter symbol, but will substitute for all other symbols including the higher value theme symbols and the lower value playing card symbols. The Wild Horse symbol can also create its own winning combinations when three or more land in a single payline.
The free spins feature on Western Frontier is not like a traditional free spins round, but instead is made up of the cowboy and Indian features. To trigger the free spins, you will need to land three or more of the horseshoe scatter symbol on the reels. This will start the Indian feature and you will receive eight free spins. During the free spins, each time you land a winning combo using the wild horse the win will be doubled. The number of wild horses landed will also be totalled and the number you land will correspond to free spins and multipliers you get on the cowboy feature as follows:
• 3 and under horses – 8 free spins/2x multiplier
• 4 to 7 horses – 10 free spins/3x multiplier
• 8 to 11 horses – 12 free spins/4x multiplier
• 12 to 15 horses - 14 free spins/5x multiplier
• 16+ horses – 16 free spins/6x multiplier
The cowboy feature will follow on straight after the Indian feature ends and the spins you earned during the Indian feature will start. If you land three more scatters in a single spin during the feature you will re-trigger the bonus.
If you want to try to double your win after landing a combination on Western Frontier then you can by clicking the "double up" button at the bottom of the screen. Guess the colour of the card yet unturned to double your win, guess wrong and lose it all.