America’s Old West has been the subject of many stories and movies over time. This game is by the leading games developer, Microgaming, and adds to the collection of the ever-popular tales. Western Frontier has cowboys and Indians, big blue skies and stunning prairie landscapes. There are also some great bonuses.
Western Frontier has five reels and fifteen pay lines, and the background is an interesting rocky landscape against a blue sky. The lower value symbols are the usual standard playing cards from none and ten to Ace.
The higher value symbols are appropriately western in appearance, like a camp fire, tepees, a covered wagon and a symbol containing a gun, a tomahawk and a wagon wheel.
The Scatter symbol is a golden horseshoe, and the Wild is a horse on its hind legs against a green evening sky.
The The Gamble Feature
Western Frontier has a Gamble feature too. This means that you can click on the Double up button below the reels, to play a card game.
You will be asked to guess the colour of the next random playing card, and if you are correct you will have your winnings doubled up. Unfortunately, if you get it wrong you lose all your winnings.
The big bonus feature is the main attraction in Western Frontier. There are some fun animations relating to horses, when you land on a horse Wild symbol. The reels spinning also give you the sound of galloping horses’ hooves.
Many Cool Free Spins Options
Western Frontier features one huge bonus game which is triggered by five of the golden horseshoe Scatter symbols appearing on the reels, and that will start the Indian feature.
The player will be awarded eight free spins to start with, and each time you form a winning combination which features the Wild horse, your winnings will be doubled by a two times multiplier.
During the Indian feature the number of horse Wilds you land will be added up, and this will correspond to the number of free spins and multipliers you will receive when the Cowboy features starts. Up to three Wilds on the reels and you will get eight free spins and a multiplier of two.
Between four and seven wild horses will give you ten free spins together with a three times multiplier.
Between eight and eleven Wilds will give you twelve free spins plus a four times multiplier, and if you land between twelve and fifteen wild horses you will be rewarded with fourteen free spins as well as a five times multiplier.
Sixteen or more horses appearing on the reels will give you ten free spins with a six times multiplier.
The cowboy feature starts when the Indian feature ends, and you will now know the number of spins that you can play, with the value of the multiplier you will get.
You can win more free spins if you land some more of the golden horseshoes, making this as exciting as the horse betting options available to players out there these days.
This part of the bonus round can be exciting, as the cowboys are shooting all the wins that you could have had. You have to get past the cowboys, though, to move on in Western Frontier.