Western Gold Megaways slot is an August 2020 release from iSoftBet which is a follow up to their successful Aztec Gold Megaways, which has remained a hugely popular game amongst players around the globe. Western Gold Megaways has a lot to live up to if it is to match the acclaim of it predecessor. So lets take a deep dive into the full workings of the game in our Western Gold Megaways review.
Western Gold Megaways makes for an entertaining slot which does a good job of replicating the thrills involved in it’s earlier incarnation. The 12,000x is a decent enough max win to make it appealing but doesn’t quite come up to the 19,200x of Aztec Gold Megaways, however, if you enjoyed playing that slot you’ll certainly want to try Western Gold Megaways out.
- 12,000x Max Win Potential
- Respins Bonus Feature
- Doesn’t Quite Live Up To Aztec Gold Megaways
Western Gold Megaways Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
Being a Megaways slot you get the pretty much standard max ways to win topping out at 117,649 paylines. There are 6 reels each containing between 2 and 7 rows.
Cascading symbols are used, meaning that whenever a winning combo is formed the symbols involved will explode and new symbols will drop down from above, this can result in multiple wins from one single spin.
It’s has been rated as 7/10 on the volatility scale, so medium/high.
The RTP is 95.98% which is really pretty average, nothing to get overly excited about. Whilst the maximum win is 12,000x. Betting ranges from 0.2 cents/pence to $/£/€20 depending on which currency you use.
The respins gold cash bonus has a hit rate of once around 1/150 spins.
Symbols and Graphics
Western Gold Megaways rolls along to a cool sounding cowboy themed soundtrack and picks up the pace when you hit the respins bonus. It goes well with the game as a whole.
Low value symbols start from 9s through to Aces.
Premium symbols are a cowboy hat with a sheriff badge, spurs, a hip flask and a pistol with some rounds of ammo next to it. Pistols will pay 25x for 6 of a kind and are the only symbols to also pay out if you land just 2 of them.
Wild symbols are very plain looking with “WILD” written on a square badge. They can substitute for all symbols apart from the Scatters.
Scatter symbols are the Gold Sheriff Badge which will all have a multiplier on them.
Western Gold Cash Respins Bonus Feature
This is what the Western Gold Megaways slot is all about and is what made it’s predecessor a huge success for iSoftBet. Trigger the Western Gold Cash respins feature by landing 5 of the Gold Sheriff Badge Scatter symbols in view.
The 5 or more symbols which land in view will be locked in place. You then get 3 respins where you have the chance to land in new Gold Scatter symbols which will all have a multiplier on them. If they land they remain locked in position and the respins will reset to 3 again.
Filling up a whole reel with Gold Scatter symbols will give each symbol on that line an added multiplier value, which will be the number of rows on that reel. so, ideally you want to fill a reel which has 7 rows to get a 7x multiplier on all the Scatters on that reel.
There are also, mini, major and mega jackpot symbols which can land. If you get 3 matching ones of these you’ll win the corresponding jackpot amount, starting at 10x, 25x and up to 50x your stake for the mega jackpot. Not huge but certainly a nice added feature.
The feature will end when you wither fill up all the reels with symbols or you have 3 consecutive respins without landing a new symbols. Then all the values of each Scatter will be added together to form your winning amount.
It might sound complicated when written but once played you’ll see that it’s fairly straightforward.
Bonus Buy Feature
For players located outside of the UK there is the option to simply buy the Gold Cash Respins bonus. The cost of this is 50x of the stake you want to play on. The RTP will also increase to 97% when you do so.
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