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Pistoleras: Microgamings Wild West inspired online slot bonanza!

Tom Lasten 18 June 2015 - 10:46:41

Recently, Microgaming introduced changes to the Free Spins functionality across its catalogue of online slot games. With these changes comes a robustly expanded free spin experience, allowing players to use their free spins across all their devices, be it desktop, tablet or mobile. This change came bundled in with a slew of new releases from their end also. One of those in particular we’re going to look at today is Pistoleras, Miocrogaming’s new Wild West themed slot extravaganza!

‘A gun and 3 of a kind always beats 3 of a kind!’

“Bigger prizes can be won when you land combinations of any of the 3 ‘Pistoleras’ girls plus the ‘Pistoleras logo’ which acts as the wild and the ‘Carriage’ which acts as the scatter symbol “.

Pistoleras is a low variance slot. It features 3 rows and 5 reels with 25 pay lines and 2 bonus rounds with a host of special features. The game can be played from as little as $0.25 up to $250 and the objective of this slot is similar to other online slots in that you have to match up symbols across the reels in order to win cash prizes. It centres on the story of 3 senoritas who have wondered into town looking for as much trouble as possible. This immediately conjures up images reminiscent of IGT’s excellent Western Belles slot but this is where the similarities end.

Graphics on this slot hark back to the classic spaghetti western vibe but it’s not the most original of designs we have to say. The sound FX play a bigger part here with a really well executed soundtrack and classic western sound FX to boot. Bigger prizes can be won when you land combinations of any of the 3 ‘Pistoleras’ girls and the rest of the symbols are made up of traditional card symbols plus the ‘Pistoleras logo’ which acts as the wild and the ‘Carriage’ which acts as the scatter symbol. If you manage to hit 5 scatters then you can grab yourself 25 free spins, the nice thing here is that these can all be re-activated during the free spins round too.

Pistoleras classic Wild West inspired UI design

Bonus features

The 2 main bonus features of the game are the free spins feature which is triggered by 3 or more of the scatter carriage symbols. During this particular round our 3 ‘Pistoleras’ can appear on the reels. This will multiply all wins by 3. Spins can be re-triggered at any time during this round by hitting more scatter carriages and the games 2nd bonus game, the ‘Saloon’ game can also be activated from this round.

The second bonus feature as previously mentioned is the ‘Saloon’ bonus round. This takes you to a shooting gallery that features 12 targets. You must choose targets until you’re able to locate 3 matching ‘Pistoleras’ and if successful you will win a reward associated with whichever you find. If you manage to match all 3 wild symbols you win prizes from each of the 3 girls.

Our verdict

While strictly not re-inventing the wheel, this slot still has plenty to offer in terms of features. The graphics are a bit dated -it has to be said, one only has to look at some of the slots out at the moment made by other software developers to see there is a big gap in terms of quality and originality. With that said the slot is still worth a few spins and it’s available across all platforms meaning you can play on the device of your choice which is the way forward. Some big wins can be had during the bonus rounds and the format is easy enough to understand. May be not an all-time classic but certainly a slot you will enjoy playing, even if it’s not one you will always come back to in the end. You can try this slot out at Jackpot City or Mr Green and get a bank busting bonus from us on top!

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