You can’t have a Western slot game without the inclusion of several appealing special features. And it seems as though Ash Gaming know this all too well. There are a couple of extra additions to Heart of the Frontier for you to play through, you see. The first of these comes in the form of the game’s own logo icon. It is this one which will act as a wild symbol. As such, it stands in for all others on the reels in order to form a winning combination. The only exceptions to this rule are the sheriff and bandit wild icons. If five of the standard wilds appear on a winning bet line, your wager will receive a multiplier of times 500.
And as far as the sheriff and bandit wilds go, these are also both female characters. Each of these works as an expanding wild. Their first function is, of course, to substitute for all other icons, just like the standard wild. They also have the same pay outs as the standard wild. However, if they make an appearance, they will also expand to cover the entirety of the reel that they’re on. This gives you additional opportunities to form winning combinations. Both of them will also lock once they expand. Further to this, the sheriff symbol will move one reel to the right at the start of every spin thereafter. Meanwhile, the bandit wild moves one reel to the left. And whenever the icons appear on the reels at the same time, the Showdown Free Games begin.
Speaking of the Showdown Free Games, before this round starts, all bandit and sheriff wilds will lock in place for the duration of the feature. And if any more of these come appear while the feature is in play, they also lock in place. When the freespins of the reels come to an end, the Showdown bonus function begins. All sheriffs and bandits on the reels will start a shootout in this instance. The survivor stays on the reels when you return to the main game afterwards!