Western Wildness Slots
The Wild West is a popular theme for slots – with many casino software houses having at least one title based on this. Rival Gaming’s Western Wildness takes a light-hearted, almost caricatured angle – and comes up with an entertaining slot. My favourite small detail is the galloping noise when you spin the reels, this brings a whole new meaning to the galloping reels sound effects made famous by Aristocrat. This slot includes an expanding wild, free spins game and a break out bonus game where you’ll get to shoot bottles.
The setting is a bar, with bottles on the sides of the reel marking out the win-lines, a logo above that looks like the sign from an old salon and even a barrel for the spin button. Symbols include all the classics, like the wagon wheel, Sheriffs badge, masked robber type (with a Zorro type eye mask), goofy looking cowboy, books and the skull of a cow. Not only will you hear a galloping noise when the reels spin, there is a gun shooting when they come to a stop. Animations are simple and entertaining – I do like the one with the boots, which seem to be dancing their own line-dance. The animations take on a new level during the bonus game. The barren feel of the west is recreated with the howling wind as a background noise.