Complete Guide Cowboys and Aliens by PlayTech
This 9 line video slot from PlayTech boasts a 10000 coin jackpot which can be won by landing 5 Cowboys and Aliens symbols. In appearance the slot is a little simpler than some other slots PlayTech, but it offers great animation, especially in the 3 bonus rounds.
This page gives you a complete guide to the Cowboys and Aliens slot. Firstly, you will find an explanation of how to play the game and what some of its main features are. After this you will find information on how to trigger the 3 bonus rounds. Finally, I have given my opinion of Cowboys and Aliens slot and what makes it different to other slots. You will also find information on which devices you can access this game from.
Cowboys and Aliens Slot Game Basics
This is a 9 win line 5 reel video slot. The minimum bet per spin is 9c and a maximum of $45. The jackpot is 10000 coins in the main game. The slot has comic book like symbols on the reel as Cowboys and Aliens was originally a comic book. In 2011 the comic was adapted into a blockbuster film with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford and inevitably the slot video game was created. Although simplistic in appearance when the bonus rounds are triggered the animation is story-like. Overall, the slot maintains the humor from the film.
You get a mixture of Western music and science fiction sound effects throughout play. You will see your usual 9, 10, J, Q, K and A giving you lower payouts. Then there are various other symbols such as the Cowboys and Aliens scatter symbol, alien symbol, alien gun symbol, cowboy symbol, preacher symbol and Wild and Bonus Aliens spaceship Symbol.
Cowboys and Aliens Slot Bonus Features
This game has 3 bonus features, which can award with some fairly large payouts. The first of these Bonus Features is the Alien Weapon Feature. This is activated when a futuristic looking gun appears on the first reel. On the side of the gun there are the numbers 1 -4 with an arrow rotating backwards and forwards. The arrow will stop on 1 of the numbers and the gun will shoot at the symbols according to the number the arrow has landed on and those symbols will be turned to Wilds. If the arrow lands on 4 then you could be in for a big win.
The second Bonus Feature is the Alien Attack Bonus. If you land the Alien Bonus symbols on the 1st and 5th reels this feature is triggered. When you enter into the feature game you will be given the choice of 3 characters to pick from. The first is the Verity the cowgirl with a whip and will offer you 20 cracks but her accuracy isn’t so good, then you have the Indian Warrior who gives you 12 arrows with medium accuracy and finally there is Zeke who has a gun but only gives you 6 shots, but he is a good shot. After this 3 waves of aliens come in to attack you and for each alien you destroy you will receive either cash, 2x multiplier or extra ammo.
My favourite Free Game feature is the Cowboys and Aliens ‘Comic strip wilds’ feature. To activate this round you need to land 3 Cowboys and Aliens scatter symbols and when you do you get 8 free spins with comic strip wilds. You can have up to 6 wilds on any free spins which can win you big money.
How Does Cowboys and Aliens Compare to other Slots?
The graphics and animation are brilliant, especially in the comic strip wilds bonus. The 9 lines does reduce the complexity of the game compared to some more modern titles, though it did not take away from the entertainment for me.
I’m not seeing this as a long-term ‘go-to’ title in the same way ThunderStruck 2 or Immortal Romance is. For me, this is an amusing game which you’ll probably go back to a few times after that first session of getting the different bonus rounds a couple of times each. It is lower variance, which means you’ll get a decent amount of game-play for your money too.
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