The Beast from the Wild West – Mustang Gold Review
Mustang Gold features wild horses, beautiful cowgirls, and armed cowboys. It’s obvious that its theme was inspired by the Wild West. It is a Pragmatic Play slot game and it’s going to be its first releases in 2019.
Pragmatic Play decided to have a 5 reel/25 lines setup. This setup involves scatters, stacked wilds, a Collect feature, and free spins. The rewards earned can go up to $125,000 through its jackpot option or up to $62,500 if you consider regular winnings.
But besides the Wild West theme, what else does this game have to offer you wonder? Well, here’s a quick review to get you up to date with the Mustang Gold craze.
Mustang Gold Symbols and Paytable
I love how straightforward the paytables are. The slot doesn’t have confusing coin values players have to calculate. And as a responsible gamer, this means I can get a great deal. Pragmatic Play should stick to these paytables.
Mustang Gold uses the following symbols;
- A, K, Q, and J – these have the lowest value
- Cowboy and cowgirl – have a medium value
- Two Mustangs – have the highest value (the black horse is more valuable than the white)
The game also includes scatter and Wild symbols. We shall go through these in a minute. I also came across a sheriff’s badge and a horseshoe a couple of times.
The game’s logo in gold represents the Wild Symbol. The wild symbol can substitute other symbols except scatter. Also, it cannot appear in reel 1. Usually, the wild symbol will appear stacked on the reels.
The money collect relies on two special features – the sheriff’s badge and the horseshoe. The lucky horseshoe is designed to appear on reel 1-4 only. The sheriff’s badge only appears on the 5th reel. On each spin, the horseshoe has a different value. If a spin yields several horseshoes and a sheriff badge, the value of the horseshoes are added and a win awarded.
You’ll notice that some horseshoes will have significantly higher values than the rest. These horseshoes will be labeled ‘Jackpot’. In the event, a spin yields two or more jackpot horseshoes along with a badge symbol, a round of Jackpot Reveal will be offered for every jackpot horseshoe that appears.
In the game, 12 horseshoes will be presented. The whole idea of the game is to reveal only 3 matching horseshoes to win a jackpot corresponding to your bet. The jackpots to be won include:
- Grand – x1000
- Major – x200
- Minor – x100
- Mini Jackpots – x50
The scatter symbol in the game triggers the free spins. The scatter symbol is represented by a campfire. The campfire symbol can land on the 2nd and 4th reels only.
When you get 3 scatter spins, you are given 8 free spins. During these spins, you’ll note that there are lots of horseshoes and Wilds. This means that your chances of landing winning combinations are increased.
You can also win more free spins during the free spin rounds. So essentially, there’s no limit to the number of free spins you can collect.
Note: Mustang gold doesn’t have local or pooled jackpots. However, as I pointed out earlier, there are built-in jackpots. The largest jackpot gives X1000 of your current bet.
During my play sessions, I found Mustang Gold to be well balanced. It gives some of the medium slots a run for their money.
But unfortunately, while I found the Wild West theme to be pretty exciting it’s not for everyone. But nonetheless, it’s a good video slot – a great way to start the year.