The Gunslingers Gold game looks and sounds like a typical Nektan slot. If Gunslinger Reloaded from Play’n GO is a classic Western movie like ’Once Upon a Time in the West’, then Gunslingers Gold is more like a cheap 1970s TV show. The game’s graphics are comic book in style, but we’re talking The Beano rather than a gorgeous graphic novel.
The reels are set in front of the old-style swinging doors to a saloon. Wanted posters, cacti and bullet holes adorn the frame of the doorway, making at least a token attempt to immerse the player in the world of the game. The graphics are very simple and lack detail. This means, of course, that their quality does not change whatever size of screen you are playing the game on.
When it comes to sounds, the only real effect used in the game is some music. This plays when the reels spin and bears a passing resemblance to the soundtrack of 1960s spaghetti westerns like the original version of Django and A Fistful of Dollars. If you’re expecting Ennio Morricone, though, you will be disappointed. This is a typical Nektan game when it comes to sound, and so the music sounds cheap and garish. You’ll be reaching for the mute button rather than your earphones when you play Gunslingers Gold.
It’s Cartoon Western Time with Gunslingers Gold
The symbols on the reels are all related to the Western theme. The lower value symbols are playing cards that run in value from 10 to Ace. They have some nice touches of Old Western detail to them. The higher value symbols are all things from America’s frontier days, and you’ll see spurred cowboy boots, a bag of stolen gold, a sheriff’s badge and a cartoon gunslinger. The most valuable symbol is the game’s logo. If 5 of these appear on a payline you can pick up as much as 500x your stake as a prize.
The game’s wild symbol is a charging bull, and he will substitute for all standard symbols to create winning combinations for you. The game’s scatter symbol is marked Spins, so it’s easy to spot. It’s also easy to see that plays a key part in the game’s free spins feature, something we’ll take a look at next.