Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
Based on the cult graphic novel that later became a film starring Daniel Craig, Cowboys & Aliens is an all-action slot from Playtech that includes stunning graphics and three incredible features. While the game is essentially a five-reel, nine-payline title, that’s about as conventional as things get given you’re talking about a plucky band of cowboys defending the world from an alien invasion. To do that, they’ll need to utilise an Alien Weapon feature that blasts wilds onto the board, a free spins game that includes expanding wilds and an Alien Attack bonus where you face the incoming fleet.
Believe it or not, Cowboys & Aliens is about... well, cowboys and aliens. The slot is based on the cult graphic novel and features original artwork by Dennis Calero and Luciano Lima on its reels. High value symbols in the game include Zeke Jackson, Verity Jones, alien commander Rado Dar and an Indian warrior, but the game’s real graphical punch comes in the form of its expertly-drawn Alien Attack bonus. As you’d imagine, the slot also features a great western-inspired soundtrack that changes during each of the main bonus rounds.
Cowboys & Aliens is a game packed with three very different features. The first is the Alien Weapon bonus and is triggered whenever the ray gun symbol appears on the first reel. A display on the ray gun then stops on a number from 1-4 and blasts that many random icons to turn them into wilds. The free spins game, meanwhile, is activated whenever three or more Cowboys & Aliens scatter symbols appear anywhere on the gameboard. This awards a prize payout and eight free spins, with a comic book panel appearing on a different section of the reels each spin to turn the entire area wild. Finally, there’s the Alien Attack bonus where players must choose Zeke, Verity or the Indian warrior to face the fleet. Each character has a different weapon with varying ammo and accuracy, but the goal is to try and blast your way through three waves of alien crafts to win cash and prize multipliers.
Despite being a game packed to the gills with features, Cowboys & Aliens is incredibly easy to play. The nine paylines are fixed throughout and pay for any three adjacent symbols anywhere on the board, meaning players only need to set a bet per line amount to get started. The stakes available range from £0.09 to £225.00 and players can also set the slot up to play a pre-determined number of spins.
Undoubtedly one of the more visually-impressive slots produced by Playtech, Cowboys & Aliens is a fun-filled homage to the one-of-a-kind graphic novel. Whether you’ve encountered the franchise before or not doesn’t really matter as the features are there to be enjoyed by everyone, but if you are a fan you’ll love the attention to detail that has been put into creating this western sci-fi masterpiece.
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