By Playn GO
Min bet $0.25
Max bet $100
Max Win bet x 500000
Game provider Playn GO
Release Date 10/2018
Game Technology HTML5
Min bet $0.25
Max bet $100
Max Win bet x 500000
Gamble Feature Jackpot, Bonus game or special game, Multiplier, Sticky re-spins, Sticky wilds
Devices Desktop, Mobile
Configurable Winlines No
Progressive Jackpot Yes
Gunslinger: Reloaded takes place in a dusty Western town where the gunslinger of the title returns to restore order through the barrel of his gun. Meanwhile, players can benefit through the multipliers, bonus game and free spins features.
This slot was developed by Play ‘n GO and released in 2018, showing off the studio’s abilities at crafting great-looking and highly detailed slots. The game comes with a classic 5-reel, 3-row playing field and an average of 25 bet lines. This is all fine as I found the game distinct enough in its presentation that it didn’t need to change up its gameplay either. The entire slot is centred around the cowboy theme and it’s clear that the developers put a lot of effort into it.
The symbols are all uniquely made for the game even though the low-paying symbols are literal playing cards. Considering the Western theme I think it is a perfect fit. All of the symbols are animated whenever they’re part of a win line. These animations aren’t especially detailed but they do help bring the game to life somewhat. There are a bonus game and a free spins mode that do help change up the game in different ways.
When it comes to the music, the studio wasn’t as committed to creating a unique experience but instead went for the obvious choices. That’s not to say that it sounds bad, just that it includes music and sound effects that you would expect in a slot about a cowboy town. I did like the gunshots that you can hear at the different special modes.
Gunslinger: Reloaded has the normal divide of high- and low-paying symbols. Where the low-paying symbols are card letters, the high-paying symbols are mostly different characters and random items one might find in a western. Getting a win with any of these symbols will light them up, show you the payline they landed on and give you a total of your coin win before resuming.
Players that enjoy slots with a steady stream of smaller wins and the occasional big win will find that here, as the game has Medium Volatility. In my experience, a lot of the spins will reward you with a win but they won’t be very big and often not pay back a single spin. The special games and free spins mode are needed to get anything big back. Fortunately, those can trigger rather often.
If you are interested in taking a bigger risk, or you would instead like to take it easy, the game allows you to place a bet between $0.25 and $100 per spin. Players that manage to hit the jackpot will walk away with a max. win of 500,000x your bet. Obviously, this is absolutely massive and very unlikely to be hit but this game offers a fun ride for your journey there.
The symbols in the game include:
Gunslinger: Reloaded might be light on features during the base game, it does change up the gameplay a lot with 2 bonus games and a free spins mode. The features include:
This slot is not intended for players that prefer that all the action stays in the base game, as the game will often switch to show the free spins mode or bonus game that has been activated. Players can activate the Card Jackpot bonus game by simply getting a win with each of the five low-paying card letters as they play. Once triggered, the player doesn’t have to do anything but watch the animation of cards getting shot and seeing their coin value.
With 3 Wanted Symbols on the screen, the player activates a Bounty Hunt. First, pick one of the 3 criminals. Then chase them across town, shooting the weapons they throw at you out of the way for a coin win. Finally, during a shoot-out at the town square, you pick which direction you think they’ll jump. If you pick correctly and hit them, their multiplier is applied to your total coin win of that bonus game.
Gunslinger: Reloaded is an excellent slot for players that enjoy the western setting. It offers some amazing visuals and has really drenched itself in the theme. There are some clever animations in the bonus games as well, which help to make them feel action-heavy.
The gameplay will probably be rather divisive depending on what players like. The game steps away from the base game quite often, interrupting that gameplay by playing the different bonus games and free spins mode. Players who prefer that the game takes place on the main screen will likely find this annoying.
People who don’t have a problem with that or even enjoy it will get their money’s worth here. The free spins mode is interesting enough since it can offer big wins, while all of the bonus games are different enough to feel worthy of your time. One interesting thing to note is that the Scatter symbol in the game isn’t tied to anything and only acts as a scatter when it comes to calculating wins.