Pragmatic Play is kicking the new year off by adding a brand new slot game to its impressive portfolio: Mustang Gold!
What is it, you ask? How does it play, and what can you win? Check out all the answers below!
Mustang Gold: Presentation and Theme
Mustang Gold is steeped in a colourful Wild West theme, like other slots before it (Dead or Alive and Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist, to name just a couple).
Pragmatic Play has done a great job capturing an authentic Western atmosphere, combining imagery of sun-bleached canyons with an amazing music track. Hearing the twang of acoustic-guitar strings, whistling, and horses whinnying really helps to immerse you in the experience.
The graphics look terrific too, and each of the symbols is packed with detail. Another nice visual touch is the background animations: you’ll see a bird flying across the sky, as well as a hat, rope and branches all swaying in the breeze.
Mustang Gold: Gameplay
Mustang Gold uses 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. The rules are straightforward and easy to grasp, even for absolute novices.
A helpful breakdown of the values and symbols appears on-screen before you start playing, though you can skip this if you want to dive straight in. Symbols include mustangs, a beautiful cowgirl, a rugged cowboy, horseshoes, campfires and common royal symbols.
The white mustang has the highest value (20x your stake maximum), followed by the black mustang, cowboy and cowgirl. The royal symbols all pay out at the same low rate. Wild symbols appear on all reels except 1, and the Scatter shows on 2, 3 and 4 only.
Pragmatic Play has added a Money Collect feature to Mustang Gold. This revolves around the horseshoe symbol (appearing on all reels except 5) and the Collect symbol (on reel 5 only).
The horseshoes all have their own cash value, and if you land a Collect symbol on the 5th reel, the total amount will be added to your balance.
Mustang Gold: Jackpot Bonus
There are four jackpots to win in this bonus feature — Grand (1000x), Major (200x), Minor (100x), Mini (50x).
The round is activated when you score one or more jackpot horseshoe symbols as well as a Collect symbol. Landing three matching jackpot symbols during the bonus round will award you the respective prize amount.
Mustang Gold: Free Spins Feature
Mustang Gold will give you free spins if you land a Scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. You’ll receive eight free spins only, but this feature can be triggered multiple times for a limitless supply of free chances.
All in all, Mustang Gold is a lot of fun to play. It’s easy to jump into, the visuals and sounds are impressive, and the features are pretty well designed. More free spins in each portion would have been welcome, but being able to trigger this feature again and again is a nice touch.
At 96.53%, the RTP isn’t the highest, but if you’re a fan of the Wild West, this is definitely a slot to check out.