No need to have the quickest hand in the west for high stakes rewards, no-sir-ee! Those days are well and truly gone, unless you still happen to roll with some thrill-seekers looking for kicks that don’t involve cash prizes. Western Gold 2 is one of the latest sequel online slot games available to play at our casino site, and all you guys and gals will have a possible 25,000x your stakes to win as the maximum take! This casino game also hosts some mighty fine added value, with scatters that pay instant cash prizes. At the same time, you'll also have a bonus feature consisting of free spins where multipliers are boosting the reels to maximum effect.
Western Gold 2 was developed by Just For The Win, which is a studio powered by mega-studio Microgaming. Basically, it's the same casino games developer, just using two different names for reasons we'll probably never know. The theme takes us to the wild west, where gunslingers ruled the roost and gold coins changed hands multiple times daily before the sun set over the hills. Western themes are regularly used in slots online because of the gold mining aspect, so other casino games you can find here that will give you a similar look and feel include Mustang Gold and Cowboys Gold. We weren’t exaggerating about the gold part. The paytable is relatively basic for a modern game, being made up of 5 reels and 4 rows, while 50 paylines have been incorporated for you to land 3, 4 and 5 of a kind winning symbol combinations.
As far as volatility goes, Western Gold 2 is pretty volatile, so brace yourself for what could include wins of high reward, but also periods where the wins just don’t want to land. We’ve already mentioned that the maximum prize is 25,000x your stake, so you’ll likely have that in mind to know what you’re really playing for. The most you’ll be able to wager during play is 20 buckaroos, which isn’t nearly as high as what some of the newer online slot machines are doing these days. The minimum is a lowly 0.20, so there’s really a stake in there for players of all budgets.
There are quite a few symbols in Western Gold 2 that you need to keep an eye out for, in that they'll come to your aid and deliver some epic added value. The wild symbol is titled as such, and substitutes all regular icons to help make up winning lines. There’s also a free spins symbol, a wrangler and mustang symbol, but these we’ll explain later.
The regular symbols are the ones that fall most often, carrying low or high values for 3, 4 or 5 of a kind winning combinations. The lower value ones are cowboy items such as boots, a Stetson and a six-shooter. The higher paying symbols include the one-armed bandit classics such as BAR, double BAR and triple BAR.
There are two bonus features here, the free spins and Super Free Spins.
In order to trigger the free spins, you'll need to land three free spins symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once you've pulled this off, you'll be awarded with three free spins. In order to trigger Super Free Spins, you'll need to land a wrangler symbol and both reels 1 and 5 on the same spin, where the three free spin icons land on the middle reels. However, if you're already in the free spins and wranglers land on reels 1 and 5, then you get upgraded to Super Free Spins. The latter sees multipliers added to winning spins for extra cash boosting.
If you land a mustang icon on reel five during free spins, then you trigger the Feature Barrel. You might notice that landing scatters are being collected into something called the Cash Barrel. When you trigger the Feature Barrel, you upgrade the value of the scatters that have been collected, which is then awarded to you. Landing 4 scatters during the base game comes with an instant cash prize.
Western Gold 2 has a lot of moving variables, so trying to explain exactly how the bonus play works is akin to shooting a moving target. All we can say, however, is that this is one of the more exciting online slots you’ll be playing this month. The cash rewards are fantastic, but it’s the entertainment value that comes with it.