It’s time for some serious gunslinging in the Microgaming edition Showdown Saloon. The Western-themed video slot offers players an opportunity to advantage from Wild Substitutions, Mystery Stacks, Scatter pays, a Respin feature and a Free Spins round. Excellent graphics, smooth animations and a western soundtrack additionally improve the already rewarding and satisfying gaming experience.
Showdown Saloon is a 5-reel, 3-row game configured to15 paylines, with wagers starting from $0.20 and going all the way up to $100 per spin. Open the Bet Menu to adjust the coin size on a scale from $0.01 to $0.50 and choose 1 to 10 coins to place per line. Tap Spin to get the reels going and if you want the game to continue without interruption, enable Autoplay.
To receive significant prizes align Gun, Chips, Whiskey or Dice icons for they make up the upper ends of the paytable awarding 7x, 4x, 3x and 2x the bet respectively for 5 of a kind. Playing card symbols 10 through Ace represent low-value icons delivering 1x and 1.5x the wager when 5 of a kind appear on a payline. The game’s most rewarding symbol is Wild depicted as a royal flush. It replaces all other icons but Scatter and awards 100x the bet for 5 of a kind.
To walk away with stacks of money, one must be fortunate enough to trigger the Free Spins game, which doesn’t happen frequently. Three stacks of Scatters are required to obtain 5 free spins during which chances of huge wins do increase significantly. Landing 5 stacks of Scatters would grant 15 free spins and prizes of 3x the wager. As far as in-play features are concerned, Mystery stacks can land on any spin in the base game. Once they do, they will be replaced with a single symbol. Hitting 2 to 4 full Mystery stacks on adjacent reels from left to right triggers the Respin feature where additional wins await with the remaining reels spinning again.
Showdown Saloon is an entertaining and exciting slot which has a great paying potential. Even the theoretical Return to Players is set at solid 96.15%. However, players should be careful to wager wisely, for the game is highly volatile. At one point you could be receiving mega wins and then continue playing for quite a long time without being rewarded.