Mustang Gold UK Online Slot
Mustang Gold is a 5 reels, 25 paylines online slot game by Pragmatic Play. Mustang Gold has Wild, Scatter symbols, Bonus Game, Free Spins, and Multiplier features and an RTP of 96.53%. The Jackpot Reveal Bonus Game has 4 jackpot available.
Mustang Gold UK Online Slot
Pragmatic Play gave the world of online slot games a great New Year's gift when they released Mustang Gold right at the start of 2019. In terms of its theme and its style, it owes a long to their highly popular 2018 release Wolf Gold, which won several awards. The developer is clearly hoping that lightning strikes twice in the same place. The connection between the two online slots is deeper than just the (somewhat out of place) use of the word ‘gold' - they belong to the same ‘Old West' genre, and take their theming from animals and nature. Wolf Gold was all about Native American symbolism though, whereas Mustang Gold happens in the cowboys camp, with all the action happening on a ramp. We can't help but wonder if there's a ‘Mustang Gold vs. Wolf Gold' sequel in the offing for 2020!
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Mustang Gold is a slot that has a lot going on beneath the surface. On first impressions, it's quite a basic and traditional slot. The graphics are charming, but a long way from being considered outstanding. The sound effects and the backing music are pleasant, but they don't drive the game along or get the heart pounding. If anything the atmosphere of the slot is quite relaxing and serene - just as you'd imagine life on a ranch to be out in the deep south of the USA. The 5x3 layout of reels is safe and familiar, with 25 fixed paylines being the bare minimum we expect of online slots in 2019. Your first sign that there may be more here than you initially bargained for is the three jackpot counters at the top, which we'll address later on.
Both the reels and the symbols on them are chunky and colorful, taking up almost the entire screen, with only a tiny glimpse of sandy desert hills visible in the background. The reels are constructed of ramshackle, lashed-together wooden twine which makes the slot feel quite rustic. Between that and the music, this could almost be the setting of a Western movie from the 1950s or 60s.
On those wooden reels, you'll find the least valuable symbols represented by J, Q, K, and A, which are ranked below two horses, a cowgirl, and a cowboy in terms of importance. There's also a wild symbol, represented by the slot's logo, which can turn up anywhere except for the first reel. When it does make an appearance, it will replace any of the standard symbols to complete winning combinations for you. There are also several special symbols to take into account. The standard one is a scatter, which is a picture of a campfire, and is restricted to appearances on reels two, three and four. Landing three of them on one spin can trigger one of the slot's bonus features.
Speaking of bonus features, there are also some horseshoes to look out for which will have either cash values or the word ‘jackpot’ printed on them, and a sheriff’s badge reading ‘collect’ which can only turn up on the fifth reel. They can work for you during the base game, but their effects are more likely to happen during the bonus features, which we’ll talk about now.
Mustang Gold Developer - Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play opened their doors in Malta in 2007 and wasted no time working towards a license to enter the UK online slots scene, which they obtained a few years later. They’ve been delighting us with their creations ever since, having come a very long way in their first decade of doing business. We’ve mentioned Joker's Jewels slot as another one of the developer’s star attractions, but other animal-themed gems like Great Rhino online slot are also worthy of merit and mention.
Pragmatic Play has a very uniform approach to designing the visuals of their games, with thick layers of color and a distinctive style of animation. That makes their slots easy to identify, which is useful when they produce so many of them. They average just over one new slot game every month, constantly adding to their existing roster of over one hundred.
Mustang Gold Slot Bonus Features
We already touched on the fact that this slot has a jackpot feature attached to it, but we’ll deal with that last in this section. Before we get to it, there are two more conventional bonus features which this slot can offer you.
Free Spins is a feature we always welcome, and also one that Pragmatic Play rarely fail to include in their range of online slots. The three campfire scatters trigger the feature, and bring you eight free spins of the reels. It is possible to trigger the round again if the scatters make a further appearance while the round is active. Although there isn't a multiplier applied to winnings within the feature, there are more of the horseshoe and sheriff badge symbols on the reels, so your chances of a big win are greatly enhanced - as we're about to explain.
Money Collect is all about those bonus symbols. You'll only get a payout from it if you have the ‘collect' sheriff badge on the fifth reel, and at least one horseshoe symbol on another reel. As a combination, you'll win whatever value is printed on the horseshoes. As we said earlier, this can occur in the base game, but with all the extra symbols added during the eight free spins, you're far more likely to get a big payout from this slot that way.
The special symbols are also your way into the Jackpot feature, which is triggered by landing a ‘jackpot’ horseshoe and the ‘collect’ symbol at the same time. With that done, you’ll be taken to a prize-pick selection screen, with a choice of horseshoes to pick from. As soon as you find a matching pair of two, you’ll be rewarded with whichever prize they were hiding. That can be as low as 125x your line bet, or as high as 2500x.
As we hope you can see from our review, Mustang Gold is a slot that succeeds by looking quite straightforward at first, and then revealing more and more great features the further you get into it. Hanging around to trigger the free spins bonus is the best way to make your playing time a profitable one. Because the horseshoes and collect symbols are in play at all times, you always feel like you have a realistic chance of a good win on the next spin. That’s enough to keep most online slots enthusiasts interested.