A Wild West bounty hunter trying to bring bandits to justice takes centre stage in Gun Slinger Fully Loaded. Created by Blueprint Gaming, it’s a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that comes with a free spins round complete with a special expanding symbol whenever it hits. You’ll also have the option to buy the bonus round if you wish. Stakes range from between 10p and £100 per spin.
With stagecoaches, a saloon bar and cactus plants in the background you’ll see A to 10 symbols spinning around the reels alongside cowboy-related imagery. In order of value are the pistol and Stetson hat, both of which deliver awards of up to 75 times your bet per payline. Next comes with the black stallion which pays 200 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline. The wanted poster is the most rewarding symbol. This pays 1, 10, 100 or 500 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
The cigar-chomping bounty hunter serves a dual role as both the wild and scatter. If you land 3, 4 or 5 bounty hunters then you’ll pocket an award of 2, 20 or 200 times your bet. You’ll also trigger the game’s Bounty Hunter Free Games feature. On offer here are 10 free spins.
Prior to the start of the feature, you’ll get to pick – 1 of the standard symbols will be revealed as the special symbol. Every time this symbol lands during the feature, it expands and fills the whole of the reels. You can also win 10 more free spins to give you 20 altogether. If you don’t want to wait to trigger the feature then you can buy it. This will set you back 120 times your total bet.
We found the feature to be a bit hit and miss. There were times when the bounty hunter would have been advised to do a bit of practise at the range. If you manage to land a high value symbol as the expander, then some impressive results are possible. As far as variance goes, we’re in the medium to high range.
The Wild West style imagery is relatively simple but works well. Likewise, the sparse musical accompaniment that owes a debt to the Ennio Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks from the 1960s and 70s. The gameplay is very straightforward here, especially for a Blueprint Gaming video slot. The free spins round isn’t bad. It largely comes down to the expanding symbol though.
This simple outlaw adventure is enjoyable enough. It can pay 5,000 times your bet on every spin/free spin so it’s worth the trip to the Wild West. If you like simple, high variance games from Blueprint Gaming, Grizzly Gold is my pick.