Did you ever play Cowboys and Indians as a kid? Now you can play it as an adult, without getting weird looks from the neighbors. Microgaming‘s Western Frontier Pokies, released a few years ago, has become a favorite among many low-stakes players, and for good reason.
The game’s theme is evident in the name, taking players back in time to the wild west, when cowboys and indians fought for supremacy over an untamed frontier. Our complete, unbiased Western Frontier Pokies review will detail the game’s features and overall profitability.
Western Frontier Pokies Review
This 5 reel, 15 payline poker machine is the only game I’ve come across that comes anywhere near rivaling NetEnt’s celebrated Dead or Alive Pokies. It hardly holds a candle to that epic title, but then again, none really can.
The game can be played for as little as $0.15, or up to $2.50 per spin with all lines active, so it’s a perfect choice for all bankroll sizes; especially lower-stakes players. The graphics aren’t anything to write home about, nor is the sound track, but you can toggle the music off easily enough if it gets annoying.
The symbols in Western Frontier Pokies fit the theme, with horses, revolvers, teepees, covered wagons, camp fires and more.
The rearing horse is the Wild, and does the usual job of replacing other symbols in the base game. It becomes a lot ore valuable during free spins.
The horseshoe is the Scatter symbol. Landing 5 of them grants the highest payout of 100x the bet size. Just landing 3 or more will trigger the game’s Free Spins. This is the only real feature in Western Frontier Pokies, but it’s a great one.
The free spins are a multi-game feature. It starts with the Indian Feature, which delivers 8 free spins, played at the same rate as the triggering bet. However, throughout those 8 spins, every wild horse symbol that appears will be collected for the second round of the bonus, known as the Cowboy Features.
The number of horses in the first phase will determine how many more free spins are awarded, and at what multiplier, for the Cowboy Feature. The max free spins is 16, with a max 6x multiplier.
Needless to say, this feature can become very lucrative. Fortunately, with just a little luck, the free spins can triggered on a fairly regular basis.
Western Frontier Pokies Review – Overall Value
One of this game’s most popular features is the ability to play for just $0.15 per spin. That combined with a highly profitable multi-feature free spins bonus makes it one of the most potentially lucrative pokies for low-stakes players.
I myself have won several times on Western Frontier Pokies, as have several of my friends. My largest score came in the Cowboy Feature when I collected 15 free spins with a 5x multiplier. At $0.15 per spin, I raked in a $37 profit.
Western Frontier Pokies is not an every-time-winner, of course. No poker machine is. But it’s cheap to lose on when on you do, and it’s a lot of fun to play. I’d recommend it to any low-stakes player.