Fortune Factory’s new Showdown Saloon Online Slot rolls into Microgaming casinos.
The unscrupulously wayward days of the wild west are far behind us now. Today, we sit in our air conditioned homes, communicating on social media and playing games on our smartphones and tablets. We could scarcely imagine the lives of our countrymen who, just two centuries ago, faced the natural and constant dangers of a lawless land.
Those days may be well behind us—and good riddance, indeed—but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a virtual step back in time to experience the heart-pounding thrill of a deadly poker game, the exhilaration of a quick-draw showdown on the dusty thoroughfare. The creative team behind Fortune Factory Studios was of the same opinion when they developed their latest online slots creation exclusively for Microgaming casinos. They call it Showdown Saloon, and it went live yesterday, December 4, 2018.
Showdown Saloon Online Slot
This new, historically themed game is equipped with the usual 5×3 reel grid and 15 fixed paylines, with bet increments of $0.20 up to $100 per spin. The graphics are fantastic, featuring vintage accessories of the time period—pistols and bullets, playing cards, poker chips, dice, and rot gut whiskey.
The poker hand—a royal flush in spades, of course—is the wild. It is, by far, the high paying symbol on its own, and also substitutes for other symbols to create wining combinations. The gunslinger is the free spins scatter, awarding up to 15 free spins.
The game’s primary feature is Mystery Stacks, a unique symbol stacking array that helps to position giant blocks of same-symbol icons across the reels. This feature is assisted by a re-spin that occurs each time 2 or more same-symbol mystery stacks appear from the leftmost reel. During the feature, all triggering stacks lock in place. If additional mystery stacks appear, another re-spin is triggered.
The gunslinger also appears in mystery stacks. When this free spins scatter covers the first three reels, a single scatter symbol magnifies to cover the full 3×3 position, guaranteeing scatter pays, the triggering of the free spins feature, and a re-spin. Once all re-spins are completed, the following awards are received for the corresponding number of mystery-stacked scatters on the reels.
Gunslingers across 3 Reels = 5 Free Spins + 1x Total Bet
Gunslingers across 4 Reels = 10 Free Spins + 2x Total Bet
Gunslingers across 5 Reels = 15 Free Spins + 3x Total Bet
Microgaming Casinos “Get Into the Wild West Zone”
Games Publisher David Reynolds comments on the new Showdown Saloon Online Slot on Microgaming’s behalf, calling it “a fast-paced, thrilling and rewarding experience for all kinds of players. The soundtrack is orchestrated with high production and fits perfectly with the theme – you can’t help but tap your feet and get into the wild west zone as respins set the scene for exciting rewards.”
Showdown Saloon is Fortune Factory’s third contribution to the Microgaming platform, following the debut of Holly Jolly Penguins last year, and the star-studded release of Romanov Riches in November.
The studio’s Head of Game Production, Phelan Sykes, comments: “Enriched with exciting graphics and sounds, Showdown Saloon gives you the feeling of mingling with card sharks and gunslingers in a classic wild west saloon. Optimised for desktop and mobile, the game allows players to set their sights on high stakes wins. We are confident players will enjoy the game as much as we do and look forward to releasing more games for Microgaming in the future.”