Wild horses reportedly wouldn’t drag Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones away! Will these beautiful mustangs be enough to drag him – or online slots players in general – to play this January 2019 release by Pragmatic Play – the Mustang Gold slot? Let’s see.
This is a 5-reel game, with a decent top prize and a wonderful set of bonuses and extras.
The theming is all about the Wild West, with cowboys (and girls, so cow people) featuring on the reels.
Mustangs are the sort-of wild horses of the American West. They run free across the plains and prairies, but they’re the descendants of horses brought over by the Spanish imperialists who invaded American before English, French, and other freeloaders followed in their footsteps. Mustang comes from the Spanish word meaning “no master” so we’ll pretend these magnificent beasts are anarchists.
Pragmatic Play are popular makers, with a big footprint on the UK market, but will this title stampeded to the top of the online slots chart?
Let’s have a look in our Mustang Gold slot game review!
Pragmatic Play was only founded in 2015, so to have racked up nearly 200 games in just four years is incredibly impressive work.
The company – like so many online casino sites and related businesses – is based in Malta.
The company’s games are available across the UK online casino market, and Pragmatic Play’s aim is to add two more to their catalogue every month.
The current favourite for UK players from this stable is Wold Golf, a massively popular game, again based on a Wild West theme. They’ve also hit big with pirate-themed games and have a popular returning character in the shape of John Hunter, roaming archaeologists modelled on Indiana Jones or perhaps Jim Wilde, the historian beloved of Play’n GO games.
The company is licensed in the UK, by the UK Gaming Commission, and they are also regulated in Italy, Denmark, Romania, the Bahamas, the Philippines, and more.
They’ve notched up a shelf-full of awards already, including a hat trick at the Malta gaming awards in 2017.
The theoretical return to player from the Mustang Gold slot is 96.53% or a house edge of 3.47%. This is a measure of a game’s expected performance over its lifetime, and with the vast majority of games falling into a narrow band around 96%, most games will perform in a very similar manner from a player’s point of view. The variance, or volatility, is also average, rated at medium to high, which means that prizes are slightly likely to be larger, but be paid out less often.
The top prize is 25,000 coins. Betting in the UK runs from 25p to £125. Make sure you check coin values, stake limits, and pay-out limits at the site you’re using.
Pragmatic Play games are very easy to understand, and Mustang Gold slot is no exception.
The game frame has some controls in it, and the main control panel on desktops runs along the bottom of the screen.
At the left, a cog and speaker let you check the settings and set the sound, with a big “I” button to open up the pays. To the right of that your credit balance, and the current bet amount are shown.
Wins and information are flashed up in the centre of the screen and the play console is at the right, with the spin button surrounded by an auto-play feature, and the bet plus and minus buttons on either side.
The pay-table is split between card symbols and horses and characters.
The cards pay 1.5th, 3/5ths, and 4-times stake for three, four, and five.
The cowgirl pays 2/5ths, evens, and 8-times stake. The cowboy pays 2/5ths, evens, and 10-times stake. The dark horse pays 2/5ths, 2, and 12-times stake. And the white horse pays 2/5ths, 2, and 20-times stake.
The campfire is a scatter, and also pays 1-times stake for three. The wild is the game name and it subs in for everything except the scatter, the money symbol, and the collect symbol.
A free spins round is the main bonus round. That is triggered by three campfire scatters. The free spins round also triggers a Money Collect feature and special reels into the game.
The free spins can retrigger, with no limits.
The money collect symbol picks up the value of all money symbols on the reels – golden horseshoes with a value on them – to the player.
There’s also a fixed-prize jackpot game with a prize pick game featuring four prizes: a mini jackpot of 50-times stake, a minor jackpot of 100-times stake, a major jackpot of 200-times stake, and a grand jackpot of 1,000-times stake.
You’ll want to saddle up to play this game because the Mustang Gold slot is one of the best games of 2019.
There’s a load of variety in the gameplay to this exciting medium-to-high volatility game, which can pay out big from either the base game or from one of the many bonus features.
Pragmatic Play have their own style, and this game is in that mould, looking and sounding great, and offers a load of adrenaline thrills in standard play.
It’s in the bonus rounds that the most excitement is to be found though, and everyone loves the retriggering respins that could see a win of up to 12,000-times stake. There’s a lot to be enjoyed in the clever money collect feature, and a super jackpot game.
Mustang Gold is a slightly different take on the western-themed game and manages to miss many of the boring clichés of the genre to deliver a game of style and sophistication. Check it out today at your favourite online casino site.