Based on the longest-running prime time, live-action US drama that ran over 3 decades, this Gunsmoke mobile slot is definitely for fans.
Hands up, who has heard of The Gunsmoke TV show that ran from 1955 to 1975? If you answer ‘not me’ then we’re with you pal; the first clue we had that there might be more to this 2by2 Gaming slot is when we noticed that the background were all stills with real actors.
A quick Google search later and we had to bow our head in shame… feels likes we’ve missed a crucial part of Americana by not at least being aware of this show.
That said, our lack of knowledge about the show ensured we came to this Gunsmoke slot game with fresh eyes, and our eyes were filled with smoke. If it wasn’t for the fact that this was based on a TV show, we’d say this looks like something created in the 1970s.
And not in a good way; like you’d find the Western Belles slot by IGT. This is dated and has every cliche in the books.
The good news is that every time you get a wild during the base game you can get a multiplier from 2x to 5x, or the whole center reel wild.
Which makes for some fun moments in this Gunsmoke video slot, because the other bonus features are harder to catch, and short of the multipliers, the wins aren’t massively impressive.
This is where this Gunsmoke slot machine stands out. When you hit 3 scatters or more you’ll trigger one of two bonuses.
The first, will give you a simple click me game, followed (usually) with about 2 to 6 free spins with the center reel wild. Which can be nice, but expect average results to be around the 15x to 20x your bet – so not earth shattering.
The more interesting feature of the two is just the free spins; you don’t have that center reel, but the multiplier on the wilds increase, from 6x to 10x, leading to some very lucrative spins.
Is it tempting enough to get us to come back to this Gunsmoke mobile slot more than once? Probably not. If we want Wild West spins, we’d probably play on… the Wild West mobile slot.
But then we’re not fans of the show, which would no doubt increase your enjoyment of this casino game by 50%.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.02 - 8.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 160|
|Free spins||Up to 16 Free Spins / Up to 10x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Multipliers, Wild Reels Free Spins, Click Me Bonus|
|Slot Themes||Tv & Film|
Wanted Poster Game Feature: There are 5 wanted posters displayed at the top of these 5 reels. Whenever a wild shows up on screen, one of these 5 posters will light up and give you:
It doesn't always guarantee a win, but is certainly helpful in getting the more fun spins in the base game.
Scatters and Bonus Games: 3, 4, or 5 scatters trigger the bonus round. One of two slot bonuses will be randomly chosen for you to play:
Wanted Free Spins Bonus: You are awarded with 8, 12, or 16 free spins (depending on how many scatters), and the wanted poster posters on the top of the reels increase.
Now, whenever a wild shows on screen, you can win:
Shootout Bonus: This bonus is a combination of a click me game and free spins. You are given 12 cards to pick from, you'll pick from either 3, 4 or 5 picks and win 6, 10 or 15 free spins, for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively.
The picks give you cash, and if you get 2 matching amounts, you'll get 2 extra free spins. 3 matching amounts wins you 4 extra spins, and 4 matching amounts wins you 6 extra free spins.
The nice thing here is that reel 3 comes completely wild for the duration of the free spin games, regardless of how many you win.
No multipliers, so not as big a wins as the wanted free spin bonus, but more likely to walk out with some wins in your pocket, so the more reliable bonus feature.
Fans of the original TV show should add an extra star to this slot game review, because there's no hiding the fact that the theme of this game didn't grab us.
It's a bit how the Monty Python Life of Brian slot is better if you know all the in-jokes, you know?
Mostly it's because you need to enjoy the base spins in this Gunsmoke mobile slot, with it's random multipliers, in order to play for long enough to trigger one of the two bonus features.
There are decent wins hiding here however, so it's not to be dismissed completely, but we personally prefer the Wild Birthday Blast from the same provider far better.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating