Gold Rush Showdown from IGT will take players to the Wild West and features a treasure hunt for gold nuggets. This online casino slot has 5 reels and 20 paylines and has wilds, scatters, a bonus feature and a progressive jackpot. The game begins with an intro with a wild west tune playing in the background and players are introduced to the main characters of this slot namely Billy the Quid, Handsome Hos, Big Bad Bull, El Bandito, The Bandit King, Lucky Lucy and Prospector Pete. The sounds of a casino can be heard in the background. The winning symbols will animate on the reels.
The other symbols in Gold Rush Showdown include a bag of gold, sheriff’s badge, two guns, spurs and a cowboy hat. Players can click on the paytable button to view the payouts for each of the symbols.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The wild symbol is the Big Bad Bull and he will be able to substitute for all of the symbols except the Prospector Pete scatter symbol to create winning combinations. Big Bad Bull has the highest payout of 10 000 coins when 5 appear on active paylines.
Cowboy vs. Bandit Feature
Gold Rush Showdown has a range of features each triggered by the bonus symbols. The Cowboys vs Bandits is triggered by Billy the Quid who will appear on reel 1. A shooting game will then take place and players must try to shoot as many bandits as they can manually or they can choose the auto fire option that will do the shooting for them. After 6 shots the gun will stop shooting for a second while it is reloading. Players will have unlimited bullets. After the shootout has taken place the Bandit King will appear and players must shoot him down and then collect all his loot. If the bandit drops 3 diamonds players will win the progressive jackpot.
If between 1 and 4 bandits appear on the reels, a shootout will take place and players will be rewarded for each bandit that is shot. If 4 bandits are shot players will receive 50 coins for each one. If 3 bandits are shot players are rewarded with 15 coins for each and if 2 bandits are shot players will receive 8 coins for each one.
Dig with Prospector Pete
In the prospector scatter feature players must help Prospector Pete by digging up certain locations on his map. They have 3 attempts to dig. This feature is activated when 3, 4 or 5 Prospector Pete symbols appear on the reels. Depending on how many scatters appear on the reels will determine how many locations can be dug up. Players will receive 1 dig for each prospector that appears on the reels. Each location will reward players with a prize, but sometimes a dig will reveal nothing.
Double or Nothing
After a win the casino slots gamble feature will activate and players can either choose to collect their winnings from the previous spin or gamble. Players will have the opportunity of doubling their win by correctly guessing the colour of the playing card.
Gold Rush Showdown is a slots game with a variety of bonus features, which is sure to keep players entertained, and there is always the prospect of winning the progressive jackpot during the showdown.