There are many branded online pokies based on movies, television shows, pop singers and even board games. Cowboys and Aliens is a unique branded pokie from Playtech based on a graphic novel of the same name published in comic book format. It tells the story of how the cowboy, cowgirl and Indian get together to repulse an alien attack. Cowboys and Aliens is live at Australian online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.
The UFO is the wild symbol, which also awards the top line payout of 10,000 coins. The other thematic symbols are the cowboy Zeke, the cowgirl Verity, alien, priest and Indian. In the win animations frames from the comic book are displayed. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The winning combinations with the given number of symbols can start from any reel. The usual left to right or right to left restriction has been lifted.
If you love bonus features then Cowboys and Aliens is the perfect online pokie for you. The features are unique and thematic. The Alien Weapon feature is triggered when the gun appears on reel 1. The gun first randomly displays a number from 1 to 4 and then fires that many shots turning symbols on the other reels into wilds. The game logo is the scatter symbol and it awards payouts multiplied by the total bet. It also triggers 8 free spins with Comic Strip Wilds. In every spin a randomly generated rectangle appears on the reels. All symbols contained within this rectangle are treated as wilds.
The essence of the Cowboys and Aliens video pokie is the Alien Attack Bonus. This feature plays out the narrative from the novel and is triggered when the alien ship symbol lands on reels 1 and 5 at the same time. Apart from the gaming benefits you get to see some of the best animation in online pokies. You begin by choosing from Zeke, Verity and the Indian to fight the aliens. Verity has 20 lashes of the whip but with low accuracy. The Indian has 12 arrows with medium accuracy. Zeke has six shots with the gun with high accuracy. You will be awarded benefits for each alien killed. These can be cash bonuses, a 2x multiplier and extra ammunition. The multiplier will be applied to the cash bonuses won till that point. Extra cash bonuses are awarded if all the aliens are killed and for the ammunition not used.