Microgaming and Playtech are the leading software providers to Australian online casinos. Both of them have excellent online pokies based on the popular genre of westerns. Check out the brief reviews of some of the best western themed online pokies.
John Wayne is the ultimate hero of Western films and Playtech has paid a tribute to this legendary actor. The hero is the wild symbol in John Wayne online pokie. The thematic symbols include close up photos of Wayne, his cowboy hat, red scarf and boots. In the Duke’s Badge bonus game you have to pick one of the badges to win a random cash prize. The main bonus feature is John Wayne’s Ranch. You start with an award of 3 free spins with a multiplier of x1. Then you play a game on the second screen and hit cans in a shootout to increase the number of free spins and the payout multiplier.
Another western themed online pokie from Playtech is Wanted Dead or Alive. The main symbols on the reels are three different outlaws. All of them get animated when participating in winning combinations. The other thematic symbols are cash bag, dynamite sticks and revolver. In the bonus game on the second screen you have to choose one of the bandits. Then you knock him off in a street shootout. The number of shots needed by you determines the bonus amount.
Microgaming has two western themed online pokies that feature cowgirls. Sunset Showdown is one of them. You have the usual symbols on the reels from the western genre. The low paying symbols are actual playing cards. The cowgirl is the wild symbol with a 2x multiplier property and also awards the highest line payout. You get full western action in the win animations. When the cowgirl appears simultaneously on reels 1 and 5, she expands to form wild reels. These are held fixed and the other three reels spin again three times. The Sunset Showdown Baddy bonus game has the cowgirl shooting at the bad guys and awarding bonuses for each outlaw hit.
Pistoleras online pokie goes one step ahead and features three cowgirls. But it is the game logo that is the wild symbol with a 3x multiplier property. The wagon symbol awards up to 25 free spins in which all payouts are tripled. The three pistoleras appear stacked on the reels in this feature. In the Saloon Bonus feature on the second screen you shoot at targets in a saloon. When you uncover three of the same girl you win the bounty on her head.