- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 15
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £0.50
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96.158%
- Maximum Payout: 1,500 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: No
- Mobile: Yes
Showdown Saloon Slot Review
Dust and dirt of the frontier are waiting for you in Microgaming’s Showdown Saloon, a five-reel slot with 15 fixed paylines that offers several additional features. Get your cowboy outfit on and saddle up your horses, because you are about to enter a saloon where everybody is drinking and gambling, just like in old Spaghetti Westerns. Playable from £0.20 per spin, the 2018 release offers Mystery Stacks with re-spins and a Free Spins feature. Use the Mystery Stack feature to fill all the cells with identical symbols and win up to 1,500 times the bet in a single spin.
Since the action takes place at a table in a saloon, you will be seeing plenty of liquor, weapons and gamble. Five poker cards represent the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols. Also, you will have lots of Chips and Dice. Of course, when there is gambling, there will also be some drinking, so grab a Bottle of Whiskey. Try not to cheat at the table, because somebody might use a Gun. Playing cards are used for low-paying symbols. The Gunslinger is the Scatter and try to land it in stacks to trigger the Free Spins feature.
The reels of the Microgaming title are placed on a saloon table and are surrounded by bullets, guns, chips and cards. Even though you might get scared of so many weapons, believe us when we tell you that it is perfectly safe to play the 2018 release, just follow a few simple steps. The Showdown Saloon video slot features a standard 5×3 reel grid and benefits from 15 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, beginning from the far left reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. Gamers can bet from 20 to 200 coins per spin. The coin value can also be altered (£0.01 – £0.50). Betting starts at £0.20 per spin, while the maximum bet cannot go over £100.
We will start with the Mystery Stacks feature, triggered randomly. Two or more reels can be covered with mystery stacks and one symbol will replace the entire stack on one reel. It is possible to have up to three different symbols in mystery stacks, but the first two reels will always be replaced by the same symbol. If the first two reels are stacked, a re-spin is triggered, with the stacked reels being held in their position. If the adjacent reel is also stacked after a re-spin, the re-spins feature continues.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when three or more stacks of Scatters land on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. Three stacks will get you 5 freebies, four stacks come with 10 free spins, while all five stacks will award you with 15 free spins. Mystery Stacks and re-spins are also active during free spins, but here all stacks will be covered by one identical symbol for bigger wins. Unfortunately, the Free Spins feature cannot be retriggered.
The Wild is the symbol that pays the most, offering 100 times the bet for five of a kind. Use the Mystery Stacks feature to fill all the cells with Wilds and get the maximum possible payout of 1,500 times the bet. Unfortunately, other symbols are not as generous as the Wild. Showdown Saloon’s RTP is 96.158%.
Showdown Saloon on Mobile
We have already said that there will be plenty of drinking and shooting in the Showdown Saloon video slot, but you don’t need to worry about your safety. If that is the case, you can always play the Microgaming title from the comfort of your homes or on the go, because the 2018 release is playable across all devices.
+ Mystery Stacks and re-spins can result in huge wins
+ Crisp visuals
+ Playable across all devices
– Free spins cannot be retriggered
– No multipliers
– Generic playing cards
Taking everything under consideration, the 2018 release is a decent video slot, but far from the best Microgaming has to offer. Showdown Saloon boasts crisp graphics and a fitting soundtrack, while the special features incorporated are fun, exciting and can offer hefty payouts, if you are lucky enough. We did not have a good experience with the Free Spins feature while we tested the game, because the payouts were far from satisfying, but, hopefully, other gamers will have more luck in the saloon and pocket up to 1,500 times the bet.