|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.25 - 125.00|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins, Bonus Feature|
Most everyone remembers the film star and cinema legend John Wayne. The American actor was best known for starring in Western movies which shot him to fame. Thus, software developer Playtech has released an online slot game paying tribute to the movie icon. And it’s every bit worthy of its great name. The graphics in this offering are of exceptionally high quality. And while they aren’t of the glossy 3D type, they are of the exact kind of quality to match the Western theme they come with. The backdrop displays your typical town in the desert, with buildings standing alongside a very broad road.
The symbols here feature the wonderfully stylized lower value playing cards, alongside more theme-related icons. Such are red scarves, cowboy boots and hats, and a sheriff badge saying ‘The Duke’, which was John Wayne’s nickname.
Now as for the layout, John Wayne has 5 reels and 3 rows, and these have up to 25 active paylines which means you are free to regulate them as you see fit. Hence, the betting range is a very agreeable one that starts comfortably low at only 1p per spin. The maximum amount you will be able to wager on these reels, though, is a total of £125 per single spin.
As is very often the case with online slot games by this developer, the Wild symbol is also the most lucrative one. And in this particular offering, its payouts can reach up to 5,000 coins.
But of course the more important matter is that the Wild will be able to help fulfill winning sequences. And it will do that by substituting for other symbols on the reels. Namely, these will include all symbols with the exception of the Scatter and Bonus icons. In addition, the Wild can land in just about any position, anywhere on the five reels during gameplay.
John Wayne Ranch Bonus
Look out for the Bonus symbol landing only on reels 1, 3 and 5. It will be your key to triggering the main attraction in John Wayne – its Freespins Feature. To be exact, though, the feature is actually called John Wayne’s Ranch Bonus, and in order to activate it you will have to land all three Bonus symbols at the same time. This will result in you receiving an initial 3 freespins with a 1x multiplier.
However, before you get to play them, you will enter a new screen with 6 tin cans. Moreover, you will have a number of bullets that you will need to use to shoot these cans. And as you do, you can reveal various other prizes, including extra bullets, more tin cans and even additional freespins. Other things that you can receive by hitting the tin cans are a 1+ increase in your multiplier, extra Wilds, extra Scatters and a feature retrigger. So, potentially you could be looking at a maximum of up to 40 freespins and a 5x multiplier.
Dukes Badge Feature
John Wayne comes bearing a decent amount of special features and one of them is The Duke’s Badge Feature. You will be able to trigger it by landing 3 or more of the badge Scatter symbols anywhere in view.
This will, in turn, result in a brief pick me game, and in it, you will have to select one of the triggering symbols in order to reveal your cash prize. Furthermore, the size of that cash prize will depend on the number of Scatters that activated the feature.
John Wayne is a terrific online slot game by Playtech that offers as much entertainment as it does winning opportunities. But as lucrative as the Freespins Feature may be, it can prove just as difficult to trigger.