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I am feeling a touch of wombat wanderlust today, so, what could be better than a trip to the lands of the Native Americans? This was the kind of adventure I needed in bucket loads. Let’s get on board the Wild West Express with the Chief slot from Inspired Gaming.
You might want to play the Aurora Wilds slot before you fire this one up – it’ll get you in the mood!
When I think of Chief, I normally think of Grandpa Walter who we often call “Running with the ‘Roos”, but this is all about the plains of the Wild West.
But don’t expect a spiritual journey of self-discovery, that’s a different game (try the Throne of Gold slot, that’s got a high priestess in it). The Chief slot is all about hanging out with the big man of the tribe, his people and his grinning American buffalos.
This game packs a whole lotta fun and it has some free spins too. Also, there are bonus Wild icons and a pay to play Fortune Bet feature that could boost your chances.
Look and Feel
Firstly you can’t help but notice the cool 3D graphics that must have had the bosses at Inspired Gaming grinning from ear to ear. This Chief slot is one fine-looking game.
The cartoony graphics that look like they belong on a movie screen – a toon flick of course.
The reels are set “home on the range” with grassy plains and trees framing your gaming action.
You’ll feel the Wild West vibes when you fire her up over 3 rows, 5 reels and 20 pay-lines. Just like the Da Winci slot in other words, although that game comes with 4 rows.
You’ll be making your wins by matching 3 or more icons across the reels, left to right. And naturally, the highest value icon is a pair of buffalo horns over a mountain. Land 5 of these and you’ll get your paws on a 500x the line bet cash pay off.
A group of smiling buffalo, a teepee tent, crossed axes, a dreamcatcher, and a skull make the other icons. And the King, Queen and Jack of the card deck are at the lower end of the value table.
Since we’re getting down with the Chief, you’ll need to prepare yourself for an eyeful of colour with a magnificent feather headdress providing the Wild. This Wild subs for all icons except the Bonus, which is the burly figure of the title’s lead man.
At random, you may launch this game’s 3 different reel modifiers, a trio of gifts from the head man.
Firstly, there’s Wild Winner where the Chief gives you a random additional Wild to add some adrenaline to your win.
Then there’s a dramatic buffalo reel stampeded to give you a Bonus Chance. Who knew that these giant animals leave bonus icons in their wake when they are going full pelt?
And the Big Win’s title says it all. Trigger this modifier and you’ll bag a win that will be up to 20x your wager. That’s warmed my ears up, I can tell you.
Get 3, 4 or 5 of our pal the Chief anywhere in view and that triggers the bonus party. Come on Chief! You can do it!
Depending on the number of Bonus icons you had to trigger the feature you’ll get your hot paws on 1 of 3 bonus features.
Inspired Gaming is no slouch and if you’ve got the cash to splash, you can double your wager and hit the Fortune Bet button. Now, all the bonus icons that land are double the standard height and this should help you max out the chance of a winning combo. That’s music to this wombat’s furry slot-loving ears.
Lure 3 or 4 Bonus icons onto the reels and you can play Buffalo Drops, Boosted Buffalo Spins or Buffalo Bucks. Get a mighty 5 Bonus icons and you will land the Boosted Buffalo Spins feature.
Buffalo Drops gives you the full adrenaline treatment and it’s very hands-on. You have to herd a pair of massive buffalo across bridges. If you manage to get one to safety you will get a prize. Show a steady hand and steer the beasts to the other side and you will gain a bonus. Well, I’m a dab hand with the sheep so I am hoping that this will be easy for wombats.
In Buffalo Bucks you need to load up a buffalo with an assortment of intriguing objects. Get the heavily laden buffalo up the value ladder and into a safe zone before he throws his load off and you could be in for a nice pay off.
And Boosted Buffalo Spins gives you 15 free spins. Wilds that land during this mode and contribute to making up a combo will boost your win value. Land multiple Wilds and you will find that their values are multiplied together.
Chief slot is a high-quality game that is a fully paid up member of the sharp looks club and its stuffed full of ingenious bonuses. The reel modifiers are a tasty tempter and that’s before you’ve even herded a buffalo. And I love giving mother nature a hand: that nifty little Fortune Bet feature could up your wins if your luck is in
Wombat Score: 4.5
A barnstorming escapade from the Wild West with plenty to entertain you.