A Western Themed Online Pokie From Playtech

May 14, 2017


One of the most common sights in Western movies is the Wanted Dead Or Alive poster pasted on the Sheriff’s office. Playtech has developed an online pokie based on this titled Wanted Dead or Alive. It was released a long time back and has old fashioned graphics but is otherwise attractive enough to draw traffic.

The game loads with a clip of an outlaw tearing down a Wanted poster. The reels are set on the main street of a Western town. The graphics are very detailed. On the reels the three outlaws take centre stage. They are the bearded outlaw, moustached outlaw and masked outlaw. You can see them in live action in the win animations. The masked outlaw removes the pin from a grenade and the bearded outlaw fires his pistol. The low value symbols are actual playing cards, probably because poker was as much a part of Westerns as gun drawing. The wild symbol is a set of dynamite sticks. It is also the highest paying symbol with a combination of five awarding 10,000 times the line bet. You can expect high variance in this western themed slot game, which you should like if you are a quick draw cowboy.

Wanted Dead or Alive does not award any scatter payouts, but there are two exciting bonus features. The cash sack symbol triggers one of them when three or more land scattered anywhere on the reels. It is called the Mini Bonus round. In this bonus game on the second screen three cash sacks are displayed and you have to pick one of them. Each sack awards a different amount and you need a bit of luck to pick the biggest prize. The more scatter symbols are on screen, the higher are the amounts of the bonuses. The revolver symbol triggers the second bonus feature when it lands anywhere on the first and last reels in the same spin. This is also a bonus game on the second screen, but more interesting. You have six bullets to shoot the villain, who is hiding in one of six locations. The fewer bullets that you use, the higher will be your bonus amount.

Wanted Dead or Alive also includes the Playtech Dollar Ball game. A separate AU$1 wager has to be made for this. You pick five numbers out of 49. Then five numbers are drawn randomly while the reels spin. Your payout depends on the match between your selection and the drawn numbers. If all five numbers match, you win the progressive jackpot.