The Unusual Online Pokie Cowboy And Aliens

October 23, 2015


Cowboys and Aliens branded online pokie from Playtech is unusual in two ways. The symbols and graphics are depicted in comic book style, because Cowboys and Aliens was originally released as a graphic novel, in comic strip format. It was later adapted into a sci-fi film. The second unusual aspect is the Any Adjacent Pay feature. This does not require winning combinations to start from the left most reel. The symbols need to only be on active paylines and on adjacent reels. As in all branded online pokies, you will enjoy the game a bit more if you are familiar with the plot, but this is by no means essential. Cowboys and Aliens is a high variance pokie, at least as far as the line payouts are concerned. But you can score through the bonus features.

Gunslingers Zeke Jackson, Verity Jones and Apache Chief Medicine Crow team up to defeat aliens who are invading the Earth. Other symbols from the story are the alien leader Commander Rado Dar and Alan Cross the founder of Silver City. The symbols also include alien spaceships and weapons and the usual playing card icons. There are some awesome Western style audio visual animations during the win combinations.

Cowboys and Aliens is a feature rich online pokie. The alien spaceship is the wild symbol. It also awards the highest line payout of 10,000 coins. The Cowboys and Aliens logo is the scatter symbol. Three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels award 8 free spins with Comic Strip Wilds. During every free spin the symbols in the highlighted rectangle become wilds. The bonus symbol appearing on reels 1 and 5 at the same time triggers the Alien Attack bonus. You have to choose from Verity, Zeke or the Apache to fight the aliens. Zeke uses a gun with 6 bullets and high accuracy. Verity uses a whip with 20 shots and low accuracy. The Indian uses 12 arrows with medium accuracy. For each alien killed you can win a cash bonus or a 2x multiplier or more ammunition. The bonus ends when all ammunition is used or all aliens are dead. When the alien weapon appears on reel 1, up to four symbols on the other reels will be turned into wilds.

Cowboys and Aliens is a nine paylines video pokie and all nine paylines are enabled by default. The total bet can be as high as AU$900. It is live at Australian Playtech online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.