Bounty Showdown Slot
Having explored a plethora of video slot genres, Fantasma Games collaborates with Relax Gaming for its first foray into the Wild West with Bounty Showdown. It does feel like a step in a somewhat different direction for a studio that has manly had a background in fantasy themes, but the result speaks for itself.
Bounty Showdown offers a layered Free Spins mode, complete with re-triggerable spins and a Win Multiplier. But is this town big enough for another Western-themed video slot? Continue reading our full review below to find out!
- Paylines: 10
- RTP: 96.16%
- Volatility: High
- Features: Wild symbol, Re-Spins, Free Spins, Win Multiplier
Bounty Showdown Features
The features in Bounty Showdown all revolve around the Free Spins segment. This results in a layered bonus experience that includes re-triggerable spins and a substantial Bonus Win Multiplier. Unfortunately, not much attention is given to the base game itself, which can make the initial spins incredibly tedious. Luckily, a Buy feature has been included, which can take you straight to the bonus rounds, for a price.
The Skull Wild symbol steps in for any missing pay symbols that can form part of a winning combination. The symbols themselves carry no value on their own and are only worth anything when forming part of a winning combination. Additionally, they also serve as the slot’s Scatter symbol.
Double Bonus Re-Spin
2 Skull Wilds trigger Bounty Showdown’s Double Bonus Re-spin feature. Once activated, scatterless reels are spun once again, in an attempt to land additional Scatter symbols and trigger free spins.
If you’re not really the patient type, you can skip the wait and access free spins immediately, thanks to the Buy feature. You’ll need to forfeit 80x your current bet to enter, but once the toll is paid, Free Spins access is granted immediately.
Bounty Showdown Free Spins and Bonus
3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols result in a 10x, 25x or 100x win and 10, 15 or 20 Showdown Free Spins. But before you can jump into the bonus rounds, you’ll need to face the Gatling Wheel. The wheel replaces the board for its 3 spins, offering 10 bullet chambers that have random values, varying from 1x – 100x. Once all 3 spins have been spun, their values are added to create the Free Spins Win Multiplier.
The free spins segment plays quite similarly to the base game, with the only difference being the Skull Wild symbol’s presence. Whenever it lands, the Free Spins Win Multiplier is applied to any wins that occur during that spin. Additional free spins can be earned by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters that add on 3, 4 or 5 free spins respectively. The scatters also re-trigger the Gatling Wheel, increasing the Free Spin Win Multiplier.
Bounty Showdown Theme and Symbols
Set in a typically deserted town somewhere in the Wild West, Bounty Showdown’s visual presentation holds up with the very best of Fantasma Games’ previous work. The theme is realised thanks to high-quality designs for both the slot’s background and symbols, with the perfect soundtrack tying all of these crucial elements together.
Bounty Showdown RTP & Volatility
With volatility that fits somewhere between the medium and high setting, Bounty Showdown is not the most unforgiving of video slots out there. The 96.16% RTP rating is also quite similar to what other, similar slots offer. Potential is definitely not one of the slot’s strongest suits either. Players can only win a maximum of 4,500x per round, with bet levels ranging from 0.10 to 100.
How to Play Bounty Showdown
Bounty Showdown is made up of 5 reels and 3 rows, with 10 paylines to look out for. Gameplay is incredibly easy. Simply pick your preferred bet amount and spin away to your heart’s desire. An auto-play function is also included for players who enjoy longer play sessions with less hassle. Players will also need to spin the Gatling Wheel to unlock the bonus rounds’ multiplier before accessing Free Spins.
Bounty Showdown is another solid entry from Fantasma Games and Relax Gaming. The slot’s high-quality visuals and detailed Free Spins bonus are definitely the highlights here, although the relatively low level of winning potential and somewhat bare base game hold it back from reaching the heights of some other similar titles.
A detailed re-triggerable free spins bonus
Base game quite bare