Mustang Gold Review
Released in early 2019, Mustang Gold is a slot from developer Pragmatic Play. With an old west feel, a desert sunset, and beautiful mustang horses, this game is perfect for the time-travelling adventurer. Chase wilds, horseshoe bonuses and campfire free spins with this fun and exciting slot game!
Here’s a quick overview:
- Pay lines: 25
- Reels: 5
- Max Win: 12,000x
- RTP: 96.53%
- Volatility: Medium
- Features: Wild, Scatters, Free Spins, Fixed Jackpots
Mustang Gold Free Spins and Bonus
Mustang Gold rewards players with free spins and the chance to score a Mini, Minor, Major or Grand fixed jackpot during a bonus round!
To get your eight free spins, you need three campfire scatters to drop on the reels. If you’re successful, a herd of mustangs will run across your screen, initiating the bonus round. The desert background is replaced by a shining golden glow, creating a ‘gold-rush’ atmosphere.
During free spins, the money horseshoes will land more often. Occasionally, the horseshoe may have a jackpot label. If you also get a ‘Collect’ sheriff’s badge at the same time, you’ll win the combined value of all the horseshoes in view. If there’s a jackpot horseshoe, you’ll trigger an additional bonus round.
Jackpot Bonus Round
Triggering the bonus round can take a few tries; we managed to get to the bonus round six times in 1,200 spins, or once every 200 spins. From the six free spin rounds, we got the jackpot bonus once.
That said, it can be incredibly rewarding. During the bonus round, you need to match three different horseshoes, each hiding a jackpot label. Once you have three of a kind, you get your reward. The Mini jackpot is worth 50x your stake, while the Grand jackpot win will return it a 1,000-fold. If you wager the maximum bet of £125, that’s a whopping £125,000!
Mustang Gold Theme and Symbols
The entire theme screams ‘wild west’, from the desert sunset to the symbols and country music. Even the free spins’ glowing background and saloon tunes make you feel like you’re back in the gold rush era.
There are eight symbols: a scatter, wild and two specials. The usual J through A is there, in a classic wild west font. They’re joined by, in rising order of value, the cowgirl, cowboy, black and white mustangs. The wild symbol is the Mustang Gold logo on a wooden background, while the scatter is a cosy campfire at dusk.
The two special symbols are the horseshoe and the sheriff’s badge, and they work hand in hand. Horseshoes will drop with randomly generated values. However, they’re useless without the sheriff’s ‘Collect’ symbol, which only falls in the fifth reel. Getting horseshoes and a badge will award you a total win of all the current horseshoe’s values combined.
It’s the special symbols that make the game exciting and getting several high-value horseshoes can result in big wins!
Mustang Gold RTP and Volatility
Mustang Gold features a theoretical RTP of 96.53%, which is quite good for a slot from Pragmatic Play. The RTP combined with medium volatility should allow players to score average wins while trying to hit it big on a wild west jackpot.
How to Play Mustang Gold
Like most of Pragmatic Play’s slots, Mustang Gold is fun to play and easy to understand. The 25 paylines can be triggered across the five reels. Three or more symbols of a kind across the paylines will result in a win.
All the letter symbols will return up to 4x your stake if you get five matches or more. Five cowgirls will earn you 8x your wager, while the same number of white mustangs are worth 20x your stake.
It’s the special symbols you want, though, even more than the wilds. In fact, collecting several high-value horseshoes during a free spin bonus round can add up to more than the Mini and Minor jackpots – and that was just during our testing.
As a final touch, Mustang Gold makes it easy to leave the slots running in the background. Being able to turn on quick or turbo spins can speed up gameplay, and the autoplay feature goes up to 1,000 spins!
Like many slots from Pragmatic Play, Mustang Gold offers simple rules combined with fun and exciting gameplay mechanics. The country soundtrack is perfect for the theme, as is the design, symbols and imagery, and sound effects.
The horseshoes and sheriff’s badges are some of the most exciting and exhilarating features in the game. Being able to score massive wins outside of bonus and jackpot rounds really adds something special to the experience.
With wild herds, gunshots and copious amounts of country charm, Mustang Gold is a must-try for any fan of the old west.