Yee-haw it’s time to ride the money train on home with the superb whip cracking action on offer from the Western Belles Slot Machine.
Wester Belles Slots Features
- Wild reel that provides you with extra winning chances on every spin
- Stacked kiss wilds that help you hit those prize-paying combinations
- Pay one fixed amount for your pay-lines and the reel feature
- Wild reel can contain bonus symbols to help activate feature
- Scatter activated free spin round gives you five free spins
- Two wild reels feature in the free spin round to help you hit the big wins
- Re-trigger the bonus to add extra spins to your free spin count
IGT love their stacked wild games. From the original machine that started all the fuss – Wolf Run through to more modern variants like 100 Pandas and Wolf Rising, this system gives players a chance to grab some massive wins off the reels if they’re lucky enough to land several stacked wilds simultaneously on any single spin. Now this top class Las Vegas development house have taken this system one step further with the superb Western Belles, which not only features a stacked wilds, but a random wild reel that falls into place every time you rotate the reels.
If you like your slots with a little bit of sauce then you’ll love the visual extravaganza that’s on offer from Western Belles. This slot machine packs in some vintage-styled graphics complete with old school cowgirls who have more than a touch of the pin-up about them. These gorgeous ladies are set up in a rodeo background that gives you everything you could want lashed up in an Annie Get Your Gun style atmosphere that really works. Hipsters and hardcore slot players alike will soon fall for the wonderful looks on offer from this title.
Sound-wise Western Bells has everything you could possibly want in a slot game. There’s a very good little track that plays in the background, reminiscent of all those cowboy films that did the rounds in the early days of cinema. The real touch however is the whip crack effect that plays every-time the special wild reel drops into place on the grid. This adds to the excitement and glory that comes with every spin.
Western Belles is a glorious 40 pay-line slot machine that plays over five red hot reels of casino action. However, you have to make an extra bet in order to pay for the wild reel system. This is a feature that we’ve seen in other IGT slots, such as Elvis the King. Quite why players have to pay a premium that can’t be built into the reel play for their spins is beyond us, but if this is the way IGT want to do it – then so be it. You get bonus scatters on the middle three reels together with stacked wilds in the form of lipstick kisses to help you on your winning ways.
The best thing about Western Belles however is the single wild reel that appears on the grid after every single spin. This wild reel acts like a complete set of stacked wilds and can help you hit those multiple pay-line combinations that hold the keys to the big prizes on today’s modern slot machines. Of course, in order to accommodate the extra winning potential on the reels, the pay-table has been trimmed down accordingly – even with the extra large 200 coin bet, but overall the machine still has a nice balance to its game-play.
As with many IGT slots out there Western Belles features a free spin round that comes to you with a special bonus scatter activation system. You’ll need to stop in three of these symbols on the middle three reels in order to gain access to the feature round with five free spins under your belt. These spins take place on a special second set of reels that give you not one, but two wild reels that fall into place on every spin. With a chance to re-trigger the bonus and add a further five spins to the count – this is one whip crack of a feature round that has the power to pay some huge rewards.
Slot Professor Says
I don’t currently have a girlfriend – but the ladies of Western Belles more than make up for this deficiency in my life. These wonderful women have what it takes to turn the old Wolf Run stacked wild slot format into a fresh and exciting game that has what it takes to keep you excited and stuck to every single spin. What more can I say? This is one new school game that manages to mesh together old school looks with red hot reel action. Well done IGT.
This is the bit of my section where I usually like to have a moan. Yet again I’m going to say that I don’t know where IGT are getting a 200 coin bet from in order to make you pay for the extra features on the reels. It all seems a little tight to me, but then on the other hand you can hit some fantastic spins on the reels of this slot machine. The only thing I’ve got to say is that you better turn up with a pocket full of cash as this does tend to be a rather expensive machine.
So what about playing tips? How can you get the very best out of this game? Well, Western Belles is another game where you can simply wait for an awesome payout from a single spin. With the stacked kiss wilds and the wild reel there’s a very good chance to hit a big symbol five strong combination straight off the grid – where this might seem a very difficult achievement on other slot, it’s not the case here, allowing you to relax about forcing your way into the bonus round.