About Western Belles
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.