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Golden Colts from Play'n GO: Slot Review - shoot for the stars!

Join an immortal Sheriff in the Wild West as he protects his town from a bunch of bandits in this excellent slot from Play'n GO.

It’s time to saddle up and head back in time to the Wild Wild West albeit with a dark twist in this latest title from top software studio Play’n GO. This game focuses an immortal Sheriff who watches over his town with a magical pair of Golden Colts in his holster. The town is going to need his protection as a bunch of rogue bandits known as the Ace-High Gang has arrived on the scene who intend to his steal his guns as well as wreak havoc everywhere. Let’s join the Sheriff on his latest patrol and see if we can nab a nice cash payout on the reels as he takes down the Ace-High Gang one by one with his legendary Golden Colts.

Golden Colts is a 40 payline slot that includes Respins, Free Spins, Mega Symbols, Sticky Wilds, and a Pick-Me Bonus Game.

Golden Colts Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature to highlight is the obligatory Wild symbol which is represented by the skull of a bull. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols on the reels apart from the Scatter to help create winning combinations. It is also the highest paying symbol in the game as if you happen to land 5 of these symbols on an active payline then you will win a fine payout worth 12.5X your initial wager.

The Scatter symbol in this game is illustrated by a silver skull with eerie glowing eyes. Land 3 of these symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger the special Bonus Game. Once activated, the Golden Colts’ cylinder will roll and then randomly award one of the following 7 bonus features:

  • Ace-High Gang: 3 Free Spins are given out with 4x4 Mega Symbols appearing on reels 2 to 5.
  • Wild Bull: 3 Free Spins are awarded with 1 or 2 reels covered with Wild Bull symbols.
  • Law of the Wild: 1 Free Spin is awarded with the Sheriff symbol appearing stacked on reels 2 to 4. One Respin is awarded when the Sheriff symbol covers an entire reel or when it creates a 3x3 block. The Sheriff symbol also becomes Sticky for the Respin.
  • Gunslingers: 1 Free Spin is awarded along with a Multiplier ranging between 5X and 30X.
  • Poker Play: You will receive 1 Free Spin with one large 2X2 Gambler symbol appearing on the reels. If another Gambler symbol appears then a Respin is awarded. The Gambler symbol acts as a Sticky Wild in this feature.
  • Furies: 1 Free Spin is awarded with 2 large 2x2 Girl symbols appearing on the reels. You will receive one or more Respins along with Sticky Girl symbols until you form at least one winning symbol combination here.
  • Most Wanted: This is a pick-me style bonus game where 20 posters appear onscreen and you have to select them, one by one, to reveal hidden prizes. It’s possible to win cash prizes as well as trigger any of the above Free Spin features. You can keep on selecting posters until you reveal either an “X”, “Ace-High Gang”, or “Wild Bull” bonus features. When the bonus features are awarded then this feature will end.

We should also mention that during the Free Spin features, the Scatter symbol will not appear on the reels.

Theme, Graphics and Sound

This game features spectacular visuals and effects which is exactly what we have come to expect from leading software provider Play’n GO. The game takes place in a rather dark and moody atmosphere as it is set inside a town with an eerie purplish night sky overhead and lightning setting the screen alight every so often. Symbols are expertly designed and consist of a Wild Bull, a Possessed Sheriff, the Ace-High Gang, along with classic A – 9 playing card symbols. The animations are smooth as symbols are highlighted by a bright stream of electricity when part of a winning combination. I especially like whenever you trigger the Bonus Game how the sky turns to a crimson red setting as the chamber of the Golden Colts revolve and then shoot to award one of the 7 Bonus features.

The music is atmospheric with lots of deliberate slow guitar strum sounds. It fits in perfectly with the Western theme of the game.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 40 paylines, a very good RTP of 96.55%, and a maximum payout worth 2,500X your stake.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.20, 0.40, 1.00, 2.00, 4.00, 5.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00

Based on a bet of 0.20:

  • Bull Skull Wild Symbol: 0.40 for 3X, 0.75 for 4X, 2.50 for 5X
  • Possessed Sheriff Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 0.35 for 4X, 1.25 for 5X
  • Cowboy Blue Background Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.30 for 4X, 1.00 for 5X
  • Gambler Purple Background Symbol: 0.07 for 3X, 0.25 for 4X, 0.75 for 5X
  • Cowgirl Orange Background Symbol: 0.06 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.15 for 4X, 0.45 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.11 for 4X, 0.40 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 0.03 for 3X, 0.07 for 4X, 0.35 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 0.03 for 3X, 0.06 for 4X, 0.30 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 0.02 for 3X, 0.05 for 4X, 0.25 for 5X
  • 9 Symbol: 0.02 for 3X, 0.05 for 4X, 0.20 for 5X

Our Verdict on Golden Colts

This slot comes from slot specialists Play’n GO and to be honest, it is one of the best Western-themed games we have ever played. Golden Colts has it all as it features outstanding graphics, action-packed gameplay, a top-notch soundtrack, and a slew of exciting bonus features. The star attraction of this slot is without a doubt the Bonus Game feature as you can enjoy up to 7 different randomly awarded Free Spin features here. Thankfully, it is quite easy to trigger with the Ace-High Gang feature being the most profitable as you can benefit from massive 4x4 Mega Symbols on each Free Spin. The Most Wanted feature is great fun too and highly rewarding if you trigger it but try your best to stay away from the “X” icon when clicking on those posters! The top prize for this game is a very good 2,500X your wager which can be won on every spin. Variance-wise, I found this slot to be Medium so you won’t have to wait too long until the Zombie Sheriff awards you with a nice payout on the reels! For slots with a similar Western theme, check out Wild Wild West and Sticky Bandits.

Tame the Wild Wild West to win a ghostly fortune on the reels in Golden Colts!