Downtown is a shoot’ em up style slot from 1X2 Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, it comes with a shooting gallery style pick me round as well as a bonus feature that awards between 5 and 15 free spins with all payouts doubled. Play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices from between 25p and £62.50 per spin.

Most horror themed slots play for laughs but Downtown is genuinely creepy – a black and white cityscape scene forms the backdrop to the reels which include A to 9 symbols on shooting targets. The higher value symbols are a villain, a screaming woman, a man with a gun and a lady of the night who is the most lucrative, awarding up to 750 coins. The Police: Do Not Cross symbol is the wild. It replaces everything apart from the bonus and free spins symbols.

Downtown comes with 2 features. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the cell symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll pocket 30, 100 or 300 coins. You’ll also trigger the Shootout Bonus feature. Fire at the buildings – if you hit the target, you’ll win a cash prize.

3 or more of the mysterious, silhouetted man symbol anywhere on the reels triggers the Free Spins feature and with it, 5, 10 or 15 free spins. All payouts during this feature benefit from a 2x multiplier which sees all payouts doubled.

The design in Downtown gives the feel of a crime-ridden city – the quality visuals are backed by a haunting backing track that adds a real air of menace to the proceedings. This is properly chilly stuff for an online slot.

As far as gameplay goes, the action comes quickly and often. Both features land at regular intervals and you won’t endure lengthy spells where nothing happens. The Shootout Bonus feature delivered regular small wins. More potential is offered by the free spins where the 2x multiplier can help things along. We’d put the variance in the medium range.

As far as the theme goes, Downtown is a decidedly creepy slot. It does offer a pair of decent features though. If you’re brave enough, it’s worth a trip Downtown. If you like the theme, Mr Green Moonlight by NetEnt is very good – I also suggest you try some of 1X2 Gaming’s other titles with Kick A$$ worth a go.