Based on the classic TV western, Gunsmoke is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from 2×2 Gaming. These cowboys come with multiplier wilds that can boost base game wins by up to 5x. Also on offer are 2 free spins rounds where those multiplier wilds can reach up to 10x. Start shooting from 40p per spin.
Appropriately enough given that the original TV series last aired over 40 years, the slots version of Gunsmoke has a retro flavour. The reels are done comic book style and include A to J playing cards, pots, sheriff’s badges and 3 characters from the show – Festus, Kitty and Marshal. Land 5 of Marshal in a line and you’ll pocket a 750-coin award.
Appearing on reel 3 only, the Wanted poster is the game’s wild – when it hits, 1 of the 5 wanted posters will be lit. The posters on reel 1, 2, 4 and 5 award a wild multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x. If the wanted poster above reel 3 is lit, there’s no multiplier but you will get a wild reel. This is known as the Wanted Poster Game feature.
Gunsmoke comes with 2 other bonus features, both of which are triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the poker game scatter. You’ll receive a cash bonus equal to 1, 2 or 5 times your total stake and then randomly awarded 1 of the following 2 features:
Wanted Free Spins Bonus feature – depending on the number of triggering scatters, you’ll get 8, 12 or 16 free spins. The wanted poster wild multipliers are again in place, this time with the amounts doubled to 4x, 6x, 8x and 10x. The stacked wild is again in play on reel 3.
Shootout Bonus feature – this is part pick me round, part free spins bonus. You’ll be awarded a minimum of 6, 10 of 15 free spins depending on the number of scatters. You’ll also pick from 12 playing cards – find matching cards and you can win up to 6 more free spins. There’s a stacked wild in play on reel 3 throughout the feature.
We were pretty clueless as far as the characters on show here were. Even so, there’s still plenty on offer even if Gunsmoke was well before your time. The wild multipliers land regularly and the 2 free spins rounds offer some decent potential.
It’s not the most exciting slot you’ll see as far as design or features are concerned but is a perfectly solid take on the western-themed slot. Alternatively, you have NetEnt’s Dead or Alive and Playtech’s Heart of the Frontier.