It may sound like a cheesy US TV drama but The Enforcer is in fact a cowboy-themed slot from Ainsworth. Played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine, it comes with a bonus round that awards up to 11 free spins complete with wild multipliers which can combine to boost payouts by up to 9x. Join the sharp-shooting sheriff from 20p to £2,000 per spin.

A rickety old shack forms the basis of the reels in The Enforcer. Joining the bullet-marked playing card values are a sheriff’s badge and pistol which pay up to 10 times your total stake and a steam train which awards up to 20 times your bet. The best standard symbol is the gun-toting, horse-riding outlaw. Land 5 of him on a payline and you’ll win 25 times your total stake.

The sizzling cattle brand is the wild – it can land on the middle 3 reels only and replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter. The grizzly old sheriff is that scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of him and you’ll win a prize equal to 5, 10 or 100 times your stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and with it, 8 free spins. That may not sound like much but there are some tidy extras on offer here.

Any cattle brand wilds that land during the feature will be locked in place for the remaining free spins. During the feature, the sheriff symbol acts as a second wild on reels 1 and 5. When it forms part of a winning line on reel 1 or 5, you could be in line for a multiplier boost which can double or treble payouts.

Better still is if you land wilds on both reels 1 and 5 – then the multipliers are combined. Land a pair of 3x multipliers and the payout could rocket by 9x! Land 2 or more sheriffs on the same spin and 3 extra free spins are added to your total.

The design here has the feel of a brick and mortar casino slot and is pretty tired in comparison to what’s on offer from some rival developers. The feature round is a good one though and offers plenty of action. It’s worth noting that the paytable is much reduced in the feature compared to the base game so don’t expect bumper wins even if you do land big combinations. The extra multiplier and stacked wilds certainly compensate though.

This trip to the wild west lacked a little on the excitement front – if you enjoy the outlaw theme, NetEnt’s Dead or Alive is the best one around.