Tue, Jul 17, 12:28am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:41pm
An American Wildlife Themed Pokie with a Choice of Free Spins Features
Longhorn Deluxe takes you to the American West and you could easily be forgiven for thinking that this is a Cowboy themed game. In fact, the only thing missing from the Cowboy theme is the cowboy himself. On the reels you have a ‘special ranger’ badge and cowboy boots, while a number of animals also fill the reels. The stampeding buffalo is the standout and the title character, while an armadillo, a cougar and an eagle also feature.
Why Risk a Stake on Longhorn Deluxe?
This Aristocrat online pokie offers the following entertaining features:
Look out for the Special Ranger symbol in the base game, as three or more anywhere on the reels will see you enter the free spins feature. You’ll now have an interesting choice to make, as you’ll pick from the following three bonus rounds:
These options give you a difficult choice. You could take the 15 free games and take the smaller of the multipliers, therefore playing it relatively safe. At the other end you could take the nine free spins. You might find yourself with just a 2x multiplier anyway – but land a big win with the 5x multiplier and your bankroll will receive a huge boost.
Look out for multiplier combinations too. Hit a win with both a 2x multiplier and a 5x multiplier in play and your total win will receive a 10x boost. The perfect spin will see you land three 5x multipliers on a win line (having chosen 9 free games), which will pay an incredible 125x multiplier. Nice work if you can get it! This bonus feature can be retriggered at any time too.
Longhorn Deluxe plays on a 5×4 reel configuration, using the Xtra Reel Power format. This system means that you’ll win when landing matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right, irrespective of the position of symbols on those reels. In all, this set up gives you 1,024 ways to win on every spin, although you’ll be pleased to know that these come at the cost of just 50 credits.
The highest paying symbol in the base game is the Longhorn itself. You can’t miss this symbol as the horns stretch out on both sides, overlapping symbols on either side. The eagle, the cougar, the armadillo and the cowboy boots come next on the pay table. At the lower end of the pay scale you’ll find the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Longhorn Deluxe has some fantastic imagery throughout the game. In the backdrop to the pokie you’ll see a mountainous scene at night, with the dark blue sky giving the craggy mountains a blue shading. If you heard the stampede of the buffalo on this night, you should certainly take cover.
Entering the bonus feature you’ll see an actual image of the stampeding buffalo, as they look sternly over your choice of options. The buffalo have kicked up a lot of dust here, and you can almost taste it when playing.
During the gameplay itself you’ll be met by a series of nicely designed symbols, although animation could have been a little bit more far reaching. The most ‘cowboy’ aspect of the pokie is the theme tune that plays alongside – imagine a Western movie theme with the whipping of the lasso and you’ve got the idea.
Aristocrat have come up with an enjoyable and involving gambling machine in Longhorn Deluxe. While the base game might not be the most original, with 1,024 ways to win, you’re ensured excitement on a good number of spins. Enter the feature and things gather pace. Your choice at the start of the feature is an intriguing one, especially when you know the multipliers can team up. Whichever one you choose, you can almost be sure of a big win or two.