Get ready to mosey on down into profit town in Neon Cowboy – a rootin’ tootin’ slot from the team at Mobilots that features, free spins, a bonus round and wilds that expand to fill entire reels.
Again built with mobile players in mind, Neon Cowboy is a relatively uncomplicated slot that can be picked up in just a few spins, but the game is packed with enough fun features and big money prize payouts to make it both consistently exciting and one of the studio’s more unique video slot titles.
While many of Mobilots’ slots cater for players on tighter bankrolls, Neon Cowboy is towards the higher end of the betting spectrum. True, the game is fully adjustable and can be played with anywhere between 1 and 30 paylines, but with the presence of expanding wilds on its 5 reels, you’d really be missing a trick if you didn’t play the slot with the maximum amount enabled at all times.
Coin sizes in the game range from $0.50 to $2, meaning the lowest bet-per-spin you can make with all 30 paylines active is $15 and the highest is $60. This obviously means that the slot can play havoc with your casino balance if you’re not careful, but the good news is that big payouts come around frequently enough to ensure that with a little luck on your side, you shouldn’t get cleaned out.
Regular prizes in Neon Cowboy range from 5x your bet per line for matching three of the game’s lower value icons, while the maximum regular jackpot is 500x your line bet for five cowgirl symbols. The bonus round also offers some enticing wins, with a maximum of 20x your total bet up for grabs.
Despite following the same basic layout and structure as most Mobilots slots, Neon Cowboy is certainly a visually-striking title. The game features entirely unique symbols, meaning even the lower value icons are consistent with the theme, while the reels spin at a lightning fast speed throughout.
Unique icons in the game include horseshoes, sheriff’s badges, Stetsons, cacti and his and hers cowboy boots in the lower value range, while the higher value symbols are represented by a bull’s head, a cowboy and a cowgirl. All depicted in a bright selection of neon colours, this makes the game incredibly interesting to look at, with the reels lighting up when a feature is about to be triggered.
In terms of audio, Neon Cowboy is similarly impressive, with a nice piece of electric guitar-driven country music providing a fitting backdrop to the sounds of bullets ricocheting and various whoops and hollers from the titular cowboy whenever a winning line is triggered anywhere on the 5 reels.
Although Neon Cowboy features free spins and a bonus feature that we’ll get into later, the game’s start attraction is undoubtedly the inclusion of expanding wilds. Activated whenever the word “wild” appears on a reel, these will descend vertically to replace all symbols with the words “big wild”, turning the entire column wild and usually creating multiple winning paylines to boost your profits.
As these “big wilds” can feature on any number of reels, it is possible – although admittedly rare – for the entire gameboard to be turned wild, instantly triggering the slot’s maximum payout amount. Additionally, a bonus picking game can be activated whenever three or more sunset symbols appear anywhere on the reels, which transports players to a new screen where instant prizes can be won.
Working in the same way as the bonus feature in most of Mobilots games, the word “bonus” will be displayed on the screen, with players simply having to pick a letter to reveal a cash prize. With more picks on offer depending on how many sunset symbols were used to trigger the bonus feature, players can bag themselves some prizes that again easily exceed the slot’s regular 500x jackpot.
Mobilots manage to consistently amaze us with what they can do within a fairly simple slot structure, and Neon Cowboy is arguably an example of when they’re at their creative best.
Although the slot is essentially as easy to understand as any of their other titles, the presence of free spins, a bonus round and the all-important expanding wilds make it infinitely more enjoyable, while the completely unique symbols and cool country soundtrack really help it stand out from the crowd.