Bounty Hunters Slot Features
The primary playing area comprises a 5x3 grid situated in a neat iron frame where wins must fall on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost one. All 243 ways are in play, so all that matters is landing 3 matching images on consecutive columns. In the pay table, two groups of symbols award standard payouts. Low-value royals bring prizes between 0.2 and 1.25 times the bet, while premium Bounty Hunters' accessories pay from 0.3 to 5 times.
Bounty Hunter Wild
Bounty Hunter characters act as 3-symbol stacked Wilds appearing on reels 2, 3, and 4 only. Whenever they land partially visible, they will nudge to full visibility and award a +1 multiplier increase for each move.
Few Dollars More
Whenever a Bounty Hunter Wild lands fully visible right away, it will become sticky and award a respin. Any stack landing entirely during that respin will award another one.
Landing 2 Bonus symbols represented by a golden revolver on the same row of reels 1 and 5 triggers the feature. All other rows of the board will lock, and Bonus symbols will turn into sticky Multiplier Wilds with a value of x6 each. One respin will be granted for a chance to land a matching combination on the 3 middle reels. If another Bonus symbol lands, it will also turn into a sticky Multiplier Wild and award another respin. All multipliers are multiplicative.
Landing Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 activates the bonus with 3 respins. The central area turns into a 5x4 grid with additional 5-symbol reels on either side and a 4-symbol horizontal reel underneath.
The middle part can drop thugs or boss symbols, while the edge areas contain a Bounty Hunter each. With every hit on the main board, the respin count will reset, while lining up the Bounty Hunter icon with any thug or boss will award their respective prize value.
Hunters carry individual multipliers starting from x1 and increasing by 1 after every collection (up to a total of x12), plus they move randomly along their respective reels. The side hunters' multiplier will reset every time they don't collect, while the bottom hunter's value is persistent.
Bosses will land with an instant prize between 1x and 5x, awarding the following modifiers:
- Boss 1: absorbs all coin values from other visible thugs and bosses.
- Boss 2: adds his own value to all visible thugs.
- Boss 3: multiplies values of thugs belonging to the same group by x2 and +1x for every thug instance in the selected group.
Killing all bosses upgrades the bonus to Showdown Spins.
The bonus can be accessed by progressing from Raid Spins or scoring a combination of 2 Bonus and 3 Scatter symbols in the base game.
The playing area expands to a 5x5 grid with a similar setup as in Raid Spins, holding each Hunter on either side of it and one underneath. The main view starts populated by the Hard Honcho boss in the middle and 12 thugs surrounding him in a diamond formation.
The gameplay progresses in the same fashion as in the Raid Spins, except for the Hard Honcho starting with a value of x6 and acting as a random boss on every spin. Once he's collected/defeated, the grid will reset and populate with the same combination of symbols as at the beginning of the round.
Bonus Buy & xBet
To access the game's features instantly, players can choose one of the options in the bonus buy menu:
- xBet increases the active stake by 200% and boosts chances for triggering all features.
- Raid Spins cost 100 x bet.
- Showdown Spins cost 850 x bet.
- Lucky Draw with a 10% chance for a better bonus costs 175 x bet.
Just when you thought the link&win format couldn't be pushed any further after releases like Fire in the Hole, Money Train 3, or Cash Truck 2, the Nolimit City team pulls the pin and throws a metaphorical grenade in the middle of the industry to blow away the competition and disrupt the comfortable norms. Even though the base game initially doesn't look like it promises anything spectacular, being another grim Wild West story albeit equipped with the studio's signature xNudge mechanism, entering any of the two bonuses will reveal an entirely new way of playing the beloved cash-collecting model. At first glance, it might look like it's more difficult to score the prizes since they don't pay directly upon landing but need the Hunters to align on the matching row or column, but that's quickly compensated by their growing multipliers up to 12x. Also, the bottom Hunter's value never resets, making her kills the most lucrative. Moving to the final Showdown bonus, it's a true state-of-the-art mechanical design keeping in line with the theme, where the main boss surrounded by his posse boosts them (or himself) on every spin while the Hunters gradually mow down the thugs to get to him.
Ending with a few words on the audiovisual side, Nolimit, as usual, delivers a captivating environment boasting consistent graphics mixed with fantastic soundtracks. And, like most of their story-based games, you can enjoy a detailed walk through the narrative during the immersive big win presentations.