John Wayne was a character in a very famous old movie set in the American Old West. He is known today as the quintessential cowboy, with a big hat and a piece of straw in his mouth. John Wayne the slot by Playtech is based on this character, but not so much on the movie.

Playtech’s online slot John Wayne has five reels and twenty five optional paylines.  This is not a particularly expensive slot to play as it falls into the penny slot category. Each line can be played for one coin, and those coins can range in value from 0.01 up to 25. High rollers can bet big on this slot if they wish to, but being a medium variance game they may end up eating through their bank balance sooner than they would have liked.

Old West Feel

John Wayne the slot creates the feel that you have somehow wandered back in time into the old West. The reels sit in a dusty town on the high street with a saloon to one side and a ranch house to the other. Music plays constantly in the background, with a mixture of tunes that will make your toe feel like tapping, or like you should tip your hat at passing ladies and say Howdy ma’am. The graphics in the game are not 3d, but some of the symbols are stills taken from the movie in black and white. The rest are drawing style renditions of cowboy paraphernalia. The background animates as do most of the symbols when they form a part of a winning combination.

Cowboy Hats and Boots

John Wayne the slot has symbols in it that are obviously related to the cowboy lifestyle. Playtech has chosen the poker card route for the bottom of the range ones, which actually isn’t too out of place in this slot as cowboys used to spend a lot of time playing cards. These letters and numbers have been done in a suitable font and colour to help them to fit in with the theme. Next in line are his boots complete with spurs and his bandanna. Next up is his Stetson or hat. The top paying symbols are various black and white stills of John Wayne’s face.

Like logos playing the role of wild in many slots at, the John Wayne wild symbol is the game’s logo and shows him walking through the desert next to his dog. This symbol not only replaces all other symbols in the game but also is the highest paying icon worth 3000 times your line bet.

John Wayne Slot Symbols

Ranch Bonus

Bonus symbols can be found on reels on, there and five. Three of these in one spin will take you to a shooting gallery on John Wayne’s ranch. Here you get to shoot at some rusty old tin cans with a six shooter. Initially you get given three free spins but if you manage to hit the cans you can win even more free spins, a multiplier bonus, extra bullets, a retrigger bonus for the free games, a mystery extra wild symbol or a mystery extra scatter symbol.

Duke’s Badge Bonus

John Wayne had the nickname of The Duke, he was the town’s sheriff and of course wore a badge to proclaim that. If you find three or more of his sheriff’s badges on the reels you get to go to a pick me game where you could win various cash prizes.

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