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Showdown Saloon Pros and Cons


Thumbs Up The graphics are spot on. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a saloon, waiting for your drink.

Thumbs Up The mystery stacks feature is truly innovative, and this is only the second slot to use them, so it feels really fresh.

Thumbs Up The Re-Spin feature is basically a second free spin round and can turn out to be quite beneficial.


Thumbs Down The maximum win of $75,000 is comparatively low and might not appeal to all kinds of players.

Thumbs Down There’s not that many bonus features, so some players might get bored.

Thumbs Down The RTP is barely above average.

About Showdown Saloon Slot

Are you ready to don your cowboy hat and holster up for an adventure in the wild wild west with Showdown Saloon? What’s not to like about a visit to the saloon with some moonshine and maybe a good ole bar fight?

This Microgaming slot offers all of that and more on 5×3 reels with 15 paylines. The RTP is about 96.05% and the slots volatility is medium, leaning towards the high end of the scale. So, you’ll have to be a little patient and careful with your trigger finger, if you want to see some high wins, because they only appear come high noon (that’s a joke, but they don’t roll around all that often).

We felt like we were smack in the middle of a proper saloon in the wild west. And if you’d like to learn more about the features and wins you can rake in with this slot, we recommend that you pay close attention to our review below.

Showdown Saloon Theme and Background

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Well, that’s a fairly straight forward topic if we ever saw one! This slot wants to transport you back in time to a small town in the American mid-west (that is completely made up, but it sounds awesome, doesn’t it?) and invites you into the town’s saloon for a shot or two and maybe a duel come high noon!

The background of the slot is littered with playing cards and gun shells. And let’s be real here, that’s where the action in all those wild west movies always starts as well. Some low-life cheats in a game of cards and there’s a big brawl and then someone gets shot!

And if they don’t get shot on the spot, there’ll be a high-stakes duel at high noon and someone gets shot then. And that is the atmosphere that Showdown Saloon wants to convey to you as a player – can you feel the adrenalin pumping?

Showdown Saloon Gameplay

As stated above, the slot is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and offers 15 paylines. The atmospheric saloon feeling is present in every spin and you will see everything on the reels that can be found in a saloon.

The higher paying symbols are represented by things like colts, dice, whiskey and whatnot, while the lower paying symbols are card values from 10 to Ace, as they so often are.

Read on below and click on any of the sections to learn more about the special features of this slot.

Wild Symbol

The Wild Symbol is represented by a hand of playing cards (and a straight, no less) with the green word ‘Wild’ written over it.

As per usual, the wild symbol will replace every other symbol except the Scatter to form winning combinations.

Free Spins

To trigger the free spins, you’ll need full stacks of the free spin symbol. The full stacks need to be adjacent to each other and they only count starting from the leftmost reel. You can earn the following amounts of free spins:

  • 3 stacks will award you 5 free spins
  • 4 stacks will give you 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier
  • 5 stacks will get you a total of 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier

It’s not that easy to get full stacks of a symbol, so making your way to the free spin round is actually a big deal. Almost like winning a duel!


Re-Spin Feature

If you manage to land matching full stacks of a symbol, there’s a chance that the re-spin feature will get triggered.

The matching full symbol stacks have to land on the middle three reels. The triggering stacks will be locked in place during the feature while the other reels re-spin. If a new full stack of matching symbols lands, a new re-spin will be triggered.

After five matching full stacks have landed, there won’t be another re-spin. Too bad!

Mystery Stack

Each reel in the game has a stack of mystery symbols. If a stack of mystery symbol lands, a single game symbol will replace the mystery symbols, which are represented by game chips.

The mystery symbols can even be replaced by the free spin symbol, so you’ll want to look out for those!

Showdown Saloon Payouts and Wagering Limits

The costs for a spin start with very 19th century prices as you can start gameplay with as little as $0.20. But if you’re a child of modern times, you might want to up the stakes and spin the reels with the maximum bet of $100.

Especially if you want to bag the maximum win of $75,000, you won’t want to skim on your betting amounts. But even if you don’t want to invest that much in a single spin. You can make up to 750x your bet, which means that you can convert $0.20 into $150 – not too shabby!

And even though the RTP is just about average with 96.05% and the medium to high volatility means that you’ll have to be patient and manage your bankroll, this slot remains fair.

Showdown Saloon Final Verdict

This slot is clearly for the adventurous soul. If you can deal with guns and cards and duels and showdowns, then this is the slot for you! An additional perk is that you get all of this excitement without the actual chance of getting shot.

The slot is atmospheric from design to soundtrack and the bonus features compliment this feeling. If you’re after an exciting slot that plays in the wild west, you should definitely give Showdown Saloon a whirl!

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