Pistoleras is a game that has armed Mexicans as its main characters, but with the very important difference that they’re all attractive women at the same time. They just happen to be armed with revolvers and pistols, the way you’d usually see sheriffs and villains in Wild West slots. The game gives the player 25 active lines to use each round, with a chance to win a top prize of $150,000. Among the features of this 5 reel slot machine, you will encounter a wild that triples your wins, the Saloon bonus game, plus a scatter that gives you free spins and tripled wins once again.
It’s the kind of game where you can wager a lot of money, but which has the minimal options available as well. You can spend as little as $0.25 and still you will have all 25 lines active. You can also increase the number of coins per line up to 10, while the denomination can reach $5, which will bring wagers up to $50 per line, or $1,250 for all of them. The game can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it, and the prize value will follow suit.
In Pistoleras, you’re going to find a Wild West inspired theme, but with characters that rely on attractive women, rather than men. It’s not a typical approach for such a slot machine, but one that I’m sure that plenty of players will welcome. You have many of the images that you’d expect from the Wild West, with weapons, horse drawn wagons, money bags and a logo among the symbols that you will care about most. The ones bringing you prizes most often will be the Royals though, the poker cards which are used in so many slot machines. In terms of design quality, I doubt you will find a lot to complain about in Pistoleras. The view is beautiful, and I’m not talking just about the three gorgeous women that are armed. The symbols, even the Royals, are all very intricate in their design and quite colorful. The background image is just as nice to look at, showing you a view of rocky formations in the desert and a wallpaper like design which has red roses in the corners.
With the Pistoleras logo appearing at times on the reels, you can expect for the game to give you access to one of its major features, the wild. The Pistoleras wild is the kind that you can use as a replacement for most symbols, but not for the scatters. They only need to be on a line that is active, together with regular matching symbols, and they might form a combo if they’re all aligned from left to right, in at least three positions. The wild symbol triples any wins that you get thanks to it, so there are very good reasons for you to want its help. Even on its own, when it appears two or more times on a line, from the left, it can still form a combination that pays incredibly well. A lot of games don’t have anything else other than wilds and scatters/free spins, but that’s not the case with Pistoleras. You’re also getting a bonus game, called Saloon Bonus, and you will trigger it by having three Money Bag scatters on the reels 3, 4 and 5. There will be a small reward offered at the same time, but the focus should be on the feature. Inside, you will find a total of 12 targets to shoot at and find out what hides behind them. Once you match three identical symbols, you get the prize that is associated with that image. If you get the three wilds from the targets, then you get the payouts from all other symbols combined. The last bit of the feature puzzle would be the scatter that shows you the Coach, which you will use to gain access to free spins. By landing two or more symbols on the reels, the game gets you a prize that multiplies your wager by 1x to 100x. As for the free spins, having 3, 4 or 5 Coach scatters present will give you 15, 20 or 25 spins, respectively. There will be a multiplier of 3x that is applied to every single win that you get while in free spins mode, even to the top jackpot. An added bonus is that the Pistoleras, the three females, will appear stacked sometimes on the reels. You will get the option to retrigger the free spins, but you need another 3+ Coach scatters to show up.
The top prize of the slot comes to you via the wild symbol. It pays you $50,000 for a combination during the regular spins and up to $150,000 during the free ones, where it is tripled in value. The Return to Player percentage for Pistoleras is at 95.60%, which is good, but not over the top. You will find better paying slot machines at Microgaming casinos.
Pistoleras looks great and is a pretty fun slot machine overall, especially thanks to its features. It can be as expensive as you want to make it, and high rollers will get their chance to win big if they decide to invest.
With a sharp eye for detail and an even sharper wit, Amelia Nguyen is the trusted slot game reviewer for SlotsRank. From Sydney's arcades to the global stage, Amelia's reviews blend Aussie flair with a universal understanding of what players really want.