True Sheriff Pokie Review
True Sheriff, a 5-reel 30-payline pokie by Betsoft, tells a story. Lost in the vastness of the Wild West, the town of High Noon enjoys peaceful life under a wakeful eye of the local sheriff. A brutal villain comes to the town and there can be only one walking away after a final showdown. And the case may be that this one is an Aussie who spotted this pokie. The chance is to endure a real Wild West adventure with its high stakes of life and death. And high stakes mean high prizes: up to $6000 in base rounds, Wilds paying up to $15,000, Scatters awarding up to $15,000, a gamble feature and also a chance to defend the town in a Final Showdown and earn a reward.
Gameplay: load your gun!
The pokie features an interesting interface that misses two controls, a Bet Per Line and a Choose Coin. Instead there are 4 buttons and a sliding switch to adjust a bet to your ambitions and budget. Lines between 1 and 30 are selected with the Paylines control. A bet size may be set in two ways.
The first way is to click on 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or MAX buttons to set a bet at $37.50, $75, $90 or $150 per spin. A special TOTAL BET display always shows the monetary value of the current bet. The second way is to use a slider under the buttons. With this slider a bet may be set at as low as $0.30 going up to $150.
The pokie features 9 payable icons, a payable Wild, a payable Scatter and a bonus feature trigger. The regular symbols are Playing Cards from 10 through Ace, a Girl, a Cowboy, a Villain and a True Sheriff (in ascending order of pays). The payable symbols earn from left to right and score when there are 3 of a kind on an active payline, while top wins are paid out when there are 5 of a kind on an active line. The wins range from x5 up to x1250 (or up to $6000 at the maximum bet of $150).
Wild Gun feature: fire at will!
A classy Smith & Wesson gun is a bonus trigger and it works in a tricky manner: it becomes effective if it appears on the central reel only. In a blink of an eye the Sheriff takes his gun and shoots at the reels five times. He is a sharp shooter but symbols are small, so he can hit 1, 2 or 3, up to 5 icons. They turn into wilds and a re-spin with wilds is granted. This a good help for a gambler because the wilds will sub for all payable icons; however they do not replace Guns and Badges.
There is a nice thing about Wild symbols. They have their own payouts: 3 Guns pay x30, 4 Guns – x300 and 5 Guns pay x3000 or up to $15,000 at the maximum bet of $150. Here is a tip from the Master of the Obvious: always place the maximum bet, it is worth every penny of it!
Wanted Dead or Alive: a Final Showdown
A Gun symbol is also a trigger of a second-screen Final Showdown bonus round. When a Gun pops up between Sheriff and Villain or in a reverse order, between Villain and Sheriff, on active lines 1, 2 or 3, the second screen bonus round is triggered. If the combination of Sheriff, Gun and Villain appears on reels 2, 3 and 4, it triggers the Wild Gun feature.
It is a climax of the conflict between the Good and the Bad and a breathtaking true 3D movie as well. The Sheriff and the Villain are ready to shoot bullets and the outcome depends on your luck: toss a coin and make a right guess, Heads or Tails. Each correct guess progresses you onto the next level – there are 5 levels – and increases the total bonus win. It is finally calculated when the feature is over and may reach quite a big amount especially if the bonus round is triggered by an increased winning combination, either Villain + Gun + Sheriff + Gun + Villain or Sheriff + Gun + Villain + Gun + Sheriff.
Wild West Scatter
A Sheriff’s Badge is a Scatter. Landing 3 or more Badges in succession on adjacent reels, starting from the utmost left reel, awards a Scatter payout and free spins. The payout is incredible! It ranges from x60 for 3 Badges and up to x3000 for 5 Badges (up to $15,000 at the maximum bet of $150). In addition, Badges earn free spins: 3 Badges earn 10 free spins, 4 Badges award 12 free spins and 5 Badges make it 15 free spins.
And there is more to this amazing and generous feature: each Badge appearing on the reels during free spins does count. Upon the end of a free spins mode Badges are counted and an extra cash prize is paid based on their total number collected. So, a Scatter in the pokie pays three times: a normal scatter payout before the feature starts, free spins and an extra cash prize in the wake of free spins!
Double Up: try your luck
A win in a base round activates a Double Up button and a gamble feature. Having opted for gambling, you bet your winning on Red or Black. Skillfully animated, this feature adds a lot of thrills and chills into the gameplay and opens up unrestricted opportunities for doubling the win. It is unavailable after free spins or a Wild Gun feature.
Bottom Line on True Sheriff
The 5-reel 30-payline video slot powered by Betsoft is a mind-blowing milestone in terms of technology, entertainment and gambling experience. True 3D wide-screen animation and plot-matching ambience produce the effect of being there. Chance of winning up to $6000 in base rounds, up to $15,000 in Wild Gun rounds, up to $15,000 in Badge free spins round and a gambling feature on top make this pokie an absolute no way to miss must for anyone with a penchant for gambling. It is accessible from any device of your choice, a desktop or mobile.