El cowboy Megaways is an online slot machine from the game developer Stakelogic. The theme of the slot is the famous Mexican holiday ‘Dia de Los Muertos‘. This variation on the previous one, El Patron is set in a hot Mexican town full of colored houses, lights, revolvers and painted skulls. The game offers up to 117,649 Megaways and the RTP is 96.21%.
You can bet from as little as 0.20 per spin. You can bet a maximum of 100 per spin, so high rollers can also take a gamble. Are you really lucky? Then you win the top prize of 10,000 times the stake. Unfortunately, this is not for everyone. Fortunately, you can also grab enough lower winnings during the Free Spins feature.
Read this online slot review about El Cowboy Megaways to find out all the ins and outs about the game.
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How does the El Cowboy Megaways slot machine work?
In El Cowboy Megaways you play with the well-known Megaways mechanism developed by Big Time Gaming. Each spin differs in the number of rows per reel, a maximum of 117,649 Megaways can appear on the reels. You must have 3 to 6 identical symbols in a row to have a winning combination. If you form a winning combination, the symbols disappear and new symbols fall into the playing field.
When you start the slot, you can start playing right away. You can bet from 0.20 to 100 per spin. You can easily adjust the bet before you start, or during the game.
The symbols in the slot match the theme. For example, think of a whiskey bottle, a gun, a cigar and a cigar cutter. Premium symbols are the masked bandits. In addition, there are also a number of special symbols, which we discuss in the game's bonus features.
El Cowboy Megaways Bonus Features
With several bonus features, Stakelogic brings excitement to El Cowboy Megaways.
Above and below the playing field are 2 bonus rows. The top row shows action symbols. These symbols are an Expanding, Dropping or Multiplier symbol. Wild symbols appear on the bottom row. If the rows match, you trigger special Wild symbols.
The Wild symbols are the jokers of the game. These can replace paying symbols making it easier to form a winning combination. These appear on the Bonus Reels. You can activate the following special Wild symbols:
Expanding Wild: This Wild symbol spreads all over the reel allowing you to form more winning combinations.
Dropping Wild: If you trigger a Dropping Wild, 5 Wild symbols will appear on the playing field. Every spin they ‘fall' down one position. The spin after the bottom row, the symbol disappears from the playing field.
Multiplier Wild: A Multiplier Wild multiplies your winnings by x2, x3, x4 or x5. You can also combine these multipliers to further increase the winnings.
Wild symbols do not land on the first reel of the playing field.
Another interesting bonus feature is the Free Spins feature. If you land enough Scatters on the reels, you will receive a number of free spins. 4 Scatter symbols yield 15 Free Spins. If you land 5 of these symbols, you will receive 20 Free Spins. With 6 Scatters on the reels you will receive 25 Free Spins.
During this feature, the Bonus Reels again play an important role. Dynamite bars appear on one row and Wild symbols and Multiplier Wilds appear on the other row. You can trigger the following extras with this:
- 15 Wild symbols that are scattered around the playing field
- Additional multiplier Wild symbols
You can also long a random Multiplier on the reels during the Free Spins feature. This varies in value from x2 to as much as x100.
The last bonus feature that El Cowboy Megaways has is the Bonus Buy option. If you don't feel like waiting until you unlock the bonus round, it is possible to pay and go straight to the bonus round. There are 4 different options you can choose from:
Option 1: Pay 100 times your stake and get 15 to 25 Free Spins
Option 2: Pay 300 times your stake and get 15 to 25 Free Spins with a minimum of 5,040 ways to win
Option 3: Pay 1,000 times your stake and get 15 to 25 Free Spins with 117,649 ways to win
Option 4: Pay 250 times your stake and receive one of the above options at random
What do we think of El Cowboy Megaways?
El Cowboy Megaways is a great game to play, but the gameplay won't blow your mind. Unfortunately, the game does not surpass its predecessor. Both the speed and winning potential of El Patron are better. The maximum win of El Patron is 25,000 times your stake, in El Cowboys Megaways this is ‘only' 10,000 times your stake. Fortunately, this game does have a medium variance.
Our team considers the Bonus Reels to be a positive point. This makes the slot different from many other games, where Wild symbols simply appear on the reels. One downside is that it can take a while to trigger a special Wild symbol. That makes the game entertaining, but a little less exciting than hoped.