Time to take a trip back to the days of the Wild West when it was a case of cowboys, outlaws, gold prospectors, and Native Indians, or in other words it was total chaos most of the time. You won’t be worried about all of that though if the big wins can come along when playing ‘The Enforcer’ and the frozen wilds that this game contains certainly won’t have you complaining.
The look of this game will certainly delight you if watching westerns is a hobby of yours. It has some planks that have been nailed together as the backdrop to the reels. It’s clear that there has been a fair bit of trouble going on recently in this area because there are some visible bullet holes.
‘The Enforcer’ has a total of five reels and on its three rows of symbols there are a total of 20 pay-lines. You don’t have to be paying 20 pay-lines on each spin of the reels because they are not a fixed amount. If you look underneath the reels there is a control button to the right of ‘The Enforcer’ logo which when clicked on brings up a control box. That allows you to set how many pay-lines you want to activate and your stake. The minimum stake in this slot with all the pay-lines in play is 0.40 and the maximum 2000. Ideal therefore for those who want to play for fun and those who are looking to win big prizes. Just gamble an amount you can safely afford to lose.
The symbols in this game include a cowboy on a horse, a train, a gun, and a sheriff’s badge. We then get the nine to Ace playing card symbols which is a bit of overkill really, some more theme-related symbols would have been a more enjoyable option.
The wild symbol in tis slot is the cattle brand which has WILD written on it just to confirm the fact. This can substitute for other symbols to help get you wins and plays a key role in the free spins round. It can’t replace the scatter symbol which is the sheriff with a pair of crossed pistols. When the scatter does arrive there’s some animation with the sheriff pulling out those pistols. This is a real hot-shot of a symbol because as you will read, it’s not allergic to a spot of double duty.
Three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the free spins round. This means you can be playing just one pay-line but still have a chance of getting those free spins. Once triggered you receive a total of eight free spins. Your chances of getting winning combinations are increased during the free spins. When a wild comes along it will remain frozen there for the duration of the free spins so let’s hope they make appearances right from the start.
The scatter symbol also acts as a wild during the free spins round. It only appears on the first and fifth reels and when it helps create a winning combination gives either a 1x, 2x or 3x multiplier to that win. If two scatters appear then the two multipliers are combined. The pay-out values are lower in the free spins round but hopefully those multipliers will rescue the day. If you do manage to get two or more of the scatter symbols on the reels again, there are two more free spins added and hopefully that will add to your winnings.
‘The Enforcer’ isn’t that difficult a game to understand. It is still important to access the paytable which is found in that control box. It gives details of how much you can win, for example five of the scatters pays a maximum of 200,000 in the base game and information about the bonus game. With the bonus, free spins round containing frozen wild symbols and multipliers, it’s important to have some free games in order to see how all the elements of this game plays out.
There are other games out there that also offer similar gameplay. For example, you can try your luck on another Ainsworth slot called ‘Thunder Cash.’ That also has 20 pay-lines and offers a free spins round with frozen wilds and the option to re-trigger more free spins. Also give a go to ‘Mugshot Madness’ from Microgaming which also has 20 pay-lines on offer and a free spin but one without frozen wilds. The Novomatic slot ‘Lightning Wild’ does offer players the bonus of frozen wilds in the free spins round.
Another entertaining slot game from Ainsworth. The theme is a good one, though we could have done with some more theme-related symbols on the reels. The free spins round is where the big wins come along. The frozen wild symbols can certainly help you and the earlier they arrive the better. The fact the scatter also acts as a wild is helpful, particularly with its multiplier. It’s not too complicated a slot so give this a go and hopefully the wins will come along.