There are some nice touches in this Mexican / Wild West themed slot. This music will remind you of old cowboy type movies, and many of the symbols have animations. I like the way that the reels are set on denim, like the original jeans of that era.
This is a 50 win-line game, giving you plenty of chances to win. Free spins are the main feature. Within the free spins game you can trigger a second screen picks game. While the line hits are frequent, the biggest win comes via the wild symbol.
There are more win-lines than on most slots in the 888 Games range – with 50 (non-adjustable) in total. The grid of the reels stays in the standard 5×3 layout. You can spin from just 1c per line (50c per spin) and up from there, and also choose the auto-play option.
The higher paying symbols are characters from the era. There is a guy with a mustache and sunglasses. I’m not sure that the sunglasses were around in this era, though the cowboy hat certainly was! 5 of this character’s symbols on a win-line will get you 1000 coins. Another guy, holding a gun, is the next biggest prize symbol – worth 450 coins for 5. A lady with a scarf covering most of her face is worth 200 coins for 5.
You’ll find plenty more items from the era making up the lower paying symbols. These include a horse, saloon, boots, hat, gun, beer and cactus. There are no playing card symbols used in the Gringos Dineros slot.
Golden coins which have ‘lucky coin’ written on them along with a dollar sign are the wild symbols. These can replace any of the regular symbols to create extra wins. With 50 win-lines in play they will often create more than one win each time. If you hit 5 on a line, this is worth 2500 coins – the single biggest line prize in this game.
Money bag symbols are surrounded by banknotes, and play an important role. These are scatter symbols, meaning that they pay based on the total number in view and are not tied to win-lines. You’ll get 3x your total spin amount for 3, 25x for 4 and 50x for the maximum 5.
The money bags also trigger free spins. You’ll get 10, 15 or 25 for 3, 4 or 5 bags.
When the free spins start the background of the reels changes, with the view of a street with salons on either side. The spins go fast, and you can trigger more spins with 3+ money bags.
During the free spins, you can trigger the bonus game (this can’t be triggered from the base game). You’ll need to hit a cowgirl on the middle position of reel 1 and a saloon on the middle position of reel 5 for this. The game is a second screen picks round. You choose from a crowd of people. Each one you pick who is not ‘Gringo’ will win you a prize (a multiplier of your bet amount). When your pick reveals Gringo, that is the end of your game and you return to the free spins.
While there are some nice touches with the design, I did find a couple of minor irritations. When you win over multiple lines on a single spin, this game takes a long time to cycle through your wins. Added to this, the whistling type tune repeats for each win!
Around the reels you’ll see a western themed scene, with mountains in the background and a cart and barrels in the foreground. The denim backed reels is an excellent detail (I did not notice at first, and was happy to spot this!). Symbols are detailed, and many of them have animations. For example, the boots ‘dance’ when involved in a win.
Sounds are atmospheric, and on-theme. If the winning tune did not repeat so often, this could certainly be a positive aspect of this slot.
This slot should have appeal to a broad range of slots fans. The graphics are good (certainly compared to many earlier games from 888), and the setting atmospheric. The main feature is the free spins. While I am never a big fan of having bonus games nested within free spins, this is an entertaining game which is worth waiting for.