If any film deserves to be made into a slot it is Clint Eastwood’s classic Spaghetti Western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. There are plenty of other Wild West themed slots, such as No Limit City’s Deadwood and Taco Brothers from award winning studio ELK, but none have the pedigree of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Gluck Games (the studio formerly known as Gamevy).
The cherry on top is the use of Ennio Morricone’s timeless soundtrack, which is enough to keep this adventure rolling all on its own. Throw in three bonus features, superb graphics and excellently designed artwork and you have a slot that will stand the test of time.
Pros & Cons
- Excellently designed slot with superb soundtrack.
- Three bonus features.
- Good betting range with decent max jackpot.
- Sticky Wilds are only active during The Good bonus feature.
- Game sounds/music only kick in when wins are scored.
- Only 8 paylines.
How to Play
To set your bet level press the plus or minus symbols on the bet toggle beneath the reels. Once you have loaded up your betting bullets press the spin button to set the reels in motion, a gunshot sounds as you go and tumbleweeds roll across the dusty ground. With only 8 paylines to aim for you could say that The Good, the Bad and the Ugly slot fits into the retro slots category, but in a way the fewer paylines the easier job it is to match the game symbols from left to right. Various characters appear on all reels as the game’s Wild symbols, and while they substitute for all symbols except Scatters they don’t award any additional multipliers during the base game.
10s through Aces styled in classic Old West font prop up the pay table as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly slot’s low paying symbols, paying x3 – x10 your stake for landing five across one of the game’s 8 paylines. The medium to high-payers are symbols we’d expect to find in Western themed slots, with slots like Deadwood and Wild West being perfect examples. Gun, Sheriff’s Badge, Canteen, Gold and Safe make up the high paying symbols in ascending order, ranging between x15 – x50 your stake for landing five along a payline. Various characters in the tale appear as the game’s Wild symbol, appearing on all reels and substituting for all symbols except Skull Scatters, which only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly slot features three bonus variants, all named after the characters in the title. You must land three Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 then choose which bonus you want to launch: the Good, the Bad or the Ugly.