Armadillo Artie Slot from Amaya
Armadillo Artie is a slot set in the American Old West, although instead of a bunch of your standard cowboys, this town is ruled by a variety of different animals. Artie himself is the main man of course, but he is joined by such characters as a Stetson wearing snake, a bird wearing blinkers and sneakers and a badger who looks like he’s rather be anywhere else than in a Western town.
The highlight of this slot is the free spins bonus round, where you’ll find an added bonus, where Artie turns into a bowling ball.
How to Win on Armadillo Artie
The highest paying of the symbols is the title logo, which is worth an impressive 1,000 coins when hitting the maximum five in a row. The snake, bird and badger are next up on the pay table, worth 750, 500 and 500 coins respectively. You’ll also find the skeletal head of a buffalo upon a wall mounting on the reels, while no self-respecting Wild West themed slot would be complete without a cactus standing proud. These standard symbols are completed by the playing card letters J, Q, K and A.
Armadillo Artie is the wild symbol on the reels and will substitute for any other apart from the scatter. This wild only appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, but when it does it will expand horizontally to the right, turning all those symbols wild, guaranteeing a five in a row win if the wild appears on the second reel.
Armadillo Artie Slot Bonus Feature
The final symbol found at the base game is the free games, which is illuminated by a large golden sheriff’s star. This is a scatter symbol and makes an appearance on reels 2, 3 and 4, and if you can land it on all three of these reels, you’ll enter the bonus feature.
You’ll have 10 free spins during the feature, although there is a huge added bonus in the fact that the reels pay both from left to right and from left to right. Also throughout the feature you’ll find one added symbol in a set of ten pin bowling pins, this replaces the scatter symbol, so is therefore also only found on reels 2, 3 and 4. If you can land just two of these during any spin, you’ll enter a further bonus feature, where you’ll actually play ten bin bowling. You’ll see three arrows pointing towards the pins and you’ll simply choose one of the three arrows and then Armadillo Artie will roll himself into a ball and fly towards the pins. The more pins you knock down, the greater the prize you’ll win. This might sound like a skill game, but it is certainly not, the number of pins falling seemingly random.
Design and Setup
The slot certainly has a nice design, the cartoon feel giving it a particularly fun and friendly air. The reels are set against the backdrop of a North American scene, where rocks overhang a creek, while cacti are dotted all around. The main characters all animate when forming part of a win, this adding to the entertaining air of the game, while a very up temp, western style soundtrack accompanies each spin, only making the game more enjoyable.
Take away the animals acting as cowboys, and you’ve actually got something of a standard 5 reel slot. This game has 25 pay lines in all, with a minimum bet size of just 1c per line, ranging all the way through to $10 per line. The game has a handy auto play option, which you can set manually by clicking the up and down arrows, or much more quickly by using the ‘advanced’ button, where you’ll also be able to set the auto play rules, such as stopping after a certain level of wins.
Armadillo Artie is certainly a slot that grows on you. At first, the base game seems somewhat straightforward, but when Artie appears as the wild and expands to the right, you’ll know you’re at a slot with a difference. The bowling feature found within the free spins also gives the slot some added originality and injects a further sense of fun into the game.