During the times of American Frontier exploration and assimilation, laws could not always keep pace with the tempo of America expansion. This situation led to an emergence of cities and whole states that were ruled not as much with law as with old good Six Shooter. This period and territory is known in modern culture as Wild West. That was the time when brave cowboys battled with Native Americans for territory, only to be then shot dead by some thug during drunken argument at the saloon.
That was the time when millions of dollars and even lives could easily be won or lost during a poker round. That is exactly how it was back then – or at least, that is how these times tend to be shown in modern media. No wonder that Wild West is a really popular theme for slot machines, and Laredo (named after a Texas city, where a lot of famous western movies, including Streets of Laredo and Lone Star, were shot) is one of such games. As Laredo is made by WMS, it is no wonder that this online slot game is actually an online version of real-life slot machine that can often be seen at best Las Vegas casinos. Moreover, players need no download and no registration in order to play Laredo online and win real money.
How to Survive in Laredo
Gameplay and Prizes
Apparently, Laredo, as many other American towns, has not avoided Golden Fever, as it can offer its players a huge Jackpot of 600,000 dollars. This game is played on 5×3 reels with 20 unadjustable paylines.
Four typical card symbols (namely spades, clubs, hearts, and, of course, diamonds) are used as paying symbols alongside a “good” cowboy, a “bad” cowboy (and sadly, no “ugly” cowboy), a horse, a locomotive, a mounted sheriff, a sack of coins, a woman (apparently, from Cabaret) and a pair of guns.
The Game graphics and animations could be called an average by modern day’s standards for online slot games, yet for times when Laredo was released as an offline slot machine, they were really impressive. Being an online version of a real-life slot machine, Laredo contains no autoplay feature
To the Victor go the Spoils in Laredo
Features and Bonuses
As Laredo contains two cowboy images among its symbols, no wonder that both of them are a bonus symbol. The “bad” cowboy (shown holding two guns in his hands) is a scatter symbol that awards bonus rounds when collected in the number of three and higher (the more “bad” cowboys you collect – the more free spins you get).
The “good” cowboy is a wild symbol that not only counts as any other symbol in potentially winning combinations, but also can sometimes grant a player a multiplier of up to x10, applied to the amount win.