Ainsworth’s Mustang Money Slot Gallops Online
They’ve inspired the writing of songs and the naming of American muscle cars and now the wild Mustang horses that roam certain parts of North America have inspired an online video slot – Mustang Money.
Created by leading Australian developer, Ainsworth, the Mustang Money slot features five reels by three rows with a massive 50 paylines. The Mustang Money slot – which is packed with features including scatters, wilds, multipliers and free spins – has actually been around in land-based casinos for many years but was only recently taken online.
The Mighty Mustang of North America
They might have heard the song or seen the car but a lot of people still don’t know what an actual mustang is. Mustangs – or Equus Ferus Caballus, as is their scientific moniker – are wild, free-roaming horses that live in remote parts of Nevada, California, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Wyoming in the US as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.
These fierce but beautiful creatures are the long-distant descendants of Spanish colonial horses that arrived in the area with the conquistadors in the late 15th Century. The word “mustang” is derived from the Mexican-Spanish “mestengo”, which means “animal that strays”.
With that little history and geography lesson in mind, players will see that Ainsworth has put a lot of effort into remaining true to its chosen theme in the Mustang Money slot. The Mustang Money reels are set against the backdrop of burnt red desert sands – exactly the kind of inhospitable environment that the American mustang has somehow managed to survive in for several centuries.
The symbols featured in the Mustang Money further add to the intensity of the theme and include the fiery outline of a mustang in profile, black cactus silhouettes against an orange California badlands sunset, an American eagle flying across the desert sun, and a coin resembling the famous California State quarter, which is inscribed with the image of a mustang. The usual 9-through-A playing card symbols are the low-value Mustang Money symbols.
The most valuable symbol – at least, in terms of direct value – is the golden dollar sign, which pays out the Mustang Money jackpot of 1000 coins for five of a kind on a single active payline.
The Cost of Saddling Up
Trying to saddle a wild mustang is not something for the feint-hearted or inexperienced. Getting into the Mustang Money slot is fortunately a far easier feat that requires neither skill nor bravery – unless you plan to wager the full coin value of 35.00 credits on all 50 paylines. Less adventurous players may bet as little as 0.01 credits and need only activate a minimum of one Mustang Money payline in order to play.
The Flaming Wild Mustang
The Mustang Money wild symbol is the flaming outline of a mustang’s head in profile. And, indeed, what could be wilder than the mighty untamed mustang?
This means that the flaming mustang can substitute for all standard symbols to help complete winning Mustang Money payline combinations.
Mustang Money Pays for Free Spins
The Mustang Money slot logo is the game’s scatter symbol and triggers 10 free spins when three or more appear simultaneously anywhere on the reels. During these free spins, the Mustang Money coin symbol comes into play and can enable some major wins.
If the Mustang Money appears, any wins receive a random multiplier of up to 5x. Moreover, like the wild, the Mustang Money coin can stand in for other symbols to help create a win. When this does happen, Mustang Money players’ winnings will be multiplied even further.