ABOUT TOMBSTONE SLOT
Tombstone is a western-themed slot game from NoLimit City, released back in 2019. The game takes place in 1881 during the final days of the Wild West. Wyatt Earp and his friend Doc Holliday are fighting against the Cowboys. As part of the plot, Wyatt and Doc are involved in a shootout at the OK Corral.
The slot uses this famous event to try and create a wild west feel that promises so much but fails to deliver. The primary objective of the slot is to capture one or more of the three outlaws which play as stacked wilds. An effort has been made to differentiate the slot from others with a 5 reel, diversified line count, similar to Neon Stax. We will go into more detail on the pay lines and features later.
The most attractive feature of the game is the ability for players to win up to 11,456x their bet and with a nice range of betting options, this will appeal to some players. The betting options allow players to place bets from as low as £0.10 up to £50 per spin. The game offers a good RTP of 96.19% with low variance and 108 paylines.
THEMES, SYMBOLS, AND PAYTABLE
The Wild West theme is apparent from the slot name, Tombstone, along with the standard cowboy graphics and bonus features. Tombstone is a classic story from the wild west that could have been a real winner if it had been executed to a higher standard.
The symbols of the game are made up of
- Playing Card Symbols – Pay 2x for 5 on a payline
- Guns – Pay 3x for 5 on a payline
- Horseshoes – Pay 3x for 5 on a payline
- Money Bags – Pay 4x for 5 on a payline
- Gold Bars – Pay 4x for 5 on a payline
- Dynamite Sticks – Pay 6x for 5 on a payline
- Outlaws – Stacked Wilds
The symbol graphics are slightly dated, leaving you with the feeling that you are playing at a pub fruity from back in the 90s.
The outlaw wild symbols are comprised of Skinn Joe (Horse Thief), Edda Star (Bank Robber) and El Gordo (Notorious Bandit). The stacked wilds will increase your win multiplier by 1x for each step.
RTP, VARIANCE, AND PAYOUTS
The RTP of 96.19% is reasonable and sits in a good range for players looking for a decent return on their spending. The low variance of this slot means that a win is never far away but that the big wins are few and far between. This is one of the biggest downfalls of Tombstone, the wild west theme lends itself to a high variance slot theme where you risk big and win big, like the brave frontier settlers.
The max payout is decent at a whopping 11,456 times your bet. This is an attractive bonus but with a high-frequency paying slot, it means that the big bonus is less likely to trigger based on the audited RTP.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
The gameplay on Tombstone is entertaining for a few hours when the game is new and you are testing out the features but will become monotonous after your 3rd or 4th time playing the game. It really does feel like you keep hitting the same small wins with the bonus features triggering very occasionally.
The bonus features comprise of a number of free spins bonuses along with the stacked wilds multiplier.
Tombstone offers players the opportunity to increase their win multiplier by triggering the outlaw wilds feature. Each Stacked Wild will increase the win multiplier by 1x. This is a nice feature, although not unique.
Justice spins are triggered when a player lands a Marshall and Sherif badge on reels 1 and 5. This will entitle the player to 3 Justice Spins (free spins). It is important to note that wilds will stick for the free spins.
Gun Slinger Spins
Landing 3 scatter symbols will trigger the Gun Slinger Spins feature. This is made up of 10 free spins that have sticky wilds. Scatter symbols that are picked up during these spins will increase your free spins allowing the features to continue running.
Triggered by landing, the Sherif badge, 3 scatters and the Marshall Badge. This feature entitles players to 12 Bounty spins. Bounty Spins include all the features from Justice Spins and Gun Slinger Spins.
Tombstone is a fun slot for players that have not played it before but the game does not offer longevity in terms of excitement. The free spins features all feel very similar with the slot itself offering little in terms of creativity and ingenuity. Tombstone is not the worst slot we have come across but it is far from the most exciting which is why we would only recommend it for players that are big fans of the wild west.
If you are looking for a better wild west styled slot machine, Dead or Alive is a far superior game. Tombstone and Dead or Alive are available from any of our recommended UK Slot Sites.