Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens

The game developer Playtech has created a lot of branded slots, and in the early 2010s they released Cowboys & Aliens – based on the 2011 movie directed by Jon Favreau. The movie, in its turn, was based on a graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

The plot for this science fiction Western adventure revolves around an outlaw, a mysterious traveler and a rich cattleman who bands together to rescue a group of townspeople from extra terrestrial kidnappers.

cowboy aliensThe slot game Cowboys & Aliens doesn’t mimic the movie. Instead, it looks decidely cartoonish; probably an homage to Rosenberg’s original. The characters that populate the reels is a motley mix of humans and aliens, plus various playing card icons. Zeke and Verity (both humans) are among the best paying symbols, while the green alien pays a bit less. The very best paying symbol is the spaceship, which is both a high-paying symbol and a wild symbol.

The reels are set in an old partly destroyed western town.

Game developer

This slot was created by Playtech.  You can play this game in numerous online casinos including the well-known leovegas casino.


This is a 5 reel slot. Each reel have enough space to display three symbols.


This slot has 9 paylines.


You always play with all 9 paylines active on Cowboys & Aliens.

You can stake anywhere from 0.01 to 100 credits per payline.

This makes the smallest possible wager 0.01 credits x 9 paylines = 0.09 credits.

The largest possible wager is 100 credits x 9 paylines = 900 credits.


Autoplay is available for 10, 25, 50 or 99 spins.

Wild symbol

The alien spaceship is wild and can replace any of ther regular symbols. It can not replace the special symbols Alien Weapon, Alien Attack, and Cowboys & Aliens Scatter (free spins symbol).

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Alien Weapon feature

The Alien Weapon feature activates when you get the gun symbol on the first reel. The triangle on the gun will spin, landing on number 1, 2, 3 or 4. This will determine how many random numbers that will be shot at. When a symbol is hit, it transform into a wild! Then, the Alien Weapon feature gives you a re-spin. This means that you get a re-spin with up to four extra wild symbols.

Alien Attack Bonus

You need to get the Alien Attack Bonus symbol on both reel #1 and reel #5 at the same time to trigger this bonus round.

As the aliens attack, you select your character and strike back.

Available characters:

  • Verity, who has a whip. She has a low accuracy, but the whip can be used over and over again – up to 20 times.
  • Zeke, who has a pistol but only six bullets for it. Fortunately, he is renowned for his high accuracy.
  • The Native American warrior, who has a dozen arrows for his bow, and whose accuracy is somewhere between Verity’s and Zeke’s.

Every time an alien is killed, you will get a cash prize, extra ammo or a 2x win multiplier.

The Alien Attack bonus round ends when you are out of ammunition, or all the aliens have been killed, which ever happens first. If you do manage to kill all the aliens, you will get a special reward. If you have any ammo left over, that is valuable too.

Cowboys & Aliens Free Spins

The Cowboys & Aliens scatter symbol is your key to free spins. You need a minimum of three scatters to trigger the free spins round. You get 8 free spins.

During free spins, you can get help from a special wild symbol feature that adds some extra excitement to the reels.