Armadillo Artie is a five reel and twenty five payline slot from online casino software creators Amaya gaming. Set in the wilds of west Texas, this fun and lighthearted slot features a bright, colourful cartoon art style with an emphasis on three dimensional characters and symbols.
The background for Armadillo Artie is a lonely two lane highway out in the middle of the Texas desert. The player can see the jagged orange rocks that make up the mountain landscape alone with the barren yellow sand that flanks the highway on both sides. Texas is known by many locals as “big sky country” and it certainly shows in this slot. The bright blue expanse seems to go on forever and is dotted with a few fluffy white clouds. Though the tall cactus that seem to present themselves in so many westerns and cartoons seem to be missing, the more regionally accurate ground cactus dot the landscape. These bright green plants with their sharp, yellow spikes add a nice splash of colour to the scene and really transport the player to the desolate and lonely deserts of west Texas.
To the right and left of the reels, the player can see the various paylines that are available. Keeping with the theme of Armadillo Artie, the paylines are displayed in multi-coloured starts that resemble Sheriff’s badges. Above the reels, against a wooden board and surrounded by barbed wire, is the name of the online casino gambling NZ slot in bright yellow font.
Below the slot reels, the player is given some betting options as well as additional information about their balances and the slot itself. Both the lines and the player’s bet can be adjusted but pushing the up and down arrows. The player’s balance, total bet and total win is also displayed. There are also autoplay, spin and bet max buttons as well as a paytable should the player want to check the values of symbols or get a quick reminder of what is wild or what serves as the scatter.
Armadillo Artie Symbols
The symbols in this slot are a mix of theme specific symbols along with some classic slot symbols. From least valuable to most valuable, these symbols include a green jack a red queen, a blue king, a purple ace, a tall cactus, a longhorn skull mount, a possum, a roadrunner, a rattle snake and a symbol in the shape of the great state of Texas.
There is also a scatter symbol in the form of a golden, five pointed sheriff’s badge that says “free games” in blue. The wild is Artie the armadillo.
In order to activate the bonus feature for this slot, the player must land three of the scatter symbols anywhere on reels four, three or two. This will give the player ten free spins.
When in the free spins bonus round, the player must land two or more of the bowling pin symbols to activate the Bowling Bonus. During this mini game, the player must throw the bowling ball for three frames. The player’s score will end up being the bonus multiplier.