Every day in the desert is another challenge else for "Armadillo Artie" and its friends, they are some rude characters but remain always cheerful despite the extreme heat, this is the story that "Amaya - Chartwell" tells us in this slot released on 2012, a fun game with a great potential to put some money in accounts of gamblers mainly thanks to their special features and a paytable with very decent rates in my opinion.
The most novel and original feature that I found on this slot of 5 x 3 reels and 25 paylines is the behavior of wild symbol, which is represented with the image of armadillo, it works as substitute for standard symbols, but its special magic happens every time this symbol participates in the formation of some combination, since immediately Artie run to the right side and converts all normal symbols into wild symbols in its path, so if our line was a diagonal its activation has not much impact on our earnings, but if it appears in the formation of a horizontal line, this guarantees a combination of 5 of a kind, so that its best performance is when this symbol appears just on the reel number 2 because on reel 1 they do not appear scatters and all symbols to the right will be wilds on the same row, the best scenario here is when the symbol on reel one is the logo of the game since it is the one with the highest rate for a combination of 5 of a kind, which is 1000x your bet per line, and in fact, my first combination of 5 of a kind happened exactly this way.
There is in this game also a round of 10 free spins that is triggered by obtaining 3 scatters that only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 to which I had access in a reasonable manner, this round may not be re-triggered but instead of normal scatters they appear bowling bonus symbols, the occurrence of 2 or 3 of them lead to a bowling game in the middle of the desert road, once there we have to tear down some bowling pins and we have 3 shots to do it and this is made simply by picking one of three arrows to center, right and left directions, we always shot down pines here so we will always have prizes, and if we scored one strike our prize is even higher. During free spins we also have our armadillo wild expanding horizontally, but further feature of this round is that we get payouts by combinations formed both directions left to right and right to left. I love this slot, I consider it fun and incredibly generous, and visually it is very nice.
"Armadillo Artie" is another game of "Amaya - Chartwell" whose availability at online casinos is quite limited, so surely this is related to the great potential that this slot has to generate revenue to players; in a quick search I could only find this slot at VIP Casino, apparently it has been removed from many others.