It's a weird and whacky combination, but somehow the team at Playtech have managed to put Cowboys and Aliens together, just like the film of the same name, and we are not exactly sure why, but it does actually work. You would of course usually put cowboys up against the Indians but not on this slot. The graphics are in cartoon style which make Cowboys and Aliens a visual treat to play and all of the symbols are really well designed. The highest paying symbol is the UFO and this also acts as the wild symbols giving you those all important wins, and while on the subject of wins this slot offers something a little different. On almost all online video slots wins begin on the 1st, or left hand reel and now and again during special features wins may run from right to left. However on Cowboys and Aliens the wins do not have to start on the first reel, they may start on the second or third, and as long as there are three matching symbols and you're a winner. It's a great addition and makes the game very interesting to play. Back to the symbols, we have the cowboy and of course the alien, then there's the priest, cowgirl and the Indian. The low paying symbols are the high valued playing cards. There are some very cool features on this slot, The Alien Weapon feature being one of them. When you see a gun on reel one a triangle will appear on the gun and spin around, landing on a number from 1 to 4. That number will be the amount of times the gun is fired. The symbols that are shot by the gun then turn into wilds, giving some pretty nice payouts. The scatter symbol is the game logo and two of these will give you a win, however three of them will trigger the free spins. You will be awarded with 8 free spins with comic strip wilds. The free spins play out a little differently on this slot as with every spin a rectangle shape will appear on the reels and the symbols within the rectangle all become wild symbols. Again, this is a nice feature and can pay out some sweet wins. We have however saved the best feature until last. The highlight of Cowboys and Aliens simply has to be the Alien Attack Bonus. When you drop in the alien ship symbol on reels one and five you get to fight the aliens. Simply choose a character and let battle commence. Each character has a different weapon, the cowgirl has a whip, the Indian has arrows and the cowboy has the gun. The aliens will then attack and the fight begins. You get prizes for each alien you kill, such as cash bonuses, multipliers and extra ammunition. Should you kill all the aliens you get an extra bonus and if you have any ammo left you get a bonus for that too. Cowboys and Aliens is an awesome slot to play with loads of features and some great payouts on offer. The graphics are simply fantastic and the comic book feel really brings the game to life.