Artie is a tough character, and he has to be living in the heat of the desert among the cactus, the hot sand and the rocks. He scurries around searching for food whilst steering clear of the dangerous predators that share this arid environment. However, all this is good news for online slots players as the team at Cryptologic have turned this scene into a great new slot with awesome graphics and sound effects with some great features. It is a real fun theme and the background and symbols on the reels all fit perfectly together. The symbols include Artie, a cactus, a rattlesnake, a skunk and all high numbered cards, the symbols all become animated when on a winning line which is a nice touch. The highest paying symbol is the game logo and the playing cards will give you the smaller payouts.
Artie Armadillo is the wild symbol and although he will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, replacing all other symbols except for the free spins symbols and bonus symbols, Cryptologic have added something rather innovative. The wild will expand horizontally, turning all symbols to the right hand side into wilds which will in turn offer some very nice payouts. To hit those free spins you will need to drop in the sheriffs badge on reels 2, 3, and 4, when you do this you will receive 10 free spins which pay both in the usual way of left to right, but also from right to left. The free spins cannot be re-triggered as once the free spins begin the sheriffs badge is replaced by the bowling alley for the duration of the spins. The bonus is triggered if, during the free spins you land on the bowling alley bonus symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4. The bonus game is a bit of fun, as you are presented with 3 bowling lanes and you have to choose either left, right or center will which determine how many skittles you knock down and therefore the amount of your prize. Armadillo Artie is a 25 payline slot packed full of fun and well worth checking out, with some big prizes on offer.