Sometimes you just have to throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care and appreciate how much value there is in nostalgia. The pokie industry is full of it and, largely, that’s because the old school is the best school – which is something Inspired Gaming understands.
With that in mind, it’s time for our Big Bonus slot game review.
We open up proceedings with a fun 6×4 reel layout that really does dominate the entire board, and with 50 paylines to work with, there’s a whole lot to process here. We also have a parade of themed symbols as you’d probably expect including crowns, plums, watermelons, cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes and a whole bunch of 7s.
The return to player (RTP) percentage is used quite regularly by slot players but it’s also important to remember that it isn’t always reported consistently throughout all sources, as is the case for Big Bonus. The RTP here varies depending on where you look between 95.61% and 95.92%, with the latter being reported by Inspired themselves.
Inspired also uses the metric of $€£0.10 as the minimum stake and $€£50 as the maximum but again, that does seem to change from place to place. Either way it’s not particularly high with some noting it down as 0.20 to 20, but what we do like is the fact that you can walk away with 12,500x your initial stake.
This is all about taking it back to the good old days with stereotypical symbols, paint by numbers audio and the kind of slot you’ll see in the majority of Vegas casinos. If you don’t like that, we don’t know what to tell you.
The golden wild symbol, as you can probably imagine, is the wild in this slot.
Free Spins – the aim here is to land at least three of the ‘gold star’ bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. This will trigger the free spins and to start off with, you’ll be asked to pick one of the bonus symbols – each of which transforms into a Pick Me icon. Under each of them, there will be a multiplier value that can be between 20x and 100x the stake, and the one you pick will be the limit at which the spins end.
Any wild symbols that land during this round will also stick to the reel.
Our Big Bonus slot game review has come to an end and our conclusion is pretty simple – this is a pokie worth playing.
Big Bonus is all about reminding us of where the origin of slots came from, and while it may have developed pretty far since then, that doesn’t mean we should forget the past.