Big Bucks Bandits Megaways is heavily immersed in the Wild West cowboy theme and takes place in the desert with a very fitting backdrop with what seems to be plateaus and canyons in the background. If you’ve never been to desert states or other similar areas, this is a great game to take a virtual trek to these hot and arid climates.
The grid seems to be intricately designed with equally intricate characters and symbols. There are six reels on the grid and symbols that look very detailed at first glance and reveal their rough outlines upon a second look. The symbols aren’t as impressive as some other western-themed slot games we’ve seen, but don’t let that take away from your experience just yet with Big Bucks Bandits Megaways.
The game offers four different jackpots that you can keep track of on the top left-hand corner. They range from bronze, silver, and gold to the coveted platinum jackpot. There are also three bullets below the jackpot list that we will cover a bit later.
The grid in Big Bucks Bandits Megaways is more uniquely shaped, and this contributes to the surprising yet pleasant 117,648 different paylines. That’s quite a large number if you’re used to the regular 25 in other standard slots games.
There is the Megaways mechanic that will take full advantage of the high number of pay ways and give you a leg up to the mega jackpot, but more on that later. The betting range is only from 0.20 to 25, but it can still yield an amazing jackpot of 10,000x your wager. Remember - bet more to win more!
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The RTP (return to player) doesn’t give any more or any less than what is deemed standard and sits nicely at a fair but slightly stingy 96%. The game ranks medium on the volatility scale overall, which still gives players a decent chance at the big wins.
Other than semi-unimpressive symbols and the Megaways mechanic, what does Big Bucks Bandits Megaways offer players that sets it apart from the rest? With statistics that are average at best, let’s see if Big Bucks Bandits Megaways redeems itself with its features.
Like most other slot games, Big Bucks Bandits Megaways places focus on its free spins. You can activate these extra free spins by landing the moneybag scatter. You need at least 6 to trigger the spins. During the free spins, the moneybag scatter becomes sticky. In other words, it stays in place while all the other symbols around it keep spinning.
With 6 scatters, you get 3 respins that will reactivate whenever a new moneybag or trophy symbol appears on the grid.
The trophies are where the money is at. Each trophy will contribute to the four special jackpots on the top left corner of your screen. But Big Bucks Bandits Megaways can’t make it too easy for you. The lower tier bronze and silver jackpots can be won multiple times, but the other two larger and more lucrative ones can only be won once.
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When your respins run out or each position is filled, your wins are accounted for, and you earn your payout. However, just when you thought that was it, Big Bucks Bandits Megaways throws in a surprise.
The double-cross gamble feature will start right after and simulates an old-fashioned western duel. A spinning wheel will show up between the respective gunslinging parties, and you can take your chance at the wheel or cash out. If you choose the wheel, you’re betting your winnings, but, of course, the rewards are much more impressive if you win on the wheel.
The last feature is the bonus buy, which requires you to pay 60x the stake to activate the jackpot heist spins that will eventually lead to major wins if you’re lucky.
Even without cool symbols, we do like the background and theme that comes with Big Bucks Bandits Megaways. The jackpot is impressive, as well as the many paylines, which makes the game worth our time. It only has a medium volatility and has lots of features to help push you to the big prize.