Free Bars & Bells Slot Game
There is something quite special about playing an online slot with a series of traditional symbols, such as the cherry, the lemon, the melon and the plum. Of course, the title of the slot also gives away the presence of these two symbols. However, it has to be said that there is nothing traditional about the gameplay.
This Amaya online slot is unique due to the added ‘streak breaker’ option, where a run of 5 spins without a win will see you awarded a random prize. The slot also features a free spins bonus round, which will certainly boost your bankroll.
How to Win on Bars and Bells
The distinctive feature of this slot is the ‘Streak Breaker’, which costs an additional 5 credits per spin. To the right of the reels you’ll find a meter and consecutive losing spins will see this meter fill up one by one. Having had 5 consecutive losing spins, you’ll gain an immediate bonus cash payout. Obviously you won’t want to have 5 losing spins in a row, but this acts as a nice buffer to those losing runs that will inevitably occur.
The red seven is the highest paying regular symbol, worth 750 coins when hitting the maximum five in a row, this is also the only symbol at the game which will pay for hitting just 2 in a row. Next up on the pay table are the three different BAR symbols. The triple, double and single BARs pay 500, 350 and 250 coins respectively. These standard symbols are completed by the melon, the plum, the lemon and the cherry.
Bell symbols are something you’ll want to see on the reels as often as possible. Firstly, it acts as the wild symbol and will therefore substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. This is also by far the highest paying symbol on the reels, worth a very impressive, almost Jackpot size payout of 5,000 coins when hitting a full house of 5.
Bonus Features on Amaya’s Bars and Bells
Occasionally you’ll find a ‘Shake’N’Pays’ award which is a random reward. You’ll see a symbol tumble from the top of the reels to the bottom and find an award of between 20 and 5,000 credits coming your way.
The scatter symbol shows the title of the slot and this appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. When hitting all three of those reels, you’ll enter the free spins bonus round. This is much more interesting than a standard feature as you’ll find yourself presented with 18 face down tiles. Each tile reveals a number of spins and a multiplier and when you have revealed the same tile three times, this is exactly how the free spins round will play out. The best bonus round you can win is 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier, while the worst is 5 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
Design and Setup
This slot might have a traditional feel, but there is certainly nothing dated about Bars and Bells. The symbols are all very colorful and sit nicely against a backdrop showing bars and bells in an easy on the eye pale blue color. The control panel has a particularly modern feel, the buttons set against impressive silver and greens, while very neatly designed and not too crowded despite the wealth of information on display. The accompanying sound to the slot is a perfect little jingle that plays along with every spin.
This 5 reel slot has a total of 20 win lines, meaning the cost of each spin is 20 credits, although this moves up to 25 credits if you do enable the optional ‘Streak Buster’ feature. The minimum stake per line is just 2c, rising all the way up to $5, while you‘ll also choose the bet per line between 1 and 5 credits. The auto spin is a very handy, straightforward option. Simply click the button and choose either 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 spins.
For a slot with a difference, this Amaya designed game is certainly worth a spin. The ‘Streak Breaker’ feature might be optional, but you should certainly turn it on, as it offers a nice amount of originality when playing, ensuring that those long losing streaks which can happen at other games will never happen here. The traditional feel to the game is most welcome too and with some very large payouts, both in the base game, the free spins round and the randomly awarded wins, there is plenty to keep you interested in more than just the short term.