Free Big Ben Slots Machine
‘Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London, England, although the name is often extended to the iconic tower that holds it (officially known as Elizabeth Tower). This slot celebrates Big Ben, alongside many other iconic symbols of London that are present on the reels, which include the red telephone box, the double decker red bus and the crown jewels. The twin highlights of the slot are the free games round and the Big Ben feature where the more chimes you hear, the more you’ll win!
Perhaps unusually, the slot is set against a night-time scene, with the silhouette of the tower set against the cloudy sky. A street lamp shines on a cobbled pathway which points to the Victorian era of London, although the cobbles have something of a strange bubble effect. The bright white reels provide a contrast to the dark background, with the symbols providing large splashes of colour. It would be fair to say that the slot isn’t the best visually. The symbols looking a little dated and not up to the level of more modern slots. Each spin is accompanied by the clicking of the reels and generic sounds greet each win, the sound only becoming relevant during the feature rounds.
Playing the Big Ben Slot
Behind the iconic symbols and the night-time setting you’ll find a standard five reel slot, this particular game has 25 win lines. The number of lines is optional; you’ll be able to choose any number between 1 and 25. Having chosen your coin value (from 1c and up) of choice, you’ll be ready to hit spin.
To win at this slot you’ll need to land consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, the majority of symbols requiring at least three in a row (although the Union Jack, the crown jewels and the number 9 pay out for just two in a row). The Crown Jewels and the Union Jack are also the joint top paying symbols in the game, with a win of 800 coins for landing 5 in a row. The London bus and the telephone box pay 500 and 400 coins respectively and are joined by a streetlamp, an old pub sign and the playing card filler symbols to make up the rest of the symbols.
Every time you achieve a win you can make use of the gamble option, where you can multiply your win amount by two or four by correctly predicting the colour or suit of a playing card.
A member of the Queen’s guard with his trademark large black hat and red medalled shirt is the wild symbol of the game and will substitute for any other symbol at the slot apart from the Big Ben scatter. However, this is a hugely valuable symbol in its own right too – should you land five on a win line you’ll win the massive amount of 30,000 coins!
Bonus Games for Big Ben
It’s usual to have a scatter symbol to activate the feature of a slot, but the Big Ben symbol is twice as good, as it activates both features.
Firstly, should the scatter appear on both reels one and five you’ll enter the Big Ben feature. You’ll hear the bell chime and the more chimes you hear the larger the multiplier you’ll win. If you reach the 11th chime you’ll win 25x your stake at the slot, but the big jump occurs when you hear the final chime, where a 500x multiplier awaits you.
Landing the scatter three or more times will take you to the free spins round. You’ll have 25, 20 or 15 free games dependent on whether you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters. With this good number of spins, you might be surprised to hear that all wins during the feature are doubled, making it one of the more profitable rounds found online. The free spins can be re-triggered during the feature.
Summary of the Big Ben Slot
The Big Ben slot by Aristocrat might appear a little dated at first glance, but the gameplay does offer some originality with the two distinct features. Yes, the free spins round isn’t particularly unique, but the wins can be large. The Big Ben feature offers something completely different, with the excitement levels rising after each chime. This slot wouldn’t make any top ten lists, but for a fun fifteen minutes it might be an ideal game.