Big Chef Slots
Big Chef is certainly a slot for those players who enjoy their food, as a number of mouth-watering dishes appear on the reels. A huge steak, an entire chicken, a highly edible crab and a steaming tomato based soup decorate the reels, so this is certainly a slot that you’ll not want to play when hungry. Joining the dishes are the staff of the French restaurant where the slot is set, including a particularly large nosed male waiter, a female blonde cook, a male member of the kitchen staff and the Big Chef himself, who certainly looks like he enjoys ‘tasting’ much of the food he serves. This game introduces a ‘rising wilds’ concept, where a great number of free spins can be gained, as well as an additional free games feature.
The game is based in the kitchen of the restaurant, with pots, pan and plates on the shelves, while large cuts of meat hang down from the ceiling. The reels are backed by a two-tone cream background, while the variety of symbols adds a great amount of colour to the reels. Each of the character symbols is drawn in the style of an animated cartoon, although the simple flashing of these symbols instead of any animation when forming part of a win line is a little disappointing in this era of slots. Throughout play you’ll hear general casino sounds, while accordion music cuts in when any wins are achieved, certainly adding to the French feel of the game.
Playing Big Chef Slot
This MicroGaming designed game has 5 reels and a smaller than average number of 15 win lines. You’ll not be able to customize this number, but you’ll be able to choose your total stake using the up and down buttons on the control panel – this as opposed to selecting your coin value per win line as you usually would. If you don’t have an appetite for the food on the reels, you’ll certainly have an appetite for wins and these come along when you land three or more consecutive symbols on a win line from left to right. The biggest pay-outs come when you land five in a row of course, and the top paying symbol standard symbol is the big chef, worth 800 coins. The cook, the waiter and the member of the kitchen staff pay out 600, 500 and 400 coins respectively, while the various dishes on offer make up the rest of the standard symbols.
The title symbol is the wild and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the two bonus ones. This wild is also the highest paying on the reels, with 5,000 coins coming your way if you can land 5 in a row.
A handy auto play option allows you to set the slot in motion for 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins, while you’ll also have the choice of the game stopping when hitting a feature or setting a custom number of spins.
During the base game, the scatter symbol might appear on reel 5. This will trigger a free spin with a difference. Every time a wild appears during a free spin it will become a ‘rising wild’. This means that on the next spin, the space above the wild will now be occupied by another wild, leaving a trail of wilds below in its wake. The free spins will continue until there are no more wilds on the reels, as the wilds disappear after reaching the tops of the reels. During the re-spins you’ll also be able to activate the second feature of the game.
This second feature is the free spins round. The final symbol on the reels is the menu scatter symbol which appears across all five reels. Hitting two or more of these scatters gives you an instant cash win, but hitting three or more also gives you the 10 free spins. Every win achieved during the free spins is double the amount you would have won in the base game.
Big Chef is a slot that has a slightly humorous feel which makes for an entertaining game. The ‘rising wild’ is the highlight of the game and certainly adds a dimension to the base game that is not found at the majority of slots. Unfortunately, there is not too much else to get overly excited about, with a somewhat standard free spins round being the only other feature. Nevertheless, players who enjoy all of the action on the reels without too many feature interruptions will enjoy this MicroGaming slot.