Big Five Slots

The Big Five casino slot takes you on a trip to the African Savannah where you’ll find a handful of animals stalking and roaming the reels. These ‘Big Five’ animals are a lion, an elephant, a rhino, a buffalo and a leopard. Each of these symbols can be stacked at times and each can lead to you winning one the five progressive Jackpots which can come your way. The game also has an excellent free spins round, where the number of spins can be huge, each of these spins coming with a nice added extra which could lead to some extremely large payouts.

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  • How to Win on the Big Five Slot

    As you might expect, the five animals on the Big Five slot game reels are the highest paying symbols, so you’ll be more than happy if you manage to line up five of those lions or elephants. Joining the animals on the reels are the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, these offering the lower payouts on the pay table.

    Joining the animals and the playing card symbols are the wild symbol and the scatter. The wild will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter, ensuring that extra wins will come your way. However, it’s the scatter symbol which can really make the game, as it will trigger the feature round.


    Free Spins Plus Respins with the Big Five Slot Bonus Game

    The scatter symbol shows a sun baked image of Africa on a swirling white background. This appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and like all of the animal symbols can be stacked. This means that should it appear stacked on each of the three reels, and you therefore land 9 in total, you’ll enter the feature with a maximum 30 free spins. Although you’ll enter the feature with fewer spins should you land 4 or more of these scatters.

    During each of the free spins you have an added bonus in the reel re-spin feature. This takes place when any of the animal symbols appears stacked on reel 1, taking up the entire reel. Now the reels will spin again, with reel 1 now locked, while any wilds and any other matching animal symbols will also remain locked. If the reels spin and another of the symbols or wilds appear, you’ll gain another respin and this will continue until no more of these symbols appear. At the end of the spins the reels will be evaluated and a large payout could make for a nice boost to your bankroll – in many cases you’ll find multiple win lines paying out.


    Big Five Slot Jackpot Payouts

    The biggest wins come in the form of the Jackpot payouts. There are five in total and each one relates to a different animal. How do you win a Jackpot? Simply hit spin and hope one of the five animals fills all five reels completely. Yes, this is rare, but it is certainly possible and gives the base game a nice added dimension, where the excitement and tension levels will certainly rise when the first two or three reels become filled with one creature.

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    Design and Setup

    This slot opens with an image of an African Savannah from the point of view of a lion, which will surely bring to mind the famous scene in ‘The Lion King’ movie. The game itself has something of a simple feel, the reels having a plain dark blue background, while the symbols are each drawn well these are obviously not designed with recently. The playing card symbols do add a nice splash of color to the reels however and make for a nice contrast to the dark background.

    Big Five is a five reel slot, each of the reels showing three symbols when the reels come to a stop. With 25 win lines, each spin comes at the cost of just 25 credits and each of these credits can be played for as little as just 1c. This game can be enjoyed on a number of Novomatic cabinets, including various versions of the Novostar, the Dominator and the Novo Line interactive.


    Overall Experience

    Just like a number of Novomatic slots, this is a solid and enjoyable game which really comes alive when you manage to land the free spins feature. The re-spin feature within the bonus round can really make for some added excitement and extra-large payouts, while the number of spins can be huge too. If you also throw in the five Jackpot payouts that could come your way at any time, Big Five is certainly worth checking out.