If you’re a nature lover, and you’d like to see more of it, even if it’s in online slot form Playtech offers you a new game to try out. Big Bear is naturally about bears, but it’s also going to have plenty of other creatures of the wilderness among its star symbols. It’s going to be an exciting game, using multipliers to help make it so.
As for everything else that’s offered, expect a 5 reels slot which has 243 ways to win and just as many potential combinations. There will be big rewards coming your way, even of up to $180,000 apparently, and that’s from a single win which benefits from the highest multipliers. In addition to the combined multipliers of up to 36x, the slot has wilds, scatters or free spins which will get you to that very profitable point.
Betting and Prizes
If you check out the game’s wagers, you will discover that it can be extremely cheap to get the ball rolling. You can spin the reels in exchange for a wager of just $0.10, but should the budget allow it, you can also go to a much higher $500.
Reward wise, the individual winning combinations will usually give you at most 10x the stake, which would mean as much as $5,000 per combo. Take into account that you have a lot of ways to win to do this for, and that the free spins apply up to 36x multipliers via wilds, and you will see how the game can be extremely rewarding. In theory, a single combo can pay as much as $180,000, if the multipliers of the two wilds apply to it when they’re maxed out.
With that kind of big reward potential, I’d expect this to be a highly volatile slot machine, and clearly the bigger wins will be coming from the free spins.
Big Bear Slot Features
The Big Bear is your wild feature, and usually you will notice it appearing on the 2nd and 4th reels. It’s not much of a feature during the base game rounds, where it’s only used as a substitute, without paying you anything. It gets exciting only once the free spins come around.
Speaking of free spins, that’s where the game becomes truly profitable. You need 3+ scattered Drums to get the feature going, which will come along with a prize of up to 40x the stake that’s delivered through the same symbols.
There are 3 variants for the free spins. The first one is to go with 20 free spins and 2x wild multipliers (4x combined). Second, you can pick 15 free spins, but with wild multipliers at 3x (9x total from two wilds). Finally, the third option will have 10 free spins and the wild multipliers at 4x (16x total).
In order to reach the even bigger multipliers, you will need the Hold and Extra Spin option. This occurs when you get a wild symbol. Its reel will be locked and the other reels re-spin. The multipliers from the extra spins can reach 6x individually, and up to 36x if both wilds appear.
Theme & Design
It’s going to be a regular nature themed slot machine, with a bear in the main role, and with images of eagles, wolves, otters, lynx and fish for the others. The less relevant symbols involved will have the playing cards to show off. As for the backdrop, it’s in a wild forest.
Big Bear and its huge potential multipliers can be very exciting to play, even though it’s not going to be easy to take advantage of everything it has to offer.