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A Glitzy Casino Slot with Unique Roulette Wilds
Vegas is a popular theme for slots, and there is plenty of inspiration available for the design. The symbols you’ll find on the reels of Big Vegas from Bally are varied. These include cocktails, flaming slot machines, and the key with a ‘high-roller’ fob. Presumably this is for the Ferrari the big spending player just arrived in!
While you might not stretch to a new supercar, there is plenty of big win potential with this slot. There are unique wild symbols, which spread out in a direction indicated by a roulette style wheel. You can also win a free spins round where your wins are boosted by sticky wilds.
What Happens on Big Vegas (Stays in Vegas)
The base game uses 4 symbols per reel, over 5 reels. This gives a bigger, 50 win-line setup. You can spin from 1c per line, and much higher using multipliers.
Base game wins start from 3 of a kind, from the left-hand reel. The better winning symbols include chips with a diamond pattern behind, those cocktails (with shaker!), and the flaming slot with the traditional 3-reel setup. High roller symbols are the biggest paying of all, and you’ll enjoy a nice prize with the pair of Craps dice.
There is a lot going on, which makes the use of plain playing card symbols a positive. There reels are plenty hectic enough without more unique symbols!
Unique Roulette Wheel Wilds
You will find two types of wild in this game. There are regular ones, which are a tile effect with the word ‘wild’ on it. The second type is more interesting. This looks like a mini roulette wheel. When it hits, a dial will spin around. The direction where this dial points when it stops gets covered in more wilds.
For example, if you get one at the bottom of reel 2, and the dial points upwards – then the whole of reel 2 goes wild. The same happens if you get one on the 5th reel, and the dial points to the left. Now the entire row gets wild – which will often create multiple wins. These can also happen on diagonals. Occasionally, the arrow will point at the edge of the reels, and you will not get any extra wilds.
If you are lucky enough to hit 2 or more of these roulette wilds at the same time, big wins are possible.
Free Spins Have Sticky Wilds
The bonus game is triggered by symbols which say, ‘Free Games Lounge’. These only hit reels 2, 3 and 4. You need all 3 to trigger 5 free spins. Before they start, an animation appears where you are going past a line of neon signs. You then see a grid of reels, and the games start.
What this bonus game lacks in terms of the quantity of spins, it makes up for in terms of the big win potential. When the roulette wilds hit, any wilds they deliver will become sticky for the rest of your spins. Note that the position where the roulette wild lands on reel 3 does not become wild, only the ones that the pointing arrow creates to the left or the right.
If you get lucky, you can have the last couple of spins with 5 of a kind wins already guaranteed. This becomes a matter of finding out which of the symbols will complete the line-up.
Fast and Fresh Production
This slot machine will not amaze you in terms of graphics and effects. It is solid, sharp and professional – without having anything that makes it stand out. Unusually, the backs of the reels are black. This does give the brightly coloured symbols a chance to stand out. There are small animations for your wins, and for the spinning wild symbols. The main animation happens just before the free spins bonus. You have a trip down a virtual Las Vegas strip. The names of the casinos are not familiar, though the concept is very clear.
There is lively swinging style music playing during the bonus game. The general sound effects for this slot are as lively as the graphics.
Will You Win Big on this Vegas Themed Slot?
Big Vegas is an example of what Bally does best. It combines solid game play, attractive (though not outstanding) visuals – and that all-important shot at a big win. While it is possible to get a lot of wilds at any point during the game, sticky wilds in the free spins bonus are the main attraction. You only get 5 free spins, though a good coverage of wilds is possible by the time you get to the last few.