Big Bang Bucks is one of the most popular recent releases from Ainsworth and if you’re ever looking for the machine at the local club or casino then you definitely won’t have to travel too far, as it has proven to be a big hit virtually everywhere. The cabinet itself is unmistakable, as it uses the same layout as Ainsworth’s entire Premier Plus Sweet Zone pokies range, including a massive screen to accommodate the bonus round and two progressive jackpots at the top of the screen. As with all of the recent releases from the company, this game cannot be played online, but if you’re hitting the casino soon then read on for everything you need to know about getting the most out of the game!
The Pokie Style
It is fair to say that when it comes to the theme, this is one game that lives up to its name, although it also makes use of a secondary style that will be familiar to any fans of games like Cops and Robbers. Aside from the standard playing card icons, the game also features the policeman, police station, car and of course the robber himself. Interestingly, this game places that robber right at the top of the pay table, indicating that they’re definitely on your side when it comes to making off with the swag!
You can place just about any bet imaginable on Big Bang Bucks thanks to the sheer flexibility of the betting options. Indeed, you’ll probably reach the state betting limit before you hit the top end of the machine itself and all of the action takes place over a hundred different win lines. It’s all controlled with the standard cabinet buttons that players will be used to and can lead to some epic wins within the main game itself, although the action gets even better on the features and bonuses!
Features and Bonuses
This is one game that is unquestionably feature packed, and we’ll kick off with the features that can be found on all of the Sweet Zone pokies, most prominently the Sweet Zone itself. The centre icons on the second and fourth reels represent that zone and whenever a stick of dynamite symbol lands in one of those areas, the relevant reel and the two either side turn wild as the dynamite explodes. That means three fully wild reels when this happens and, more importantly, a completely wild board if you manage to land dynamite in both of the Sweet Zones!
Aside from the base game feature, Big Bang Bucks also offers players the opportunity to enjoy eight free games when the main bonus round lands, although it’s by no means your standard free spins. Instead, players are taken to the Big Game Array board, featuring nine full rows of symbols. Expanding wilds come into play once again here and the Sweet Zone gets even bigger, making huge combinations a genuine possibility.
On top of all of this is the random progressive jackpot which you’ll see at the top of the cabinet at all times. That mystery progressive can be won at any time and with any stake and doesn’t cost anything extra, so it’s always a handy bonus when spinning the reels as normal!