There’s an old saying that you’ve got to spend money to make money, but no better is this demonstrated than in Barcrest’s Boulder Bucks – a five-reel, 10-payline slot that boasts a return to player statistic of 98% when played in “Big Bet” mode.
Irrespective of whether you like those odds or not, Boulder Bucks is an immensely enjoyable game that features both a pick-and-click bonus and a series of free spin modes with varying modifiers.
Boulder Bucks is fairly reminiscent of The Flintstones in the sense that the slot boasts a cartoon prehistoric theme. The unique symbols include a caveman, a cavewoman and a cheerful purple dinosaur, while even the standard playing card symbols are designed to look like they’re made of rock. Wild symbols appear on the second, third and fourth reels, with bonus modes also being activated whenever three Boulder Bucks logos or dinosaur eggs appear anywhere on the reels.
The two main bonuses in Boulder Bucks are a pick-and-click game and a free spins feature that are triggered by matching three dinosaur eggs or three logos respectively. The former requires players to click on an egg to reveal a prize multiplier, while the latter allows them to choose from three free spin modes. The first offers 20 free spins with normal expanding wilds, the second provides 10 spins with side expanding wilds and the third gives players six spins with persistent expanding wilds.
As with most Barcrest games, the bonus features in Boulder Bucks are enhanced whenever players enter “Big Bet” mode, with this feature giving you additional attempts at matching three logo symbols and also enabling you to enter free spins directly from the pick-and-click game.
Although players have many decisions to make with regards to which features are likely to be most rewarding, the good news is the basic gameplay in Boulder Bucks is relatively straightforward. Players simply need to choose a stake/line amount between £0.01 and £50.00 and hit spin to get started, with two increasingly powerful “Big Bet” features available for £20 or £30 per spin.
Boulder Bucks is a true queen of the Stone Age when it comes to its range of features and awesome prize potential. The free spin modes that are available are pure dino-mite and can easily result in the central three reels being wild for the duration of your bonus. This is naturally the cause of the slot’s incredibly high return to player statistic and will ensure players get plenty of bang for their buck.
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