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Overview Beef Lightning Megaways
Ever wanted to run away from your day job and become a cattle rancher in the United States? The wide-open spaces, green and pleasant pastures and rural lifestyle have an appeal to some. That country ideal is what this latest game from Big Time Gaming is all about. If you enjoy the whole big red barn aesthetic, you’re going to love this slot.
Features for this game include the reactions feature, which is just a cascade feature but under another name. This means when players trigger a win, the winning symbols are removed and replaced by a fresh set, giving players multiple chances to create a win from just the one spin. Joining this bonus is the duplicating wild feature, which is triggered at random on any spin. Wilds can randomly double or even triple in size to hep form larger wins. Finally, there is the free spins feature which takes place in the style of a cow auction. All bonuses will be explained in greater depth further on in this review.
Theme and Symbols
The theme for this game, as we have lightly touched on is a farmyard theme, but more specifically an American beef farm theme. This means a farm that mirrors all of the classic children’s toys, in that there is a big red barn, a white picket fence and wide bright green open pastures for cows to roam and lazily graze. There are a few hints to the realities of farm life in the branding element as the wild and the auction aspect of the free spins round, but in the main, this slot has been designed to represent the idealised version of cattle farming.
The background for this slot is the farm itself. To the left of the board players can see the classic cattle barn with its weathervane and crisscrossed white gates. To the right, players can see a windmill, one of the classic identifiers of an American farm, and one that is reminiscent of the scene in The Wizard of Oz of the farm in Kansas. All of these elements sit under a perfect blue sky that intones the game with a sense of light and happiness.
The board for this game has been designed to look like the entrance to the farm. The designers have even gone to the trouble of installing a cattle grid at the foot of the board to add that extra level of detail.
The symbols for this slot are split into low-paying, high-paying and special symbols. The low-paying symbols for Beef Lightning Megaways are the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in card suits. The higher-paying symbols on the other hand are comprised of the horseshoe, cowbell, cow’s head, and bull’s head. The bull’s head is the most valuable of these, paying 20x your stake for 6 on a pay line. Joining these symbols are the specials. These are the wild, which has been designed to look like a branding iron brand and the golden M and O’s which are the free spin scatters.
Beef Lightning Megaways is played on a 6-reel Megaways playing board. This means that the number of symbols that can land on each reel vary with every spin. The maximum number of pay lines available in this slot is 117,649.
To create winners in this game, players must match 3 symbols in combination from left to right on the reels. To change your betting level per spin, use the bet adjuster tool located at the bottom of the playing window. The betting range for Beef Lightning Megaways is 10p to as much as £20 per spin.
Further information regarding the slot, including a display of the paytable, can be accessed by clicking on the settings menu. The spin button is located to the right of the reels. You can set up auto spins in the game’s menu.
The volatility for Beef Lightning Megaways is rated in the higher range of the spectrum. The return to player percentage for Beef Lightning Megaways is 96.43% which is just above average. The biggest payout that players can win on one spin is 56,000x your total stake.
The first feature that players should be made aware of in this game is the Reactions feature. This feature is triggered every time that a player manages to score a win. The winning symbols are removed from the grid and immediately replaced by a new set from above. A new payout consideration follows. This feature continues until the new set of symbols does not trigger a win.
The next feature for this slot is the duplicating wilds feature. In this game, the wild symbol can land anywhere on reels 2 through 6. This feature is triggered completely randomly. When it does 1,2 or 3 reels can be filled with wilds as 1 2 or 3 of the wilds are duplicated to fill their respective reels. A pay out calculation with the wilds in their new place will then follow. These special symbols can also fall as part of a cascade (reactions feature).
Finally, there is the free spins feature. In order to trigger this bonus, players in a novel gaming mechanic much use the scatters to spell out the word MOO, using the M and O scatters. Doing so will award you with 12 free spins. Every additional scatter that lands in this round adds another 4 free spins to your total.
This whole bonus is conducted in the style of a cattle auction. This round begins with a single cow on display with no auction bids. However, things change thanks to the influence of the special bonus coin symbols. Whenever one of these symbols lands one of the following things will happen:
• An increased number of cows
• An increase to the Cow Auction Bid
• A retrigger (10 more free spins)
• A Gold Trophy
• A Silver Medal
• A Bronze Medal
The significance of the number of cows is understood at the end of the free spins round, when all of the cows are totalled up and multiplied by the final auction bid. This total multiplier figure is then applied to your current stake and paid out. This bonus amount comes on top of any wins gathered in the round itself.
The medals on the other hand relate to the bronze, silver and gold meters located to the left of the reels. Filling these meters translates to an associated prize. The prizes are explained below:
3 Bronze Medals (filling the meter) means an instant pay out of 500x your stake.
4 Silver Medals equals an instant pay out of 2,500x your stake.
5 Gold Medals equals an instant pay out of 25,000x your stake.
In summary, Beef Lightning Megaways is a tremendous slot, not only because of the light-hearted and engaging theme but because of all the effort that Big Time Gaming has put into making every facet of the game work seamlessly with said theme. The features are very exciting too, especially the free spins round which works fabulously as a cattle auction. Players will also love the fact that there is an enticing top pay out worth playing for.
Frequently Asked Questions Beef Lightning Megaways
What is the maximum bet you can lay down for one spin?
The most you can bet on one spin is £20.
What is the volatility rating for this slot?
The volatility rating for Beef Lightning Megaways is high.
Is there a wild in this game?
Yes, the brand is the wild.
What is the max pay out for this slot?
The top pay out for Beef Lightning is 56,000x your stake.
Which slot provider created this game?
This slot was created by the Big Time Gaming Studio.
|Software||Big Time Gaming|