Not long ago, slot games were fruit machines and one-armed bandits in real-world locations. The advancement of technology moved slot games online, which opened the doors for countless new themes and extra features to appear. Big Spin Bonus and its theme borrow from those old days. However, its six-reel, fifty-payline playing field shows the team will not shy away from new additions. Especially when it can lead to impressive prizes for the luckiest among us.
Inspired Entertainment graces its slot game with a 95.00% RTP. Players get the Free Spins bonus with a few extra goodies to make it enjoyable. Still, with just one available bonus feature, will this title be able to win players over?
Big Spin Bonus does not have much of a set theme. Many Ladbrokes games draw inspiration from mythology, fantasy, movies, or even something as mundane as fishing. This release prefers a different approach. Its design is purposefully reminiscent of old-school physical slot machines many of us can fondly recall. Whether you enjoy that is personal preference, but Inspired Entertainment did their best to make it look good.
Regular symbol designs also lean into the fruit machine theme. The game’s icons include Grapes, Oranges, Lemons, Cherries, Watermelons, and Plums. Additionally, it also has Blue, Silver, and Red Lucky Sevens, as well as a Big Crown.
Special symbols are the Wild and bonus Scatters. Wilds can substitute for all icons except for bonus Scatters. They can appear in all positions, and their effect slightly changes during free spins. We use bonus Scatters to trigger the Free Spins bonus.
You play Big Spin Bonus on a six-reel playing field with fifty paylines. Wins require you to match three identical icons in adjacent reels, starting with the leftmost reel. The winning combination has to happen on a valid payline, or the prize will not be awarded.
Inspired Entertainment’s release has a solid spread of bets we can take advantage of. The minimum amount we can bet per spin is £0.20. The maximum wager per round is £20. That will appeal to most players, though some high rollers might benefit from a higher bet limit. We increase or decrease the total bet using the arrow buttons or clicking the bet amount. That opens a separate window where we can directly select what stake we want to play.
At first glance, it might look like Big Spin Bonus will be dull with only one extra feature. After all, how engaging can Free Spins be without any extras? After playing the bonus a few times, the developer brought us closer to their way of thinking.
Land at least three bonus Scatters on the playing field to activate the game’s titular feature, the Big Spin Bonus. All Scatters on the board become Pick Me symbols, each hiding the number of Big Spins. Players can get between one and five Big Spins, which get played alongside free spins.
Interestingly, the game does not award a set number of free spins. Instead, players must use the number of Big Spins for the free spins bonus to complete. The game requires you to win 20x or more during the round for it to count as a Big Spin. A free spin that does not award a win of at least 20x does not count. That means we could theoretically get an unlimited number of free spins, though that would require much luck. Once all awarded Big Spins are exhausted, free spins also end.
Wilds can only appear on reels two, three, four, five, and six during this feature. Additionally, any Wilds that land lock into place until Free Spins are complete.
Big Spin Bonus’ RTP is 95.00%. That falls within the industry’s standard, although we would have appreciated it if it were slightly higher.
This title has a medium-high variance. It can appeal to casual audiences but leans more toward producing exciting prizes. The Grapes, Oranges, Lemons, and Cherries are the least valuable icons, paying 5x for a six-of-a-kind win. The highest paying standard symbol is the Crown, worth 20x for a six-icon win. Wilds pay even more, awarding a 250x reward for a six-of-a-kind win. The developer caps winnings at £250,000 in one round.
The key selling feature of Big Spins Bonus is the Free Spins feature it offers. Unlimited free spins until you get at least five big wins is an excellent way to win players over! It still takes luck to land an impressive prize. However, the gameplay loop is more bearable due to the medium-high volatility of this release.
We enjoy the graphics, though their appeal may vary depending on how much you enjoy classic slots. Even if fruits and Lucky Sevens are not your thing, we think you should try this slot game at Ladbrokes for the thrilling Free Spins alone!