Is Bigger Better? Big Bang, Big Ben – Under the Microscope

We all know that bigger can be better and sometimes more is indeed more. But then there are times when the exact opposite is true. Worry not though we’re not about to bore you with any dull philosophy or related ramblings! Instead, we’re simply paving the way for our review of two slots that certainly seem to think bigger is better – those being Big Bang and Big Ben.

They may share the same first word in their titles, but these two slots couldn’t be more different in so many ways. We’d highly recommend giving them both a go – the only question being, which should you try out first?

Big Bang Slot Review 

First up we have Big Bang, which comes courtesy of the folks at Net Entertainment and follows the classic five-reel setup with a total of 25 paylines. Clearly not designed for high-rollers, spins are up for grabs from as little as 25p and go as high as £25 for semi-big-spenders. Just as the title suggests, the game takes you deep into the deepest reaches of deep space, giving you the opportunity to explore the galaxy and see things no mere mortal has seen before. All of which sounds very exciting indeed – as does the way in which Big Bang features both wild substitutions and a delightful progressive multiplier!

A tutorial is hardly necessary as Big Bang is just about as simple to dive into as any slot you’re likely to come across. It also has visuals that have a certain similarity to those of Starburst, which is of course never a bad thing. If you’re looking for free spins and epic bonus rounds, this is one Big Bang you might find to be a big bust! However, what it lacks in free spins of any kind whatsoever, it more than makes up for with its awesome progressive multiplier.

It’s a simple yet genius affair – your prize increases massively with each consecutive win. With your first winning combination, the multipliers is set at 1X. for your next spin, a 2X multiplier is set in place for anything you’re lucky enough to win. As you keep on winning…if you do…this multiplier can go on increasing to a maximum of 36X – should you be lucky enough to land six winning combinations in a row. It can then hold out at 36X for as long as you keep lining up winning combinations – the multiplier returning to 1X just as soon as your luck runs out.

What’s next, you ask? The simple answer is, nothing…that’s where Big Bang comes to an end.

So you might be wondering whether Big Bang really does bring enough to the table to be worth bothering with. It looks great and comes from one of the biggest names in the business, but does it have enough appeal to be worth your time? It depends on your perspective, but if you’re looking for something super-simple with a neat twist on the base game, you might just find it in Big Bang.

Big Ben Slot Review

Next up comes a slot named after an incredibly famous bell in London which most people mistake for the actual clock itself. Seriously…look it up if you don’t believe us! But anyway, we have Aristocrat to thank for bringing Big Ben into the world…the slot that is…which sports five reels, 25 paylines and compatibility with pretty much every mobile device you can throw at it. Spins are on offer from 25p up to a maximum of £50 and in this instances, there are indeed a few special features and free spins to play for!

The famous clock tower itself serves as the scatter in the game and can be used to help create winning combinations, with the proviso that at least two of them are present on the reels at the time…which is a little unusual. If you’re lucky enough to land a scatter on both the first and fifth reels at the same time, you’ll make your way over to the Big Ben feature. It’s pretty much just a random payout feature, with the chimes of the clock determining the size of the multiplier you will be awarded – up to a maximum of 500X your bet.

As for that all-important free games feature, you’ll need to hit a minimum of three Big Ben tower symbols in any positions across the five reels at the same time. Depending on whether you landed three, four or five symbols, you’ll be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. All wins during the free spins round are increased with a 2X multiplier and it’s possible to re-trigger the free spins by once again landing those elusive scatter symbols.

On the whole, Big Ben turned out to be a fairly low-variance game, which means that while it doesn’t often pay out big wins, it nonetheless pays out more often than most. It’s one of the simplest slots you’re likely to come across in terms of its basic gameplay and features, though could be just perfect for newcomers looking to find their feet with online slots. Perhaps not one for the pros, but a real winner for casual gamers and first-timers.



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