Betsafe Casino has been adding many new online slots to their casino over the past week, new titles include Ultimate Dream Team, King Kong, 88 Fortunes, Frozen Inferno, Rainbow Riches Leapin’ Leprechauns and Boulder Bucks with several more slots due to be added to the casino before the end of the month.
Boulder Bucks is another new slot from Barcrest (SG Interactive) that uses the Big Bet feature, the regular game is 5×3 reel layout slot with 10 paylines. The Big Bet feature consists of 5 linked spins that you pay a much greater bet for, whilst adding some extra functionality to the slot,
The main attraction to these slots is definitely the Big Bet feature modes, but you definitely need a big bankroll before you start playing as the big bet modes are £20 and £30 for 5 spins.
Keep in mind the line pays are only at 0.20 credits, in essence, you are paying a huge premium for the additional features which in turn should make it much easier to get the bonus rounds.
Boulder Bucks Bonuses
There are 2 main bonus features to be looking for whilst playing Boulder Bucks in Big Bet Mode, firstly the regular bonus scatters triggers on reels 1,3,5 which leads to the UPick Free Spins Bonus where the player has a choice of 3 free spins modes to choose from, and the Egg Pick Me Bonus.
Egg Pick Me Bonus
The Eggs symbols are only present on reels 2,3,4, on landing 3 on the reels it will trigger the bonus round which is a pick me bonus round that pays either a multiplier value based on stake, or grants entry to the Upick Free Spins Bonus.
UPick Free Spins Bonus
Triggering the main bonus gives the player can be awarded 1, 2 or 3 selections of the free spins, you can then play these out in any order and you must choose whether to take the winnings from a particular round or continue with another set of free spins and risk that it will be better than the previous one.
The three choices are as follows,
- Mammoth Spins – 20 Free Spins with Expanding Wilds – Low Variance
- Pterodactyl Spins – 10 Free Spins with Side-Expanding Wilds – Medium Variance
- Sabre-Toothed Tiger Spins – 6 Free Spins with Persistent Expanding Wilds – High Variance
Big Bet Features
There are 2 additional features that are granted by playing on either of the Big Bet Modes, the Boulder Smash Bonus or Mega Boulder Smash Bonus, these basically grants you extra chances of entering the UPick Free Spins Bonus.
Boulder Bucks RTP
There are also some major increases in the slots RTP whilst playing using the Big Bet and making the optimal choices (bonus round order and deciding when to cash out is our best guess on the optimal choices!).
Below is a summary of all the listed RTP’s (Return to Player) percentages when playing at different stakes.
- Big Bet Random Strategy – 77.91%
- > 2.00 Credits Random Strategy – 81.28%
- < 2.00 Credits Random Strategy – 86.00%
- Big Bet Best Strategy – 98.00%
- > 2.00 Credits Random Strategy – 96.13%
- < 2.00 Credits Random Strategy – 94.09%
Boulder Bucks will definitely appeal if you are fan of any of their previous slot releases, and like we have stressed only contemplate playing these slots with a big bankroll, the RTP figures quoted are based over 1000’s of spins!