Big 5 is the kind of game that is considered a classic by everyone, and it’s especially easy to put into that category since it doesn’t offer any kind of features, not even a simple wild. This is one of the many 3 reel titles which are offered by Microgaming, a developer with 500+ slots to their name. The theme chosen for this particular slot machine is based on the idea of the big 5, the 5 animals that you would especially want to take a picture of during a safari. The 5 animals are the elephant, the rhino, the buffalo, the lion and the leopard. The slot has 3 reels, only 1 line, and it gives away a prize of $12,000.
Betting and Prizes
The way it happens in many games of this kind, the slot has 1 line, but allows for a maximum of 3 coins to be used for each wager. You don’t just pick the number of coins though, you also decide on the denomination, which will be anywhere between $0.25 and $5, another typical range for this kind of game. Should you decide to max out both options, you will end up with 3 coins of $5, for a total of $15 per spin.
The big prize comes from a 3 coin wager, when you have three Lion icons on the payline. It will reward you with 2,400 coins, valued at up to $12,000. Smaller prizes are offered for 2 coin or 1 coin wagers, which would bring you 1,600 or 800 coins, respectively. It’s not an unusual top prize to get from such a game, so it’s not something through which it can stand out.
The game does not give the player any kind of feature, so don’t expect a wild symbol to help you get more wins, or a multiplier to improve them. It’s a game that is a bit more in touch with its classic side than other titles which are released these days.
Theme & Design
Big 5 slot offers you interesting action, using images of various big animals in the background, including all five that tourists typically try to take pictures of when they’re in a trip in Africa. Safaris give you a chance to see buffalos, majestic lions, dangerous rhinos, fast leopards or huge elephants. They’re all present in the background, near the logo, but only the lion is part of the paytable as a top paying symbol. The other symbols in use give you cherries, a Bar 5 and a 1 Bar, so three classics.
I think that you can enjoy Big 5, but only if you love slot machines with a classic theme. It’s as classic as they come when it comes to payouts or features, which means for the latter that there aren’t any.