Cool Buck 5 Reels is the modern version for the popular 3 reel slot machine with the same name, which is also offered by Microgaming. The theme is largely the same one, relying on more poker cards for symbols, but also having that rolled up dollar bill in the main role, just like the original game. In the slot, the players will discover that they have 5 reels now, 3 symbols for each one, and a total of 9 active lines. For the features of this game, they went with stacked wilds and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
9 fixed lines are used in the game, and the players are required to cover all of them with bets. You get the option to pick how much each line will get, but you can easily go with a cheap option if you want to, spending less than $1 for all those lines. You can go considerably higher as well obviously, so players with a bigger budget will not feel neglected.
The prizes are not always that large in games from Microgaming, and Cool Buck doesn’t feel like it’s going to be very different from the average. What’s important is the average RTP though, so if you’re satisfied with how the game pays in the long run, go for it.
Cool Buck 5 Reels Slot Features
One feature that you can get while playing Cool Buck, the 5 reels variant, is the wild logo symbol. You get to use these Cool Buck Logos in various other combinations, and this should bring you more rewards as you continue to play the game. There are the usual requirements in place, for the wilds to land exactly in the position where they are needed, or they can’t be used in a combo of regulars. The developer advertises the super stacked wilds as well, and they will be quite useful when they show up.
As you play through the game, you will notice that some symbols will have small purple stars appearing in a corner. The stars you get this way will be collected to the upper right corner of the screen, and will increase the number of free spins that you will be able to trigger eventually.
To actually get those free spins, you need 3 or more scatter symbols to land on the reels at the same time. Those are the symbols with the Cool Buck character, the rolled up dollar bill. At that point, you get a number of free spins, plus the ones that you collected up to that point.
Theme & Design
The entire theme is designed around a character that looks like a rolled up dollar bill, with a face and hands. He looks rather amusing, and he’s accompanied by symbols with dollar signs, with logos, classic Bars and poker cards.
They kept much of the original design, the one used in the 3 reel game, so it’s not one of the impressive games from Microgaming graphics wise.
If you’ve played the 3 reel game, then the graphics from the 5 reels title might appeal to you because of nostalgia. Otherwise, it’s not looking very attractive. Its features might make some people change their mind though.