Bar-X Slots

Bar-XIf you ever played the game with Xs and Os (Tic Tac Toe), where you tried to form a line of three similar signs and the opponent tried to stop you, then you know exactly what Bar-X is themed around. It’s a slot machine, even though it takes inspiration from that old pen and paper game. It’s highly unusual though, incorporating only two paying symbols (the X and the Bar), plus one that doesn’t bring you anything (the 0). The features are also not typical for a classic slot machine, so all in all you’re going to find this quite the interesting game.

The game takes on a classic layout, using 1 line and 3 reels to host its symbols. You get Nudges and Hold options as its main features, and as prizes it offers payouts of up to $3,000.

Features of Bar-X

The features in Bar-X are of two types, but neither one is very popular in slot machines, no matter if you’re talking about classic or modern titles. The Hold button and the Nudge are the two features which the game relies on.

To win in this game you need to form a combo of three X symbols, or one with three Bar symbols. The 0 symbols don’t pay anything.

You can improve your odds of getting a prize by using the options to Hold or to Nudge a reel.

The Hold buttons are used to keep certain reels locked in place, while the ones that are not held will spin and hopefully bring you better symbols on the payline.

The Nudge option is used to move the reel by one position, so that a symbol which is one space away from the payline can move into place.

Both types of options can be valuable, and you should use the one most appropriate for your situation.

Betting options and jackpots

The slot allows you to choose how big the wager will be on the one payline available. You can spend the minimum amount, which is $0.06, or you can take it to the maximum value of $6.

The rewards will be either 500 or 100 coins, since only two symbols form combinations in this game. In the former case, you can get paid up to $3,000, if you used the $6 wager.

Design and symbols

The game is unusual enough, even for a classic slot machine. The reels are placed on the left side and they are occupied by Bar, X and 0 symbols. The X is white on a red background, while the other two are white on black backgrounds. There is nothing impressive about this game, it’s quite simple and there isn’t much variety since there are so few symbols.

Symbols: Bar (500 coins) and X (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

It’s unusual enough to warrant a look, especially if you’re tired of the same old classic slots and you want something different. It does that for you, mixing the unusual theme with the low number of symbols and the nudges/holds.

The Bar-X slot machine is offered through the IGT platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.