Big 5 Slots

Big-5The name Big 5 comes from the subject of the slot’s theme, the five big animals that everyone tries to get a photo of, when they go on a safari in Africa. The five big animals that are part of this group are the lion, the rhino, the elephant, the buffalo and the leopard. All five are seen in the background photo which is in the logo area, but only the lion is also used as a symbol, which seems to me like an unusual choice, since they’re supposed to be the focus here, not the classic symbols.

You don’t have to learn too many things in order to play this game. It’s a very easy to understand 3 reel game, with 1 line and without features of any kind. The jackpot is valued at $12,000.

Features of Big 5

It’s the type of slot machine where you rely solely on the game’s design and simplicity to keep you happy, so there are no features appearing from time to time to improve your odds or the value of the prizes you get. Some people prefer slots to be this way though, and Big 5 is the kind of game they would love. There are no features here, not even a simple wild.

Betting options and jackpots

Each coin you decide to use will have a value between $0.25 and $5, which you decide. Up to 3 coins are allowed to be used in a bet, all of them used on only one payline. The slot’s maximum bet reaches a value of $15.

Depending on the number of coins that were used, you can win 800, 1600 or 2400 coins when a combo of three Lions is formed. At the highest settings, that means up to $12,000.

Design and symbols

The design does give you a very good idea of the theme that it is about, since all the animals that are part of the group known as Big 5 are placed in the logo area. They all have a green abstract background behind them. As I said, only one animal, the lion, is also used as a symbol, the rest being all classic icons, including cherries and bars. It’s not that great of a design, but it does OK among the sea of ugly classic slot machines that is out there.

Symbols: Lion (2,400 coins), Bar 5 (150 coins), Cherries (60 coins) and Bar (30 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The Big 5 theme is unusual enough, especially among slot machines with 3 reels, but that would be the only reason to try it out over another. It can’t set itself apart with features, since it doesn’t have any, the graphics are average at best, and the payouts would belong in the same category.

This Big 5 slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.