Big Shot Slots

Big-Shot-slot-machineBig Shot’s designer is called Realtime Gaming (RTG) and they’ve decided that for this game they would use a movie inspired theme. The result is a slot machine with Hollywood stars among its characters, with red sports cars and film making equipment, all thrown into the same pot that is Big Shot. It’s a colorful and happy looking slot machine, which should prove to be an entertaining option.

The game offers a total of 20 lines to its players, all placed on a typical 5 reels/3 rows layout. There is a progressive jackpot that is being offered to its players, but it’s randomly awarded and not nearly as impressive as it should be. As for the included features, they’ve decided to use a mix of scatter symbols and wilds, with free spins and multipliers being one of the possible results when a few of those symbols show up. About $12,500 is the amount that you can win from the best paying combo of the game.

Features of Big Shot

The slot machine being built around the idea of Hollywood, the Superstar character becomes quite important and they’ve shown this by making him the representative of the wild feature. The Superstar, a smiling guy with good looks and perfect hair, will be able to appear on reels 2 through 4, while trying to substitute for other regular symbols. The Award symbols and the Big Shot features are not influenced by it though. The wild doesn’t offer any kind of prizes in this case, so it’s not as important as in other games.

The scatter symbol comes with a golden award statue, not quite Oscar like, but somewhat similar. With at least two scatter symbols present in the game, you will find that you’re getting rewarded for it. You can get up to five of these Awards during the same spin, with prizes being better the more symbols there are. Best case scenario, you can win a prize worth 100 times what you put in during that round.

Big Shot Free Games Feature

A third feature exists in Big Shot, a symbol that will trigger the start of a round of free spins. The symbol in question is the one with the Big Shot logo on it, which can only appear on reels 1 and 5. Get it on both these reels, and you will find yourself with a number of free spins (either 5, 7, 10, 15 or 20 games). On top of that, each free spin has its own multiplier. It starts at 1x for the first spin, then goes to 2x for the second spin, 3x for the third, and so on. With a bit of luck, the 20th spin and its 20x multiplier will bring you a huge win.

For the duration of these free spins, you will find the Big Shot logo in the role of a second wild, but still limited to reels 1 and 5. You can’t retrigger the free spins round while you’re using them, but that’s understandable when you consider the huge multipliers that they can get to.


Betting options and jackpots

Big Shot appears to be a fairly normal slot machine when it comes to betting options, at least from RTG’s point of view. You get 20 paylines to place wagers on, where you can use one coin in each case and it can be valued between $0.01 and $5. Max out every option you have, and you will place a bet worth $100.

You get a chance to win one of the two jackpots that the game offers. The first one is a randomly awarded progressive jackpot that will give you a few thousand dollars if you’re lucky enough to get it. The second prize is based on the amount you’ve wagered and it requires five symbols with the blonde starlet on the same active line. She’s going to award a payout worth 2500x the line bet, so up to $12,500 during the base game. Consider the 20x multiplier of the 20th free spin, and you will understand that this slot has the potential for considerably bigger prizes.

Design and symbols

The movie star theme is used pretty much everywhere in the game. From the palm tree hills, to the glittering stars in the sky, the artificial looking stars placed around the displays or on the playing card symbols, the film props or the movie stars that appear on the reels, everything is related in one way or another to the movie industry. It’s a good looking slot, but it has the kind of design that would’ve been considered a looker a few years back, not right now.

Symbols: Superstar (wild), Big Shot logo (scatter, free spins), Award Statue (scatter, 100x the bet), Blonde Starlet (2500x), Red Sportscar (1000x), Film Reel (500x), Film Clapper (500x), Ace/King (400x), Queen/Jack (200x), Ten/Nine (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Big Shot is quite the interesting game, not just because it deals with movie stars and the entertainment industry, but also because it gives you the hope that you will get free spins with up to 20x multiplier attached to it. The random progressive jackpot that is offered certainly doesn’t hurt the game, but it doesn’t help much with its appeal either.

The Big Shot slot machine is offered through the RTG platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.