Texan Tycoon Slots

Texan-TycoonIn Texas Tycoon, RTG delivers us a slot machine with an oil tycoon theme, the action taking place in Texas as the title mentions. The oil riches of Texas are famous worldwide by now, though a lot of people know about it mainly because of the famous Dallas TV series, which was quite popular in the 80’s and 90’s. The Texas tycoon used here does have a passing resemblance with the Ewing family fortune maker, the one that left his fortune to Bobby and J.R.

Texas Tycoon provides the player with 5 reels and up to 25 bet lines that can be used to place bets on. Feature wise, the slot gives you the symbols and free spins that you would expect, with both wilds and scatters making contributions inside. Add to that some multipliers, and you get a pretty nice game. Even its payouts are worthy of the tycoon title, with $75,000 up for grabs in the base game plus a random progressive jackpot.

Features of Texan Tycoon

The features are very important here, especially since the truly large payouts are only available with heavy contributions from the wild symbol. The scatter is no slouch though, adding its own significant prizes.

The Tycoon, pictured here as an old man with a white moustache and a Texan hat, is a wild symbol that appears only on the 3rd reel of the game. From that position, the Tycoon can substitute for any other symbol, with one exception, the Oil Well scatter. The really big advantage of using a wild in a combo comes from its multiplier though. Whenever the wild helps you get a new combo going, it also applies a random multiplier to its payout (2x, 3x, 5x or 10x). That 10x multiplier is actually responsible for the game’s $7,500 top prize turning into $75,000.

The Oil Well, the source of the tycoon’s riches, serves in the scatter role and is capable of giving the player prizes and free games. You only need two Oil Wells on the reels to get paid (1x the bet), but more scatters mean better prizes (200x for 5 symbols).


Free Games Feature

The minimum number of scatter Oil Wells required for this feature to be triggered is three. When this happens, a pick feature starts up and you get to choose one of the Oil Wells. It will reveal to you how many free spins you’ve won, the maximum being 25. No matter how many spins you’ve won, they will all benefit from the 3x multiplier that triples the game prizes. You can also retrigger the free games, with a bit of luck.

Betting options and jackpots

Despite the name and the theme, the game allows for wagers in a range that is accessible to everyone. If you have a low budget, you can go as low as $0.01 per coin used, while those closer to high roller status can increase the denomination to $5. With 25 lines in the game, the bets can be worth up to $125.

The regular payout of the game’s best combinations is not that great, but thanks to the multipliers of up to 10x of the wild, they will get the prizes up to $75,000 (15,000 coins). Add to that the 3x multiplier of the free spins, and you get a pretty nice potential top payout. Texas Tycoon also has a random jackpot, a progressive prize that has good potential but it will probably not come close to what the game can offer you.

Design and symbols

The oil theme is evident everywhere you look, as is the Texas motif with the stars that are used on the playing cards. A bunch of oil wells are placed at the top of the screen, behind the displays, while the background for the symbols is black and has barely visible dollar signs on it. It’s an OK design, in the cartoon style and it offers a pleasant experience. It’s not going to make you want to play the game based on it alone though.

Symbols: Tycoon (wild), Oil Well (scatter, 200x the bet), Cash (1,500x), Truck (1,000x), Oil Worker (750x), Oil Barrel (500x), Ace (250x), King (250x), Queen (250x), Jack (100x), 10 (100x), 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game’s huge multipliers add a lot to its value, to which the free spins contribute as well. Its design doesn’t do anything positive or negative for it, so overall I’d call this one a game worthy of your time.

You will find Texan Tycoon at any online casino which chooses to use software from RTG, playable either for free or for real money.