Venture into the wilds and enjoy the adventure with some of the fiercest animals in the woods with Big Bear.
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The Big Bear slot is played on five reels and three rows, with, as we said above, no paylines, which actually increases your winning chances something on each spin. This is because the video slot features 243 ways to win (instead of the more traditional paylines mechanic) so you have many more chances to make winning combinations.
To play the slot, then, you first need to select your bet between a wide range of €0.10 and €500. The extremely large betting range makes the slot ideal for all different kinds of players regardless of their budget, so high rollers can also give this one a whirl.
After selecting your bet, you can click on spin and wait for a winning combination. These are formed by landing matching symbols from left to right on adjacent reels, regardless of their positions on the reels. You can also choose to autoplay, and the slot will spin the reels for you.
The symbols on the Big Bear slot's reels fit the theme superbly, so you can expect to see plenty of wild animals as you play. They are each vividly designed, with precise attention to detail giving the slot a professional feel. The game features special symbols like the wild, which is the bear, and the scatter, which is a drum with a bear’s foot. The scatter offers 40x, 10x, and 5x your total bet, too.
The highest paying symbol is the eagle, with a reward of 10x, 3x, and 1x your stake for landing five, four, and three symbols on any of the ways. Then, the wolf will give you 6x, 1.5x, and 0.5x your stake. Next is the cougar with a payout of 2.50x. 1x, and 0.40x your stake when you hit five, four, and three of a kind on adjacent reels. The beaver will pay out 1.50x, 0.60x, and 0.30x.
Finally, we have lower-paying symbols. The salmon offers 1x, 0.40x, and 0.20x your stake. Then, symbols from A to 9 will give you the same payouts of 0.40x, 0.20x, and 0.10x your stake.
The highlight of this slot is in the Big Bear bonus features. For one, you can enjoy better winning combinations with the wild, which is the bear. It only appears on the second and fourth reels and can replace other symbols on the reels – except the scatter.
You can look forward to decent wins with the Big Bear free spins too. If you land three or more scatters anywhere on the reels, you unlock this feature and can choose one out of three options… Feature 1 gives you 20 free spins, and a 2x or 4x multiplier for landing wins with single or double wilds. For Feature 2, you get 15 free spins and a 3x or 9x multiplier, also for when you create wins with a single or double wild. Finally, Feature 3 will give you 10 free spins and a 4x or 16x multiplier. Not bad!
You can retrigger the free spins and enjoy more wins with the Hold and Extra Spin feature. During free spins, any wilds that land on the reels are locked into place and the other reels will respin. This is where the multipliers explained above come in. The wild can either land on the second reel, fourth reel, or the two simultaneously.
The Big Bear RTP is set between 95.33% and 95.65%, which is slightly below average – but you can still look forward to good returns compared to other releases. It also features medium volatility, which offers players frequent and average-sized wins as they spin the reels.