James Win is a 30 pay line, 5 reel video pokie game coming from Bluberi Gaming. This software provider decided to make a fun video pokie game featuring the adventures of Britain’s most charming spy, James Bond.
The game play is situated on the British Isle and the bonus rounds progress next to some of the most famous tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, House of Parliament and Tower Bridge. Overall a fun game to play with several bonus features to keep you occupied as you spin the reels.
What We love
We love the overall game design and the theme. Visually the game looks attractive and the bonus features come often and add excitement to the game play. We like the fact that each bonus feature can award medium or even big wins of 100 x bet so your balance doesn’t drop too much as you play. The free spins bonus round is very interesting and can award big wins if you manage to trigger the Lady Spy feature with a big number of wilds.
What we Do not Like
The first thing we don’t like in James Win is the background sound as you spin the reels. Bluberi Gaming could have chosen a better set of sounds, because it really gets annoying to listen to the same thing over and over again.
The thing we hate the most in this game is the pay table. The symbols have a very small payout and the wins during base play are just too small. For example if you play on a minimum bet and win 5 wilds on a pay line you will win only $2.5 which is way too low. Even with a few other higher paying symbols the biggest win we had during base play was around 20 x bet.
This is always the hardest question to answer. The overall game concept is good. The number of pay lines is a high 30 which is great for more winning combinations and the bonus rounds are mostly filled with wild symbols.
The highest possible win on a pay line is 30,000 coins which seems very attractive. Still the pay table is very week and you need a lot of luck in order to get a decent win. The free spins bonus is worthless if you don’t get the wild phone booth on the central reel. We put in a big number of spins in this game and got only one 100 x bet win during the free spins. The number of extra wilds was 4 or 5 and we expected a lot more than only 100x bet.
It seems that you need to trigger the feature at least twice with a big number of wild symbols in order to win anything bigger. In the end we were in a small plus but we can’t say that it’s a great game to play in order to win big. Maybe you can play it to help with some bonus wager, but even then we don’t recommend playing bets over $1,5 because your balance can drop really fast if you hit a dry run.