Boulder Bucks takes you on a journey to the distant past, in a time when dinosaurs and caveman roamed the earth. The game has a cartoon look, with funny symbols and animations making it extremely fun to play. The graphic and animations are on a decent level, nothing too fancy, while the background music adds originality to the overall design.
This video slot is designed by a not so famous software provider under the name Barcrest. Their games can be found in a number of casinos and they have a small number of loyal players. Still judging by their latest release we are sure this will change and their video slots will become more popular in the future.
How to Play
Boulder Bucks has a very simple design with only 10 active pay lines. The bet size can go as low as $0.10 up to a high $500 per spin. The game is optimized for mobile support so you can play it on the go, no matter where you are. What’s interesting here is the fact that the game RTP value increases while playing on bets over $2. So it seems that Boulder Bucks is designed for high roller players who like to bet big and win big.
Boulder Bucks has a few interesting bonus rounds which are triggered by the Dinosaur Egg symbol and the Boulder Bucks Logo symbol. The main symbol in these features is the wild because it has extra added features and can provide the biggest wins in the game. The U-Pick Bonus, is a free spins bonus, which is triggered when you land 3 Boulder Bucks Logo symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5.
The last symbol comes with a number from 1 to 3 which reveals how many different features you have available. If you get the maximum 3 you can choose between the Mammoth Free Spins Game, the Pterodactyl Free Spins Game or the Saber Toothed Tiger Free Spins Game. In the first feature you get 20 free spins and all wild symbols that land on reels 2, 3 and 4 will expand to cover the entire reel. The second feature awards 10 free spins with flying Pterodactyl wilds.
Each time a wild symbol lands on the reels he will fly away leaving a trail of wild symbols behind him. The last feature awards 6 free spins and each wild that lands on reels 2, 3 and 4 expands to cover the reel and remains in place until the feature ends. These are all great bonus rounds and with a little luck each of them can award big wins. The best part about this bonus is if you play a feature and don’t like what you won, you can forfeit your winnings and choose one of the remaining features.
This way you have a few options available in order to win big. There is another bonus round which is triggered if you get 3 Dinosaur Egg symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. Here you get to pick eggs and each can award a total bet multiplier or entry to the U-Pick bonus. There is also another feature in this game called the Big Bet Game. Here you can make a total bet of $20 or $30 and get to trigger 5 consecutive spins. This increases the chances for the free spins bonus game to be triggered.
The way we see it Boulder Bucks has the potential to produce big wins, especially in the bonus round. The feature with the highest potential is the Saber Toothed Tiger Free Spins because of the sticky and expanding wilds. This way if you are lucky to land 3 wilds on the central reels in the first few spins, you can easily win well over 500 x total bet.
Boulder Bucks seems like a very interesting video slot game. Since it has only 10 pay lines it can easily produce big wins if you play on $1 bet or more. There are small to medium wins during base play which keep you balance from dropping too much.
Still you need to have a bigger balance if you want to trigger a bonus round using the Big Bet feature. This in return can award really big wins if you are lucky to hit a good feature. We recommend choosing the 6 free spins with expanding sticky wilds because here you have the biggest chance for wins over 500 x total bet. Overall a medium variance video slot games, extremely fun to play, with great payout potential.