Yggdrasil Gaming has recently launched Big Blox, which is their latest video pokie release. At first we didn’t have much information on what the game would be about and not much attention was paid to this game in particular.
Yggdrasil launched some great games lately so there was no reason to doubt their latest project. When the game came out we were surprised to see that the game theme was African tribal masks, which basically had nothing to do with the game name.
We expected to see some construction details on the reels judging by the name, but instead the theme was something quite opposite. Overall the visual effects in the game are decent, with good animations and symbol details, with great background music and a fast game play.
We were also surprised to see that there was no bonus round to be seen, so the payout potential was a bit doubted. But Yggdrasil has come up with a great solution and we finally understood where the game name came from.
Wins on the reels were created by grouping of symbols in Big Blocks, so you can basically end up with a full screen of identical symbols. This feature combined with the popular 243 ways to win design is the main reason why Big Blox can be a very profitable game to play.
What We love
We can say that we like the symbols in the game. The masks all have facial expressions installed and some of them are very funny. This way the entire game has a cartoon look, making it fun to play.
The Big Blox feature is pretty interesting. We like the way wins are formed since you have 243 ways to win. This way you can have some decent wins even with the smallest 2 x 2 blocks of symbols.
Of course what we love the most is the fact that you can win a full screen of identical symbols and a guaranteed big win on the reels. Also it’s great that the wild symbol can also come in the Big Blox feature.
This way it can help to form some big wins or even the maximum 3,888 x total bet payout for a full screen of wild symbols on the reels.
What we Do not Like
You can’t really find something not to like in this game. Everything is in place and Big Blox is a very decent video pokie game to play for real play.
Yes, Big Blox is definitely a game worth playing. The design may be simple and there is no bonus round in place but you can still get a big payout.
The designers made Big Blox as a high variance game, meaning that you can have a big number of empty spins, with occasional small to medium wins.
Still you only need one great spin in order to get a big win. Each of the symbols can come as a Big Blox and with some luck they can cover the full screen with identical symbols. This is the most attractive feature of the game making it worth playing.