Building on the money collect mechanic seen in some of its current player favorites, Black Bull is multi-product content provider Pragmatic Play‘s latest contribution to its video slots collection, and its American frontier with wildlife setting is a theme the software developer is well acquainted with.
If you’re a fan of online slots that feature the places where wild animals still roam free, you should appreciate the aesthetic of this spinner that is played on a 5-reel, 4-row game grid with 20 paylines.
Regular Symbols and Paytable:
The high volatility experience is available for play on all devices and has a theoretical RTP of 96.5 percent which increases to 96.69 percent when choosing the “Buy Free Spins” option. The higher the volatility of the game, the less often on average you’ll see a pay out, but the chance to hit big wins in a short time span is higher. Players can choose stakes from $0.20 to $100 and the maximum win is 4500x the bet.
All of the game’s pay symbols pay from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the far-left side. Card royals J-A are the lower values and worth 2x the bet for a five-of-a-kind winning combination. High value symbols include a lizard, a bighorn sheep, a bald eagle, a wolf and black bull. The massive animal is the most valuable of the regular symbols and is worth 4-25 time the stake.
Wild & Money Symbols:
The game has two other important symbols, the Wild, which is a sack of gold coins, and the money symbol. The former appears on all reels and substitutes for all symbols except for the money symbol and is worth the same as the high paying bull when part of a winning combination.
Money symbols also appear on all reels and when they land the display a random value ranging from 0.5 to 50 times the total bet. These symbols and their values are collected when wild symbols also land. As you’ll see, the money collect symbol and the associated money collection feature are the highlights of this online slot.
There is one other feature and its Free Spins. Landing at least 6 money symbols triggers the free spins bonus round and 6-11 awards 6 free spins, while landing 12-17 awards 8 and an 18-20 hit will get you 10 free spins.
Prior to the start of the bonus round, all values from the triggering money symbols are collected and stored in the counter attached to the sack of gold coins hanging on the right side of the screen. And the total displayed is the starting value for the free spins bonus round’s progressive feature.
Throughout the round, the value of landing money symbols are added to the collect amount, and when wilds hit, each one awards whatever the displayed current collected value is. Also, 2 free spins are awarded for every 6 money symbols that hit during the bonus round.
Depending on the jurisdiction you’re playing in, if you’d rather not wait for the 6+ money symbols to land naturally, the choice can be made to buy free spins at a cost of 75 times the current stake. Remember, this also increases the RTP to 96.69 percent.
Money Collect Mechanic:
Via company news, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said…
“Black Bull builds upon the money collect mechanic seen in some of our current titles. However, this has now been augmented to allow the collection of these prizes within the base game and also has a way of increasing the value of collected prizes during the bonus round.
“This feature has proven popular with every iteration we have made of it and expanding the scope of this further ensures that Black Bull will be loved by slot enthusiasts throughout its initial release and into the future.”
The new launch follows the recently released Greedy Wolf, along with Gorilla Mayhem, and Magic Money Maze, each of which can be found in the developer’s fast-growing slots portfolio of more than 250 titles.