What does John have to say?
- Golden Bamboo feature with mini-features
- Free spins with multipliers
- Symbol reveal + symbol conversions
- Potential max win of up to 50,000x your stake
- Can be confusing for casual players
- Variable RTP levels
Big Bamboo Review
Inspired by its Asian surroundings, Big Bamboo is Push Gaming’s attempt to create a zen-like Asian-themed gaming experience each time you hit the spin button. Wrapped in a lush bamboo forest, the game features a 5×6 reel grid with 50 paylines, mystery stacks and a myriad of other interesting bonus features. During free spins, for example, you can gamble your awarded free spins or catch instant prizes worth up to 5,000x your bet before you even reach the bonus round. Just how zen is this serene-looking game, though? Find out in our slot review below.
|SLOT FEATURES||Symbol Reveal, Symbol Conversions, Gamble Feature, Bonus Buy, Free Spins, Mystery Symbols, Instant Cash, Win Multipliers|
|RELEASE DATE||3rd March 2022|
|GAME PROVIDER||Push Gaming|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 6, 50|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £100|
|MAXIMUM WIN||50,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.13%|
Big Bamboo Bonus Features
Mystery Bamboo Symbols
You may see stacks of bamboo symbols landing anywhere on the reels throughout the game. These can transform into any symbols from the paytable.
The golden wilds can appear anywhere on the reels and substitute all other paying symbols when building winning combinations. Plus, they pay up to 150x your stake for a set of 5 wilds landed on a single spin.
Big Bamboo has two scatters — the regular Yin and Yang scatter and gamble scatter. In the base game, you find a regular scatter on reels 2 and 3, while the gamble scatter may appear on reel 4. It will rotate to reveal one of the prizes ranging from 4-9 free spins, 7-9 free spins with 2 dots and 8-10 free spins with 4 dots. The dots represent how many low symbols will be converted to mystery bamboo symbols later in the game. Unfortunately, if the scatter reveals a blank space, no prize will be awarded.
Scatter Gamble Feature
With the gamble feature, you can boost your free spins prizes or lose it all. If you choose to gamble, you’ll spin a wheel containing better prizes than those initially awarded. Landing on a blank space means you’ve lost. Otherwise, hitting the collect button disables the feature and takes you into the bonus round.
Golden Bamboo Feature
When the mystery symbols reveal golden bamboo symbols, each of these symbols will spin to reveal either scatters or the following features:
- Instant prizes – worth 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, 500x, 1,000x, 2,500x and 5,000x.
- Multipliers – a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x will apply to instant prize and collector values.
- Collectors – collects all instant prize and collector values in view.
During free spins, scatters are collected in the low symbols metre positioned to the right of the grid. Remember those dots we mentioned earlier? Each of the low symbols contains 4 dots and filling all of them converts low symbols into mystery bamboo symbols, which is your aim in this bonus round. The more scatters you land, the more dots you’ll fill, and the more low symbols you’ll convert into mystery symbols, the more extra free spins you’ll receive. The first conversion awards an extra 4 free spins, the second and third conversions award +3 free spins and the fourth conversion awards +2 free spins. Additionally, each converted symbol awards a multiplier of up to 10x and there’s a possibility to win more extra spins via the Golden Bamboo feature during free spins. For this, you’ll need to catch +1, +2 or +3 symbols.
Big Bamboo Jackpot
Big Bamboo is not a jackpot slot, but it can still provide you with some juicy wins of up to 50,000x your stake.
RTP and Volatility
Don’t let the zen tunes fool you. Big Bamboo is not a getaway to finding your inner peace, but a high paying and thus highly volatile video slot. The defaultRTP is set at a casual 96.12% level, but can go up to 96.52% when using the bonus buy feature.
Where to Play Big Bamboo
Big Bamboo on Mobile
This game is fully mobile-optimised for the best mobile play possible, whether you’re at home or on the go. Play it on any Android or iOS device at the location convenient to you.