Buck-a-Reels is mFortune’s new take on a classic theme – the Wild West. With cowboys, sheriffs, horses and Native American chiefs gracing it’s reels, this western game packs a punch. In true mFortune style, the game offers up two mini-games, plus free spins aplenty and regular wins. Designed for mobile players, it’s responsive, quick to load and features great graphics. We’ve got the inside scoop here at Droid Slots so lets see how Buck-a-Reels performs when put to the test.
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|Release Date||March 2016|
|Software Provider||In Touch Games|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 15 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||2p – £12|
|Free Spins||Up to 9 Free Spins|
|Features||Kick The Bucket, Jailbreak, Free Spins, Multiplier Wilds|
|Pros||Fun mini-games, frequent payouts.|
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Buck-a-Reels is a 5 reel slot, with 15 paylines. Players can choose how many paylines to play below the reels, and can adjust their bet here too. The minimum bet is 2p, and there’s a maximum of £12, which gives you a maximum bet of £180. This gives players the choice of going big or keeping safe.
There’s a progressive jackpot up for grabs too, which is currently at just over £2,000. This is sure to grow as the game gains popularity so we’re pretty sure it will become a fan favourite.
The Autoplay feature allows players to relax whilst the game plays and you are able to select how many spins you want the game to play automatically on your behalf. Players can spin either 10, 20, 25, 50 or 99 times using the Autoplay feature .
Lining up four or five of-a-kind offers the biggest wins in this game. Line up five jackpot symbols and you’ll win the jackpot, but even five of the tankards offers a 500x multiplier!
The game also features scatter and wild symbols. The wilds are symbolized by a pair of guns and will replace any other symbol in a payline apart from winning the jackpot. The other special symbol is the Free Spins snake, which will reward you with 5-9 free spins.
We expected no less than a couple of special feature rounds from mFortune and luckily they have delivered. The casino is well known for it’s fun mini-games and bonus rounds, so it makes sense that Buck-a-Reel is no different. The slot features two mini games; Kick the Bucket and Jailbreak.
The two games both offer some great multipliers and are both triggered by two or more game symbols on any payline. Kick the Bucket is symbolised by the horse symbol, whilst Jailbreak is symbolised by a set of keys.
Kick the Bucket allows players to partake in a game which is part roulette, part slots themselves. You spin the wheel and see where you land; get the first spin right and you can move onto a higher multiplier in your second go. The multiplier amount is based around how many game symbols you’ve lined up on the main game, so access the game with two game symbols and you’ll be rewarded with a maximum 35x multiplier, or access the game with five symbols and you’ll have a chance of a huge 110x multiplier.
Jailbreak, Buck-a-Reel’s second mini game, is accessed by lining up the key symbols. Again, the more symbols lined up, the higher the multiplier available in the mini game. In Jailbreak you need to spin the reel to find the correct key, and you have five attempts to free the prisoner.
If you spin the correct key first time the mini game ends, but you can keep spinning if it’s not immediately a winner. We think this game is a bit more simplistic than Kick the Bucket, as it doesn’t allow a chance for progression. Plus, we’re not entirely sold on the graphics of this one – who had a mohawk in The Wild West?
Buck-a-Reels follows a similar design to other mFortune slots. There’s the cartoon characters which hang out around the sides of the reels and similar background images too. We’re glad they’ve packed a lot of graphics in, however we feel like its a bit of a busy layout and could be simplified to be more effective.
The background music is western-themed, although we did hit mute after a few spins! We did, however, love the celebrations which occur when you win big – they added not only excitement, but a sense of achievement too.
You can download Buck-a-Reels for both Android and iOS. iPhone users can find the game using the App Store, and Android users can have the links sent directly to their phones via the mFortune website. Like all mFortune games, this slot is small in size, meaning it won’t take up too much of your smartphone’s memory.
Furthermore, it’s small footprint means it’s quick to load, responsive and never slow. Once downloaded you can also play offline, meaning patchy 3G or limited WiFi shouldn’t be much of an issue!
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£5 No Deposit Bonus!
mFortune are well known for their generosity and that’s why we thought it was useful to mention their no deposit £5 bonus. Simply sign up and register to mFortune before you play Buck-a-Reels, and you’ll have £5 to wager, free of charge.
This makes it the perfect opportunity to try out this new slot, as you really have nothing to lose! We feel the need to repeat ourselves here, but we just want to stress that this is a completely free fiver!That means no deposit required, no wagering requirements and anything you win from the game is entirely yours to pocket!
On the other side of things, existing mFortune members shouldn’t feel out of pocket. mFortune reward all deposits with a 10% bonus and they keep their wagering requirements ridiculously low at just 1x! Plus, all players can deposit via SMS billing, which makes funding your account easy and quick straight from your handset.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing Buck-a-Reels and we hope you do too. Of course, as always, there are elements we’d change if we could. We think the design is a bit tired, especially when compared to mFortune’s other games, but we can get over that niggle due to the great special features the slot offers.
The mini-games give you a nice break from monotonous spinning and the jackpot on offer definitely speaks for itself. We also love the range of wager size available and we can see it becoming quite the favourite with all mFortune fans. On top of that, the game has a decent RTP, so what’re you waiting for? Visit mFortune soon to get your hands on this new game!