Aristocrat’s Big Ben combines the alluring charm of London’s most loved national symbols and landmarks with a variety of engaging features. Classic England immediately comes to mind against the backdrop of old English buildings, images of mysterious passageways and a host of symbols, all portraying true British heritage.
Big Ben features 5 reels and 25 pay lines, an assortment of bonus benefits including free spins and a wide range of coin values and multipliers, making for effortless but enjoyable game play. The interface is undemanding from a visual point of view, and as such the graphics do not create too much of a distraction. The same is true for the sound effects.
A user-friendly panel with options and controls appears at the bottom of the screen. Here a player can select the amount of lines to play, opt to increase or reduce bets or even venture into Jackpot territory by placing a maximum bet. The maximum bet on any spin is 50 credits.
In keeping with the quaint theme of Big Ben, the symbols include the infamous red telephone booth, the Union Jack flag, the well-known London double-decker city bus and the Queen’s crown. All of the symbols yield different returns, depending on the amount of matching symbols landed on an activated pay line. Landing the main symbols favourably is a money-spinning occasion; a group of 5 accumulating up to 800 credits.
The Wild Symbol
The traditional and iconic Palace Guard acts as the game’s wild symbol. Landing a combination of 5 of these royal chaps will increase a player’s winnings by 15 000 credits.
Big Ben also sports unique icons including an old street lantern, a tavern signpost and a range of playing cards. The icons reveal rewards of up to 12 credits for 3 icons, 50 credits for 4 icons and 250 credits for a string of 5.
The Special Symbols
Of the special symbols, the Big Ben symbol is of the most popular. It is a scatter that affords the player the chance to win up to a maximum of 1 000 credits. Even more mind blowing than the Big Ben symbol, is the charmingly champion like Royal Guard – landing 5 of these tallies up to a fantastic 30 000 credits.
Big Ben Signature Feature
This feature is activated as soon as a matching symbol is landed anywhere on Reel 1 or Reel 5. This results in the very upshot prospect of a player’s winnings being multiplied by up to 500 times. When this happens Big Ben rings out 12 times. Counting the number of chimes as it rings out adds a definite element of suspense and anticipation to the game.
Free games are also to be had aplenty, triggered by landing matching scatters. Once a free game is in play, a player’s winnings may be doubled, and the free game feature may also be re-triggered.